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(Tech Xplore)   Deep Voice can mimic any voice almost instantly. Philip K. Dick help us, you're our only hope   ( techxplore.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Speech synthesis, multi-speaker generative model, Speech recognition, neural voice cloning, Human voice, speaker adaptation, recording voice samples, arXiv preprint server  
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2018-03-06 12:03:38 PM  
I mean, it's not perfect, but it is a hell of an advancement in speech synthesis. With just a few samples, you can largely replicate a voice, instead of requiring someone to sit down and read down phonemes.

Between this and "deepfakes," our future for what is real and what is fake is going to be weird.
 
2018-03-06 12:15:43 PM  

RexTalionis: I mean, it's not perfect, but it is a hell of an advancement in speech synthesis. With just a few samples, you can largely replicate a voice, instead of requiring someone to sit down and read down phonemes.

Between this and "deepfakes," our future for what is real and what is fake is going to be weird.


And many of us willingly provide voice sample to Google everyday...
 
2018-03-06 12:18:10 PM  
Terminators use this technology to great effect.
 
2018-03-06 01:09:59 PM  
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2018-03-06 01:54:43 PM  
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2018-03-06 01:54:46 PM  

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2018-03-06 01:56:33 PM  
Shiat like this is why American Fascism will reign until they kill the planet. There is no way to combat perfectly created digital lies. Millions of people are going to die but no one will ever hear about them. The FCC is key to all of this; Sinclair is just the thin wedge.
 
2018-03-06 02:05:31 PM  
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And I'm done.
 
2018-03-06 02:08:03 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Shiat like this is why American Fascism will reign until they kill the planet. There is no way to combat perfectly created digital lies.


Well, other than healthy skepticism.

/or unhealthy paranoia
 
2018-03-06 02:11:14 PM  
Original paper is available here for free (legit, from the authors)
 
2018-03-06 02:33:19 PM  
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Nothing to worry about here.
 
2018-03-06 02:37:10 PM  
Yeah, but can it do Microsoft Sam ordering a cheese pizza?
 
2018-03-06 02:40:43 PM  
Star Trek TNG: Data - Security Code
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2018-03-06 02:47:56 PM  
I wonder about the future. We survived the atomic age without annihilating most of the planet. We have so far, anyway.

Now we enter the fake age. Fake images have been around for more than a little while, but now we're entering the territory of fake video and fake audio. I can create a video with near-perfect audio of you confessing to any crime, or to holding any kink, or to being a secret agent. Could the fakery become so prevalent that even truth can be denied?
 
2018-03-06 02:52:12 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Shiat like this is why American Fascism will reign until they kill the planet. There is no way to combat perfectly created digital lies. Millions of people are going to die but no one will ever hear about them. The FCC is key to all of this; Sinclair is just the thin wedge.


There is only one solution, and people are not going to like it.
 
2018-03-06 02:57:40 PM  
I suspect that even though it might fool casual human ears, it won't fool knowledgeable peoples analyzing it, it might start a new meme: "It's fake, I can tell because of the phonemes" or something similar like wave forms. So good enough for fake news and conspiracy theorists but not good enough for a criminal or civil court.
 
2018-03-06 03:02:07 PM  

casual disregard: I wonder about the future. We survived the atomic age without annihilating most of the planet. We have so far, anyway.

Now we enter the fake age. Fake images have been around for more than a little while, but now we're entering the territory of fake video and fake audio. I can create a video with near-perfect audio of you confessing to any crime, or to holding any kink, or to being a secret agent. Could the fakery become so prevalent that even truth can be denied?


Logically, at some level, there has to be some evidence of fakery. It may be so subtle that no human eye or brain can see it. But it could probably be sussed out by, say, a quantum-based AI trained to look down to the atomic level for differences.

One more reason for AI implants.
 
2018-03-06 03:02:09 PM  
The trick will be paying people a small sum to use their voice royalty free. Voice acting is threatened by this like nothing before.
 
2018-03-06 03:07:06 PM  

wildcardjack: The trick will be paying people a small sum to use their voice royalty free. Voice acting is threatened by this like nothing before.


Niche legal techno job: helping voice actors "trademark" variations on their distinctive voices.
 
2018-03-06 03:14:57 PM  

Theaetetus: Original paper is available here for free (legit, from the authors)


My first instinct is to strap these effers down, peel open their eyelids, and subject them to an endless loop of the Goldblum Could/Should speech. WTF, guys.
 
2018-03-06 03:23:24 PM  

Harlee: wildcardjack: The trick will be paying people a small sum to use their voice royalty free. Voice acting is threatened by this like nothing before.

