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This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like

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One of the stranger applications of deepfakes -- AI technology used to manipulate audiovisual content -- is the audio deepfake scam. Hackers use machine learning to clone someone's voice and then combine that voice clone with social engineering techniques to convince people to move money where it shouldn't be. Such scams have been successful in the past, but how good are the voice clones being used in these attacks? We've never actually heard the audio from a deepfake scam -- until now. Security consulting firm NISOS has released a report analyzing one such attempted fraud, and shared the audio with Motherboard.


The Ethics of a Deepfake Anthony Bourdain Voice

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The documentary "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain," which opened in theatres on Friday, is an angry, elegant, often overwhelmingly emotional chronicle of the late television star's life and his impact on the people close to him. Directed by Morgan Neville, the film portrays Bourdain as intense, self-loathing, relentlessly driven, preternaturally charismatic, and--in his life and in his death, by suicide, in 2018--a man who both focussed and disturbed the lives of those around him. To craft the film's narrative, Neville drew on tens of thousands of hours of video footage and audio archives--and, for three particular lines heard in the film, Neville commissioned a software company to make an A.I.-generated version of Bourdain's voice. News of the synthetic audio, which Neville discussed this past week in interviews with me and with Brett Martin, at GQ, provoked a striking degree of anger and unease among Bourdain's fans: "Well, this is ghoulish"; "This is awful"; "WTF?!" people said on Twitter, where the fake Bourdain voice became a trending topic. The critic Sean Burns, who had reviewed the documentary negatively, tweeted, "I feel like this tells you all you need to know about the ethics of the people behind this project." When I first spoke with Neville, I was surprised to learn about his use of synthetic audio and equally taken aback that he'd chosen not to disclose its presence in his film.



Digital Voice Cloning using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Know the importance of voice-cloning technology that is far superior compared to TTS (Text to Speech) conversion Clone your voice using Artificial Intelligence Tools like Lyrebird, iSpeech etc. Know about a special cloud tool that can create fictitious voices for audiobooks Know about a special cloud tool that can clone your voice in minutes by uploading bulk fragments of audio to it This course "Digital Voice Cloning using Artificial Intelligence Tools" created by Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" primarily deals with explaining about a Montreal-based AI startup named "Lyrebird" which provides an online platform that, when trained on 30 or more recordings, can imitate a person's mimic speech. Lyrebird is an AI research division within Descript, currently and the team is building a new generation of tools for media editing and synthesis that make content creation more accessible and expressive. Sounding to be a wow factor, this new neural voice cloning technology from Lyrebird (that is discussed in the course) synthesises the voice of a human from audio samples fed to it. Know the importance of voice-cloning technology that is far superior compared to TTS (Text to Speech) conversion Clone your voice using Artificial Intelligence Tools like Lyrebird, iSpeech etc. Know about a special cloud tool that can create fictitious voices for audiobooks Know about a special cloud tool that can clone your voice in minutes by uploading bulk fragments of audio to it


People are hiring out their faces to become deepfake-style marketing clones

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Liri can juggle so many jobs, in multiple countries, because she has hired out her face to Hour One, a startup that uses people's likenesses to create AI-voiced characters that then appear in marketing and educational videos for organizations around the world. It is part of a wave of companies overhauling the way digital content is produced. And it has big implications for the human workforce. Liri does her waitressing and bar work in person, but she has little idea what her digital clones are up to. "It is definitely a bit strange to think that my face can appear in videos or ads for different companies," she says.