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Friday, December 29, 2017

Google Creates Human Voices

Have been hearing computer voices regularly for several years now with assistants, and note their ability to evoke a personality.   Previous to that had seen the testing of voice generation systems for warnings in a military system,  with no attempt to create any personality,  just a robotic voice.   This piece points to an article in Quartz with more detail.

Google's Voice-Generating Artificial Intelligence Now Indistinguishable From Humans

Of use to marketers, customer service reps - and politicians - the new capability will make it difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between human and technologically generated 'voices.'

The larger question is whether, at this stage, consumers will care. JL  ... " 

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