Speech generation: siblings collaborate on machine learning hackathon project

May 28, 2019- 
The first recording that brothers Sam and Joe Eklund, along with their colleague Travis Chambers, played for the audience was a validation. “I endorse Travis as president of the United States of America,” the audio clip played, in a voice resembling Barack Obama’s. The second, in the same voice, was a declaration: “Ice is back, our brand new invention” (from the song “Ice Ice Baby” by...

The first recording that brothers Sam and Joe Eklund, along with their colleague Travis Chambers, played for the audience was a validation.

“I endorse Travis as president of the United States of America,” the audio clip played, in a voice resembling Barack Obama’s.

The second, in the same voice, was a declaration: “Ice is back, our brand new invention” (from the song “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice). Ice, however, was pronounced closer to iss—a likely giveaway the two lines were fake.