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Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Driving a car typically requires a mix of motor skills to steer the wheel and push the pedals. Engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could make a vehicle that was controlled by voice. The Deepgram speech recognition API and James’ electronic circuits are fairly responsive, but the lag is enough to make for a harrowing ride.

Amazon Fire TV Blaster

Amazon Fire TV Blaster
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This little gadget from Amazon fills in a gap in your living room or home theater system. It works in concert with your Fire TV or Echo to enable voice remote control for your infrared-enabled entertainment equipment like TVs, satellite boxes, and audio receivers. Device compatibility explained here. Available 12/11/19.

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Lyrebird Voice-cloning AI

Lyrebird Voice-cloning AI

Bloomberg journalist Ashlee Vance sat down with the founders of Lyrebird, a startup developing artificial intelligence tech that can learn the sound of any human voice, then make it say anything. Amazing, yet creepy stuff. Try an early version here.

The VODER

The VODER

We’re so used to hearing computers sound like Siri and Alexa, but the earliest days of synthesized vocals dates back all the way to 1939, and Homer Dudley’s invention, which combined buzzes and hisses with varying intonations to produce humanoid voices.

3D Printed Voice Sculpture

3D Printed Voice Sculpture

Gilles Azzaro used a desktop 3D printer to make this voice print of a portion of President Obama’s 2013 inauguration speech about a new industrial revolution. Regardless of the audio, the sculpture looking like a cool alien landscape.

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