Fun with deep fake audio

This is equal parts funny and frightening. Deep fake technology has progressed to the point where audio and video can be manipulated in scary ways.

A YouTube channel called Vocal Synthesis specializes in creating some very odd fake videos. For example:

1. Jay-Z raps the book of Genesis

Keep in mind that this is created completely by speech synthesis program. Jay-Z is not impressed and has filed a lawsuit.

2. Frank Sinatra sings ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”

Not completely accurate, but it’ll do.

3. Finally, imagine the havoc this could wreak when it comes to election campaigns.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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