Alexa may soon mimic voices, including dead relatives

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  1. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I'd be more interested in talking to the personalities of my dead loved ones than their actual voices. More like ELIZA than Alexa.

    Mind you, I have zero interest in Alexa anyway.
     
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  5. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    It sounds exceedingly creepy to me.
     
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  7. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    That idea might capture a wider audience actually, than voice impersonations of dead relatives.

    Agree. Not seeing a need to ever have a “digital seance.” Sounds morbid, in my opinion.

    “Grandma, find my playlist.”

    Just no.
     
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  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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  9. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    It reminds me of people who stuff their dead pet so it looks like they're sleeping and keep it in the living room.
     
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    It reminds me the guy who became paralized after some injury.
    He could only use some computer generated text (like Stephen Hawking) to speak with his familly at home.
    An engineer specialised at voice generation wanted to help him and used samples of his voice he had before his accident.
    Now, the computer generated text sounds amazing, like before (with his accent and so on) say his wife.
    Their children on the other place were surprised because they never really heard his real voice and for them "the computer voice" was associated with his personality.
    Like for Stephen Hawking, if someone hear the computer voice he immediatly recognize "his" voice.

    If the creation of such computer generated voice can become more easy to get it is some progress, in my opninion.
     
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  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Why do you think so?
     
  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Was my first reaction and I stand by it

    As for a explanation as why I think it is stupid my brain is not giving me a answer to put down

    But I trust my brain. If it provides a answer will let you know

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    iß the best I can do sorry

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  13. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    No worries, just curious why people think the way they do.
     
  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Did think more about why I put stupid

    It is along the lines of wasting the power of the computer doing something we don't really need

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    Good thing I have no intention of ever using Alexa/Siri etc.
    My memories of dead loved ones shouldn't be tarnished by an AI.
     
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  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Along the line of my thinking

    But I guess some people will use the ability offered in some fashion

    I'm also of the opinion, the feature will, sadly, be abused

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  17. Dicart Registered Senior Member

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    Poeples who dont use shoes sized 42 are stupid.
    I am not.
     

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