Synthetic Voices Study: How Do You Feel About an Artificial Announcer with an Accent?

Back in January 1927, Professor T.H. Pear of the University of Manchester ran an original experiment with the BBC on the perception of voices on radio to understand how people responded to disembodied voices.

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