Synthetic Voices and Protocols Workshop

What constitutes a socially responsible synthetic voice? Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright recently led a workshop with our project partner Prof. Simon King at The Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh. ‘Umms and ahhs: intelligibility and naturalness across disciplines’ explored notions of intelligibility and naturalness as they are practiced between speech synthesis … Continued

Centre for Speech Technology Research

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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) … Continued

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

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The LxDII team recently visited the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright interviewed three researchers working across a range of contexts including virtual sound design, noise cancellation and home media. Within each conversation we discussed the relationship between hearing sound and seeing data; language … Continued