UX Development

with Daree Allen

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. This week, Anne welcomes guest co-host Daree Allen — author, accomplished voiceover actor, and certified UX designer — to talk about AI and facing the fear surrounding it in the VO industry. UX design focuses on the interaction between real human users and everyday products and services, ie consumers and AI voices. Can a machine truly replace a human voice?


In this episode, Daree shares tips on making yourself irreplaceable and embracing technology to keep growing your business like a #VOBOSS.

The fear of AI is essentially the fear of the unknown. - Daree Allen

About Daree

In addition to being a voice actor, Daree has a 20+ year career in the IT industry as a technical writer and is also certified in UX design. Daree has hosted and produced a personal development podcast for women since 2015. Daree’s diverse background also includes nursing care, motivational speaking, authoring self-help books, life coaching and live improv in Atlanta, GA.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. You must familiarize yourself with AI, to be prepared for what’s to come in the industry

  2. 55% of homes have at least one smart speaker or one smart home device

  3. 20% of us are using mobile searches with our voices

  4. The conversational AI market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 30% between now and 2024

  5. AI is basically the ability for computers to imitate humans. They do this through the process of machine learning.

  6. People are looking for voices/computers that can help them do things quicker, faster, more efficient

  7. AI may take over in some jobs in areas where the text is short and unemotional – character voices will not be replaced any time soon

  8. Be sure to have a contract about how and where your voice is used

  9. Double down on coaching on performance for human authentic delivery in order to compete with AI

  10. AI doesn’t mean voiceover is over.


It's important that we can get in on the ground floor of AI so we can help to define standards and ethics. #VOBOSS - Anne

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++


Learn more about Daree Allen
Learn about Bev Standing’s legal battle about AI and her voice
Learn more about Women in Voice
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