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Deepfakes are a major security concern for their ability to make it appear as though people are doing or saying something they never actually did, but one startup is trying to use the artificial intelligence technology for something simpler: Podcast editing. Descript has launched a new feature in its podcast software called Overdub in beta on Wednesday, allowing users to create a realistic text-to-speech model of themselves by uploading a few minutes of audio.
The technology, which comes from partner company Lyrebird, is meant to save podcasters from having to re-record or splice audio when a mistake or change is made. Instead, you can simply type the words you want to add into the recording, and Overdub will make it sound as if your voice is saying them.
Deepfakes - Blog - Post - Andrew - Mason
It is expressly not meant to create deepfakes, according to a blog post from Andrew Mason, Descript CEO. To train the voice model, users need to record...
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