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Text to Speech massive improvement.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Capo Dei Capi, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    https://deepmind.com/blog/wavenet-generative-model-raw-audio/

    This is going to totally change the voice acting industry, with some future shows using no voice actors to save money. For example a long running show like The Simpsons, Fox has paid out around $650,000,000 over the years just on the 6 main voice actors.
     
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    when i first got my text to speech software is was so robotic that in videos i created a robot character. Glad to see technology is moving forward on this
     
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    I think some of the earliest major adopters will be japanese anime looking to get an English dub out fast as well as other languages.
     
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    yes i agree, i was offered software the other day and it still sounded computer generated. Much better to go on fiverr and get a cheap voice over done.
    A badly made video can hurt business
     
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    Any voice?! It's gonna be a lot of fun (and headache regarding security issues that might arise because of this) when the technology becomes public and matures...
     
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    Another good thing that this will help is extending movie universes length. As people get older their voice changes or if they die, you can fake their voice to appear as they were when they were younger or to continue having them in a film via use of CGI.
     
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    Exactly what I was looking for :D when I first started using these they were so bad :D