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Computers that talk and listen

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 6.15PM

Speaker: Professor Roger Moore, University of Sheffield

IET Lecture

It was back in the 1950s that scientists and engineers first started to develop machines that could recognise and generate human speech, and yet widespread applications of the technology have only appeared in the public marketplace in the last 15 years.  Even today, despite the tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of the structure of spoken language and our ability to manipulate it using computers, people still report poor experiences in attempting to use the technology.  This talk will review some of the challenges facing research into spoken language processing as we contemplate a future that envisages conversational interaction with artificial agents and robot companions.

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Location: Room P/L001, Physics

Admission: Admission is free and open to all. No ticket required.

Email: publiclectures@york.ac.uk