Artifact Details

Title

He Saw The Cat: Computer Speech

Catalog Number

102651519

Type

Audio

Date

1963

Publisher

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.

Dimensions

7" record

Format

Phonograph record

Description

Recordings of synthesized, computer-produced speech. From the record sleeve text: "The examples of synthesized speech on this recording illustrate certain fundamental characteristics of both artificial and human speech. Synthesized speech is a product of Bell Telephone Laboratories [sic] research into the basic nature of speech and hearing ... Scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories have developed a computer program that permits them to feed the names of speech sounds into the computer on punched cards." Speech samples include greetings, a soliloquy from "Hamlet" and both an accompanied and unaccompanied version of "Bicycle Built For Two".

Credit

Gift of Warren Yogi

Lot Number

X3119.2005