Spotify is set to use artificial intelligence (AI) to replicate podcasters’ voices and translate them into different languages. The company has announced a new feature that relies on OpenAI’s voice generation technology, which can create “realistic synthetic voices” based on just a few seconds of speech. This will help maintain podcasters’ distinctive speech characteristics and enhance the authenticity of the podcast listening experience. Spotify has already collaborated with several podcasters to translate their episodes into Spanish, French, and German, with plans to expand the feature to more creators and languages in the future.
Spotify to Use AI to Replicate Podcasters’ Voices and Translate Them to Other Languages
Spotify has unveiled a new feature that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to replicate podcasters’ voices and translate them into different languages. This innovative technology, powered by OpenAI’s voice generation technology, can create realistic synthetic voices based on just a few seconds of speech. By maintaining podcasters’ distinctive speech characteristics, Spotify aims to enhance the authenticity of the podcast listening experience.
Collaboration with Podcasters and Language Translation
Spotify has collaborated with renowned podcasters such as Dax Shepard, Lex Fridman, Monica Padman, Steven Bartlett, and Bill Simmons to translate select episodes into Spanish, French, and German. These translated episodes will be available to both free users and paid subscribers in the coming days and weeks. Spotify plans to expand this feature to include more creators and languages in the future, with upcoming collaborations already in the works, including comedian Trevor Noah’s new podcast.
The Future of AI in Podcasting
Spotify sees this AI-powered feature as just the beginning of its efforts to revolutionize the podcasting industry. The company aims to make the feature accessible to a wider range of creators and languages in the future. By leveraging AI technology, Spotify is committed to providing an immersive and inclusive podcast experience for its global audience.