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#153 – January 10, 2023

VALL-E: Microsoft's new zero-shot text-to-speech model can duplicate everyone's voice in three seconds

Since the release of the first text-to-speech model, researchers have been looking for ways to improve the way these systems generate speech. The latest model from Microsoft, VALL-E, is a significant step forward in this regard.

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US farmers win right to repair John Deere equipment

The grassroots movement has grown among consumers around the world as repair costs soar.

The UK has made gigabit internet a legal requirement for new homes

It’s also now easier for tenants to install it into existing blocks of flats.

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