Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 14

Speech synthesis

David Pye demonstrates the workings of early speech synthesisers.

Modern speech synthesisers can simulate human speech so perfectly that it's nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. In this video, David Pye demonstrates earlier versions of mechanical and electronic speech synthesisers.

David Pye gave the 1985 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Communicating". This clip is from his first lecture "No man is an island".