DENVER – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, today announced that it has signed an agreement with The Bert Show, hosted by member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Bert Weiss. By selecting Veritone’s award-winning MARVEL.ai for its high-quality personalized synthetic voice cloning solution, the popular nationally-syndicated morning show can safely and efficiently create text-to-speech and speech-to-speech versions of the Bert’s iconic and sought-after voice for a myriad of projects without his required physical presence.
âI am really excited to start using MARVEL.ai from Veritone. Seems like it makes the impossible possible, âsays Weiss, who started hosting the show in 2001.â They say you can’t be in two places at the same time, but we’re sure we’re getting closer. Between syndication The Bert Show, my new podcasting network, Pionaire, my family, and my nonprofit, Bert’s Big Adventure, time is running out. We are all pressed for time.
Cross-cutting production or creating new promotional content is vital but takes time. I’m excited to start experiencing the quality of MARVEL.ai’s synthetic voice. And of course it looks easy to use. Veritone promises us professional services, advice and support to give our show director Tommy Owen the ability to develop original content and reuse audio clips without any need from me other than my consent. Not only will this reduce production costs, but it will also increase where and how my voice can be heard.
Syndicated nationally via Cumulus Media in 27 markets across the United States and sourced from Atlanta-based WWWQ studios, one of the top 40 outlets under the Q100 brand, The Bert Show features Weiss along with the co- Hosts Kristin Klingshirn, Davi Crimmins and Moe Mitchell who offer a mix of lifestyle advice, national entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor and on-air community. The success of the program lies in its original unscripted content and in the openness of the actors to share the most intimate and vulnerable details of their lives. This openness is what keeps the show’s more than one million listeners coming back every day via radio and podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.
âPartnering with The Bert Show to bring synthetic vocal capabilities through MARVEL.ai is a big milestone for both of us,â said Ryan Steelberg, president of Veritone. âWe share a passion and a commitment to evolve with the evolution of consumer listening habits as well as the evolution of content. As an industry leader in AI, Veritone is continually extending the power of synthetic voice technology in innovative and inclusive ways. We are convinced that the next 20 years will be even more remarkable for The Bert Show than the last 20. ”
Veritone’s MARVEL.ai, Named 2021 NAB SHOW Product of the Year, is a hyper-realistic synthetic voice solution that empowers customers to ethically and securely create and monetize professional-grade synthetic voice that can be easily personalized in different genres, languages, dialects, accents and more. Built on Veritone’s aiWARE, the premier operating system for AI, the self-service app supports both text-to-speech and text-to-speech. Responding to the need of media companies, brands, broadcasters and advertisers to meet consumers’ growing cravings for new content, MARVEL.ai lowers production costs by speeding the process of getting content to market while expanding reach of the audience exponentially.
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Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Serving organizations in the commercial and regulated industries, Veritone software, services and industrial applications simplify data management, enabling the world’s largest and most recognizable brands to operate more efficiently, accelerate ownership decision and increase profitability. Veritone’s hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, aiWARE â¢, orchestrates an ever-growing ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. Through its robust partner ecosystem and professional and managed services, Veritone develops and builds AI solutions that solve the problems of today and tomorrow.
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