A Ukrainian company called Respeecher has been involved in a deepfake artistic project resurrecting Richard Nixon’s voice.
The project features an alternate moon landing speech in 1969 by the US president: it is based on a speech actually prepared at that time in case things would have gone horribly wrong in space – but never pronounced since the Apollo mission turned out to be a full success.
Respeecher used its speech-to-speech synthetic voice production, inputting a speech by a voice actor into their AI model. As a result, the same speech featured the same performative components — pacing, inflection — but with Nixon’s voice.
Dutch investor Bas Godska — whose fund Acrobator Ventures has backed Respeecher — told us he was “fascinated by voice technologies.”
“This is a very interesting new vertical to come, even deepfake discussions take a more practical and less theoretical position in this industry. We are looking forward to a great prosperous and mutually successful cooperation with Respeecher’s funky team,” he said.Ukrainian AI technology synthesizes Nixon’s voice in artistic deepfake projectRead More