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Put words in the President's mouth with 'Talk Obama To Me'

Turn your every thought into an executive order.

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Anything sounds weighty when uttered by the President of the United States, which is why a new internet text-to-speech app called "Talk Obama to Me" is such fun. All you have to do is input whatever text you want to make the President himself read it back. According to developer and Stanford Linguistics PhD candidate Ed King, the program is a "video speech synthesizer that automatically chops up video of Barack Obama and puts it in order, so that he says whatever you want him to."

It works with varying degrees of success -- if there's no clip of Obama saying an entire word, it's broken into phonetic sounds, which makes for a pretty choppy video. It's impressive for an experimental app, though, and is pretty fun as is -- for instance, we got the head of the free world to recite the Night's Watch pledge from Game of Thrones (below). Give it a try for yourself right here.


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