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Can you hear ME? Diversity of voices in text to speech

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is text to speech?  The purpose of text to speech (TTS) is to take written text and reproduce it as a voice that is both intelligible and natural, that is, human-like. However, there is a perceived lack of diversity …

Can prosthetics outperform ‘real’ limbs?

Reading Time: < 1 minute This example illustrates Herr taking the development of his prosthetic limbs through the four stages human-machine relationships (Grey et al, 1995 in Miller, 2011): restorative, normalising, enhancing and reconfiguring. The issue of when bionics moves beyond normalisation has been raised …

The historiography of cyberculture (Sterne)

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m listening to the Coronavirus Spike Protein… Stern’s main point is to make us think more fully and more critically about “…what counts in the domain of cyberculture studies…” which he does “…by exploring some aspects of contemporary media culture …

Temporal flexibility in the digital university: full-time, part-time, flexitime (Sheail)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Though there are so many things one could mention, I am just going to highlight one aspect that stuck a chord with me. When reading ‘Alan’s’ remarks (Sheail, 2018) about how he envisaged flexible online courses might look, I was …


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