Julia König

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Samstag / Saturday, 29.4., 19.00 Uhr / 7 p.m.

 

A STRONG GRIP A SOFT FACE, 2016

PERFORMANCE, 20MIN

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?

 

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