Machine Translation Left Unaddressed by EU in Proposed AI Legislation – via slator.com

The European Union released a long-awaited proposal on AI legislation on April 21, 2021. European Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager described the legal framework as “the first [of its kind] on the planet.”The very few use cases for which an outright AI ban is proposed include social credit systems, “subliminal” techniques...

Reader Polls: Non-English Netflix, Open to Work, AI Voices at a Screen Near You – via slator.com

Slator has published more stories on speech synthesis in the past half-year than over the period since the website launched in 2015 until Covid. Speech synthesis and its various use cases (e.g., synthetic dubbing) are hot now.As Simon King pointed out in a recent SlatorPod, the quality of synthetic speech...

Apple’s Job Openings for ‘Creative Producers’ May Hint at Plans for Machine Dubbing – via slator.com

Job-seekers, take note: Tech giant Apple is looking for “creative producers for voice.” The broad job title reflects the range of responsibilities each person will handle within an interesting department, Apple’s Text-to-Speech Design Studio.Voice producers will join research engineers, annotation analysts, and language engineers to create and oversee the synthesized...