Spotify Voice Translations – AI or magic?

Spotify’s Voice Translations for podcast use AI to translate from English to, for now, Spanish in the voice of the person talking. It feels like magic. There are several AI projects doing similar things, and the crazy part is that this is the worst the technology will ever be. The era of the Babel fish is coming.

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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  1. Remember how blown away I was by the first Babelfish text translation service (Altavista) back in mid-90s which helped me completing my French homework and also nailed all the verb forms (Subjonctif, anyone?). Straight line from that to today’s news I guess. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

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