Nature Podcast 11 July 2013 – speech synthesis

There is an interesting discussion about synthesized voices and how the technology is changing as well as some of the legal implications of this. Does a person own their voice after it has been moved into a synthesizer? For instance one can easily take the addresses from George Bush and Barak Obama and create synthesized voices from them that sound fairly realistic, which in turn can be used to say virtually anything.

Do you own your own voice? It’s now possible to synthesize realistic #voices from snippets such as an Obama address

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