Computer programmers at Scotland-based CereProc took voice samples from Ebert's recorded work and made a program that allows him to type words that are then translated in his voice.
"In first grade, they said I talk too much. And now I still can," Ebert said on the Tuesday show.
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With wife Chaz next to him, Ebert crossed his fingers when Winfrey said he is cancer free, holding a hand to his heart to show affection and made eager grasps at the air when Winfrey asked if he misses food. He can no longer eat.
Ebert's Academy Awards picks:
Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker."
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker."
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique for "Precious."
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds."
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side."
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart."