Automatically Generating Engaging Presentation Slide Decks

  • Speaker: Thomas Winters
  • Type: Conference talk
  • Date: 2019-04-24
  • Location: EvoMUSART19: 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design
  • Talented public speakers have thousands of hours of practice. One means of improving public speaking skills is practice through improvisation, e.g. presenting an improvised presentation using an unseen slide deck. We present TEDRIC, a novel system capable of generating coherent slide decks based on a single topic suggestion. It combines semantic word webs with text and image data sources to create an engaging slide deck with an overarching theme. We found that audience members perceived the quality of improvised presentations using these generated slide decks to be on par with presentations using human created slide decks for the Improvised TED Talk performance format. TEDRIC is thus a valuable new creative tool for improvisers to perform with, and for anyone looking to improve their presentation skills.


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