WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio

This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms.

Cheap Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Deluxe Snap Rover  Over 40 experiments Over 50 parts including full color manual Assemble disc shooter, digital voice recorder, and music sounds generator Create several automated Robotic Rovers

Cheap Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Deluxe Snap Rover Over 40 experiments Over 50 parts including full color manual Assemble disc shooter, digital voice recorder, and music sounds generator Create several automated Robotic Rovers

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The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new algorithm, a Montreal-based AI startup has developed a voice generator that can mimic virtually any person’s voice, and even add an emotional punch when necessary. The system isn’t perfect, but it heralds a future when voices, like photos, can be easily faked.

This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new algorithm, a Montreal-based AI startup has developed a voice generator that can mimic virtually any person’s voice, and even add an emotional punch when necessary. The system isn’t perfect, but it heralds a future when voices, like photos, can be easily faked.

The combination of advanced sensors, voice recognition, artificial intelligence, big data, text-mining, and pattern-recognition algorithms, is generating smart robots capable of quickly learning human actions. That's bad news for the skilled labor market.

What happens when robots replace all of our jobs?

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Vozme is a site that will translate the written word into computerized speech that can be saved as MP3 files to embed or listen to later. A great site for students with disabilities or for those students that would like to have long pieces of text read to them in audiobook style.

vozMe Text to Speech. Vozme is an online text to speech program that lets you type-in any English or Spanish text and then play it as an audio stream.

- I found the collaborative Chain Story brilliant! I personally love to encourage students’ creativity and this type of activities does its purpose. Thumbs up for Collaborative chain stories! By Rodrigo Morales.

How Much Would It Cost To Build A Real Iron Man Suit?  Iron Man's suit isn't as science fictional as you might think.

How Much Would It Cost To Build A Real Iron Man Suit?

Iron Man's suit isn't as science fictional as you might think. Most of its components exist right now in research and development labs. What would it cost Tony Stark today to put them together and become superhuman?

Google Voice

Listen To The Super Lifelike Computer Voice Google Is Building

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If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? : NYTimes - March 7, 2015

If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?

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