DailyDirt: Computers Talking Back

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We’ve covered the uncanny valley of various visual works before, but it’s interesting that synthetic speech doesn’t seem quite as polished as digital photo and video editing. Apple’s Siri might be able to respond with some pretty witty comebacks, but everyone can still tell that the voice is computer generated. Here are a few interesting links on artificially-generated sounds and voices.

By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Voicing copyrights

If the software is used to re-create a dead singers voice, who owns the copyright on the voice after it has been re-created? For that matter, I wonder if the software could be used to create new voices which could then be copyrighted, forcing future singers to pay licensing fees to whomever holds the copyright on their voice…

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