Swiss public radio station, Couleur 3, completed a one-day experiment using cloned voices of five real human presenters and AI-controlled music for 13 hours, claiming it as a world first. The voices of presenters were cloned with the help of software company Respeecher, and AI was behind the music composition and played DJ in the afternoon.
📻 Swiss public radio station Couleur 3 completes an experiment using cloned voices of five real human presenters and AI-controlled music for 13 hours.
🎙️ The voices of the presenters were cloned with the help of software company Respeecher, which has worked with Hollywood studios.
🎶 Tracks aired during the day were at least partially composed by AI, and some were entirely composed by AI.
📰 To avoid confusion with real news, the synthetic voices served up top-of-the-hour news flashes set in the year 2070, including a temporary ban on spaceship flights over Geneva airspace due to noise complaints.
💬 Swiss public radio station received hundreds of messages, with the majority stating that the lack of human element was noticeable and there were fewer surprises and less personality.
🤖 The experiment was defended as a lesson on how to live with AI, and it sought to de-mystify it.
🌍 The explosive emergence of ChatGPT and other “Generative AI” tools have caused stir and often fear, confusion, fascination, laughter, or worry about the long-term consequences.