Louis XIV sculpture

Versailles - The [real] voice of Louis XIV

A collaboration with Canal+ to bring King Louis XIV back to life

Canal+ - Versailles

The real voice of Louis XIV

  • CHATBOTS + AI

Vive le Roi ! For the new season of “Versailles” we collaborated with Canal+ to bring King Louis XIV back to life by recreating his voice. Using AI and voice technology journalists and the public were able to interview and question the King and receive real-time responses about his life 400 years ago.

Tablet - Louis XIV - Royal speech
The Real Voice of Louis XIV

Combining medical records and historical data

The experience was created by combining medical records and historical data with emerging technologies such as voice synthesizer and natural language processing. The voice created even picks up on the pronunciation details that would have been a result of his health conditions. 

Statue of Louis XIV and voice recordings
Portrait of Louis XIV

Creating the voice of a King who has been dead for over 400 years.

Extract of the website : the voice of Louis XIV

The King was about to do live PR interviews in multiple languages and give his opinion on his Twitter account...provided that you call him “Votre Altesse”.

Man talking to Louis XIV within the tablet
Man talking to Louis XIV within the tablet
Tablet on a marble table
Mosaic of screens of the project
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