Centre for Speech Technology Research

Mark Peter Wright recently spent an embedded period of time working with LxDII partner Prof. Simon King, director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh. Researchers at the centre are working on a plethora of speech synthesis related projects that include areas such as prosody, measuring cognitive load (the effort of listening) and a variety of hearing-impaired applications.

Mark interviewed a variety of researchers and managed to do a lot of listening tests as well! The reflections and outcomes of the visit will feed into the next phase of research and will drive a public event later this year in partnership with Points of Listening, which will explore the relationship between sound and hearing diversity, art and science.

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