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Thursday, October 27 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
New trends in voice technology beyond words

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Voices are ubiquitous and familiar, so much so that it is easy to forget how fundamentally important vocal signals really are. With every vocal interaction, we subconsciously reveal an abundance of personal information, from identity and upbringing to hormone levels, and physical and mental state. Could technology help leverage this meta-information to reduce biases and improve interpersonal interactions? Or will future conversational AI focus on using our own voices against us, detecting our emotions and becoming more manipulative through prosodic mimicry and timbral mirroring? In this talk, we present novel trends in voice technology that have the potential to change our relationship with technology, with ourselves and with society. From voice biometrics to voice assistive technology and modulated auditory feedback, new technologies of the voice can have surprising consequences from reducing disfluencies, affecting mental states, and even altering our perception of taste.

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Rébecca Kleinberger

Researcher / Assistant Professor, Northeastern University & MIT

Thursday October 27, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Online Workshops
  Future Audio Trends
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