Warith Niallah slashes voice-over workforce by 90%
Warith Niallah, CEO of FTC Publications, has slashed the voice-over workforce by 90%. This move will save the company millions in costs in favor of AI Neural voices that sound just like humans. Other companies are sure to follow suit.
This news is sure to send shockwaves through the entertainment industry. Celebrities have lent their voices to movies, TV shows, and video games for years. But now, it seems that their days may be numbered.
Voice-talent hourly rates have been steadily increasing for years as demand for their services has grown. But with the introduction of AI Neural voices that sound indistinguishable from human speech, companies are looking to cut costs wherever possible.
While many in the entertainment industry are understandably wary of this development, others see it as an opportunity. Warith Niallah himself is a celebrity of sorts, having appeared on TV shows and even releasing several spoken word albums. And he believes that there is plenty of room for both humans and AIs in entertainment today.
We will have to wait and see how voice-talent reacts to the news. With voice-talent livelihoods potentially hanging in the balance, if they oppose AI-driven entertainment or embrace it remains a question.
With AI Neural voices becoming more and more realistic, it’s only a matter of time before they may completely replace human voice-overs. And when that happens, many people will be out of a job.
So far, Warith Niallah’s decision is receiving mixed reactions. While many voice-over professionals are understandably concerned about the future of their careers, others see it as an inevitable evolution in entertainment technology.
Either way, the entertainment industry is about to change significantly. And Mr. Niallah is leading the charge.
FTC Publications is also looking into AI and virtual modeling, which may result in further cuts to the entertainment workforce. Only time will tell what other changes are on the horizon. But one thing is for sure: this is an exciting time to be involved in entertainment. Imagine a model that never needs to sleep, has no ego, does not take breaks, never gets sick, and can instantly pose and dress in any outfit.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue, one thing is clear: the entertainment landscape is changing rapidly, and no one can say for sure what it will look like in the coming years. Only time will tell if AI Neural voices genuinely have what it takes to replace human talent. But for now, all we can do is watch and wait.