Firm's platform offers more than 40 languages for customers to choose for their avatar
Virtual human-hosted audio and video startup Synthesia has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round.
The new funding round comes just a few months after the startup raised $12.5 million.
Synthesia CEO Victor Riparbelli said: “Today, consumers expect video and audio content. And they take that preference with them to work. We’re seeing this drive rapid demand for scaleable content creation solutions in the enterprise.”
“With Synthesia, anyone in the enterprise can generate video directly from their browser. No need for cameras, studios or actors. You simply select an avatar, type the script, hit generate and the video is ready in a few minutes. For our thousands of customers it is transformational to enable anyone in the company to produce uniform, on-brand video content for everything from internal training to personalized sales prospecting.”
Synthesia uses the AI of its video and audio platform to pick up the look and sound of a person in an uploaded video. The company also offers a catalogue of actors from which customers can choose an avatar that best represents their brand.
Customers can choose from 40 different languages for both female and male voices, including languages like Arabic, Estonian, Hebrew, Serbian, and Tamil.
The machine learning technology works by deconstructing the audio and visual elements of the person to generate a realistic animation that can imitate the human well enough to say new words from a script.
The user can edit the final video or audio product and adjust it to match its company’s vision without repeated retakes or additional editing software.