Dr. Maria Aretoulaki

Director & Head of Explainable VUI Design at DialogCONNECTION Ltd

United Kingdom

“We already have so many digital identities and so much [personal] data on us in the cloud [that] this information and data can be leveraged to personalize our speech interface, so that they don't just say, 'How may I help you?' but perhaps they’ll say, 'Hey, do you want to top up on your favorite French wine?' ”

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Dr. Maria Aretoulaki

Maria Aretoulaki, Director & Head of Explainable VUI Design at DialogCONNECTION Ltd, designs speech interfaces from scratch and fixes existing ones through the examination of human-machine conversations. Dr. Maria not only has a PhD in the speech recognition and an MSC in NLP, but she has also navigated her way through the DJ, drum and bass scene in Germany. Tune in to hear how DJing and VUI Design positively influence one another.