Here is the quick test I made, I used the text “I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal.” and used the HAL 9000 voice.
”Deep fakes” are kind of like Photoshop when it first came out. They’re impressive, maybe a little bit scary, but they’re about to become the new norm. People will become accustomed to the technology, and the results will be used mostly for creative good, unlocking previously costly and unattainable high production values for individual creators. It’s our belief that the next Hollywood will be you.
The technology to clone voices is already out in the open, and the voices here are built by a community of contributors. We’re not the only website doing this, and plenty of people are producing these same results on their own at home, independent of our work. You can see thousands of examples on YouTube and social media.
Even if the United States chooses to ban this technology, institutions in China, Japan, Canada, and other countries all over the world are rapidly conducting and publishing research on this topic. People everywhere have access to this easy-to-use technology. State actors probably have even more sophisiticated versions available.
As an interesting point, most if not all of the voices produced by this website are actuallyLinda Johnson with a little bit layered on top.
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