Hal's Legacy

HAL'S LEGACY HAL's Legacy reflects upon science fiction's most famous computer and explores the relationship between science fantasy and technological fact. (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-zUH8gsVAnAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false ... read more

Daniel Doughty
Posted 15th September 2012 at 5:15 PM

Early Computer Voice Synthesis (1961)

The first computer-based speech synthesis systems were created in the late 1950s, and the first complete text-to-speech system was completed in 1968. In 1961, physicist John Larry Kelly, Jr and colleague Louis Gerstman used an IBM 704 computer to synthesize speech, an event among the most prominent in the history of Bell Labs. Kelly's voice recorder synthesizer (vocoder) recreated the song "Daisy Bell", with musical accompaniment from Max Mathews. Coincidentally, ... read more

Daniel Doughty
Posted 14th September 2012 at 3:07 PM