In a pilot experiment, Spotify has announced a voice translation feature for podcasts hosted on the proprietary audio streaming platform. This new feature will translate podcasts into various languages using the publishers voice, leveraging OpenAI’s voice generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
According to the initial report, podcast episodes recorded in English can now be available in languages like Spanish, French, and German. As part of this experiment, 5 podcasters have been selected to test the language translation for a select number of their episodes.
These podcasters are Monica Padman, Lex Fridman, Bill Simmons, Steven Bartlett, and Dax Shepard. The report further mentions that this feature will be available globally to free and premium users.