Speech dating - using a computer voice to find your partner

Help

Lee Ridley is Britain's only stand-up comedian to use a solely computer-generated voice.

He was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to speak.

He has put together a short film in which three people who use speech-synthesis technology meet at a speed-dating event.

As soon as they start chatting, they realise they all sound exactly the same.

Voice by Choice was put together in collaboration with the Creative Voice Technology Network to increase awareness of the benefits people gain from using synthesised speech and to explore ways these voices could improve.

Video journalist: Smitha Mundasad

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.