By Matt Birchler

Why Luke Skywalker Might Have Weirded You Out

The Unbridled and Mildly Horrifying Evolution of CGI Luke Skywalker

Read this horrifying description of Respeecher from a sound editor who worked on the series, Matthew Wood: "It's a neural network you feed information into and it learns," Wood says. "So I had archival material from Mark in that era. We had clean recorded ADR from the original films, a book on tape he'd done from those eras, and then also Star Wars radio plays he had done back in that time. I was able to get clean recordings of that, feed it into the system, and they were able to slice it up and feed their neural network to learn this data." Ah, yes! Slicing the sound of a human voice and feeding it into the salivating mouth of a neural network!

Ehhhhhhhhhhh.

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