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Closed-captioning WaveNets

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Published on Sep 9, 2016

This is the result of running DeepMind's synthesized vocal utterances through YouTube's automatic caption generator.

[[ make sure you enable closed captioning by clicking on the "CC" button in the bottom right of the control panel ]]

Google's DeepMind first described WaveNets, deep neural networks capable of generating synthetic speech and other kinds of audio, in a blog post on Sept 8, 2016: https://deepmind.com/blog/wavenet-gen...

WaveNets can synthesize speech conditioned on a specific text sequence, or unconditioned, as in these six samples from the original post, where it just sounds like pseudo-English babble. What are they actually saying? Let's run them through YouTube's automatic captioning system to find out.

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