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going-digital/Talkie: Speech library for Arduino
It is a software implementation of the Texas Instruments speech synthesis architecture (Linear Predictive Coding) from the late 1970s / early 1980s, as used on several popular applications:
arduino  talk  tts  text  to  speech 
2 days ago by andrewn
cmusphinx/pocketsphinx: PocketSphinx is a lightweight speech recognition engine, specifically tuned for handheld and mobile devices, though it works equally well on the desktop
pocketsphinx - PocketSphinx is a lightweight speech recognition engine, specifically tuned for handheld and mobile devices, though it works equally well on the desktop
voicecontrol  speech 
2 days ago by gvod
How social media can both weaken — and strengthen — democracy
Social media is simultaneously an empowering tool for the voiceless and fodder for manipulation by authorities, find the authors of a new Journal of Democracy article, "From Liberation to Turmoil: Social Media and Democracy." Social media is both "liberation technology" and a tool for undermining democracy, they say: "First, social media is a tool for giving voice to those excluded from access to the mainstream media. Second, despite the fact that social-media democratizes access to information, those using it can simultaneously censor and manipulate information to try to silence others’ voices. Some of these forms of censorship — such as hindering access to information or threatening would-be opposition figures — are centuries old. Others — such as employing bots and trolls to change the online conversation — are particular to the digital age. Taken together, these two factors — using online tools both to expand opportunities to speak up, and to expand opportunities to silence — can illuminate the complex relationship between social media and democracy. We conclude that social media itself is neither inherently democratic or nondemocratic, but yet another arena in which political actors contest for power." - Joshua Tucker, Yannis Theocharis, Margaret E. Roberts and Pablo Barberá for the Washington Post. Access the full article here: https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/article/liberation-turmoil-social-media-and-democracy
otf  socialmedia  social  access  speech  foe 
4 days ago by dmcdev
Cambodian opposition leader will face ‘treason’ suit over Facebook post: PM, military officials
"Prime Minister Hun Sen and members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces yesterday announced their intention to formally accuse former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of treason, after Rainsy urged soldiers and policemen not to shoot protesters. Rainsy, a co-founder of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, fled the country in 2015 to avoid a politically tinged court conviction, and has remained abroad in France in self-imposed exile...In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Rainsy asked members of the security services not to 'obey orders from any dictators if they order you to shoot and kill innocent people'...Rainsy said any lawsuit accusing him of treason would only make Hun Sen look 'even more autocratic and stupid'." - Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson, Phnom Penh Post
otf  cambodia  speech  foe  facebook  SoutheastAsia  asia 
4 days ago by dmcdev

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