Music streaming company Spotify today announced a new feature that allows podcasters to convert their voice into other languages using artificial intelligence.
The all-new language translation uses AI to translate podcasts into other languages with the original podcaster’s voice in tow. Originally from OpenAI and its speech generation technology, the tool learns the podcaster’s style and voice before translating the content into different languages.
Language translation is currently being tested and is not yet available to podcasters and content creators. Spotify said it is working with Lex Friedman, Steven Bartlett, Bill Simmons, Monica Padman and Dax Shepard to create language translations for existing and future episodes into German, French and Spanish. Spotify promises that language-translated episodes will be available to both free and paid subscribers. Sample episodes are available for testing and provide “key insights.” German and French podcasts will be introduced “in the coming days and weeks”.