Veritone Acquires AI Voice Creator VocaliD
Veritone has acquired VocaliD, a U.S.-based company that pioneered the creation of personalized synthetic voices. The company says VocaliD will enhance Veritone’s existing synthetic voice offerings for commercial enterprise including brands, podcasters, broadcasters, studios, publishers, and corporations.
With the addition of VocaliD, Veritone Voice has the ability to control and manage the entire voice creation lifecycle for efficiency and scale. Built on Veritone’s aiWARE, Veritone Voice has the ability to work with third-party artificial intelligence (AI) models seamlessly–enabling the integration of the VocaliD model to be leveraged instantly. VocaliD’s voice models and vocal adjustment and audio mixing features integrated with Veritone Voice expand the enterprise grade solution while reducing complexity, cost, and management time—according to the company.
“Veritone Voice brings enormous value to our enterprise clients and IP owners of all sizes. With such a large addressable market, Veritone is able to meet consumer demands for content, at scale, with localization and without sacrificing quality,” said Ryan Steelberg, Veritone president and co-founder. “I am excited to bring in VocaliD from both a people and a technological perspective to expand our Voice offering and provide even more capabilities to existing and future clients.”
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VocaliD’s voice matching and blending technology has been awarded commercializations awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and has deep scientific roots in founder and CEO Dr. Rupal Patel’s research at Northeastern University.
“From the beginning, we have believed that our voices are not identical, they are our identities and thus we focused on personalization and customization,” said Patel. “We are thrilled to join forces with Veritone, to bring our vision of leveraging AI voice to create more equitable, just, diverse, inclusive, expressive, and engaging user experiences, to life. Given our shared commitment to responsible and ethical AI, we are poised to shape industry practices and define new monetization models that benefit all stakeholders.”
Patel and the VocaliD team will join Veritone’s Commercial Enterprise division, adding expertise and capabilities to engineering, customer success, and marketing. The Veritone team says it is thrilled to “embrace this talented group and accelerate their technology and mission together”.