Humans depend on speech a great deal: to authenticate, to communicate, to give orders. And, of course, the police state relies heavily on converting voice to data for analysis. Video below the fold:
This is nifty stuff: it’s doing analysis of a person’s speech and reversing out phonemes then allows you to rearrange them scarily well.
Now we can appreciate the speech synthesis that the squirrel people use for their Donald Trump effect. Joking aside, this quality of speech synthesis and editing is amazing; it has many potentially fascinating applications.