What’s Next: Voice Artificial Intelligence (Secure Voice Cloning)

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2o minutes into the future…

For those who know me, it comes to no surprise that I like to design and develop things that you typically have never seen or heard of before.   As a refresher, here is a brief history (if interested).

I read an NPR article not long ago about how a professor was working with children with speech disorders.  It was so sad when she explained that children with no voice use text-to-speech synthesized “voices” that are derived from adult voices and with an extremely limited choice of male and a female voices. Imagine an 8 year old child who uses the voice of “Paul” a 30+ year old man.

I have been in the “Voice” business now for a few years building the first of its kind Voice overlay platform that allows your actual voice to be heard across all of your social media, web sites and blogs.  And, we also brought Voice messaging to life on anything offline.  As you can imagine we are building a vast collection of “Voice” data.

Shortly thereafter, I met with the Professor who was featured in the NPR article and I decided that one of my missions would be to develop a seamless and automated mechanism for healthy voices, from people of all ages and walks of life, to create a large collection of synthesized voices for children and adults with speech disorders.  The concept is simple, folks with speech disorders can have a choice of more appropriate “voices” that better resemble what they would naturally sound like if they were able to speak.

As Bob and I dive deeper into development, creating the ability to “Clone Voices” is an extremely incredible and powerful project.  Are you ready for some goose bumps and for the hairs to stick up on the back of your neck?

We are on the cusp of bleeding edge technology developing a system that will allow users to record their own voices, and over time, that person will be able to then use “text-to-speech” and the output will resemble that of their own Voice!  So, imagine for a moment, if you send a text or an email to your wife or girlfriend, it can be heard in YOUR voice rather than a Siri-like default voice.

Here are other things that we will be doing with this technology:

Mobile “Voice Ads”; Imagine a celebrity interacting with you and using your “Name” in the advertisement conversation.

We will create new revenue models for celebrities by licensing their synthesized Voice to:

  • Game developers
  • GPS voice choices
  • Smart-Home Appliances
  • Smartphone Virtual Assistants
  • Talking-Stickers for Messaging Apps (WhatsApp, Viber, etc)
  • Mobile Voice Ads

Let me know if you have interest in having your Voice Cloned? We will need between 1 to 3 hours of spoken word audio from you (we will provide the text and the recording mechanism), and you must agree to donate your “synthesized voice” to our voice data bank for the speech disabled : -)

As we progress with Voice.AI (Voice Artificial Intelligence), Bob and I have some incredibly cool technology that we will bake into YOUR own “Cloned Voice”…. stay tuned…..2o minutes into the future…..

 

Rob Thomas uses his “Shout Number” & “Shout QR Code” to Raise Money

Rob Thomas just completed a 3 day Concert stint in Atlantic City for awareness and fund raising for his incredible “Sidewalk Angels”.

He deployed ShoutOmatic to Thank his Fans for supporting the organization and after you hear his Voice thanking you for any dollar amount you can offer, the Shout automatically opens to the PayPal Donation Page for “Sidewalk Angels”.

 

Brief Summary of the Power of ShoutOmatic

Here are the main Features of ShoutOmatic: Audio/Voice overlay for Social Media

Shouts can be created in the following ways:
· ShoutOmatic iPhone App
· ShoutOmatic Android App
· ShoutOmatic Facebook App
· You can call in a Shout from any phone
· You can email in a Voice Memo
· You can upload an audio file

Shouts can be heard:
· Within our Apps
· Desktop Browser
· Mobile Browser
· Embeddable Shout Player Widgets
· Brought to life on any “offline” items using our “Shout QR Codes”; ads, billboards, merchandise, posters, etc
· Create a 2nd Screen experience for TV viewers using “Shout QR Codes” and/or a “Shout Text-In Number”

After the Shout is “Heard”, it can automatically open to ANY URL

Each Shout can include:
· Text (up to 255 characters)
· Voice Audio (standard length 60 secs) but we can do anything you want
· Voice Audio + added audio (auto-appends any new audio file) So a Voice message is heard first then a jingle or a song. We can even append an outro sponsored audio such as “this Shout was brought to you by Old Spice”
· Location (pinned on Google Maps)
· Post Shout URL
· Photo or Video

Users can “re-record” over existing Shouts: This is an awesome feature that lets you re-do “mistakes” (because once links are posted and shared to social networks its impossible to retract) we let you “change” the Voice messages. And, a new Message may be more appropriate for a different “time”

You can change the “Post Shout URL” for each Shout any any time, on demand

You can edit each “Shout QR Code” destination URL at any time, on demand

You can schedule Shouts to post at a later date

You get METRICS/data: Every Shout will have metrics for you to analyze; where the Shout was listened (pinned on Google Maps), when the Shout was listened to and from what device listened with, or scanned from.

You can customize the background graphic for each ShoutOmatic Profile

You can put a Banner ad and Display Ad for each Profile and will use those ads to dynamically create each Shout detail page

Fan “Follow” Engagement:
Following a user puts their Shouts in your timeline
User have the option to Follow via SMS Text
Users have the option to Follow via email

Fans/Followers can “Shout-Back” in their own Voice, or in text to Any Shout

Each ShoutOmatic Profile can get their own “Text-In” Number so when a Fan/Follower texts that number, they instantly receive the latest Shout to their phone

Have access to a “personalities” profile to re-purpose the content to your own social real estate:
As long as Celeb/Host/Personality grants you permission, you can have access to each Shout content to share & post to your own networks, etc

Commerce-engine:
We built a total work-flow to allow Shouts to be ordered by fans or brands; generic Shouts or custom/personalized Shouts.

Each ShoutOmatic Profile is all set-up to be submitted to iTunes for an official “Podcast”

PS: The United States Patent & Trademark Office granted us a Trademark for the word “Shout” and broadly defined it as any way to deliver an audio message via mobile device or internet for social networking purposes!

I BELIEVE in the POWER of SOUND:-)

Best wishes,

Norm Levy

Matchbox Twenty deploys ShoutOmatic technology; Voice Messaging is brought to life on their Tour T-Shirts helping them to sell more concert tickets, merch and music.

Disney Music Group promotes Zendaya’s first solo track “Replay” with the use of ShoutOmatic:
RT @Zendaya Yay! Here it is, ONLY for my Zswaggers! You are First to Hear this! (Hear My #Shout + Photo) http://shouts.at/Oyy

Celebrities use ShoutOmatic’s Personal Shouts Feature as Rewards for their Kickstarter campaigns

The Butterfly

The last, the very last,
so richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone…
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ‘way up high.
It went away I’m sure because it wished to
kiss the world goodbye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto
But I have found my people here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut candles in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here,
In the ghetto.

Written by Pavel Friedman, June 4th, 1942
Born in Prague January 7th, 1921
Deported to Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26th, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on September 29th 1944

Inspirational source: http://jeffreyschrier.org/  http://WingsofWitness.org