1975: The first speech synthesizer IC was born.
In 1974/1975 Dr. Forrest S. Mozer licensed his unique voice compression technology to Telesensory Systems, Inc. (TSI).
Encoding words was a very complex and time consuming process. Something only he and a few of his colleagues could do. Most of the TSI/Digitalker-using consumer devices of the late 70’s and early 80’s used Dr Mozer’s own voice, compressed by a factor of 100.
This is the voice you are hearing in the video. Last year we’ve obtained his authorization to use his voice for our ‘chipspeech’ project. Thank you infinitely Dr. Mozer!
chipspeech will be availible this week! From this KvR post:
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