TECH giant Apple has released a series of audiobooks that are narrated (read out) by artificial intelligence (AI).
Those using the Apple Books app can search for ‘AI Narration’ to find a list of books that are read aloud by a “digital voice based on a human narrator”, similar to the technology used by the company’s own voice-based AI assistant, Siri.
Both Amazon and Google have said that they’re creating their own AI narrators, but Apple is the first major company to start selling AI-voiced audiobooks.
Experts say that if the AI-voiced audiobooks are successful, we could quickly see lots of books being made into audiobooks with AI.
It’s much quicker than using a human voice, which can take weeks and costs a lot of money.
We listened to an example of the AI voice, and while the books are read clearly, the AI struggles with pausing naturally, and sentences can sound strange.
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