Ask YOURSELF this question BEFORE you audition or do ANY work that has an AI component:
“Is the compensation for this job enough to offset future lost work & income for the rest of my career?”
|Ask TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS these questions
|QUESTIONS TO ASK
|WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
|HOW CAN IT BE USED?
|Will the voice be used to synthesize & create derivative works by the client? Will the voice be used to create derivative works by Third Parties? If so, will derivative works be broadcast, commercialized, or distributed?
|Will new content be created with my voice by the client or someone else & will it be sold? If so, will I be compensated for that?
|Standard TTS, creating digital voices & persons, visual multi-modal interaction, artificial intelligence, virtual reality or other real-life based animated images, webcasting, advertising, performance, broadcasting, news broadcasting, audio books, intelligent customer service, intelligent device interaction, we-media dubbing, etc (this list is endless but is a good start creating a list of types of derivative work).
|Will the voice be used to create, improve, or expand existing speech services models?
|Will my voice be used to improve existing speech technologies separate from AI?
|Speech recognition and generation including speech transcription (STT), text-to-speech, speech translation, enterprise office software, cloud-based neural networks & data analytics
|Will the voice be synthesized and/or combined with other voices (derived voices) or will the voice be cloned in its current timbre?
|Will the voice sound like me? Will a new voice be created from mine & other voices?
|Standard TTS, creating digital voices & persons, visual multi-modal interaction, artificial intelligence, virtual reality or other real-life based animated images, webcasting, advertising, performance, broadcasting, news broadcasting, audio books, intelligent customer service, intelligent device interaction, we-media dubbing, etc
|Will this voice data be used to train AI?
|Will my voice be improving future AI technology?
|Machine learning, AI Training
|Will this voice data be used as the primary identity of the AI?
|Will my voice be the primary voice of the AI & be represented as the AI?
|Are there functional limitations to this AI or is the AI non-generative? Ex; a recommendation engine, information kiosk, or other limited purpose?
|Are there limits to what this AI can do & is there a specialty or specific use for this AI?
|Is the AI generative?
|Can the AI create new content on its own when prompted, without limits?
|Are these usage terms subject to change?
|Can this agreement change at the client’s discretion?
|Does the artist have the right to revoke authorization?
|Can I remove my voice from these technologies in the future or does the client own my voice without limitation?
|Ask INDIE CLIENTS these questions.
|Is there any part of this project that is AI-generated? Scripts, digital assets, voice, music, etc?
|Are there any elements of this project you plan to sell as NFTs?
|Would you be open to signing a simple agreement or the NAVA AI Rider that states that my voice will not be cloned by AI or used to train AI?