We’re headed for a revolution in computer-generated speech, and a voice clone of Microsoft founder Bill Gates demonstrates exactly why.
In the clips embedded below, you can listen to what seems to be Gates reeling off a series of innocuous phrases.
“A cramp is no small danger on a swim,” he cautions.
“Write a fond note to the friend you cherish,” he advises.
Others, including, George Takei, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking, can be heard here under the heading “Selected Speakers.”
Well, the simple answer is that one of the resources used to train MelNet was a 452-hour dataset of TED talks.