Virginia congresswoman with brain disorder uses AI to speak

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) is using a new artificial intelligence tool to find her voice as she battles a brain disorder that affects her ability to speak. 

Last year, Wexton was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, which prohibits some of her ability to speak, hear, and move.

“For those of you who heard me speak before PSP robbed me of my full voice, you may think your ears are deceiving you right now. I assure you they are not,” the voice reads in a video Wexton posted on X.

“I am very pleased to debut my new AI voice today and share how this remarkable technology has helped empower me to keep living my life and doing the job I love,” she continued.

Your ears aren’t deceiving you—AI has allowed me to make a new model of my voice like it was before
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