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 file their or another person’s voice and clone it to make use of for different brief movies. The Augie platform, aimed primarily towards entrepreneurs and social media groups, lets folks shortly add narration, photographs, textual content, and music to movies without having to be taught audio and video modifying.
Jeremy Toeman, founding father of Aug X, stated the corporate needed so as to add a voice cloning characteristic after realizing some folks don’t like talking right into a microphone or recording voice-overs.
“You’d be shocked 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 (folks must file 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 could be adjusted relying on the temper of the video.
Customers may select from a library of photographs — Aug X licenses photographs from Getty — or use AI-generated photographs so as to add to the video.
Toeman envisions advertising and marketing groups turning round brief movies with out the necessity to guide their firm spokesperson time within the recording studio.
Augie went on public beta in Might. 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 operating voice cloning servers with its companions.
Voice cloning is just not new; Samsung even lets people use an AI voice to answer calls, and now firms 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 concerns about copyright and illegally utilizing somebody’s else likeness.
“We’ve pre-thought what might 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 accessible 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 dwell mic. So, no placing your ex’s voice on speaker so you’ll be able to fake a call with a weirdly helpful friend gained’t work with Augie.
The corporate can be working with its voice cloning companion ElevenLabs to establish AI-generated voices and movies.