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A history of how humans developed our capacity for conversation -- and what might happen now that computers are catching up Trevor Cox has been described by The Observer as "a David Attenborough of the acoustic realm." In Now You're Talking, he takes us on a journey through the wonders of human speech, starting with the evolution of language and our biological capability to speak (and listen) , and bringing us up to date with the latest computer technology. Language is what makes us human, and how we speak is integral to our personal identity. But with the invention of sound recording and the arrival of the electrified voice, human communication changed forever; now advances in computer science and artificial intelligence are promising an even greater transformation.

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