Apr 15, 2021

Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance

A Scottish woman who lost her speech after developing motor neurone disease has had it reconstructed using sounds from her appearance on the ITV gameshow Tipping Point. Engineers took the 76-year-old's TV appearance and used it to build her voice into a computer aid. Ms Whitelaw of Glasgow has thanked them for "Giving me back my voice". Speaking to Tipping Point host Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, her daughter Gillian Scott said it was "Just the best" to be able to hear her mother's voice again. Alice Smith, from the Edinburgh-based company Speak Unique, which builds synthetic voices for people, said they were "Apprehensive" at first about using the technology.

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