Spotify this week announced an AI translation feature for podcasters that could give it an edge over Apple’s podcasting platform. Voice Translation for podcasts uses artificial intelligence to translate podcasts into additional languages using the original podcaster’s voice.
While Spotify developed the tool, it is using OpenAI’s latest voice generation technology. It learns the original speaker’s voice and style and then translates the podcast into another language. Spotify says that this system will provide a “more authentic listening experience” that is more natural and personal than standard dubbing. Podcasts translated this way will retain the speaker’s distinctive speech characteristics.