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Tech Tuesday: Evolution Of Synthetic Voice

Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about Siri during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. on June 4, 2018.
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Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about Siri during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. on June 4, 2018.

The “World of the Future” was the theme of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, where AT&T unveiled a primitive, robotic and typically male synthetic voice.

The future turned out a bit different. Synthetic voices are common, humanlike and most popularly female.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we talk about the evolution of the synthetic voice.

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