with Jennie Stenhouse
Anne welcomes guest series co-host, AI voice developer Jennie Stenhouse! Anne and Jennie discuss the voice industry and what it includes (smart speakers, virtual assistants, etc.). Listen to this episode to learn from these two BOSSES why AI is not scary and how the human voice still enhances virtual experiences. Embrace evolving technology like a #VOBOSS.
In this episode, Jennie discusses how voice actors can and should learn to embrace AI technology.
"None of the technologies can really compete with the human voice, where the human brains are hardwired to instantly recognize noise that is speech." - Jennie Stenhouse
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
“The Voice industry” includes everything from smart speakers (Alexa), to niche production voice assistants and virtual assistants, as well as the people who develop and work with these technologies
The Voice Industry is a crossover between AI, voice production, commercial experiences, and a whole lot of marketing and data recognition with the goal of improving everyday life
Voice artists should be educated about AI
AI technology cannot currently compete equally with the human voice
Humans are hard-wired to recognize authentic human speech
Even the best synthetic voices do not sound completely natural, yet
China is leading the way in voice recognition and AI, and they have used voice artists to record these voices and make them sound more human
As a voice artist, make sure your contracts are very specific on how your voice will be used
Voice fingerprinting is becoming more popular
Voices are so unique you can identify stress, and even illness just by listening to someone’s voice
"I want to be hopeful about the future and how voice technology can help." - Anne
Referenced in this Episode
Direct links to things we brought up ++
Learn more about Women in Voice
Anne talks about AI on her blog
Learn about AI’s role in Healthcare
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