Valentin Siltsenko

Valentin Siltsenko got a bachelor degree in Tallinn Technical University and is currently in the process of getting another bachelor degree in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. He is doing a research for the Enactive Virtuality Lab on emotional text-to-speech synthesis with deep learning. Speech synthesis has advanced a lot recently but the main weakness is the lack of human-like emotions in synthesised speech. If we can reliably simulate these emotions or even change them according to the interlocutor’s emotional state – this opens new and exciting possibilities to a fully immersive experience!