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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Groundwork

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:10 PM

Ann Syrdal, a psychologist and computer science researcher
who helped develop synthetic voices that sounded like women,
laying the groundwork for such modern digital assistants as
Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, died on July 24 at her home
in San Jose, Calif. She was 74.” — Cade Metz, NY Times, today

Ann Syrdal in 2001

“You say goodbye, I say hello.” — The Beatles

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