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AI Narration: Edward Herrmann vs “Edward”

Curious about AI voices and narration? Here’s one great way to compare human and AI. Edward Herrmann was a prolific actor and narrator. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ll recognize his voice. Now, DeepZen has created an AI voice, “Edward,” using existing recordings of Herrmann from he was alive. Compare these two short […]

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Making a Small Fortune: Surviving publishing, parenting, and porphyria

This is my story. Once upon a time, at the start of the 21st century, I remarried, became a stepparent to three boys, and started a weekly newspaper–all at the same time.  This despite having never owned a business, worked on a newspaper, taken a journalism class, sold advertising, or been a parent. Almost overnight,

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American Wasteland: Stories by Alexander Shalom Joseph

Alexander Shalom Joseph’s American Wasteland is a collection of stories about the contemporary day-to-day in America. It is said in the Talmud that one job of certain Jews is to justify the existence of humanity to God; in this collection, Joseph attempts to do just this with his stories, which speak to the everyday mundane

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The Cost

The Cost, a business novel to help companies increase revenues and profits. The Cost is for those in the cost engineering field and everyone who is in a manufacturing business: engineers, buyers, sales reps, accountants, operations folks, and business consultants. The Cost is a story of a cost engineering consultant named Doug Benson who does

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