Alexa Wright & Mike Lincoln

The Art and the Science of A Speech-based Interactive Installation

Artist Alexa Wright and Mike Lincoln from the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh will present Conversation Piece, an intelligent room that can converse with its occupants. Conceived as an artwork that explores the interface between technological and 'real world' experience, Conversation Piece incorporates a number of newly developed speech technologies.

This interactive space, which can hold conversations with up to three people at any one time, is the result of a long period of research and development, during which the boundaries between art, science and technology research have often become blurred.