Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out
The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism amid ethical concerns about use of the powerful technology. The movie “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” appeared in cinemas Friday and mostly features real footage of the beloved celebrity chef and globe-trotting television host before he died in 2018. “Unapproved voice cloning is a slippery slope," said Andrew Mason, the founder and CEO of voice generator Descript, in a blog post Friday.news.yahoo.com
15-year-old oil spill thousand times worse than rig owner's estimate
CNN image(CNN) For 15 years, oil from one particular spill has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. That's about a hundred to a thousand times worse than the company's initial estimate, which put the amount of oil flowing into the ocean at less than three gallons a day. The leak started in 2004, when an oil platform belonging to the Taylor Energy Company was damaged by a mudslide after Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf of Mexico. But after local activists observed more oil slicks near the site of the Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010, the Taylor oil spill started getting national attention. Taylor Energy has claimed that intervening further could release more oil and negatively affect the environment.
Groupon, Qatar, Jake Barnett
Groupon, Qatar, Jake Barnett Is Groupon's swift success sustainable? Lesley Stahl speaks with CEO Andrew Mason to find out; Then, Bob Simon learns, what keeps the peace in Qatar? Also, Morley Safer meets 13-year-old college sophomore and math prodigy Jake Barnett.cbsnews.com