Of all the industries Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been transforming recently, podcasting stands out. While AI tools like ChatGPT and Synthesia have garnered much press attention, several AI tools have been making waves in the world of podcasting.
These tools use AI to solve common podcast production pain points and problems. They have transformed podcast editing and production for established podcasters and have made podcasting far more accessible to newcomers.
So how exactly is AI solving podcast production? Rather than doubling as a sound engineer or video editor, AI lets you focus on the most vital part of podcasting - storytelling. Everyone has their own unique story to tell. Read on to see seven ways AI will help you to tell yours.
1. AI Speech-to-Text: Automatic Podcast Transcription
No need to manually transcribe your audio or video files anymore. AI can automatically transcribe your recordings in seconds using advanced speech-to-text technology. Riverside, a leading AI podcasting tool, advertises "AI transcriptions with 99% accuracy" as part of its offering. A quick review of your AI-generated transcript to catch the 1% that was missed, and you are ready to go with a fully accurate transcript.
2. One-Click Removal of Filler Words like "Ums" and "Ahs"
Research proves that people who speak without using filler words sound more persuasive and better educated. Thanks to AI, you can automatically remove filler words from your recordings. You and your guests sound more polished, while listeners have a better listening experience with filler words cut out. AI podcasting tool Descript lets you "purge your recordings of "ums," "ahs", "you knows", and a dozen other filler words with a click".
3. Eliminate Audio Echo, Background Noise, and Auto-Level Sound
Good quality audio is critical to a successful podcast. Listeners will switch off if your audio has background noise, an echo, or static. AI acts like your personal sound engineer, isolating speaker voices and regenerating and enhancing their audio quality while eliminating echo and background noise.
Podcastle, an AI podcast editing tool, states its users have "no need to worry about recording in a noisy environment or using fancy noise cancelling equipment. AI-powered noise cancellation delivers clean, crisp audio to help you sound like you're in a professional studio."
4 . Edit Audio and Video Using Text, Bypassing Complex Editors
Audio and video editors can be horribly complex and intimidating, especially for beginners. AI has turned post-production podcast editing on its head. Now, you can edit your audio and video by editing your AI-generated text transcript, document style.
Adobe is leading the way here with their AI-Powered Adobe Podcast tool - "Adobe Podcast Studio transcribes every word using the same industry-leading transcription as Adobe Premiere Pro. Simply cut, copy, and paste your audio just like a text document. Editing audio has never been easier."
5. AI Voice Cloning: Easily Edit Words or Phrases in Podcasts
AI text-to-speech tools use generative AI to clone your voice. Instead of manually re-recording individual words or sentences, you type what you want to be said. The AI model of your voice will say the words or sentences and match the tone of the surrounding content. Listeners will have no idea the new words were not part of the original recording.
Descript's Overdub " makes correcting your recordings as simple as typing. Type any words that your audio or video tracks are missing. Make mid-sentence changes to real recordings – Overdub will match the tonal characteristics on both sides".
6. AI-Powered Selection of Key Moments for Short-Form Clips
Engaging, short-form clips for TikTok, Instagram Reels or YouTube Shorts are essential to hook people into watching entire episodes of your podcast. Creating them used to involve carefully watching your finalized recording to find key moments and then editing them into short clips.
AI tools like Opus Clip automate this process "Our AI analyzes your video to identify the most compelling hooks, extracts relevant juicy highlights from different parts of your video, and seamlessly rearranges them into cohesive viral short videos." These tools can automatically add customizable subtitles, emojis and sounds to increase engagement and build excitement for your podcast.
7. Leverage AI to Repurpose Your Podcast into Other Content Forms
Why not take your podcast transcript and get AI to turn it into a blog post with an AI writing tool like WriteSonic? Or use an AI marketing tool like Jasper to turn your transcript into captivating social media posts. Or use Opus Clip, mentioned above, to turn your long-form video into viral short-form clips.
With AI, your podcast is no longer a single piece of long-form audio or video. It can be repurposed into other content types automatically, enabling you to extract total value for yourself and your brand from each and every episode.
In recent years, rapid advancements in artificial intelligence have reshaped numerous sectors. Podcasters have been massive beneficiaries of this transformation. And the good news is the momentum shows no signs of stopping. AI podcasting tools continue to add new features, further alleviating the pain of podcast production. If you have a story to tell, there is no better time to launch your podcast.