AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

Source: BBC News

US radio journalist Jamie DupreeImage copyrightJAMIE DUPREE
Image captionRadio journalist Jamie Dupree will be able to broadcast again thanks to artificial intelligence

A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence.

Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk due to a rare neurological condition.

A new voice was created for him by Scottish technology company CereProc.

CereProc trained a neural network to predict how Mr Dupree would talk, using samples from his old voice recordings.

“This has saved my job and saved my family from a terrible financial unknown,” Mr Dupree told the BBC. “There is not much of a market for radio reporters who can’t talk.”

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