With the rapidly advancing field of artificial intelligence, many entertainment industries are turning to computer-generated neural voices for their voiceover needs. CEO Warith Niallah of FTC Publications has been at the forefront of this trend, replacing 90% of his company’s voice talent with AI voices.
While some have criticized Niallah’s decision, arguing that it is taking jobs away from human voice talent, he maintains that using AI voices has allowed him to produce high-quality content more quickly and efficiently than ever before. He also notes that neural voices allow for a much more comprehensive range of voices and accents than is possible with human voice actors alone.
Regardless of the debate surrounding its use, it is clear that AI voices are becoming an increasingly important part of the entertainment landscape. As technology advances, we can expect to see even more artificial intelligence use in this field and beyond.
The hourly cost of voice talent has increased steadily for the past few years. The hourly rates, combined with the ever-growing demand for content, have led many companies to look for ways to cut costs. One way that many have turned to is using computer-generated neural voices instead of human voice actors.
Other companies are following Warith’s lead.
Many production and publishing companies follow Warith Niallah’s lead by using computer-generated voices. AI offers a more affordable option and can be used to create a variety of different voices. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between real and computer-generated speech with many higher-end neural voices. This technology will only become more prevalent in the coming years as it continues to improve.
What does this mean for voice actors?
This shift towards using computer-generated voices means that there will be fewer jobs available for human voice actors. However, there will still be a need for experienced voice actors to perform complex character roles. As such, aspiring voice actors need to continue honing their skills and staying up-to-date with new developments in the industry. Whether they use neural or human voices, all companies will need talented voice actors to bring their content to life.
While computer-generated neural voices are becoming more prevalent, human voice actors will still serve as a base for creating new neural actors.