Voiseed Announces the Appointment of Dr. Páraic Sheridan to Board of Directors

[Milano, 14th – September 2023] — Voiseed, an innovative startup specialising in expressive synthetic voices for Games & Media localisation, today announced the appointment of Dr. Páraic Sheridan to its Board of Directors, effective September 4th.  In conjunction with his appointment to the board, Páraic will also join the Executive Team at Voiseed with responsibility for company and product strategy.

With over three decades of experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, Páraic brings a unique blend of technical expertise and strategic thinking to the company, enriching Voiseed’s leadership team as it prepares for the next phase of company growth.

His remarkable career includes extensive leadership of research and development programs with a focus on bringing innovative language technology to market. Most recently Páraic co-founded Iconic Translation Machines Ltd. and served as Chairman of the Board and Head of Global Strategy through to Iconic’s acquisition by RWS Group in 2020.

Andrea Ballista, CEO of Voiseed, expressed his enthusiasm about Páraic’s addition to the team: “Páraic’s expertise seamlessly aligns with our collective experiences and promises to significantly enhance our efforts in the introduction of our innovative synthetic voices into the language industry market.

Páraic Sheridan commented on his new role, saying, “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Voiseed.  From the very beginning I’ve been hugely impressed with the unique technology and approach that they have developed for expressive synthetic voice across such a range of languages. I believe that Voiseed’s unique technology approach and the extensive controllability of voice features available through the Revoiceit software platform will set Voiseed apart in the marketplace. I look forward to helping the team in planning and executing the next phase of the company’s growth.

In the wake of this appointment, Voiseed is gearing up for an exciting phase of innovation and expansion. Voiseed will shortly release a major update of its software platform Revoiceit together with significantly enhanced expressive synthetic voice models and enhanced functionality for both audio production and localisation in the games & media industries.

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Voiseed announces Advisory Partnership with Professor Matt Coler

[Milano, 17th – July 2023] – Voiseed, innovative startup specializing in Generative AI for speech synthesis, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Dr. Matt Coler, esteemed Director of the MSc Voice Technology program at the University of Groningen. This collaboration will combine academic expertise and market needs to create a seamless blend and together address new challenges in speech synthesis.

As part of this partnership, Voiseed’s CEO Andrea Ballista and Voiseed’s CTO Lorenzo Tarantino, will work closely with Dr. Matt Coler to shape the future of the MSc Voice Technology program. Their collaborative efforts will ensure that the program remains at the forefront of technological advancements and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical insights necessary to excel in the rapidly evolving field of voice technology and its practical applications in the market.

Dr. Matt Coler will also serve as Advisor for Voiseed. In this role, he will facilitate the integration of academic research and expertise with Voiseed’s innovative approach to speech synthesis, bridging the gap between academia and industry.

It is a real pleasure to give our contribution to connect academic research with innovative technologies” said Andrea Ballista, CEO of Voiseed, “the more we proceed with our journey and we specialize in topics that are not usually covered by traditional academic areas, the more is becoming relevant for us to boost cooperation with highly specialized voice technology initiatives to explore key industry topics that are still to be addressed. This is what we have found at the MSc Voice Technology program directed by Dr. Matt Coler: we will do our very best to support this win-win cooperation.”

We are thrilled to join forces with Dr. Matt Coler and the University of Groningen,” added Lorenzo Tarantino, CTO of Voiseed. “This partnership represents a significant step forward in our commitment to pushing the boundaries of voice technology. By collaborating with Dr. Coler and leveraging the academic excellence of the university, we aim to enhance our capabilities and deliver even more innovative solutions to our customers.”

Dr. Matt Coler also expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “I value the relationship with Voiseed as it embodies the goals of our MSc Voice Technology. It is a win-win-win for everyone because through this collaboration Voiseed serves on our Advisory Board, actively shaping the program. Meanwhile, I serve as a Founder Advisor, connecting academic research to the private sector. And, most importantly, the burgeoning field of speech synthesis benefits through this fruitful collaboration between academia and industry. Through this, we can deliver opportunities to our graduate students, scientific input to Voiseed, and insights to keep our MSc Voice Technology program on the cutting edge. In the period ahead, I hope to find opportunities to collaborate on European projects, hands-on trainings, guest lectures and internships.”

The partnership between Voiseed and Dr. Matt Coler exemplifies the power of collaboration between academia and industry, harnessing their collective strengths to drive innovation and advance the field of voice technology.

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About Dr. Matt Coler
Dr. Matt Coler is an Associate Professor at the University of Groningen and the Director of the MSc Voice Technology program. This is the only graduate program worldwide dedicated exclusively to speech recognition and voice synthesis. He works with a dedicated team of scholars and PhD students working on topics relating to voice synthesis and speech recognition with small data.

Voiseed secures €1 million investment

We are thrilled to announce that Voiseed has secured an investment of 1 million EUR from Evergreen Venture Capital Holding LIFTT – as lead Investor – and the European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund). This investment will further propel our mission of revolutionizing the dubbing industry.

With the audacious mission of “Voicing the Unvoiced”, our technology uses Generative AI to mimic human emotions and the prosody of speech in multiple languages, making it a valuable asset for the video game market and other entertainment verticals, such as media and entertainment, e-learning, and advertising.

Our AI Universal voice model core technology and proprietary emotional dataset will be further improved with this round of investment, allowing us to scale up our first product, Revoiceit.

Revoiceit is a fast and scalable AI Dubbing solution that can craft any voice and control any style in any language. We are confident that our platform will revolutionize the dubbing industry and bring the traditional approach to a new level of scalability allowing companies to expand the reach of global offerings in both languages and projects.

With this funding, we can now speed up the development of our proprietary technology and expand the language offerings for our “Voice as a Service” platform.

We are proud to have received this further recognition after being selected in 2021 as one of the first recipients of the EIC Accelerator to receive over 3.5 million EUR in blended financing. We’re eager to write the next chapter in our company’s story and strive towards our goals.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds as we work towards addressing new markets and opportunities.

REVOICEIT: Beta v0.2 Christmas Release

Voiseed is excited to announce the Christmas Release of REVOICEIT Beta v0.2, the fast and scalable AI dubbing solution tailored for the videogame industry.

REVOICEIT Beta v0.2 features brand new models to improve prosody, intonation, and expression, making it easier for users to create high-quality dubbed audio content. Our new models have been designed to better capture the nuances of human speech, resulting in more natural and authentic-sounding dubbed audio.

In addition to these improvements, the Christmas Release of REVOICEIT also adds support for 10 new languages in input, including Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Turkish, Polish, Russian, and English UK. We have also added 2 more languages in output: Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

With these new languages, REVOICEIT now supports a wider range of voice content and can help users create dubbed audio in more languages than ever before.

The Christmas Release of REVOICEIT also introduces a new feature called Dillo, which helps to create more personalized and natural-sounding dubbed audio. Dillo allows users to directly record their own voice and transfer aspects of that recording, such as phoneme durations, intonation, emotion, and emission, to the target sentence while maintaining the sound-alike voice of the source audio. This creates a more authentic and engaging result for listeners.

Overall, the Christmas Release of REVOICEIT brings a wealth of new features and improvements that can help users create high-quality dubbed audio content more quickly and easily than ever before. Try out these new features and more with the REVOICEIT Christmas Release, ask for a DEMO and Happy dubbing!