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Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer Relationship

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How interactive voice-based technology can tap into the automatic and powerful responses all speech--whether from human or machine--evokes.

Interfaces that talk and listen are populating computers, cars, call centers, and even home appliances and toys, but voice interfaces invariably frustrate rather than help. In Wired for Speech, Clifford Nass and Scott Brave reveal how i
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Mit Press (first published July 22nd 2005)
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Noah
Feb 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
humans, hell even animals, have real relationships to technology, which is not the suprising part of this book. nass does a brilliant job of experimenting on this relationship in order to find out how it works on its own terms. for example, in one experiment he demonstrates that humans often related to the individual computer they used differently than with other computers. nass shows repeatedly that the human computer relationship is very dyadic, it is not monolithic technology that is at stake ...more
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The book talks about different aspects of designing computer voice interfaces, particularly on speech output, using human and social points of view. It points out human’s unique characteristics in processing and interacting with speech and how the different parts of the brain are wired as a result of evolutionary forces.

One of the main points of the book is that even though the brain consciously knows one is interacting with a synthesized voice by a computer, other parts of the brain subconscio
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Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A really good overview of voice human-computer interaction and with a great deal of nice experiments showing how easy it is to trick people.
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