Talk Like Stephen Hawking

Scientist's iconic robotic voice is now open source

#Technology

Wed, Aug 19th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Daily Dot, the technology behind the "voice" associated to Stephen Hawking has now been open sourced, allowing anyone to "use and change it as they see fit."

Hawking uses Intel's Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit to speak despite a rare and prolonged form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that began paralyzing him decades ago. The release of the code means that millions of people can benefit from this technology, which can reportedly speed up common tasks by an order of magnitude.

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