FAQs about Voice123’s Voice Authenticity Initiative

Voice123’s Voice Authenticity Initiative was launched on March 4, 2024, to help secure voice actors’ audio files and enhance transparency in the audio industry.

This secure tool will allow voice actors to always own, access, and verify their datasets and audio files. It will also assist them to identify and track their work off-platform, protecting against potential abuse. 

We’ve compiled a list of answers to questions you might have about this launch, but feel free to reach out to us via help@voice123.com if you need more information. 

Does Voice123 own my voice?

No, you own your voice and always will. This is a protective policy to prevent the abuse of audio you upload on Voice123.

When will it be available? 

The Voice Authenticity Initiative will have various phases of release. For now, the Beta Voice Credentials tool will be incrementally released to all voice actor’s profiles so keep an eye on your proposals inbox over the coming weeks. 

How much does this cost?

Nothing! This service is free for all Voice123 members (both paid and Standard).

I don’t want this. Can I opt out?

Of course. We will simply delete the files on Voice123, which will also remove them from your profile.

Will this allow me to check if a particular audio file is mine?

Yes, in the short term, you can contact help@voice123 and share the file you want to verify. In the meantime, our team is creating a tool that enables you to verify it yourself.

NOTE: We expect many requests, and while this tool is programmatic, our support team is human. So, team members may take longer than usual to reply to these requests.

Where can I see my own voice ID?

At the moment, some tool features are still in production, but you’ll soon be able to add pertinent information to your voice signature. 

Where can I access all my signed files? 

At the moment, nowhere. We decided it was more important to go live with the signature ASAP to start adding a layer of protection for voice actors’ audio. We are in the process of coding the solution for you to access it yourself.

Can I edit my signature?

Yes, but not right now. We are launching this as is, but you will be able to add to your ID in the future and edit it in one of our future releases. 

What is the CAI?

The Content Authenticity Initiative is a group of creators, technologists, journalists, and activists leading the global effort to address digital misinformation and content authenticity. They’re focused on promoting and providing an open, cross-industry approach to media transparency.

Will you tell me if an audio is fake?

No – the CAI does not make judgements about the content of audio, so we will not label content as fake or inauthentic. Instead, the standard enables creators to transparently share the details of how they created an audio. This way, an end user can access context around who, what, and how the audio was changed — then judge for themselves how authentic that audio is.

Where does CAI data live?

CAI data can either be embedded into the content file itself, or stored in Voice123’s Voice Credentials cloud, a public, persistent storage option for content attribution and history data. Publishing to this cloud will help keep your files smaller and make their Voice Credentials more resilient and recoverable.

What are “Voice Credentials?”

We refer to the CAI metadata associated with a piece of content as Voice Credentials. This is the metadata that shows people the attribution and provenance details behind all the ingredients used to make the final content. If something has Voice Credentials, it was most likely created or downloaded using CAI-enabled tools.

How do I add Voice Credentials to my audio files?

Voice Credentials (metadata in the form of a digital signature) will be automatically generated and added every time you upload an audio file on Voice123 as the tool is released incrementally to all Voice123 voice actor profiles.

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