Generative AI in business

Crafting Narratives with Generative AI: The new business imperative

Audio by Raine B. using WellSaid Labs

Dive into an extract from our white paper, Make Generative AI Work For You, Using Digital Scalable Voice. Here, we explore the intricate dynamics and potential of generative AI in the business ecosystem. 

Interested in the full discussion? Download the white paper here!


Every industry is exposed to generative AI in some way.

Generative AI is a technology that, when given a prompt, creates content with a quality comparable to what a human could reasonably produce. More formally, it is defined as algorithms “that can be used to create new content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos.” 

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WellSaid Studio Update: New Faces for Familiar Voices

Audio by Jarvis H. using WellSaid Labs

The choices we make in pursuit of new ways of thinking and doing often prompt us to re-evaluate what we already thought we knew. 

One way we’ve seen this play out at WellSaid is in the way we think about the relationship between the visual and the audio. Imagine for a moment that you had to select a stock image to represent what your voice sounds like. What would my voice look like if not like, well, me?

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9 Essential Tips for Adding More Personality to Your Training Videos 

Audio by Fiona H. using WellSaid Labs

Imagine a world where training videos were as fun as binge-watching your favorite Netflix series. A world where training doesn’t evoke groans but grins. 

Sounds like a stretch? Well, let’s dive in.

You see, “personality” is an amalgamation of traits, interests, drives, values, self-concept, abilities, and emotional patterns that make us uniquely us. Whether it’s an employee training video or customer training, the key purpose is to educate viewers and enhance their knowledge, all the while keeping them engaged and entertained.

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The Voices of the Future: Editorial’s Avatar voice picks

Audio by Marcus G. using WellSaid Labs

Step into the realm of wonders where voices come alive, shaping stories with wit, intelligence, and an enchanting touch. We call it TTS. 

In this captivating world of TTS, a plethora of possibilities unfold, embracing many facets of our lives with boundless creativity. From learning and development to marketing, audiobook narration, character creation, and podcasts, lifelike synthetic voices are rewriting the rules of engagement.

Why get ahead of the curve when the future beckons? The answer lies in the power of auditory stimuli. Our minds react to sounds 25% faster than to visual cues. As the spoken word audio dances through our minds, leaving a more positive imprint than other media forms as well–a fact that 54% agree with

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Sonic Identity: Your brand’s secret superpower

Audio by Chase J. using WellSaid Labs

If the mere mention of “sonic identity” leaves you breaking into a cold sweat or scratching your head in bemusement, you’re not alone. For many a marketer or creative director, the concept of a brand’s audio persona sounds like a subplot in a science-fiction novel–a far-flung tech innovation dreamt up by Silicon Valley whiz kids.

Yet, if I were to mention “I’m lovin’ it,” or “Just do it,” you’d instantaneously hum the jingle or visualize the swoosh. So, what if I told you that the auditory equivalent of these visual identities, sonic identities, holds untapped potential to skyrocket your branding?

After all, have you ever stopped to consider why the intonation of Morgan Freeman’s voice elicits such a warm and soothing feeling? Or why the distinctive tone of Siri’s voice has become a household presence? Or, maybe even why all these years later people still recognize Yogi Bear’s voice? It’s because of the power of sound. And, more specifically, the magic of sonic identity. 

Sonic identity, the auditory twin of visual branding, is no longer a distant galaxy in the marketing universe. It’s here, and it’s happening now. 

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Why AI APIs Are SO Hot Right Now

As we stampede deeper into the wilds of 2023, APIs, the swift cheetahs of the software savanna, dart ahead, paving the digital pathways for our teeming applications. Yet, in true safari spirit, the landscape is ever-changing, brimming with evolution and adaptability. 

Consider this–a remarkable 68.5% of developers plan to increase their reliance on APIs this year, making the API economy as unstoppable as a herd of migrating wildebeest. Likewise, nearly ⅔ of developers assert that their APIs are generating revenue, with 43% stating their APIs account for over a quarter of their company’s earnings. 

In this challenging landscape, AI and ML APIs emerge as our trusty off-road vehicles, conquering the bumpy terrain of advanced AI/ML features. And like a hardy Land Rover, these APIs effortlessly integrate into your applications, dismissing details like implementation and computing power.

Ready to hitch a ride and rumble through the bustling terrain of API trends? Saddle up! 

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How Might TTS Change the World?

It’s been said that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a typhoon halfway across the world, a concept known as the Butterfly Effect. In our case, the butterfly is TTS technology. And it’s not so much causing typhoons as it is gently reshaping the landscape of our everyday lives.

We’ve seen the ripples as TTS has started to nudge against traditional barriers, opening up possibilities for greater accessibility and communication. But the current is picking up, and we’re witnessing the start of a monumental swell.

Ready to ride it out with us? 🏄

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Beyond the Turing and Into a New Age of AI Assessment

On a rainy day in 1950, Alan Turing, the godfather of modern computing, served the world a piping hot plate of intellectual intrigue: a test designed to decipher if a machine could match wits with a human. This litmus test of artificial brain power, known as the “Imitation Game” in Turing’s era, has since donned a more relatable name, and one most readers will recognize: The Turing Test.

Its setup is about as straightforward as it gets: a human judge (Player C) has to discern between a human (Player A) and a machine (Player B) solely through written interaction. But here’s the thing—the Turing Test simply measures if a machine can mimic human intelligence, and well, not all AI is made to replicate us, is it?

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The Secret Ingredient to Standout L&D Videos: LEEK

Training videos have come a long way since their OG 80s heyday, catapulted by the acceleration of high-quality content creation. Gone are the days of dreary monochrome tutorials. Now, we can create memorable L&D videos that don’t merely inform, but actually inspire. Plus, with AI sauntering into the scene, we can expect the creative flower bed of L&D video to fully bloom. 

L&D professionals are folks who understand people, comprehend their learning styles, and can tune into their frequency. So, your video content needs to reflect this understanding and wow your employees right off the bat. After all, a spectacular onboarding experience guarantees that 69% of newbies stick with the company for at least three years. It’s like a first date. Why not put on the ole’ razzle-dazzle?

Let’s dive into the four pillars of a triumphant L&D video, or as we’ve cleverly coined them, LEEK: Loyalty, Engagement, Emboldening, and Knowledge.

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Can We Avoid Generative AI’s Cannibalization of Creativity?

In the grand arena of technology, generative AI parades as a prolific artistic force, penning vast volumes of text in the blink of an eye and effortlessly crafting digital art. The unfettered proliferation of AI-authored content, mirrored on data harvested from the internet, sets up an intriguing paradox: the serpent of AI is devouring its own digital tail.

Let us explain. Anxieties around generative AI are no longer limited to job security. Rather, we’re now compelled to question our very essence, asking the big question–where will originality land post this new wave of AI capabilities?

Let’s speculate a bit deeper. 

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