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

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This is Samantha. I met her when she was nine, and since then, my team and I have been trying to build her a paslrzeoined voice. We first had to find a surrogate donor, and then we had to have Samantha produce some utterances. What she can produce are mostly vowel-like sounds, but that's enough for us to extract her source characteristics. What happens next is best described by my daughter's aognlay. She's six. She calls it mixing colors to paint voices. It's betfiuaul. It's exactly that. Samantha's voice is like a concentrated sample of red food dye which we can infuse into the recordings of her stugarore to get a pink vcioe just like this.

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This is Samantha. I met her when she was nine, and since then, my team and I have been trying to build her a ____________ voice. We first had to find a surrogate donor, and then we had to have Samantha produce some utterances. What she can produce are mostly vowel-like sounds, but that's enough for us to extract her source characteristics. What happens next is best described by my daughter's _______. She's six. She calls it mixing colors to paint voices. It's _________. It's exactly that. Samantha's voice is like a concentrated sample of red food dye which we can infuse into the recordings of her _________ to get a pink _____ just like this.

Solution

  1. surrogate
  2. analogy
  3. beautiful
  4. personalized
  5. voice

Original Text

This is Samantha. I met her when she was nine, and since then, my team and I have been trying to build her a personalized voice. We first had to find a surrogate donor, and then we had to have Samantha produce some utterances. What she can produce are mostly vowel-like sounds, but that's enough for us to extract her source characteristics. What happens next is best described by my daughter's analogy. She's six. She calls it mixing colors to paint voices. It's beautiful. It's exactly that. Samantha's voice is like a concentrated sample of red food dye which we can infuse into the recordings of her surrogate to get a pink voice just like this.

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Important Words

  1. analogy
  2. beautiful
  3. build
  4. calls
  5. characteristics
  6. colors
  7. concentrated
  8. donor
  9. dye
  10. extract
  11. find
  12. food
  13. infuse
  14. met
  15. mixing
  16. paint
  17. personalized
  18. pink
  19. produce
  20. recordings
  21. red
  22. samantha
  23. sample
  24. sounds
  25. source
  26. surrogate
  27. team
  28. utterances
  29. voice
  30. voices