An AI Christmas Carol

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An AI Christmas Carol

Script by CBC Radio

Dramatic Reading by Computer

A Jolly Exploration into Text to Speech

This text to speech (tts) reading of A Christmas Carol was done in part to observe the advancements in artificial human speech.


Some of the premium voices in this reading of CBC Radio's A Christmas Carol have been created by Amazon Polly, Google WaveNet, IBM Watson, and Microsoft Azure. These voices have a more realistic and natural tone to them, as they are built using the latest innovations in AI and machine learning. Other voices in this reading are done with older methods of voice generation, which used computer generated algorithms without the use of AI. One of the original systems for generated text to speech, The Festival Speech Synthesis System, has been used for the voice of Jacob Marley.


CBC Radio's version of A Christmas Carol has been recorded and is presented in audiogram format via youtube using 100% artificial speech with a complete voice cast. The videos will auto advance incase you plan to listen to the play in full.


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Voice Cast

All voices are from the Mac OS "Accessibility > Speech" system voices unless stated otherwise.

Stave 1
Character Voice
Bob Cratchet ttsmp3.com - Brian
Fred Siri Male - UK
Narrator Daniel
Scrooge Oliver
Gentleman #1 play.ht - James

Stave 2
Character Voice
Marley Festival - Nick 1
Narrator Daniel
Scrooge Oliver

Stave 3
Character Voice
Fezziwig play.ht - Charlie
Narrator Daniel
Scrooge Oliver
Christmas Past play.ht - Harry
Belle play.ht - Sonia

Stave 4
Character Voice
Narrator Daniel
Scrooge Oliver
Christmas Present play.ht - Ryan
Mrs. Cratchit Fiona
Cratchit girl #1 ttsmp3.com - Emma
2 young Cratchit girls Acapela Box - Rosie
Martha Cratchit play.ht - Isla
Bob Cratchet ttsmp3.com - Brian
Tiny Tim play.ht - Anna
Fred Siri Male - UK
Scrooge's niece Kate
Plump sister play.ht - Libby

Stave 5
Character Voice
Narrator Daniel
Scrooge Oliver
Man #1 play.ht - George
Man #2 play.ht - Thomas
Man #3 play.ht - Brian
Woman #1 ttsmp3.com - Amy
Joe play.ht - Logan
Mrs. Dilber play.ht - Lily
Mrs. Cratchit Fiona
Peter Cratchit play.ht - Jack
Cratchit girl #1 ttsmp3.com - Emma
Bob Cratchet ttsmp3.com - Brian
Boy Acapela Box - Harry
Gentleman #1 Festival - James
Girl play.ht - Hannah
Fred Siri Male - UK

Behind the Voices

Meet your narrator of An AI Christmas Carol @voiceofsiri



Learn more about how the children's voices of Harry and Rosie have been created:



Adapted from the popular book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Story assembled by Naomi Aro

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