Veritone Updates Veritone Voice

Veritone has enhanced its Veritone Voice solution (previously MARVEL.ai). by upgrading its text editor and adding more than 70 stock voices and new languages.

"When Veritone launched Veritone Voice in May 2021, we envisioned a synthetic voice solution that would not only humanize digital content but also remove the limitations of where and how voice personalities could be securely and efficiently replicated and heard," said Chris Doe, head of commercial products at Veritone, in a statement. "In less than a year, we've achieved just that with these added features, which help corporations, media companies, brands, broadcasters, podcasters, and advertisers create revenue opportunities and satisfy increasing consumer demand for more natural, localized, and personalized content."

With the updates to the Text Editor, creators can now further tailor voice projects with editing enhancements such as breaks, pauses, selected phonemes, and prosody. They can also adjust voice rate, pitch, and volume, and create back-and-forth conversions between languages and enhance the synthetic speech for a line of text or word by word. The new say-as feature gives users even more control over voice outputs.

Additionally, 72 new stock voices have been added to the Veritone Voice library, bringing the total close to 300. Its broad spectrum of languages now includes Amharic (Ethiopia); Bangla (Bangladesh); Persian (Iran); Filipino (Philippines); Galician (Spain); Javanese (Indonesia); Khmer (Cambodia); Burmese (Myanmar); Somali (Somalia); Sundanese (Indonesia); Uzbek (Uzbekistan); and Zulu (South Africa).

"Companies now have the unique ability to establish their digital voice brand from their customer care systems, product tutorials, or in-product voice engagement," said Sean King, senior vice president of commercial services at Veritone, in a statement. "That's the power of Veritone Voice. It gives brands the ability to meet customers' needs with hyper-realistic localized voices and languages at scale and in a fraction of the time and cost it would take to try to create one from a human voice. The new features are a regular drumbeat of advances we are making to Veritone Voice in 2022 and beyond."

Veritone Voice offers a suite of integrated voice features, including creation, management, workflows, monetization and licensing with compliance and protection. Built on Veritone aiWARE, Veritone gives all users access to multiple voice engines that combine with other cognitive capabilities, such as translation, sentiment analysis, content classification, and more, to create content at scale. Veritone also includes such features as inaudible watermarks, traceability, licensing protocols, and proprietary tools to protect and place claims against unauthorized monetization of content on social platforms. The Veritone Voice solution supports both speech-to-speech and text-to-speech.

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