"I, Robot": emotional androids?

I Robots SSE

Café Scientifique with Dr Matthew Aylett, as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Event details

Android voices are increasingly becoming part of the world around us, but will artificial speech ever sound emotionally convincing?  Dr Matthew Aylett has over 10 years’ experience in commercial text to speech synthesis and will explain how the personify project aims to create a sense of personality in our electronic companions.
Dr Matthew Aylett is a Royal Society Research Fellow based at CereProc Ltd and the University of Edinburgh.

Attending this event

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas.  Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

This event is free and open for all to attend.  Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Cafe is located down 9 steps and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.  We have a limited number of bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.
A podcast of the discussion will be available after the event.

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the week at the Summer Science Exhibition.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

"I, Robot": emotional androids? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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