Artificial Speech Gets Real, Amazon and Google Privacy Concerns & BT Speak Pro

In this episode of Double Tap, Steven Scott and Shaun Preece dive into the latest tech news, focusing on Google’s settlement over tracking users in incognito mode and Amazon’s new palm recognition service for payments and verification.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its advancements in text-to-speech and voice cloning technologies are a major part of the discussion. They explore how AI is becoming more emotionally intelligent and the potential for voice cloning to impact society, raising ethical questions about the technology’s use and the difficulty in distinguishing real from fake.

Listener emails also touch on the BT Speak discontinuation, subscription model frustrations, and the need for regulations on AI development.

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