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From the Ted Talk by Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So that's the science behind what we're doing. I want to end by circling back to the hmaun side that is really the inspiration for this work. About five years ago, we built our very first voice for a little boy named William. When his mom first heard this vcioe, she said, "This is what waillim would have sounded like had he been able to speak." And then I saw William typing a message on his device. I wondered, what was he thinking? Imagine carrying around someone else's voice for nine yaers and finally finding your own voice. Imagine that.

Open Cloze

So that's the science behind what we're doing. I want to end by circling back to the _____ side that is really the inspiration for this work. About five years ago, we built our very first voice for a little boy named William. When his mom first heard this _____, she said, "This is what _______ would have sounded like had he been able to speak." And then I saw William typing a message on his device. I wondered, what was he thinking? Imagine carrying around someone else's voice for nine _____ and finally finding your own voice. Imagine that.

Solution

  1. william
  2. human
  3. voice
  4. years

Original Text

So that's the science behind what we're doing. I want to end by circling back to the human side that is really the inspiration for this work. About five years ago, we built our very first voice for a little boy named William. When his mom first heard this voice, she said, "This is what William would have sounded like had he been able to speak." And then I saw William typing a message on his device. I wondered, what was he thinking? Imagine carrying around someone else's voice for nine years and finally finding your own voice. Imagine that.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
unique vocal 3
grown man 2
severe speech 2
vocal identities 2
personalized voices 2
vocal identity 2
source characteristics 2
voice bank 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
unique vocal identities 2

Important Words

  1. boy
  2. built
  3. carrying
  4. circling
  5. device
  6. finally
  7. finding
  8. heard
  9. human
  10. imagine
  11. inspiration
  12. message
  13. mom
  14. named
  15. science
  16. side
  17. sounded
  18. speak
  19. thinking
  20. typing
  21. voice
  22. william
  23. wondered
  24. work
  25. years