British Robot Describing Hannibal is Like a Bizarre Nature Documentary
Ever wondered how a drunk, British robot would describe Hannibal? No? Just me? I'm the only one with that weirdly specific train of thought? Well now you can find out!
The YouTube channel WikiWikiup is "dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision," according to the video's description. So really it's not any advanced Artificial Intelligence giving its thoughts and impressions on the home of Samuel Clemens, it's just text-to-speech software applied to Wikipedia. But it's got a snooty British accent and slightly more excitement in his voice than just the normal robot voice.
It starts off sounding like a really boring college lecture, but the further you get into the twenty minutes it takes for him recite the entirety of Hannibal's wiki-entry, the more it sounds like one of those fun nature documentaries. And I do giggle with joy when he mispronounces a word not spelled like it sounds. Phonetics are fun.
They don't have one for Quincy or Keokuk yet (as of this writing) but I eagerly anticipate hearing him list off all 26 of our parks.