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JFK video: hear Kennedy’s ‘lost’ Dallas speech in his own voice | News | The Times

JFK video: hear Kennedy’s ‘lost’ Dallas speech in his own voice | News | The Times | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
It took eight weeks to bring to life the 2,590 words John F Kennedy never got to speak. Sound engineers pulled 116,777 sound units from 831 of his speeches and radio addresses. These units were then split in half and analysed for pitch and energy. The half units, known as phones, were each about 0.4
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VoCo: Text-based Insertion and Replacement in Audio Narration

This video presents a research project called VoCo -- a collaboration between Princeton University and Adobe Research. Our goal is to make it easy to edi
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Hushme mask lets users make private calls

Hushme mask lets users make private calls | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A hi-tech face mask is being pitched as a way to obscure users' voices to let them speak in private.
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Voice analysis 'shows Italy has wrong man in people-smuggling case'

Voice analysis 'shows Italy has wrong man in people-smuggling case' | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Forensic voice experts say they are 99% sure voice of suspect does not match that of kingpin Medhanie Yehdego Mered
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Mozilla hoping to open source voice samples for future AI devs

Mozilla hoping to open source voice samples for future AI devs | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Prying open speech recognition
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BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system - BBC News

BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A reporter's twin foiled the HSBC security measure by mimicking his brother's voice.
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5 Years in Prison is Payback for a Criminal Debt Collector

5 Years in Prison is Payback for a Criminal Debt Collector | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it

John Todd Williams, the owner of a debt collection company based in Georgia, used illegal and aggressive tactics to squeeze millions of dollars from thousands of victims. Now Williams is paying his own debt—to society—in the form of a five-year prison sentence.

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Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern - BBC News

Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A new tool that makes it possible for computers to mimic a specific person's voice causes alarm.
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JonBenét audio: how to make scratchy, indistinct audio intelligible, without twiddling a single knob

JonBenét audio: how to make scratchy, indistinct audio intelligible, without twiddling a single knob | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Wow! ‘Experts’ have ‘enhanced’ a crackling 911 call by twiddling knobs and making fancy waves dance on a screen – and miraculously revealed the long-hidden words of a brutal killer.

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Could your voice be more secure than a password?, Outside Source - BBC World Service

Could your voice be more secure than a password?, Outside Source - BBC World Service | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Barclays bank allows customers to use their voice for security checks
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Plane passenger jailed for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'boom' on Birmingham-bound flight

Plane passenger jailed for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'boom' on Birmingham-bound flight | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A passenger who sparked panic and left holidaymakers in tears after shouting
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Three advises Donegal woman to 'translate name into English' to use website - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Three advises Donegal woman to 'translate name into English' to use website - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A young Irish woman has caused a stir online after she was told by phone company to 'translate her name into English' to use their website.
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'Racist' London bus rant video: Woman, 36, charged - BBC News

'Racist' London bus rant video: Woman, 36, charged - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A woman is charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after an incident on a London bus which was circulated online.
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Want to know if your partner's cheating on you? Just listen to their voice

Want to know if your partner's cheating on you? Just listen to their voice | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Your voice can affect how attractive, fertile and faithful people think you are.
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Voice Analysis Should Be Used with Caution in Court

Voice Analysis Should Be Used with Caution in Court | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Although voice recognition is often presented as evidence in legal cases, its scientific basis can be shaky
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Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak

Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Creating convincing artificial speech is a hot pursuit right now, with Google arguably in the lead. The company may have leapt ahead again with the..
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Kavach app realistic solution to women’s safety: Preity Zinta - News India Times

Kavach app realistic solution to women’s safety: Preity Zinta - News India Times | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK – Bollywood actress Preity Zinta spoke about women’s safety at the FICCI-IIFA Business Forum on July 14, at the Asia Society. In a fireside chat with Sudhanshu Vats, CEO of Viacom 18, Zinta mentioned that “women’s safety is not just a problem in India; it’s actually a global issue.” She also emphasized on …
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Easyjet plane diverted after 'suspicious conversation' - BBC News

Three Britons are being questioned after the Easyjet plane was diverted to Germany.
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Germany to use voice recognition to identify refugee origins

Germany to use voice recognition to identify refugee origins | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Germany will soon use voice recognition tech to help figure out exactly where refugees came from, according to Die Welt. Though the number of asylum seeker
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Decrying Dialects and Despising Speakers – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Decrying Dialects and Despising Speakers – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Language and Linguistics on Trial: Hearing Rachel Jeantel (and Other Vernacular Speakers) in the Courtroom and Beyond
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Contains discussion of the language used by Rachel Jeantel, a key witness in the trial of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012, and a link to an award-winning paper on the subject by John Rickford and Sharese King which appeared in the journal 'Language' in November 2016.
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| IAuth Chronicles: Nuance Acquires Agnitio

| IAuth Chronicles: Nuance Acquires Agnitio | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Nuance acquired voice biometrics specialist Agnitio, making its personnel, intellectual property and global customer base part of Nuance Enterprise Division.
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Phonetic analysis proves Trump wrong on Clinton, taxes

Phonetic analysis proves Trump wrong on Clinton, taxes | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton just admitted to a big tax hike, at least according to Donald Trump. The Trump campaign sent an email blast to supporters embedded with a video of a Clinton event in Omaha, Neb., entitled, "Hillary Clinton says she wants to ‘raise taxes on the middle class.’" The subtitles of Clinton’s speech read: "Trump wants to cuts taxes for the super rich. Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class." "Wait what?" the video
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911 recording in Corey Jones police shooting released; 'I just shot one person,' officer says

911 recording in Corey Jones police shooting released; 'I just shot one person,' officer says | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
The call has been released a month after Raja was arrested and charged in Jones' killing. The call, recorded on Oct. 18, starts with Raja yelling for someone to put a gun down.
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German satirist who mocked Erdogan says Merkel 'filleted' him - BBC News

German satirist who mocked Erdogan says Merkel 'filleted' him - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump on recording: Not me | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump said Friday that a newly resurfaced recording of a man who sounds like Trump posing as his spokesman isn't him — even though he has admitted in the past to posing as his own publicist under a pseudonym.
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