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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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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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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AI Curious? Unraveling the Most Common Queries

Audio by Charlie Z. using WellSaid Labs

Ever feel like the digital world is zooming by while you’re just trying to catch a WiFi signal? We’re in an electrifying age of technology, where the whispers of AI and chatbots feel omnipresent.

But let’s hit the pause button for a moment: a YouGov poll revealed that while almost half of Americans have heard of ChatGPT, a staggering 54% still scratch their heads at the mention. So while your LinkedIn scrolls and Slack channels may be abuzz with AI news, it’s important to recognize that the field remains an enigma to many. 

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Crafting the Future of Automated Customer Service with TTS in IVR Voiceovers

Audio by Alan T. using WellSaid Labs

Who remembers Moviefone? 🙋Ah, the dial-up wizard of the cinema world. Interestingly, it used one of the tech world’s darling of the decade, IVR (Interactive Voice Response). With this technology, movie aficionados could dial in, key in their zip code, and bask in a verbal shower of nearby cinema offerings and times–all sans any human interaction. 

While Moviefone has been lovingly archived in the annals of history, the pulsating heart of its operation, IVR, is still very much alive, continuing to lighten the load for customer service representatives in call centers. How exactly? By swiftly fielding and managing customer queries with nifty automated responses.

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From Pages to Playbacks: How TTS is transforming audiobook production

Audio by Patrick K. using WellSaid Labs

From the intimate rustling of paper pages to the soothing cadence of a narrator, books have undergone a melodious metamorphosis into audiobooks. Today, not only has audiobook usage surged by 70% in the USA in 20221 in every 5 US denizens has let their ears feast on an audiobook within the past year. 

The allure? Audiobooks can be a reader’s multitasking buddy or a beacon of accessibility for kiddos, the visually impaired, and budding linguists. Yet, producing them traditionally can be akin to herding cats: costly and, at times, maddeningly inconsistent. Plus, let’s not forget the onerous task of keeping up with the literary avalanche of new book releases. 

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AI Ethics 101: Making machines morally mindful

Audio by Tobin A. using WellSaid Labs

Since time immemorial, ethics have acted as society’s compass, guiding civilizations through the murky waters of moral dilemmas. And in our digital age? It’s no different. 

The chatter around AI ethics has grown from a murmur to a roar. Consider this: submissions to FAccT, a premier AI ethics conference, surged tenfold since 2018, and more than doubled just from 2021.This spike isn’t just statistical white noise—it underscores a collective epiphany. As of 2022, a staggering 77% of companies dabbled with AI. And why not? It’s a game-changer, proving its mettle not just in dazzling feats like autonomous vehicles but also in the humdrum of everyday back-office operations.

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How the World is Using Custom Voice Today

Audio by Donna W. using WellSaid Labs

Imagine a world where you could perfectly replicate your voice, down to the slightest inflection or pausing patterns. No, this isn’t a new sci-fi flick. It’s today’s reality with custom voice technology. 

While the headlines may occasionally fill with cautionary tales about voice cloning scams, the truth is, custom voice isn’t the big, bad wolf everyone thinks it is. Implemented correctly, it might just be the hero in your next business or personal venture.

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