If you've ever seen those photos of people standing in front of a museum painting that looks just like them and wondered how they found their exact museum doppleganger, good news, Google now has an app for that.
Google has created a new text-to-speech AI called Tacotron 2, which uses deep neural networks to perfectly imitate human speech patterns. Google published a research paper about the system, which is able to read text in a generated female voice that is nearly indistinguishable from an actual human reading the same text.
Google isn't just using AI to replace humans, it's also doing good in the world. Google's open source TensorFlow neural network software is at the heart of a new project to help save the endangered (and extremely cute) sea cow.