Jimmy Stewart’s Hauntingly Effective Sleep Story for Calm

The article discusses a new sleep story on the Calm meditation and sleep application, narrated by the late American actor, Jimmy Stewart. The story, titled “It’s a Wonderful Sleep Story,” was created using voice cloning technology and AI. The company behind the technology, Respeecher, has previously worked on recreating the voices of characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader for popular TV series. The 45-minute story narrated by the synthetic Stewart is reminiscent of the actor’s iconic role in the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” While some may find it unsettling to hear the synthetic voice of a departed actor, many listeners feel a sense of nostalgia when hearing it. The article also ponders the potential for further exploration using AI voice actors, such as creating new stories with voices of other famous actors.