Tuesday April 25, 2017

Lyrebird Can Recreate Any Voice Using Just One Minute of Sample Audio

I’m a cop, you idiot! If that Arnold soundboard is getting a little old, Lyrebird has introduced a new algorithm that will make prank calling fun again. All you need is 60 seconds of someone’s voice, and like magic, you can create faux voice clips of almost anybody. It is supposedly so advanced that it can even infuse speech with emotion, letting customers make voices sound angry, sympathetic, or stressed out. Thanks to Kyle for this one.

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آ…a Canadian AI startup named Lyrebird unveiled its first product: a set of algorithms the company claims can clone anyone’s voice by listening to just a single minute of sample audio. A few years ago this would have been impossible, but the analytic prowess of machine learning has proven to be a perfect fit for the idiosyncrasies of human speech. Using artificial intelligence, companies like Google have been able to create incredibly life-like synthesized voices, while Adobe has unveiled its own prototype software called Project VoCo that can edit human speech like Photoshop tweaks digital images.

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