Why this AI technology won’t replace radio imaging voice artists … soon, or never

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First there was the Adobe VoCo. It’s basically like a text-to-speech technology but much smarter as it can mimic someone’s unique voice.

Watch Adobe Voco demo here

Some radio experts went hysterical implying this could replace news anchors, voiceover artists. But 2 years later nothing happened.

But there is a new startup that is making big waves, it is called Lyrebird.ai.

What is LYREBIRD

It works like Adobo VoCo but the AI is more improved, the creators claim.

So here’s how it works, just like VoCo, you train the AI by recording reading lines with your voice.

Then it works like a text-to-speech machine, except that the voice will be yours.

The result is spooky! Already it is reminding people of deepfake.

People are already worried this will be misused.

But technology will certainly disrupt existing industries.

In the near future once this tech gets more mature, this will eventually be used for auto-generating content like voiceovers for a news video.

Voice assistants like that of Google is getting more polished now.

The question however is that will it replace voice actors or radio imaging voiceover artists.

And the answer is no.

AI may be good at reading your daily reminders, but robots won’t be reading radio imaging copy anytime soon.

As it requires a creative mind.

Can technology not become artists, sure they can. They can be trained.

But art is for humans not for machines. So who is to judge if something is beautiful or not.

Only humans will.

So there is no need to panic.

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