Steve Jobs Demonstrates How Voice Synthesis Has Moved Beyond The Uncanny Valley


Synthetic Voices shared this demonstration video that highlights that voice synthesis is quickly moving beyond the so-called ‘uncanny valley’ to being close to indistinguishable from real voices.

The idea of the ‘uncanny valley’ is that, the closer a robot, animated character or a computer-generated video gets to being realistic, the creepier it gets, because you immediately sense that something isn’t quite right.

In this example, Steve Jobs – from beyond the grave – explains the revolutionary technology of ChatGPT. It’s a compelling demonstration, because Steve Jobs’ voice is very familiar to many, yet the artificially generated voice goes beyond uncanny valley territory to sound like it could be an actual recording.

ChatGPT is a large language model, developed by OpenAI, that can be used for natural language processing tasks such as text generation and language translation.

Check out the demo and share your thoughts on the state of the art of voice synthesis in the comments!

Technical details:

ChatGPT : Text spoken, title and description.


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