Talk generator

TalkGenerator is an AI for automatically creating coherent slide decks based on a single topic suggestion.

Improv Game

This generator was built for the improv theatre game Improvised TED talk (also called PowerPoint Karaoke). In this game, a performer improvises a complete presentation based on an unseen PowerPoint slide deck.

Usually when this game is played, the slide deck is made beforehand. The slides are thus not related to the topic the audience suggested for the talk should be about.

Inner working

This generator solves this problem by quickly generating an entire slide deck based on a single topic suggestion, usually chosen by the audience.

In our evaluation, we found that people seemed to prefer the generated slides over human created random slide decks. This is likely due to the link with the audience suggestion, and the generator following good practices.

It uses many different templates on many different levels and scrapes tens of datasources for finding correctly flavored images to create a diverse and appropriate PowerPoint presentation about the topic.

A schematic overview of the algorithm. A topic is expanded into a sequence of related topics by walking a knowledge base graph. These topics are turned into slides by slide generators. The order of the slide generator is weighted randomly for every slide position.
A schematic overview of the algorithm. A topic is expanded into a sequence of related topics by walking a knowledge base graph. These topics are turned into slides by slide generators. The order of the slide generator is weighted randomly for every slide position.

Online Demo

The talk generator can be tried out on talkgenerator.com.

Screenshot of talkgenerator.com
Screenshot of talkgenerator.com

Examples

Input: "Pear"

Input: "Hotel"

Input: "Cat"

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