Adopt a new accent by downloading this app

Ask any good spy — if you’re looking to go incognito, it’s not just about a good mask and wig. You’ve gotta have a great accent to boot. And here to help is Elsa Speak, an app that employs machine learning to help you adopt a Midwestern accent. So if you want to flatten your a’s and round out your o’s, look no further than your smartphone. Soon, people won’t know who you are. Often considered the most bland and least identifiable of American speech idiosyncrasies, the Midwestern accent seemed the natural choice for Elsa Speak’s first endeavor. ”We chose a Midwestern accent because we talked to a lot of speech therapists and they said this is the most commonly understood accent that people should learn,” Elsa founder Vu Van told VentureBeat.…

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