Listen to the National Weather Service's robot sing "Deck the Halls"

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A little while back, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programmed its emergency automated voice service to warble a yuletide staple. Here's your cyber-chanteur's biography:

NOAA Weather Radio automation is produced by an upgraded program Console Replacement System (CRS). The CRS is a new, personal computer-based broadcasting console, installed at each NWS office, that automatically translates and schedules written National Weather Service forecasts and warnings into synthesized- voice broadcasts over NOAA Weather Radio. The automated broadcast programs for NOAA Weather Radio will free NWS staff to spend more time on critical warning and forecasting duties.

Such voice! Such conviction! Such cadence! This is truly a watershed moment in automaton caroling.


[Via Improbable Research]