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Saturday, April 13 • 15:00 - 15:40
Nicole He: Robots Shouldn't Sound Human: The Aesthetics of the Computer Voice in Art and Games

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This is a talk about how the shitty, recognizably robotic speech-to-text “voice” is an important artistic aesthetic that should be preserved, even as speech synthesis technology advances (see GLaDOS, Cortana, etc). When the AI voices in our everyday life sound indistinguishable from human voices, what does it actually mean to be human?

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Nicole He (US)

Nicole He is a programmer and artist based in Brooklyn, whose recent work is focused on unusual uses of voice technology. She's a freelance creative technologist at Google Creative Lab and an adjunct faculty member at ITP at NYU. She's also currently working on a new sci-fi voice-controlled... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 15:00 - 15:40
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