Tag Archive: Language

AI Voice Assistant 02.26.18

App Uses AI to Create Voice Assistant

One of the reasons why text-based forms of communication are popular is their searchability; it’s easy to use search tools to comb through written words and find specific keywords and phrases. However, when it comes to spoken words, this kind of automated searching was impossible—until now. A new app launched in February makes it easy…

Flu AI 02.2.18

Using Machine-Learning Prediction to Forecast the Flu Season

Just as you depend on your local weatherman to tell you whether you need to bring an umbrella to work, medical professionals rely on influenza forecasts to predict the severity of the flu season and plan accordingly. However, these flu predictions are notoriously inaccurate and vague, making it difficult to effectively prepare, allocate resources and…

01.12.18

Chatbots Learn Words as They Dialogue

Japanese university researchers have devised an artificial intelligence system that can learn new words by interacting with users, potentially enhancing speech-oriented applications like chatbots, according to the Digital Journal. Scientists at Osaka University have developed a technology called “lexical acquisition through implicit confirmation.” This method allows computers to infer the definition of a new, unrecognized…

Chat-bot Challenges AI 01.2.18

Chatbots Present Challenges and Opportunities for Call Centers

With chatbots experiencing widespread adoption in virtually every industry, call centers may appear to be headed the way of the dinosaur. However, by getting on top of the chatbot craze, call centers may be able to survive and even thrive in the artificial intelligence era, according to one software CEO. Call centers can turn over…

Customer Discovery 12.29.17

Natural Language Processing Automates Customer Discovery

Every new company believes it has a better mousetrap to offer the world. However, customers are unlikely to beat a path to a startup’s door on their own, requiring companies to undergo the challenging procedure of identifying customers and gathering their product feedback. To assist with this process—known as customer discovery—startup ScopeAI is offering a…

10.3.17

Zoom Adds Transcription to Conferencing Solution

Workers tired of having to take notes to chronicle their teleconferences now have a better solution: automated transcription from Zoom Video Communications. Zoom, which provides cloud-based video and web conferencing services, is offering a new feature called Recording Transcripts. Recording Transcripts transcribes the speech from a conference recording into text. The text is searchable, allowing…

09.14.17

Voice Analysis to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease within Seconds

Meet Ludwig, a two-foot-tall robot that can determine whether people are showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in less than one minute simply by listening to their voices. Developed by Canadian firm WinterLight Labs, Ludwig uses proprietary voice analysis algorithms to pick up on subtle cues that reveal signs of Alzheimer’s, as reported by The Telegraph….

Baidu Text to Speech Recognition 06.2.17

Baidu’s Text-to-Speech Technology Does Perfect Voice Impressions

The capability to detect and emulate slight differences in accents and voice characteristics is a fundamental human trait that allows people to understand social identity and fit in with different groups. However, systems like digital assistants often come up short when it comes to understanding and conveying these subtleties. Enter Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc.,…