what is AFM

Audio Foundation Models (AFM), More Than a Marketing Stunt

Audio by Paula R. using WellSaid Labs

Ever watched a movie without its score? Or imagined a game without its defining sound effects? Audio is an unsung hero, subtly crafting experiences that evoke emotion, tell stories, and define entire genres. Now, imagine a world where this symphony of sounds, from the deepest bass notes to the gentlest whispers, could be synthesized by a single generative AI model. 

Welcome to the world of Audio Foundation Models (AFM). 🌎🗣️

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WellSaid Labs MMA event

Learnings from MMA Global’s CMO & CEO Summit

Audio by Paige L. using WellSaid Labs

Last week, MMA Global hosted their annual CMO & CEO Summit in California where an intimate group of industry leaders across various markets were united by the vision of making the right investments for the growth of their business. The event was fabulous, informative, and left many of us who attended feeling inspired. I wanted to share some of what was learned and discussed at the event. 

Some key takeaways: 

  • Brand building is as financially measurable as performance 
  • Companies that can adapt quickly and incorporate change rather than resist it will be the most successful 
  • AI is primed for high-value audience targeting
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Replay of The Voice of Generative AI: WellSaid API webinar

Webinar Replay: The Voice of Generative AI, WellSaid API

More and more, the tech community is talking about Generative AI. But what is the business case for it, specifically for Generative AI Voice? And what is the best way to scale this technology for all kinds of apps and products? We hosted a conversation with our Chief Revenue Officer and top API engineer to discuss the potential of WellSaid API.


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Knowing how to choose the best text-to-speech API requires knowledge of these factors.

How to Choose the Best Text-to-Speech API

If you’re looking for the best text-to-speech API available, you’ve probably heard some REALLY bad AI voices. In the past, synthetic voice technology delivered robotic, rigid, and sometimes comical sounding voices. Unfortunately, this limited the ability to use artificial voice that would be a net positive to the user experience.

As advancements usher in more AI-powered solutions, anticipate an auditory shift. Why? Because engaging through sound complements, and often even surpasses, visual-only interactions. The era of the AI voice represents much more than a playground of tech behemoths. From app developers to content creators, synthetic voice has become the key to enriching user engagement, bolstering retention, and crafting experiences that resonate.

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ChatGPT and synthetic voice presents opportunities and ethical concerns.

Exploring ChatGPT and Synthetic Voice

Anyone who follows news in AI tech knows that there has been a lot of buzz about OpenAI’s research release of ChatGPT. This powerful chatbot delivers results to all kinds of queries in a conversational, humanlike way. The implications for a vast number of use cases are impressive. However, they become even more exciting with the possible addition of synthetic voice.

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