“In a world of computer simulations and deepfakes, a dead man’s voice speaking his own words of despair is hardly the most dystopian application of the technology. But the seamlessness of the effect is eerie. ”
– Writer Helen Rosner, on the computer-generated voice of Anthony Bourdain in the new documentary Roadrunner. “There were three quotes there I wanted his voice for that there were no recordings of,” the film’s director Morgan Neville tells Rosner. So “I created an AI model of his voice.”

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