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.
source: Voiseed Blog
[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.