How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

Thursday, June 4, 2015

You get a voicemail message from a friend. Her voice sounds a little … weird. Like a chipmunk who had too much to drink.

After her message, you’re told you can push a button on the phone and hear another kind of message: say, job listings in your neighborhood or tips on how to stop the spread of Ebola.

That’s how a new game called Polly works. It was designed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University to help get useful information to people with little or no reading skills.

Source: NPR (link opens in a new window)

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