The Horrifying Awesomeness of Deepfakes Part 2.

Building on my last post, one might be curious as to where the state of the art is on building Audio Deepfakes. This is a rapidly evolving space -- and some very interesting information on all sorts of advancements in AI can be found on the "Two Minute Papers" Youtube channel.


The presentation below shows that in late 2019 very realistic audio deepfakes could be created using as little as 5 seconds of training information!!!! Although this is great news for people who need a voice prosthetic (because of cancer or surgery to their voicebox), this is not so great news for people who are worried about someone replicating their voice to impersonate them... Listen to the presentation below -- it you aren't already following this technology it will be eye opening.


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