Veritone Acquires VocaliD

Veritone, creator of the aiWARE hyper-expansive enterprise artificial intelligence platform, has acquired VocaliD, a provider of personalized synthetic voices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VocaliD will enhance Veritone's existing synthetic voice offerings for podcasters, broadcasters, studios, publishers, and corporations. VocaliD's voice models and vocal adjustment and audio mixing features will be integrated with Veritone Voice.

"Veritone Voice brings enormous value to our enterprise clients and IP owners of all sizes. With such a large addressable market, Veritone is able to meet consumer demands for content at scale with localization and without sacrificing quality," said Ryan Steelberg, Veritone's president and co-founder, in a statement. "I am excited to bring in VocaliD from both a people and a technological perspective to expand our Voice offering and provide even more capabilities to existing and future clients."

"From the beginning, we have believed that our voices are not identical, they are our identities and thus we focused on personalization and customization," said Rupal Patel, founder and CEO of VocaliD, in a statement. "We are thrilled to join forces with Veritone to bring our vision of leveraging AI voice to create more equitable, just, diverse, inclusive, expressive, and engaging user experiences to life. Given our shared commitment to responsible and ethical AI, we are poised to shape industry practices and define new monetization models that benefit all stakeholders."

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