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NY / NJ / CONN. Chapter

AVIOS-NJ/NJ Local Chapter Meeting

Monday, November 18, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, room 9205 

New York, NY

Speaker: Will Hall, Chief Creative Officer at RAIN 

The Distorted Crystal Ball & the Future of Voice Design   

   There is no admission fee, but you must register to confirm your attendance. 

Attendees must sign in at the Security desk and indicate they are attending

the Linguistics Special Meeting of Speech/Language Technology.​



Voice and emerging interfaces are fundamentally changing humanity's relationship with technology. And as designers, we must help create this new world. This talk will look at how emerging technologies are evolving in China, and how these principles are shaping interactions all over the world.


At RAIN , Will has helped pioneer the emerging world of Voice and Conversational AI. He serves on multiple boards around design and emerging technologies, including Google’s Agency Council for Voice. Over the past 15 years, his work has been recognized by the One Show, Cannes Lions, Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards and AIGA’s 365 for top clients like Nike, Facebook, Sony, Adult Swim and Alibaba to name a few. His mom still has no idea what he does.

Join Will as he shares:
- The five principles of voice design
- How children are evolving due to conversational interfaces
- Case studies (Starbucks, Nike, HBO, Headspace and others)
- Informed predictions

6:30-6:45 Meet, Greet & Eat Pizza
6:45-7:00 Intros & Kickoff: AVIOS - Phil Shinn, Sara Basson
7:00-7:15 CUNY/Lightning Talks/Announcements - Kyle Gorman, Asst Prof Graduate Program in Linguistics, CUNY
7:15-8:00 Presentation - Will Hall
8:00-8:15 Questions
8:15-8:30 More Meet, Greet & Eat Pizza


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