iSpeech app puts your words in Obama’s mouth

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iSpeech app puts your words in Obamas mouth

This image may be cartoony, but the voice isn’t.


It was inevitable.

Text-to-speech company iSpeech has released a pair of smartphone apps that tap the actual voices of President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush to allow you to convert any text into audio that’s a dead ringer for the president or former president.

This could take phone pranks to an entirely new level.

The free iSpeech Obama and iSpeech Bush apps were released last week, and are designed to show off what the company’s text-to-speech technology can do. The apps are available for iPhone , Android, and BlackBerry. iSpeech also sells its technology to other companies.

That anyone can make the former president’s voice say anything, while satisfying in a certain sense, is a little unnerving. That anyone can do the same for the sitting president is downright scary.

Want to know what your graduation speech would sound like if the president spoke it? Now you can, and worse. Check out the video below to hear for yourself.

A key thing to keep in mind is that one of the ways we naturally identify people–by the sound of their voices–is diminished by this technology. As long as some of us aren’t familiar with it, t… [Read more]

iSpeech app puts your words in Obamas mouth

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