Introducing WellSaid Labs’ HINTS

Crafting authentic vocal performances via interpolable in-context cues

Audio by Paige L. using WellSaid Labs

This post is from the WellSaid Research team, exploring breakthroughs and thought leadership within audio foundation model technology.


Today, we announce a breakthrough in generative modeling for speech synthesis: HINTS (or Highly Intuitive Naturally Tailored Speech). This work from the WellSaid Labs team introduces a novel generative model architecture combining state-of-the-art neural text-to-speech (TTS) with contextual annotations to enable a new level of artistic direction of synthetic voice outputs.

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WellSaid Labs Tackles Complex Pronunciation with Oxford Languages

Audio by Joe F. using WellSaid Labs

The State of AI Pronunciation 

Among the countless AI-driven innovations, text-to-speech (TTS) technology is a versatile tool that revolutionizes how we interact with content, from advertising and corporate training to educational modules and audiobooks. AI voiceovers can bring a company’s message to life and establish a voice behind the brand, making it more relatable and memorable. Whether it is an advertisement, presentation, video, or any media content, a voiceover ensures clarity, impact, and emotional resonance – ultimately helping to strengthen the connection with the target audience effectively.

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Female AI Voices in Tech: Bridging the gender gap in voice technology

Audio by Jordan T. using WellSaid Labs

Face it, the world of voice assistants is the inverse of an action movie—predominantly female. From Amazon’s Alexa to Google’s Assistant, these digital helpers embody more than just code and algorithms. They mirror a societal norm, subtly echoing the gender gap that exists in technology and beyond. 

This might seem trivial at first glance, but its impact ripples through the fabric of our technological society. Picture this: by 2023, the number of voice assistants is expected to soar to a staggering 8 billion devices globally, transforming how we interact with technology daily.

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How to Make an AI Voice

Audio by Isabel V. using WellSaid Labs

How many times do you interact with devices and content on a daily basis? If you’re like most, a ton. And more interactions brings a need for greater content volume and variety. To keep up, content creators strive to captivate audiences, which has created a paradigm shift. 

Immersive technologies are growing more and more capable of fostering deeper connections. Likewise, the evolution in how we interact with these digital mediums, as well as the modern tools we employ to educate, inform, and entertain, garner increased significance. 

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Your Rights Around Generative AI Cloning

Audio by Vanessa N. using WellSaid Labs

In this era of relentless digital innovation, we’re no longer just spectators but participants in an AI-generated world where our own voices and likenesses can be echoed and altered. While imitation is traditionally lauded as the sincerest form of flattery, in the realm of Generative AI cloning, such duplications often leave a bitter aftertaste. 

Imagine discovering a distorted version of your own creation, or worse, your identity, crafted not by you, but by a machine learning algorithm. This is, in fact, today’s reality.

Take the recent case involving Getty Images. This premier image licensing service found itself entangled in a legal battle against the creators of Stable Diffusion, an AI tool accused of misappropriating Getty’s watermarked photographs. The key giveaway? A slightly skewed, but unmistakable, logo within the AI-generated images (see below for reference). 

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WellSaid Labs’ Approach to Pronunciation: Your guide to Respellings

Audio by Owen C. using WellSaid Labs

This post is from the WellSaid Research team, exploring breakthroughs and thought leadership within audio foundation model technology.


No one sums up the English language better than David Burge: “Yes, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though”.

Let’s be honest—English is weird. Sometimes it seems as if there are more exceptions than there are rules. And even when these rules begin to feel like second nature, you can still be handed a new word to say aloud and have no clue where to begin. 

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What Is Generative AI? Exploring the New Frontier of Technology

Audio by Damian P. using WellSaid Labs

At the heart of today’s technological renaissance, Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands tall as a primary driver of innovation. This technology uses advanced algorithms to create original content—blurring the line between machine-made and human-crafted creations. But what really makes Generative AI tick? Let’s unravel the inner workings of Generative AI. 

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AI Audio Production Made Easy: Expert tips for better enterprise voice overs

Audio by Bella B. using WellSaid Labs

In the ever-evolving landscape of audio production, the spaces where voice-over magic happens—be it a state-of-the-art studio or a cozy corner in your home—each come with their unique flavors. The constant? Capturing the style and tone that perfectly echoes the client’s vision, whether delivered by a seasoned voice actor or an innovative AI-generated voice from WellSaid Labs.

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Unmasking the Winners of WellSaid Labs’ Spooktacular Video Contest

Audio by Antony A. using WellSaid Labs

Halloween at WellSaid Labs was nothing short of extraordinary this year, as we hosted a Halloween-themed video contest that brought out the creativity, innovation, and storytelling prowess of our talented community. With 46 outstanding entries, each bringing a unique Halloween flavor to the table, we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and effort put forth by all participants. 

So, first and foremost, a HUGE kudos to everyone who participated! 👻🎃

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Free vs. Premium: Navigating the best text to speech API options

Audio by Aaron G. using WellSaid Labs

Gone are the days when robots and digital interfaces sounded like monotonous, emotionless machines. Welcome to the era where technology speaks—quite literally—and it does so with an impressive array of voices, accents, and emotions. From guiding us with turn-by-turn navigation to narrating our favorite books, text-to-speech technology has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of our daily lives. 

As we venture deeper into this new vocal age, it’s imperative to choose the best text to speech API that suits your needs, whether for creating instant voiceovers, aiding accessibility, or providing interactive customer support.

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