AI Text-to-Speech models have accents too

While playing around with the Web Speech API I discovered something interesting: if you let the Dutch voice speak English text, it sounds remarkably like the typical "Dungrish" accent (Dutch person speaking English).

I didn't expect this. Obviously the AI was not trained on reproducing foreign accents, but it still does!

Very interesting to see what happens if you let the voice speak a language it was not trained on

You can play around with it here if your browser supports it, or try the examples below:

Or try these ready made examples:

Once you're done playing around, discuss this on HN


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