Alexa-based Al-generated cloned voice user interface

The voices of traditional virtual assistants are not considered persuasive or credible due to their unfamiliarity

KinVoice synthesises the voices of friends and family, integrating them into VUIs (voice user inter-faces) such as Alexa, to create a virtual assistant, giving the user a more convincing and agreeable listening experience, which they are more likely to pay attention to.


  • Samantha Chan

    Samantha Chan

    The University of Auckland

    Samantha is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ‘Fluid Interfaces Group’ at the MIT Media Lab, exploring interfaces for augmenting human memory and cognition. She led Project KinVoice as part of her Ph.D. thesis in Bioengineering at The University of Auckland. She studied Engineering Product Development at Singapore University of Technology and Design where she received her Bachelors degree. Her research interests include Human Computer Interactions, AI, conversational interfaces, and biosignals. more

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  • Suranga Nanayakkara

    Suranga Nanayakkara

    National University of Singapore The University of Auckland

    Suranga Nanayakkara is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems & Analytics, School of Computing, National University of Singapore as well as an Honorary professor at University of Auckland. In 2011, Suranga founded the “Augmented Human Lab” to explore ways of designing intelligent human-computer interfaces that extend the limits of our perceptual and cognitive capabilities. Suranga received his Ph.D. degree and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). more

  • Tamil Selvan Gunasekaran

    Tamil Selvan Gunasekaran

    The University of Auckland

    Tamil Selvan is a Research Assistant at the Empathic Computing Laboratory of the University of Auckland. His research involves the creation of novel interactions using radars, human-AI collaboration and human-agent interaction in the group and team settings. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a master's degree recently. Before this, he worked as a research intern at the Augmented Human Lab at the University of Auckland. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology, India more

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  • Yun Suen Pai

    Yun Suen Pai

    Keio University Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

    Yun Suen Pai is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design (KMD), directing the Physionetic Interactions Group in Embodied Media. His research interest is in XR, HCI, biosignals, and cognition. He graduated from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, with a bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering. In 2018, he received his Ph.D. from KMD and was a Postdoc at the Empathic Computing Laboratory, New Zealand, until 2021. He collaborated with Airbus, Fujitsu, Google, and so on for works like vision augmentation, and assistive technologies. His current research is the development of cybernetic avatar technology. more

  • Haimo Zhang

    Haimo Zhang

    OPPO Research Institute

    Haimo Zhang is director of the HCI & Human Factors Lab in OPPO Research Institute. His current effort is to apply advanced interaction technologies and knowledge about human to improve user experiences in existing and emerging usage scenarios. His earlier research spans the wide area of perception and cognition, technology and design. He received his PhD (2015) and Bachelor's (2009) degrees at the National University of Singapore. more


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