While it is true that AI-generated voices are becoming more sophisticated, there are still some limitations to their capabilities, such as conveying complex emotions or adapting to unexpected situations. 

But AI technology does have it's uses; by automating certain tasks such as transcription, translation, and customer service.

So can the power of AI actually be beneficial for voice over professionals? Could it, for example help reach a wider audience?

By writing a blog.

To experiment, I asked ChatGPT is a large language model trained by OpenAI to detail the advantages a voice actor would have of using the ChatGPT service. 

Here's what it came up with:

  • Quick and Convenient Communication
    One of the biggest advantages of using ChatGPT is the quick and convenient communication it offers. With ChatGPT, you can easily communicate with your clients or potential clients through chat or voice messages, eliminating the need for lengthy email chains or phone calls. This can save you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your business, such as recording and editing voiceovers.

  • Personalized Recommendations
    Another advantage of using ChatGPT is its ability to provide personalized recommendations. By analyzing your past work and client feedback, ChatGPT can offer you recommendations on how to improve your voice acting skills or suggest new areas to explore in your voiceover work. This can help you grow and diversify your skillset, making you more attractive to potential clients.

  • Increased Visibility
    Using ChatGPT can also increase your visibility and reach. By leveraging the power of social media and other online platforms, ChatGPT can help you reach a wider audience by suggesting hashtags or keywords that are relevant to your voice acting niche. This can help you get discovered by potential clients who are looking for voice actors with your specific skills and experience.

  • 24/7 Availability
    Another advantage of using ChatGPT is its availability. ChatGPT is available 24/7, which means you can communicate with your clients or potential clients at any time, even if you're not available. This can help you provide better customer service and increase client satisfaction, ultimately leading to more repeat business and referrals.

  • Language Translation
    Finally, ChatGPT can also help you communicate with clients who speak a different language. With its language translation capabilities, ChatGPT can help you overcome language barriers and communicate effectively with clients from all over the world. This can help you expand your client base and take on more international projects.

ChatGPT concludes by offering a number of advantages for voice actors looking to grow their business. From quick and convenient communication to personalized recommendations and increased visibility, ChatGPT can help  take a voiceover business to the next level.

For my part I can certainly see a number tools I would find useful, and I'll certainly be experimenting with SEO hashtag analysis.

And writing this blog was a breeze; ChatGPT produced content in seconds - a real time-saver.

So perhaps the answer is a hybrid combination of personal skills and training (for the voice work), and efficiency-boosting tools for the business-admin side. At the very least it would provide more time for building personal relationships with clients. I think we would all appreciate that. 

As ChatGPT puts it; 

Rather than fearing AI, voice overs should focus on developing their skills, building their brand, and finding new opportunities to showcase their talent. AI technology can be a useful tool to enhance their work, but it cannot replace the human touch and creativity that is essential to the art of voice acting.