Aug X launched Augie, an AI-powered video creation platform incorporating a voice cloning characteristic to learn advert copy with out reserving a recording studio.
Partnering with ElevenLabs, Aug X lets customers document their or another person’s voice and clone it to make use of for different quick movies. The Augie platform, aimed primarily towards entrepreneurs and social media groups, lets individuals shortly add narration, pictures, textual content, and music to movies with no need to be taught audio and video modifying.
Jeremy Toeman, founding father of Aug X, mentioned the corporate needed so as to add a voice cloning characteristic after realizing some individuals don’t like talking right into a microphone or recording voice-overs.
“You’d be stunned on the quantity of people that’ve used our voice cloning characteristic that got here as much as us and says thanks as a result of they didn’t like recording narration,” he says.
In a demo to The Verge, Toeman says customers can both write or add a script to Augie after which use a prerecorded voice (individuals have to document a brief snippet of their voice saying something) or select one from its library. That voice will then learn the script with the tone, severe, enthusiastic, creepy, and so forth., which may be adjusted relying on the temper of the video.
Customers can even select from a library of pictures — Aug X licenses pictures from Getty — or use AI-generated pictures so as to add to the video.
Toeman envisions advertising groups turning round quick movies with out the necessity to e book their firm spokesperson time within the recording studio.
Augie went on public beta in Could. For now, everybody utilizing Augie has entry to the voice cloning characteristic. Toeman says ultimately, it’d restrict video size and high quality and the variety of cloned voices of non-paying subscribers due to the expense of working voice cloning servers with its companions.
Voice cloning just isn’t new; Samsung even lets individuals use an AI voice to reply to calls, and now corporations like Aug X are integrating the expertise into extra full-featured companies. After a deepfaked Drake tune that includes an AI-generated model of the rapper’s voice went viral, it helped reignite considerations about copyright and illegally utilizing somebody’s else likeness.
“We’ve pre-thought what may go fallacious, so we’re being actually cautious about who can use the pre-recorded voice to clone,” Toeman says.
He added that recorded voices, versus those a part of the bigger Augie library, will solely be out there to particular person accounts. So one other individual in the identical group has to rerecord their spokesperson’s voice on their Augie account to clone their speech. Customers can not add recordings, and the platform will solely settle for voices recorded with a reside mic. So, no placing your ex’s voice on speaker so you may fake a call with a weirdly helpful friend gained’t work with Augie.
The corporate can be working with its voice cloning associate ElevenLabs to establish AI-generated voices and movies.