Lifehacker: Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

Lifehacker: Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter. “The free web-based teleprompter uses your computer’s built-in microphone to listen to what you’re saying and then scroll as you speak. If you’re speaking in front of the masses in a concert hall it’s not going to do you much good, but if you’re shooting a YouTube video in your living room then it’s the perfect solution.”

Quartz: Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Quartz: Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans. “Humans have officially given their voice to machines. A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.”

The Daily Dot: This is why Facebook arguments don’t work—according to science

The Daily Dot: This is why Facebook arguments don’t work—according to science . “Next time you’re inclined to spend hours arguing with a Facebook friend, or even a stranger, in the comments of a post, take a moment to close your laptop or shut off your phone screen. Why, you ask? Because according to science, you’d be better off listening to each other—literally—instead.”