A strong grip a soft face, 2016
Siri, car navigation, chat bots, support centers: We encounter generated voices in many different contexts. These voices speak to us, they answer our questions, they guide us, they (re)direct us. They render with same friendliness the
weather forecasts, a massacre, poetry. Speech recognition
or the generation of sound based on texts: Next to computer
science, military and medicine are core developers within this field of information processing: Automated command
& control on one hand (Eurofighter & Co), extending communication possibilities on the other (Stephen Hawking as one of the most prominent users of speech synthesis).
Tell a tale to a tall. Google Assistant asks: What’s my personality?