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with Ryan Hicks and Adam Fritz

Worried about Ai? Your emotions are your job security, and working with technology will be key to future success in voice over. In this bonus Voice & Ai episode, Anne chats with Ryan Hicks and Adam Fritz of Pozotron - an audiobook proofing service. Listen as they dive deep into the future of audiobook production, and discuss how the connections between human emotion & AI is a voice actor’s greatest ally…

“No matter how good AI voices get, we will always need human voices.” - Adam Fritz

About Ryan

Ryan Hicks has been working in the audiobook industry for almost 10 years. He spent 8 of them proofing and editing at Deyan, and the past year has been working with Pozotron on Ai-related projects.

About Adam

Adam Fritz is the COO of Pozotron and leads the operations and business development arms of the Company. He collaborates closely with CEO Jake Poznanski to keep Pozotron on the leading edge of AI and audiobook production, using powerful AI tools to help audiobook professionals make their audio productions more accurate, efficient, and profitable.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Audiobook production involves recording the copy as well as many pickups and edits.

  2. Proofers are responsible for listening back to recordings and creating a pickup report for talent.

  3. Pickup reports include mispronunciations, missed words, added words, and anything else that needs to be rerecorded.

  4. There is typically a 3:1 time ratio (if you’re really good) for creating this report vs. length of the audio.

  5. Pozotron, through an Ai algorithm, matches transcript and audio file to generate a pickup report.

  6. When using Pozotron, there is almost a 1:1 ratio for proofing.

  7. This tool frees up editors, producers, and talents to be creative. #VOBOSS

  8. Ai is not evil. It does only what it is programmed to do. #VOBOSS

  9. Pozotron acts as a second set of eyes and ears while proofing audio.

  10. Ai fosters human creativity by doing tedious, technical work. #VOBOSS

“I’d rather spend my time in the booth focusing on being an artist." - Anne Ganguzza

Referenced in this Episode

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Get in touch with Ryan and Adam
Learn more about Pozotron
Recorded on ipDTL

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