Roger Ebert had a difficult battle with papillary thyroid carcinoma that left him without a lower jaw and unable to eat or speak. Over the past few years Mr. Ebert has utilized text-to-speech software to communicate using an off-the-shelf voice. However, the other day on Oprah, Mr. Ebert demonstrated CereProc’s voice building technology. Using Roger Ebert’s past recordings CereProc was able to recreate his voice using text-to-speech pretty well. You can see the results below.
(Hat Tip: Engadget)