11 new voice avatars now in WellSaid Studio

New Avatar Release with More Accents, Improved U.S. Representation

What does it take to create a high-quality, lifelike voice avatar not only accurately, but ethically? At WellSaid Labs, it takes a whole team.

From building relationships with the voice actors who help create our avatars to training their recording data with our proprietary voice model, to pushing the new avatars into Studio, the whole team gets excited about releasing new voices.

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NPR collaboration with WellSaid Labs to create custom AI voice of Planet Money host, Robert Smith

WellSaid Labs Creates NPR’s First AI Podcast Episode

In a three-part series by NPR’s Planet Money, Kenny Malone and Jeff Guo explored the ability of Artificial Intelligence to produce an entire podcast. They started with scripts from OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus, but they needed a voice. To create the most realistic AI voice possible, they turned to WellSaid Labs.

Here at WellSaid Labs, we knew we were taking on more than just creating a synthetic voice implementing our proprietary Generative AI technology. This was an opportunity to share with Planet Money’s audience why and how WellSaid builds and publishes AI voices deliberately and responsibly. To us, this is not a toy or a trivial game of memes. 

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WellSaid Labs once again makes the list of generative AI companies to watch, this time on the Base10 trend map.

WellSaid Make the Base10 Trend Map of Generative AI

If there’s one phrase you can’t help but hear over and over in the tech sector lately, it’s “generative AI.” This term applies to a wide range of technologies that seem to have hit a tipping point in quality, poised to truly impact our daily work. What is the commonality? All the companies in this space are capable of automating large sections of content creation of all kinds. Let’s look at some of the emerging leaders.

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WellSaid Labs makes Sequoia list of AI Generative apps

WellSaid Included in Sequoia Capital Generative AI Market Map

A lot of tech analysts like to talk about “emerging AI.” However, when experts from Sequoia make a list, the industry pays attention. As a Silicon Valley capital firm behind such unicorns as DoorDash, Zoom, Snowflake, and Vanta, Sequoia knows what to look for in tech trends.

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New voice avatars from wellsaid labs, including a non-binary and Mexican American accent.

New Voice Avatar Release: Meet 4 New WellSaid Voices

Every new Voice Avatar release at WellSaid labs is a carefully crafted response to the needs of our customers and their listeners. New accents, new styles, more representation, the Voice Avatar library in Studio is an ever-evolving reflection of the listening audience.

While that is true of every Voice Avatar release, this one is unique. Not simply reflecting the sounds of different English language accents, this group of Avatars addresses even more subtle representations.

Let’s go through each of the four new avatars. We will listen to samples of their voices and discuss possible uses for them.

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Product Update on the WellSaid Voice Model

Product Update: A New WellSaid Voice Model

Listen as Tilda reads the intro to this product update.

Most AI voice providers use a similar strategy for creating a voice avatar from voice actor recordings. At WellSaid, we have updated our Voice Model to use an entirely different type of machine learning. That means that our newest Voice Model powers the most lifelike, natural sounding voice avatars available.

Read on to learn how this experience changes voiceover production for our Studio customers.

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WellSaid growth proves AI Voice Demand

WellSaid Labs Makes Noise Proving Business Demand for AI Voice

Listen to one of our AI Voice Avatars read the first paragraph.

Seattle, July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WellSaid Labs, producer of the world’s highest quality synthetic voices available, celebrates growth with new hires, expanded API, custom voices and enterprise Teams product to ensure continued market dominance. WellSaid Labs powers the synthetic media industry along with more than 7,000 customers across dozens of industries. Customers value WellSaid Labs’ incredibly high level of realistic human-voice capability and rely on WellSaid Labs’ business mission critical 99.99% uptime SLA.  

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