Becoming a video creator has become easier than ever.
I love reading articles and listening to podcasts, but let’s face it, video is the type of content most people consume on a daily basis.
Whether it’s a short TikTok clip or a long YouTube video, video content is the go-to for both education and entertainment. That said, making videos isn’t easy. You need to buy expensive gear, show your face on camera, and spend hours making the video and editing it.
But guess what? AI is increasingly making these obstacles a thing of the past.
Thanks to AI now we can use avatars in our videos, create our own avatars, clone our voices, turn images into talking photos, and even translate our videos into multiple languages.
I’ve tried most of these AI features, and while they’re not flawless, the results are still impressive. Let’s have a look.
Can’t Talk? Let AI clone your voice
Now it’s possible to clone your voice using AI. This means a world of new possibilities when it comes to recording audio and even videos.
To do this, you need to train the AI with some minutes of your voice. The more minutes of your voice you give to train the tool, the better the results. Then the tool will create a realistic clone of your voice, and you can “record new words” by simply typing them in!
- Writers can turn their articles into audio using their cloned voice
- Video creators can write scripts and let AI speak for them
- Whenever you can’t talk, you can create audio using your cloned voice
What AI tools have these features? ElevenLabs and Descript
I’ve cloned my voice using Descript. To train the model, I used one of my 10-minute YouTube videos. Descript recommends 30 minutes of English-language speech in your voice though.
I’ve used my cloned voice to read the first sentences of this section. Here’s how it sounds.