Johan Wouters
Johan Wouters is Director of Product Management for Text-To-Speech at Nuance. Earlier roles included Head of Research at SVOX, which was acquired by Nuance in 2011, and Director of TTS Language and Voice Development at Nuance. Johan obtained an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium and a PhD in Computer Science from the Oregon Graduate Institute in the US. He is passionate about the speaking and singing voice in technology and arts. Some of his favorite podcasts are This American Life, a16z, and Interne Keuken (in Flemish).

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Stephen Hawking speaks famous words with his computer-generated text-to-speech voice

A tribute to Stephen Hawking and his iconic voice

The famous cosmologist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away last week. Apart from his scientific contributions, he was also a role model for people living with a disability. “Concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with,” he said in a 2011 interview with the […]