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RealTalk: We Replicated A Real Person’s Voice With AI

…and it’s the voice of Joe Rogan. Disclaimer: Rogan didn’t actually endorse our work like this. Similarly, RealTalk is not an endorsement of Rogan’s podcast or opinions.
100% of the following audio was generated from the machine learning model using only text input. This includes the breaths, ‘um’s and ‘ah’s, and all other noises.

What Does This Mean? Considering Societal Impact

  • Spam callers impersonating a family member to obtain personal information
  • Impersonation for the purposes of bullying or harassment
  • Gaining entrance to high security clearance areas by impersonating a government official
  • An ‘audio deepfake’ of a politician being used to manipulate election results or cause a social uprising
  • Talking to a voice assistant in a way that’s as natural as talking to a friend
  • Personalized voice applications — for instance, a workout app that contains a personalized coaching session from a celebrity
  • Improved accessibility options for people that communicate through text-to-speech devices, for example, people with Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Automating voice dubbing for any media and in any language

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