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The Voice is coming back this Monday (February 26) at 8 p.m. ET on NBC! The long-running singing reality TV competition series confirmed that Season 25 will feature a very different lineup of coaches. There are some big changes happening with the panel of coaches, including new faces and the first-ever double chair! Find out … Read more

El-Erian, Krugman and other top economists voice China opinions

Many Chinese developers have halted or delayed construction on presold homes due to cash flow problems. Pictured here is a property construction site in Jiangsu province, China, on Oct. 17, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images China’s economy is sputtering. Its property market is crumbling, deflationary pressures are spreading across the nation, … Read more

Fake Biden robocall creator suspended from voice AI company ElevenLabs

With mainstream artificial intelligence tools on the rise at the cusp of the 2024 U.S. presidential election, AI-generated disinformation isn’t just a fear — it’s already a reality. On January 22, the New Hampshire Department of Justice released a statement that people received a recorded audio deepfake of Joe Biden, telling them not to vote … Read more

Every Amazon Alexa Voice Command for Your Home Security Devices

Amazon Alexa voice commands from devices like the Alexa app or Echo speakers can lend a helping hand around the home, adjusting your smart thermostat, smart lights and other connected smart home devices. But Alexa can also control your home security system. Simple voice commands will activate and operate Amazon’s own Alexa Guard security service and connect … Read more

Voice cloning startup ElevenLabs lands $80M, achieves unicorn status

There’s a lot of money in voice cloning. Case in point: ElevenLabs, a startup developing AI-powered tools to create and edit synthetic voices, today announced that it closed an $80 million Series B round co-led by prominent investors including Andreessen Horowitz, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and entrepreneur Daniel Gross. The round, which also had … Read more

Here’s what we know about the SAG-AFTRA AI voice acting licensing deal

During CES 2024, SAG-AFTRA announced an agreement with AI voice technology company Replica Studios. The agreement would permit SAG-AFTRA members, specifically voice performers, to work with Replica to create digital replications of their voices. Those voices can then be licensed out for use in video games and other interactive media projects with SAG-AFTRA authored protections. … Read more

Japanese air safety experts search for voice data from plane debris after runway collision

A team of transport safety officials searched for a voice recorder from the severely burned fuselage of a Japan Airlines plane Friday, seeking crucial information on what caused a collision with a small coast guard plane on the runway at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Meanwhile, JAL also started using heavy machinery to remove some of the … Read more

This startup is bringing a ‘voice frequency absorber’ to CES 2024

CES has always been the place for weird, out-there gadgets to make their debuts, and this year’s show is no exception. Skyted, a Toulouse, France-based startup founded by former Airbus VP Stéphane Hersen and acoustical engineer Frank Simon, is bringing what look like a pair of human muzzles to CES 2024. Called the “Mobility Privacy … Read more

Ana Ofelia Murguía, voice of Pixar’s Mamá Coco, dies at 90

Add to your saved storiesSave Mexican actress Ana Ofelia Murguía, best known internationally for voicing the character of Mamá Coco in Pixar’s 2017 film “Coco,” died at the age of 90. The country’s National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature confirmed Ms. Murguía’s death in a statement Sunday, without citing a specific cause. “She leaves … Read more