Computer Sciences

New method to make AI-generated voices more expressive

Researchers have found a way to make AI-generated voices, such as digital personal assistants, more expressive, with a minimum amount of training. The method, which translates text to speech, can also be applied to voices ...

Automotive

UK rail sector on track to diesel-free trains

As host of the recent COP26 climate summit, Britain's drive to help slash global carbon emissions will involve keeping to its own target of phasing out diesel trains over the next two decades, industry bodies and observers ...

Engineering

Novel device promises lower operating costs for rail sector

Maintenance work on rail infrastructure costs the rail sector close to EUR 40 000 per kilometre of railway track. In fact, rail companies spend substantial amounts on repairing tracks and keeping them in good operating condition, ...

Computer Sciences

Bug-repair system learns from example

Anyone who's downloaded an update to a computer program or phone app knows that most commercial software has bugs and security holes that require regular "patching."