Samsung Launches Voice Cloning for Galaxy Phones
Samsung is releasing a voice-cloning feature for its Galaxy smartphones, allowing users to create artificial intelligence-generated versions of their voices for answering calls.
The feature is coming to the Bixby smartphone assistant as an enhancement to the text call feature, which lets users type responses when they can't answer calls. Bixby then converts the text to voice, but instead of using Bixby's voice, the Bixby "Custom Voice Creator" option lets users record sentences in their own voices and then generate a copy in the user's voice and tone.
"Using the new Bixby Custom Voice Creator users can record different sentences for Bixby to analyze and create an AI-generated copy of their voice and tone," the company said in a statement.
Samsung is rolling out Bixby text call to English-speaking markets now, while the custom voice generator is only available in Korean currently. Bixby text call is available on the Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, Z Fold 4, and Z Flip 4, with One UI 5.1 or above for English. The voice-creator feature works on the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
Separately, Samsung also flagged upcoming improvements to AI-based voice dictation after integrating its on-device AI with Samsung applications.