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Voice Changes Everything: Bringing the Natural Language Processing Revolution to VR

Peter Akemann  (CEO, Skydance Interactive)

Location: Game & Entertainment Stage

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Topic: Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

This talk will present a detailed description of the challenges and triumphs of making cloud-based voice interface a first-class feature in Skydance Interactive's future titles. See how the power of voice together with conventional interfaces lead to surprising and delightful new possibilities of user experience. Gain a detailed understanding of the technical demands, the costs, and limitations of the state of the art. Finally, hear projections on where these technologies will lead in the future.


Attendees will gain an understanding of what advances in cloud-based voice technology have made possible, and how this will reshape the landscape of computer gaming.

Intended Audience

This talk will be of interest to game designers and game programmers on all platforms, from casual to AAA gaming.