Give the gift of voice

In a recent talk at TED Women, asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voice­bank Ini­tia­tive: a crowd-​​sourced plat­form that will help give per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.

Never heard me before’

At a TED­Women talk on Thursday, North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel described a new project to give per­son­al­ized voices to the voiceless.