Last week, WellSaid Labs team members attended the annual gathering of leaders in AI Voice technology at Project Voice in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Among the many events, WellSaid Director of Ethics and Community, Sara Weisweaver, was awarded a “Women in Voice” award. She was chosen for this limited group of prominent women in voice technology innovators because of her leadership in AI ethics.
Additionally, Director of Marketing, Caroline Hoy, spoke on a panel of business leaders about the state of synthetic voice and the future of the industry.
About Project Voice
This conference is programmed and moderated exclusively by Bradley Metrock, General Partner of Project Voice Capital Partners, host of popular podcast “This Week in Voice” and author of the Conversational AI Industry Landscape Map.
Speakers at the conference this year included the creators of Apple’s Siri voice assistant and a wide range of leaders in AI tech companies like WellSaid Labs, PolyAI, Deepgram, and more.
Women In Voice Award Recipient: Sara Weisweaver
This year was the fourth Project Voice conference, but the first year with the addition of the Project Voice Women’s Summit. The goal of the event was, according to organizer Bradley Metrock, “to create a space with greatest probability that these accomplished women could truly meet each other, forming connections that will help increase their leverage and power.”
About the Summit, Sara said:
“The Project Voice Women’s Summit was an invaluable opportunity to meet women from all over the globe who are leading in their industries, gathered together by one key theme: voice technology. The ethics of how voice is developed, used, and deployed ran as a subthread throughout the many conversations I had with folks during the Summit as well as the conference at large.”
Panel on State of AI Voice, with WellSaid
In a panel discussion during the conference, Caroline Hoy, Director of Marketing, sat with the CEO of CereProc and President (North America) of ReadSpeaker to discuss the growing market possibilities of AI voice.
During the discussion, Bradley Metrock moderated and asked about why voice is suddenly taking off and what each of the industry leaders is hearing from customers about the immediate appeal of using AI Voice.
Caroline discussed the growth WellSaid Labs has experienced in the past year, especially in the area of programmatic media. The theme of synthetic voice moving beyond conventional uses into more immersive experiences was popular among the attendees.
WellSaid Team at the Event
Outside of the special events, the WellSaid team enjoyed representing the company at the event. Director of Business Development, Alexa Anthony, joined Sara and Caroline to field questions about what sets WellSaid apart.
With multiple other text-to-speech providers in attendance, it was exciting to talk about how the team has expanded in the past year and how WellSaid has grown.
Overall, it was an informative opportunity to learn about the new technology in AI Voice and a look at the future products that could integrate with WellSaid.