CONCEPT

Voicery synthesis human voice through their speech engine, in a range of different voices and accents. It’s completely customisable to show emotions and pacing, and companies can even purchase exclusive rights to use a voice for themselves that won’t be replicated anywhere else. Using AI, brands can be given a human voice instead of cold, canned voice on their customer systems.

HOW THEY’RE DISRUPTING

Voicery only need a few hours from a voice actor, and using their neural net model the whole process of a new voice will only take a couple of weeks. Traditional computer generated voices take much longer, and are often forged together out of snippets of words so do not flow as well. The realistic warmth of the synthesised voice can change the way we consume information, and brands can have their own individual voices.

DISRUPTION POTENTIAL

There are numerous media applications for voice engines, such as audiobooks and podcasts, and other uses for accessibility and communications. Even voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Echo could have a voice lift.

INVESTMENTS AND FUTURE

Voicery are still in early development but have secured $120K through the Y Combinator accelerator, and an undisclosed Series A round led by Z Nationlab. You can try a demo on their website now to see if you can tell the difference between machine and human voice.