Niche legal techno job: helping voice actors "trademark" variations on their distinctive voices.


Someone is already using a Morgan Freeman impressionist for reverse mortgages. But imagine that golden voice homless guy a few years back. Offer him $2500 to record some audio with no rights to the derivative products. If he didn't drink himself to death with that windfall, he'd wake up in a world where his voice was wrapped around all sorts of products, announcing TV times,  reminding people to take their items before exiting taxis.
 
2018-03-06 04:03:47 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Theaetetus: Original paper is available here for free (legit, from the authors)

My first instinct is to strap these effers down, peel open their eyelids, and subject them to an endless loop of the Goldblum Could/Should speech. WTF, guys.


My first instinct is what crazy person is going to use this to frame an innocent person? I wonder if this technology will impact the audience participation at HOPE/DEFCON?

/he who controls the voices controls the world
 
2018-03-06 04:04:07 PM  

Harlee: casual disregard: I wonder about the future. We survived the atomic age without annihilating most of the planet. We have so far, anyway.

Now we enter the fake age. Fake images have been around for more than a little while, but now we're entering the territory of fake video and fake audio. I can create a video with near-perfect audio of you confessing to any crime, or to holding any kink, or to being a secret agent. Could the fakery become so prevalent that even truth can be denied?

Logically, at some level, there has to be some evidence of fakery. It may be so subtle that no human eye or brain can see it. But it could probably be sussed out by, say, a quantum-based AI trained to look down to the atomic level for differences.

One more reason for AI implants.


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2018-03-06 04:06:21 PM  
Your foster parents are dead.
 
2018-03-06 04:13:13 PM  
Futurama predicted it.
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2018-03-06 04:15:57 PM  

Slypork: [YouTube video: Star Trek TNG: Data - Security Code]


CSB: In the Nitpicker's Guide to STNG, it is revealed at the end of the episode, Data reads back the code but is off by one or two keywords if they are compared.

//"And the rest of STNG is a series of hallucinatory nightmare where an Android cannot accept having viloated Isamovs laws and wiped out all human life on the Enterprise due to lockout of the life support...."
 
2018-03-06 04:22:43 PM  
If this means I can replace my annoying voice in YouTube videos with that of Antonio Banderas, I'm totally using it.
 
2018-03-06 04:23:49 PM  

nemisonic: Slypork: [YouTube video: Star Trek TNG: Data - Security Code]

CSB: In the Nitpicker's Guide to STNG, it is revealed at the end of the episode, Data reads back the code but is off by one or two keywords if they are compared.

//"And the rest of STNG is a series of hallucinatory nightmare where an Android cannot accept having viloated Isamovs laws and wiped out all human life on the Enterprise due to lockout of the life support...."


TNG edit 16 - PicArt
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2018-03-06 04:53:16 PM  

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I'm a huge PKD fan, but Obi Wan wouldn't have heard of him, all I was getting at.... Not that I think you were calling me a Dick. I wish!
 
2018-03-06 05:34:58 PM  
a step towards gaining a macho man randy savage option for my gmaps directions
 
2018-03-06 05:47:53 PM  

casual disregard: I wonder about the future. We survived the atomic age without annihilating most of the planet. We have so far, anyway.

Now we enter the fake age. Fake images have been around for more than a little while, but now we're entering the territory of fake video and fake audio. I can create a video with near-perfect audio of you confessing to any crime, or to holding any kink, or to being a secret agent. Could the fakery become so prevalent that even truth can be denied?


I think at that point you go to Argentina and live in the woods.
 
2018-03-06 06:03:09 PM  
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2018-03-06 07:06:25 PM  
I saw a deepfake the other day that was Seth McFarlane's face on a hot chick. I was so confused.
 
2018-03-06 09:09:36 PM  
So Deep Voice + Deep Fakes means that you can make a very convincing video of almost anyone doing almost anything. Scary stuff.
 
2018-03-07 12:06:30 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: nemisonic: Slypork: [YouTube video: Star Trek TNG: Data - Security Code]

CSB: In the Nitpicker's Guide to STNG, it is revealed at the end of the episode, Data reads back the code but is off by one or two keywords if they are compared.

//"And the rest of STNG is a series of hallucinatory nightmare where an Android cannot accept having viloated Isamovs laws and wiped out all human life on the Enterprise due to lockout of the life support...."

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/29-iFOEO​gIM]


TNG edit 8 - Fine Art
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2018-03-07 09:16:56 AM  
it's just more Deep Voice Privilege.
 
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