Voice-imitation advance means we can’t trust what we see or hear anymore

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News Story Source: newatlas.com by Rich Haridy
Add to that the ability to write a script and have a machine recite it back with the perfectly indistinguishable intonation of the person featured. We are officially moving closer to that world.

A Montreal-based AI startup has recently revealed a new voice imitation technology that could signal the end of trusting your ears, meaning pretty soon there could be a cloud of doubt over literally every "recording" you see and hear.

Developed by three PhD students at the University of Montreal, Lyrebird is a deep learning algorithm that reportedly needs only a 60-second sample of a person's voice to be able to generate a synthesized copy.

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