How To Kill A Joke With TTS

How To Kill A Joke With TTSText to Speech (TTS) processing has come on leaps and bounds from the early days of jerky, rough renditions of robotic-type chatter yesteryear.

A lot of the quality is truly amazing – very life like – but it appears that some systems still really doesn’t know how to deal with jokes.

Just now a friend (I assume) sent me an SMS joke, but sadly they misdirected it to my landline, not the mobile.

BT have a service in the UK where text messages can be sent to landlines and read out over the phone.

So you all have the joy of listening to the joke, I recorded it, just so you can enjoy the flat humour of it.

I found it took a couple of times of listening to it to actually understand what the joke was!