First, OpenAI offered a tool that allowed people to create digital images simply by describing what they wanted to see. Then, it built similar technology that generated full-motion video like something from a Hollywood movie.

Now, it has unveiled technology that can recreate someone’s voice.

The high-profile A.I. start-up said on Friday that a small group of businesses was testing a new OpenAI system, Voice Engine, that can recreate a person’s voice from a 15-second recording. If you upload a recording of yourself and a paragraph of text, it can read the text using a synthetic voice that sounds like yours.

  • @K3zi4
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    83 months ago

    Not OP, But, Stephen Hawking could have kept his voice, as an example.There are probably lots of beneficial uses of this technology. Automatic TTS voice messages would be another 🤷‍♂️

    • @starchylemming
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      13 months ago

      the benefits for the average joe are few and in between. the negatives are hefty.

      say goodbye to your jobs soon, people who dub movies. we can have the voice of the original actor say his lines in all languages… why stop there? who needs living actors in movies anyway? fake it all the way with a dead actors likeness. not to mention that it’s getting harder to tell what’s real anymore… and conveniently, if some important shithead does an oopsie, they can claim it’s an elaborate fake and not a public leak of their shitty behaviour.

      it’s good for modding games and other low budget media, i guess

      • @K3zi4
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        53 months ago

        Sure, those are good examples of negatives, but that is just the way of it. This happens all the time when new technology emerges. Just think about the audio industry, all of a sudden people could produce music from their spare bedrooms- jobs weren’t needed anymore. But the music industry is now far more saturated than ever as a result, as it is so much more accessible to people, without the need for specialist equipment and stacks of cash.

      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        This happens with literally every leap in technology. You realize we used to have people whose sole job was to connect phone calls? People whose job it was to light the street lamps? People whose job was to listen for ships/planes approaching?