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(Quartz)   Google's speech synthesis now indistinguishable from the human voice, impersonates John Connor's foster mother   ( qz.com) divider line
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2017-12-27 11:59:46 AM  
Wolfie's fine.
 
2017-12-27 02:07:36 PM  
All of the samples sound like computers.
 
2017-12-27 02:13:50 PM  
She's not my mother, TODD.
 
2017-12-27 02:27:14 PM  

GRCooper: Wolfie's fine.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2017-12-27 02:45:42 PM  

foo monkey: All of the samples sound like computers.


That's what I was impressed by, they found a person that sounds like a computer
 
2017-12-27 02:51:57 PM  
Hey Vasquez, you ever been mistaken for a man human being?
 
2017-12-27 03:07:56 PM  
a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2

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2017-12-27 03:45:45 PM  
i worked years ago in acoustic phonetics and text-to-speech. I skimmed through the paper and found it mostly incomprehensible even though a lot of terminology was familiar.

I poked around and did find this page https://google.github.io/tacotron/pub​l​ications/uncovering_latent_style_facto​rs_for_expressive_speech_synthesis/ind​ex.html

which has a bunch of sometimes bizarre example clips where they synthesize with different "style tokens" whatever that means.
 
2017-12-27 03:52:02 PM  

covfefe: Hey Vasquez, you ever been mistaken for a man human being?


No, have you?
 
2017-12-27 04:05:34 PM  
AI-generated 'real fake' video of Barack Obama
Youtube dkoi7sZvWiU


With all the stuff we're figuring out, someone's going to be able to create some pretty cool fake news in the future.
 
2017-12-27 04:11:17 PM  
This isn't cool.  This is farking terrifying.  This is what ends democracy.
 
2017-12-27 04:31:43 PM  
This will be used by bad people to do bad things.
Option A) Use creative deceptions to create entertaining videos for $
Option B) Use malicious deceptions for nefarious reasons for $$$$ and power and control

/fear > anger > hate > suffering
 
2017-12-27 04:40:22 PM  
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2017-12-27 04:42:48 PM  

Meat's dream: This isn't cool.  This is farking terrifying.  This is what ends democracy.


Yeah, but the Republic will be fine.....

/seriously, this is a good thing .....how?
 
2017-12-27 04:45:35 PM  

chitownmike: foo monkey: All of the samples sound like computers.

That's what I was impressed by, they found a person that sounds like a computer


Yeah.
#2 in both seemed to be the real person.
 
2017-12-27 05:15:08 PM  

Meat's dream: This isn't cool.  This is farking terrifying.  This is what ends democracy.


Nah. Remember democracy and the US existed before we could record sound or pictures. If someone said or wrote that John Quincy Adams said something, you could trust that or not. We will adjust.
 
2017-12-27 05:47:56 PM  

GRCooper: Wolfie's fine.


What's wrong with Drew? I can hear him barking.
 
2017-12-27 06:17:06 PM  
Can they beat John from Home Security Systems or Rachel from Card Services or Steve from Windows at sounding human?
 
2017-12-27 07:37:22 PM  

chitownmike: foo monkey: All of the samples sound like computers.

That's what I was impressed by, they found a person that sounds like a computer


That's why it sounds weird. It's the same kind of voice as every other talking computer. Even if it's smooth, it will still sound weird.
 
2017-12-27 09:20:59 PM  

Likwit: chitownmike: foo monkey: All of the samples sound like computers.

That's what I was impressed by, they found a person that sounds like a computer

That's why it sounds weird. It's the same kind of voice as every other talking computer. Even if it's smooth, it will still sound weird.


More than that, I swear it is the person they already use for their voice stuff. That will automatically make it sound even more like a computer.
 
2017-12-27 10:06:56 PM  
Now if you can get Google's speech synth to sound like this guy, I'm sold.

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2017-12-28 01:00:35 AM  
This will keep you busy for the next 27 minutes...

Donald Duck Donald In Mathmagic Land
Youtube PvceKeHl0Sg
 
2017-12-28 02:51:56 AM  

tricycleracer: a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2

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2017-12-28 01:43:00 PM  

GanjSmokr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dkoi7sZv​WiU]

With all the stuff we're figuring out, someone's going to be able to create some pretty cool fake news in the future.


'Looker' (1981) Predicts a Virtual Presidential Candidate
Youtube _aHPUODUbbI
 
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