Artificial Intelligence

Creepy AI can clone anyone’s voice with just ONE minute of audio

IMG_0177A new start-up lets users synthesise a person’s speech from just a one minute-long recording of them talking. Using artificial intelligence (AI) the Lyrebird service uses a voice-imitation algorithm to mimic a person’s voice and have it read any text with a given emotion. Although this voice-copying technology might be amusing it also has serious implications as users can essentially poach part of someone else’s identity. The Canadian AI startup relies on deep learning models developed by PhD students at the University of Montreal. The technology is named after the Australian lyrebird which can mimic 20 species at the same time. The service uses AI to compress the individual characteristics of a voice into a unique code. Developers say this code can be fed through algorithms to generate 1000 sentences in less than half a second…..Read More