with Ryan Steelberg
Anne welcomes Ryan Steelberg, co-founder and president of Veritone (an artificial intelligence tech company). Have you considered how you might license your AI voice to a third party and receive compensation? Listen to learn how to use the technology to boost your income like a #VOBOSS.
In this episode, Ryan Steelberg shares insights on how voiceover artists can harness their superpowers with their own AI voice.
"AI is a tool, just like fire. Harnessing and controlling fire advanced civilization." - Ryan Steelberg
Ryan Steelberg co-founded Veritone and has served as a director since its inception in June 2014; as the President of our subsidiary, Veritone One, Inc., since June 2015; and as President of Veritone since March 2017. From 2007 to 2014, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. Ryan also co-founded dMarc Broadcasting, an advertising company that was acquired by Google Inc. in 2006. He served as DMarc's President 2002 until the acquisition, after which he was the Head of the Radio Division of Google Inc. until 2007.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick Concepts from today’s episode:
Veritone uses AI to analyze audio and video and identify when brand integrations occur in media
The malicious version of technology often rises to prominence first, leading to fear
Veritone is now launching Marvel.ai which creates synthetic avatars and voices
Marvel.ai is a voice-as-a-service platform that allows Veritone to license pre-made synthetic voices or create new custom voices
Laws about synthetic content are sparse. But as a general rule, you own your likeness and voice
Synthetic voices can also be used to personalize content in advertising
Voice talent should think about their synthetic voice
The more input, the better quality output
When Veritone creates a voice, it is tagged, to prevent fraudulent usage
Voice talent can create a synthetic voice by contacting Veritone
"Synthetic voices are here. Voice talent need to evolve with this technology to survive." - Anne
Referenced in this Episode
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Learn more about Marval.ai
Read more about Veritone
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