[Stevie Wonder demonstrates Kurzweil reading machine, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 4/29/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Digital Corporation sponsors a demonstration of the evolution of voice technology at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Stevie Wonder demonstrates the Kurzweil reading machine and DECtalk machine, which allow him to operate a synthesizer. Wonder lays down tracks with the drumbeat, bass and string instruments for the song, "I Just Called To Say I Love You." Wonder sings along to the tracks he has recorded; he changes one of the lines of the song to thank Digital Corporation and Raymond Kurzweiler (inventor of the reading machine). The audience applauds for Wonder. A man presents Wonder with a silver Revere bowl to commemorate his visit to Boston. Meg Vaillancourt reports on Wonder's demonstration of the new technology. Vaillancourt interviews a computer vendor who has displayed his computers at a table. The computer vendor demonstrates the voice capabilities of his computers. Tape 2 of 2.
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African American musicians
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News - Unedited
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