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Monday, January 24, 2022

This radio DJ you hear may already be a robot

OAKLAND / LOS ANGELES – Andy Chenley, host of Afternoon Drive on Southern California public radio station 88.5 KCSN, has been a radio DJ for over 32 years. And now, thanks to artificial intelligence technology, his voice will sound simultaneously in many places.

“I may be a robot, but I still love rock,” says robot DJ ANDY, a derivative of Artificial Neural Disk-JockeY, in Chenley’s voice during a demonstration for Reuters where the voice was hard to distinguish from a human DJ. …

Our phones, speakers and rice cookers have been talking to us for years, but their voices were robotic. Seattle-based artificial intelligence startup WellSaid Labs says it has so far refined the technology to create over 50 real-life voice avatars, such as ANDY, where a producer simply needs to type in text to create a narrative.

Zach Zalon, CEO of Los Angeles-based startup Super Hi-Fi, said ANDY will be integrated into its artificial intelligence platform that automates music production. So, instead of a music playlist, ANDY can DJ, presenting and talking about songs.

The next step is to automate the AI ​​of the text, which is also created by humans. “This is truly a triumvirate that we think will take this to the next level,” Zalon said.

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This achievement could raise concerns about deep forgeries, as AI perfects human imitations in time.

“Every week we have a group of content moderators who will delete accounts,” said Martin Ramirez, WellSaid’s head of growth. “If you create content that is not in line with our values ​​and our ethical standards, goodbye. It’s so easy for us. “

Ramirez said that after creating voice avatars, WellSaid manages commercial agreements as requested by the owner of the voice. WellSaid voice avatars do more than just a DJ. “They are used in corporate training materials or even for reading audiobooks,” Ramirez said.

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