[Coco] Voice Simulator
jcewy at swbell.net
Fri Jan 5 01:07:44 EST 2007
Cris Egger wrote:
>> I remember seeing an ad in Hot CoCo many years ago that featured a voice
>> simulator, sort of an artificial intelligence program. I am wondering
>> if anyone here remembers that ad, and that product, and whether anyone
>> here actually had or has it. I'm curious to know how well this worked,
>> twenty years ago.
> There was also one called Speak Up! from Classical Computing by David
> Dubowski. This is a completely software based voice synthesizer and
> works on any CoCo. Mr. Dubowski was kind enough to release the program
> for non-commercial use, but I haven't had a method to get it into the PC
> yet in dsk format.
Is it available anywhere on the 'net?
> I will do so as soon as possible (or if anyone is
> willing to do it, and email the image back to me, I'd be happy to send a
> 5 1/4" with the program on it... please contact me off list if
> willing). The program didn't have an AI with it, though. See the
> current issue of CoCo Nutz! E-zine for an interview with the creator.
> The pak based one from Speech System was, at one time, sold with an
> Eliza program, which was a simple AI, if I remember correctly. The pak
> comes up on eBay occasionally. Haven't ever seen the software for it, alas.
> Angel's Luck,
> PS It would be a simple matter to convert an "Eliza" or "Animals" style
> AI game for use the Speak Up!, FWIW. :)
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