What does Google want with DeepMind?
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...
Developer tells Google about Chrome browser listening risk
Does Skype help or hinder communication?
Speech is the one of the most important forms of communication between humans.
Facebook seeks to get smarter with big data
Facebook is working to become your new best friend, getting to know you better by infusing the billion-member social network's software with artificial intelligence.
Smart solutions to increase time and resource management
'Time is money.' Though coined in 1748 the old adage is still a firmly anchored principle in today's business circles. Time efficiency and increasingly resource efficiency are some of the many pressures facing ...
New speech recognition model: Hidden Conditional Neural Fields
Toyohashi Tech researchers propose the Hidden Conditional Neural Fields (HCNF) model for continuous speech recognition. The model is a combination of the Hidden Conditional Random Fields (HCRF) and a Multi-Layer ...
Don't shout to be heard—just reduce your acoustic reverberation
Sound travels as waves, which continue to bounce off surfaces like walls and ceilings. These reflected waves or reverberations interfere with the original sound. This noise or acoustic reverberation makes ...
Google buys machine learning startup
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Wintermute voice assistant makes intro at CES
HEARBO robot can tell beeps, notes, and spoken word (w/ Video)
Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Computer program recognises any language
If computers are rendered capable of recognising speech it will one day be the norm to give commands by voice rather than via a keyboard. “Speaking” with a mobile phone is already commonplace ...
'Googling' through unique audio material: towards a better search result
Searching and finding in audio archives can be improved if we take a different look at the underlying technology and allow for how the results are used. This provides a better picture of the problems and the points for improvement. ...