A comparison of human and machine-generated voice

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Abstract

This study investigates the influence of a virtual human (VH) with recorded human voice vs VH with a machine-generated voice (text-to-speech) on building trust and working alliance. We measured the co-presence perception to understand the impact of VH's perception on building the human-VH relationship. The results revealed no differences between the two types of voices on co-presence perception, trust or working alliance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2019
Subtitle of host publication25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450370011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 12 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

Conference

Conference25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2019
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period12/11/1915/11/19

Keywords

  • Virtual human
  • Voice
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Trust
  • Co-presence
  • Working alliance

Cite this

Abdulrahman, A., Richards, D., & Bilgin, A. A. (2019). A comparison of human and machine-generated voice. In S. N. Spencer (Ed.), Proceedings - VRST 2019: 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (pp. 1-2). [41] New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3359996.3364754