Voices, the world’s leading voice-over marketplace, has acquired Voices.ai and intends to launch the next-generation software development platform for voice applications.
A developer platform is a set of tools, services, and resources that facilitate software development and enable developers to build, test, and deploy applications, products, or services. The Voices.ai developer platform will include APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), libraries, frameworks, documentation, tutorials, and cloud infrastructure services.
A recent survey of Voices customers found that 40% have used AI voices in the past, and another 60% said they would consider doing so in the future. Additionally, Voices has seen an increase in voice-over jobs in the voice assistant category, up 440% year over year.
David Ciccarelli, CEO and founder of Voices, recognizes the difference between a natural voice and a digitally generated one. “While there will always be a place for voice actors to bring their unique interpretation to a screenplay and create character voices, there are many applications that don’t require artistic interpretation,” says Ciccarelli. “These applications, traditionally known as industrials, lend themselves perfectly to synthetic voices, better known as AI voices.”
Ciccarelli states that short, informative, and dynamically changing content is best suited for AI voices. These include urgent public announcements, turn-by-turn improvements, or e-learning modules that need to be updated on an ongoing basis.
“The reality is that many applications would benefit from real-time AI-generated voices rather than relying on speaker recordings. Especially when content changes frequently, having access to voices created instantly offers an advantage not previously realized.”