Using the full set of Obama’s interviews and announcements, “Obama talks to me” application can play the voice of President of USA almost any statement in English.
In a similar manner to that of Liam Neeson from Taken, everything that Barack Obama can say, it seems very important and serious consequences. Starting from this premise, a group of programmers have created an online application named “Obama Talk to Me”. It has a simple interface, you just type the words you want to be reproduced and everything will work almost perfectly.
This app is for free, according to Ed King, the doctoral candidate in linguistics at Stanford and the developer of the program, its function can be reproduced easily as possible. “Obama Talk to Me” is a speech synthesizer that cuts video clips automatically with Barack Obama and puts them in order to say what you want it to say.
As expected, the system is not perfect and the success rate depends on how strange are the sentences that you want to tell. If you entered a word that Obama never uttered it that is dismantled into phonetic elements to still be playing. Unfortunately, that goes to a clip that does not sound very natural.
Overall, this app experiment is impressive and very easy to use. The generated entertainment level is remarkable and we can only regret that is not available in other languages. To better understand that there is no limit to how you can use it, Engadget by “Talk Obama to Me” developers made the president of the United States recite the sacrament of members of Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. Try it at www.talkobamato.me.
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