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Holly Herndon: How AI can transform your voice

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Incognito.

Artist Holly Herndon created an AI clone of her voice that can sing in any languages and in any tone. In her music, Holly shows how AI can enhance the power and artistry of the voice.

About Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon is an American musical artist based in Berlin. She uses artificial intelligence to transform her physical image and her singing voice.

She has toured the globe for her musical albums PROTO and Platform. Recently, she did so accompanied by a choir composed of human and AI voices. In 2022, Herndon won the STARTS Prize for artistic exploration, the grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts.

Herndon earned her doctorate in composition at Stanford University working with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. She also has a podcast, Interdependence, where she makes her research process public.

This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by James Delahoussaye and edited by Katie Simon. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHour and email us at

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James Delahoussaye
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Katie Simon
Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.