Synthesizing Speech

Akhilesh Kakolu Ramarao, Summer 2023, Course Catalog

Course Description

Have you ever wondered why the voice from Google Maps sounds so robotic? In this course, you will take a look inside the black box of language technology and learn how text-to-speech systems work. Using mini-portable computers, NVIDIA® Jetson Nano Developer Kit, you will build your own text-to-speech system that can synthesize written text into spoken language.

Prior knowledge of programming or other technical skills is not required.

In this course, you will acquire new digital skills that complement your linguistic training. Specifically, you will learn about:

  • Practically applying your Phonetics knowledge
  • The role of Linguistics in text-to-speech systems
  • The components of Text-to-speech systems
  • Building your own Text-to-speech system