I was scrolling through NPR and found these two really amazing TED Talks that I thought should be shared.
The first is a man who was born only being able to see in grey scale, but now, thanks to a special device, he can hear color. This young man, Neil Harbisson, is now an artist and has created a series called Sound Portraits where he listens to the colors of faces and creates what he hears.
The second video is of Rupal Patel a speech scientist who is helping give a personalized voice to those who are unable to speak. She explains in the video how the amount of synthetic voices is not very diverse, certainly not as diverse as the amount of actual different voices there are in the world. Patel helped create a way to give these people their own voice so a 9 year old girl and a 30 year old man don't sound the same. There is also a website to look at of the organization she helped start, VocaliD.
I really enjoyed the videos and hope you do as well!