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From the Ted Talk by Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

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So Chaz suggested finding a company that could make a customized voice using my TV show vocie from a period of 30 yeras. At first I was against it. I thought it would be creepy to hear my own voice conimg from a comeptur. There was something comforting about a voice that was not my own. But I decided then to just give it a try. So we contacted a company in Scotland that created personalized computer vceios. They'd never made one from previously-recorded materials. All of their voices had been made by a speaker recording original words in a control booth. But they were willing to give it a try.

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So Chaz suggested finding a company that could make a customized voice using my TV show _____ from a period of 30 _____. At first I was against it. I thought it would be creepy to hear my own voice ______ from a ________. There was something comforting about a voice that was not my own. But I decided then to just give it a try. So we contacted a company in Scotland that created personalized computer ______. They'd never made one from previously-recorded materials. All of their voices had been made by a speaker recording original words in a control booth. But they were willing to give it a try.

Solution

  1. computer
  2. years
  3. voice
  4. voices
  5. coming

Original Text

So Chaz suggested finding a company that could make a customized voice using my TV show voice from a period of 30 years. At first I was against it. I thought it would be creepy to hear my own voice coming from a computer. There was something comforting about a voice that was not my own. But I decided then to just give it a try. So we contacted a company in Scotland that created personalized computer voices. They'd never made one from previously-recorded materials. All of their voices had been made by a speaker recording original words in a control booth. But they were willing to give it a try.

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Important Words

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