Using AI for Extensive Listening

AI may solve problems we face when doing extensive listening. The cloud service Amazon Polly “converts text into life-like speech.” We show how teachers can use Amazon Polly, and we summarize a pilot research project that compares student responses to a human voice and Amazon Polly’s AI voice.

A Paper Presented at The Fifth World Congress on Extensive Reading, Feng Chia University August 9-12, 2019. By Joseph Poulshock, Senshu University; Douglas Forster, Japan Women’s University

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