Alexa & Friends features Kayoko Yanagisawa, Alexa AI senior speech scientist
Yanagisawa discusses the science behind Alexa's new bilingual Polyglot model, her career in speech research, and more.
On Feb. 25, Jeff Blankenburg hosted Kayoko Yanagisawa, senior speech scientist, on Alexa & Friends to discuss this recent development and other speech research topics. Watch the recorded interview to hear more about Yanagisawa’s career history, the TTS challenges that come with languages other than English, and the science behind Alexa’s Polyglot system.
Yanagisawa has more than 15 years of experience in speech research, with a doctorate in experimental phonetics and a master’s in phonetics from University College London.