Voice cloning platform Resemble AI raises $8 million Series A and launches a ‘deepfake detector.’
Resemble AI, a leader in generative voice artificial intelligence, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Javelin Venture Partners and Comcast Ventures, with follow-on investment from Craft Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, and Qasar Younis. Resemble AI also announced the release of its deepfake audio detector, Resemble Detect, and the general availability of its Speech-to-Speech voice conversion.
“We’re proud to support Resemble AI’s safe deployment of generative AI for the enterprise,” says Alex Gurevich, managing director at Javelin Venture Partners. “Their track record of enabling global entertainment and technology companies’ ethical use of voice AI is unparalleled across the industry.”
With over a million users and over 35 years of audio generated in the last year, Resemble AI is addressing AI fraud and safety concerns. Resemble Detect validates the authenticity of audio data to expose deepfake audio in real time with a 98% accuracy rate. This offering analyzes audio across all forms of media and against all modern generative AI speech synthesis solutions.
Resemble AI was founded in 2019 with ethics as a core focus, with its Ethical Statement prioritizing safety in building generative AI. Resemble AI requires explicit user consent to clone voices, and strict usage guidelines are enforced to prevent malicious use. The company released another safeguard for enterprise customers this year: the PerTh Watermarker, which can detect whether a Resemble AI-produced audio file has been manipulated.
“Our mission is to make interactions with digital products as human and natural as possible,” says Zohaib Ahmed, co-founder and CEO of Resemble AI. “We want to make AI tools available to more people, but we also acknowledge that we can’t talk about AI without talking about ethics. We’re proud to release Resemble Detect, another solution in our toolkit to ensure legitimacy.”
Resemble Detect, PerTh Watermarker and Speech-to-Speech products are available now to Resemble AI customers, with demonstrations available for scheduling.