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Comment 18 by Bodom92 :

Comment 16 by Alternative Carpark :

Why don't they give Prof Hawking a better voice? Text-to-speech technology has come a long way in recent years, and yet, the system Hawking uses sounds only marginally better than a "Speak & Spell".

IIRC, they offered him a better voice but he declined because it had become his "signature" (my word, not his).

Yes, I believe that is correct as well. He has become accustomed to that voice, however robotic it might be.

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 01:48:37 UTC | #487207