Voiseed at GALA 2024

This year, Voiseed team seized the opportunity to actively participate in the GALA Conference, one of the key industry events for localization professionals.

For the first time, we had the privilege of hosting a booth, highlighting the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on audiovisual content by leading the Audiovisual Special Interest Group (SIG) Unconference, and presenting a dedicated session.

We’ve been engaged for several months already in organizing the GALA Special Interest Group focusing on Audiovisual Localization. What better occasion to convene in person than at the GALA conference?

The audiovisual SIG unconference, led by Voiseed CEO Andrea Ballista and Professor Carlo Eugeni, opened with an overview of audiovisual content localization, and then quickly moved to an interactive session, addressing the common challenges of tight schedules and budgets in content production, and exploring how AI is reshaping workflows, and creating new professional opportunities for LSPs.

Our insights about the application of AI in audiovisual localization were further explored during the presentation of our Chief Strategy Officer, Páraic Sheridan, who shared a deeper perspective in his talk entitled ‘Voicing the Unvoiced: AI Dubbing Presents New Opportunities for LSPs’.

He highlighted how AI dubbing can streamline the production of multilingual content, enabling language service providers to tap into new markets and scale up operations that were once considered too complex and cost prohibitive.

The enthusiasm surrounding discussions on artificial intelligence in localization at the conference translated into significant interest at our stand. We conducted numerous Revoiceit demos and engaged in further discussions with LSPs and clients. Our professional virtual studio, tailor-made for the localization industry, offers expressive AI voices, and addresses the complexities of multilingual voice content creation.

Beyond showcasing our innovations, the conference provided an excellent networking opportunity that allowed us to share knowledge about the transformative impact of AI on audiovisual localization. We are excited to be part of this ongoing transformation, and we can’t wait to attend the next GALA conference.

Revoiceit: The Enhanced Platform for AI Dubbing and Production

Revoiceit, the professional virtual studio for expressive AI voices developed by Voiseed, has undergone significant upgrades to meet the growing demands for localized voice content across an expanded range of  market segments. While maintaining a privileged place in the video game localization market, Revoiceit now extends its capabilities to serve customer requirements in Media & Entertainment and Corporate Communication with synthetic voices of unprecedented expressiveness and quality.

Creating multilingual audio/visual content remains a significant challenge. It involves narrating stories that resonate with audiences from diverse linguistic backgrounds and cultures. Whether it’s for marketing, entertainment, or educational purposes, the demand for content that can forge an authentic emotional connection with audiences, while seamlessly bridging language and culture gaps continues to rise inexorably. Due to the time, cost and complexity of the traditional process for content dubbing involving voice recording, vast quantities of audio/visual content remain ‘unvoiced’ outside of their source language.  Expressive synthetic voices that can be generated efficiently across languages can provide a solution to this deficit – effectively ‘voicing the unvoiced’ content in order to reach a wider global audience.

To meet this demand for voicing unvoiced content, professionals need a tool that provides high quality expressive synthetic voices, while also efficiently managing the workflow across multiple languages. With this in mind, Voiseed has now broadened its offerings through significant enhancements and additions to the Revoiceit platform.

Unveiling Revoiceit’s Features

Revoiceit now represents the first professional-grade virtual studio for AI voices that puts full control in the hands of users. With its expanded functionality and expressive large voice models Revoiceit can now support a multitude of audio/video content applications beyond video gaming, including podcasts, corporate content (advertising, eLearning, product demonstrations, webinars, etc.) and a range of other Media & Entertainment content.

At the heart of the Revoiceit platform, Voiseed’s multilingual large voice model is the key to success for many different use-cases. In a world where voice cloning and text-to-speech technologies are gaining prominence but fall short when it comes to conveying emotion and accuracy, controllability is critical.
By providing users with unprecedented control over AI voices, Revoiceit empowers creators to breathe life into their projects, ensuring exceptional human-like voice quality, unrivaled clarity, and accuracy, setting a new standard in the industry. The pre-trained models are ready for immediate use and possess the unique ability to fluently speak multiple languages while maintaining a rich spectrum of expressive and emotional qualities.

Revoiceit is engineered with a strong focus on user-friendliness, ensuring that creators can navigate the platform with ease. At the same time, it provides a comprehensive virtual studio with 360° customization that empowers content creators to fine-tune their projects exactly as they envision them.
Users can exercise fine-grained control over lexicon and pronunciation, with phoneme adjustments, multilingual glossaries, and even International Phonetic Alphabet settings, while exploring the vast capabilities of the virtual voice studio. Here, creators can experience extensive control and customization over voice output, including duration, emission, and emotion, which are the key determinants of the overall quality and usability of the output.

Built on Strong Ethical Foundations

Voiseed is also proud to uphold a strong ethical stance in the development of synthetic voices. The platform does not employ voice cloning by default, and when it is used, it is strictly within comprehensive ethical and legal boundaries.
Whether it’s enhancing the gaming experience, captivating audiences in the media and entertainment industry, or delivering impactful corporate communications, Voiseed’ Revoiceit virtual studio offers the capability to bring projects to life. It’s a testament to the power of AI in localization, breaking down language barriers and connecting with audiences on a profound emotional level, ultimately revolutionizing the way we communicate in a globalized world.

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.