Apps of the Week: Twitter bots, fake voices and new sounds

Sunday Social 18/03/2018
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This week Vaughn Davis is joined by Peeyoosh Chandra to look at the apps of the week.

Is this me or is this a deep voice?

Chinese tech giant Baidu can now clone a pretty believable fake voice. A year ago, the technology needs around 30 minutes of audio to create a new clip. Now it can create even better results with just a few seconds of material. Click here to have a listen.

Is my Twitter account real or is it a bot?

Everybody is trying to figure out how to tell if an account is a bot. Well one researcher created a machine learning based tool to guess whether an account was a bot or not. After running Vaughn’s info through the software, it was 85% sure that Vaughn was a bot! If your keen to check it out click here.

Youtube to debunk conspiracy theories in real time

Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced the new feature which she referred to as “information cues”. Basically is something is believed to be a conspiracy, Youtube will now link to a wikipedia page that debunks the hoax alongside the video.

Google nSynth makes new sounds from old

NSynth Super is part of an ongoing experiment by Magenta: a research project within Google that explore how machine learning tools can help create art and music in new ways.

Check it out below.

Niche app of the week : Cloud Ahoy

Have you always wanted to relive your piloting experiences in cockpit view or realistic 3D? Well if you have Cloud Ahoy is awesome . It uses phone GPS to capture 3D position and speed. It’s so snazzy it will even map onto final approach paths and compare your track ideal.

Listen to the full audio with Peeyoosh Chandra above.

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