AI learns how to ‘flirt’ with users — Analysis
A new AI program has been developed by researchers. It can mimic human speech patterns and even subtle emotions to sound flirty. “non-speech sounds”These include sighs and laughter as well as crying or pauses in between words. A demo released on Monday touts the AI’s potential to “create hyper-realistic romantic encounters.”
Sonantic, an AI voice production company that is based in London and produces voices for Hollywood film clips, developed the program. This is how the product was described “the first AI that can flirt,”According to the company, “humans won’t be the only ones teasing and acting coy”Continue reading.
In the video demonstration, titled ‘What’s her secret?,’ an actress emotes at the camera while a narrator muses about the concept of love. The voiceover tells the woman to smile and says: “What could I do to make you fall in love with me?”Question the viewers ability to understand. “love me… [for] the sound of my voice.”
As the demo continues, the woman’s face morphs into a digital scan while the screen shows a series of texts and audio commands being inputted into the program. The AI tells us that the monologue is actually an audio command. “never said by a human”And the narrator was “not real” “was never born.”
Sonantic CEO Zeena Queshi wrote in a blog that Sonantic had reached the milestone of the “breakthrough”Combining two elements is possible: “acting performances and algorithms.” She claimed its AI ‘Voice Engine’ had “evolved”To allow models to start now “breathe, laugh and even scoff”Part of an assortment of “new subtle styles”Behaviors in speech, like being “flirty,” “coy” “teasing.”
It is possible to capture subtle emotions. “difficult”AI voice models tends to “make emotions sound muted,”Qureshi added that “muting effect”This leads to subtler emotions “drowned out and [sounding] robotic.”
Answer: The “non-speech sounds that bring our conversations to life.”These are: “pauses, deep breaths, oohs and ahhs”This is how it works “additional insight”How people feel and think.
Besides piggy-backing on Valentine’s Day, the company picked the theme of love for the demo “because that’s when we feel and act the most vulnerable.” As well as subtlety, Qureshi wrote that the team was aiming for “true complexity, vulnerability and authenticity.”
The firm made headlines last August after announcing they had given Hollywood star Val Kilmer his voice back following his battle with throat cancer.
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