Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

by Trevor Cox

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640090798
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 325,210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

TREVOR COX is a professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford, U.K., and a former president of the Institute of Acoustics. He has presented twenty-four science documentaries on BBC Radio and written feature articles for New Scientist , Sound on Sound , and The Guardian. He is the author of The Sound Book , winner of an Acoustical Society of America writing award. He was awarded the Institute of Acoustics’ Tyndall Medal and the Institute of Acoustics’ Award for Promoting Acoustics to the Public. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for producing the longest echo in one of the Inchindown Oil Tanks.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Evolution 11

2 The Three Ages of the Voice 43

3 My Voice is Me 77

4 Vocal Charisma 105

5 Electrifying the Voice 131

6 All the Robots Merely Players 166

7 Beware, the Computers have Ears 197

8 Computer Love Letters 226

Acknowledgements 257

Lyric credits 258

Picture credits 259

Notes 261

Index 297

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