It can also be used to make your computer say incredibly offensive things.
THIS is a TTS interactive demo, absolutely free to use, that resides at the AT&T research lab's web site. It is there so that businesses can examine it and decide if they would like TTS within their workplace.
It is also there to make Steve and Natasha laugh by making their computer say the most offensive, vile, foul, absolutely wrong things imaginable.
What you do is type the offensive material you want your computer to say, choose which voice you want to use (Rich is a deep black male voice, my favorite), and press "speak." For some reason, it doesn't seem to work for me the first time, so you have to press refresh and choose to send the information again. Second time is always a charm for me.
I will spare you the most offensive things we've made the TTS say, but here are two of my personal faves ...
Seriously, though, ther really are some drunken rednecks outside our house. It's frightening. Well, anyway, the GVWA Deviance results will be posted in a few days. It's good stuff. MAJOR changes.