ElevenLabs’ Voice Cloning Technology Secures $80M Funding, Earns Unicorn Status

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Staniszewski says that he and Dabkowski, who grew up in Poland, were inspired to create voice cloning tools by poorly dubbed American films. Paying customers can upload voice samples to craft new styles using ElevenLabs’ voice cloning. The infamous message board 4chan, known for its conspiratorial content, used ElevenLabs’ tools to share hateful messages mimicking celebrities like actress Emma Watson. Then there’s the elephant in the room: the existential threat platforms like ElevenLabs pose to the voice acting industry. Even this didn’t please some voice actors, however — including SAG-AFTRA’s own members.