5: The estimated value, in billions of dollars, of the text-to-speech (TTS) market by 2026
800: Roughly the number of audio files overhauled in the troubled game Cyberpunk 2077 by an 11GB user mod
13,000: Roughly the number of piece of (Western) classical music processed by an machine-learning AI at EPFL’s Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab to discern patterns in the music’s development
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¹Footnotes: TTS: prnewswire.com. 2077: dsogaming.com. EPFL: epfl.ch.
Originally published in the February 8, 2021, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter (tinyletter.com/disquiet).