AI-powered Whispp app can recreate your voice, a boon for people with disabilities; Know how it works | How-to

AI-powered Whispp app can recreate your voice, a boon for people with disabilities; Know how it works

Whispp app, developed by a Dutch startup, uses AI to enhance the voices of those with speaking disabilities. Know all about it.

| Updated on: Feb 28 2024, 12:09 IST
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The Whispp app uses old audio recordings to recreate and enhance users’ voices. (Whispp)

In the last few years, smartphone makers have been making efforts to provide an inclusive experience for all users. As part of this endeavour, companies have rolled out a wide range of accessibility features that cater to users with disabilities. For example, there's a colour correction feature on smartphones that compensates for people with colour blindness. Such measures are aimed at making sure no one feels left out. With the recent evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), several apps have emerged that aim to assist people with speaking disabilities by creating an AI replica of their voice.

While the iPhone already has a Personal Voice feature that achieves the same functionality and Android is working on it via its Project Relate, the newly launched Whispp app takes your affected voice and enhances it to make it loud and clear.

About Whispp app

The Whispp app is developed by a Dutch startup and demonstrated on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona. It uses AI to convert your whispered speech and vocal cord-impaired speech into a clear and natural voice of your choice, enhancing it. The company says it is “valuable for people with a voice disability who lost their voice due to illness, trauma or old age people who need a boost for their voice.”

The Whispp app uses audio-to-audio based AI which provides real-time voice enhancements instead of traditional speech-to-text (STT). The developer says this helps it reduce latency, eliminating a barrier to a flowing conversation.

How does it work?

To use the Whispp app, the user first needs to record their voice. They can then choose to enhance it and amplify it. The amplify option amplifies the voice and removes the background noise. Moreover, users also have a choice to pick a preset voice that speaks for them. 

If you attend a lot of calls during the day, Whispp also offers in-app calling functionality, although it comes with a $19.99 a month subscription. Alternatively, there's also a desktop app that works with several video-conferencing platforms to enhance and amplify your voice, ensuring a hassle-free meeting experience.

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First Published Date: 28 Feb, 12:09 IST