The greatest speech never made
The Times believes in bringing new perspectives to the news, even if that news is to do with something people think they already know everything about – like the legacy of one of the greatest orators of all time, John F. Kennedy.
On the 22nd of November 1963, on his way to deliver a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart, JFK was assassinated. The voice of his generation had been silenced. But what if we could unsilence that voice? What if, after 55 years, we could help deliver the speech JFK was due to make on that fateful day in Dallas?
Working with tech company CereProc we created ‘JFK Unsilenced’ – the world’s first AI audio speech made completely out of data. Over a period of 8 weeks, we painstakingly reviewed 831 JFK speeches and interviews and, through an intricate process of advanced reconstructive sound engineering, we were finally able to hear ‘The Dallas Trade Mart Speech’, delivered in JFK’s own voice.