Speech Odyssey: The Story of Vocal Communication – from by Trevor Cox

By Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox has been defined through the Observer as ‘a David Attenborough of the acoustic realm’. In Speech Odyssey he is taking us on a trip in the course of the wonders of human speech, beginning with the evolution of language and our organic power to talk (and listen), and bringing us modern with the most recent laptop expertise that seeks to list, remodel and mimic the human voice.

Language is what makes us human, and the way we communicate is quintessential to our own id. yet with the discovery of sound recording and the coming of the electrified voice, human conversation replaced perpetually; now advances in computing device technological know-how and synthetic intelligence are promising a fair larger transformation. And with it come the chances to breed, manage and mirror the human voice – occasionally with worrying effects.

Speech Odyssey is the attention-grabbing tale of our skill to speak. It takes us again to the middle of our humanity, asking very important questions on what makes us human and the way this strong point should be threatened. in this illuminating travel we meet vocal coaches and list manufacturers, neuroscientists and computing device programmers, whose event and examine offer us with a deeper realizing of anything that almost all people take with no consideration – our skill to speak and listen.

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