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Google, Accessibility, Create

Google's Project Euphonia Helps Voice Systems Recognize Impaired Speech


Credit: Project Euphonia.

Voice assistants have a reputation for misunderstanding people with accents, stutters, or slightly slurred speech. It's even worse when the person has conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or ALS.

While some brands are slowly including users with non-standard speech in their speech recognition models to make their voice assistants more inclusive, Google has stepped it up a notch with Project Euphonia.

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Development, Google Assistant, Voice assistant

Developers, Meet Mycroft – A Private, Open Source Virtual Assistant

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Developers, what if we told you that you don’t always have to battle with limited voice platforms? That’s right, allow us to introduce you to Mycroft (no, not Microsoft), a virtual assistant that is 100% open source.

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Alexa, Voice assistant, Artificial Intelligence

This AI Startup Raised over $57 Million To Bring Voice Tech To Enterprise Sales Teams

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Natural language processing, Voice assistant, Artificial Intelligence

“Ask Mercedes” Uses IBM Watson To Answer All Your Car Questions


Image credit: Daimler

You know that feeling when you just got a brand new car? You sit inside marveling at every little detail, maybe caress the steering wheel and breathe in that "new car smell". But wait, how do you make it open the garage door? And what does this button do?

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Google Assistant, Voice assistant, Google

Smart Devices: Let’s Get Real About Security

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In 2017, a Texas teen realized their neighbor had purchased a wireless printer.  He also discovered their network was unsecured. Naturally, he began sending requests to wirelessly print a string of panic-inducing messages, including: “This is your printer. I have become self-aware. Run.”

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Development, Alexa, Google Assistant

What Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Are Doing to Create The Most Conversational AI

 

Google caused quite the stir in the AI community at their 2018 I/O Developer Conference when they unveiled Google Duplex. Some call it “an exciting step for Artificial Intelligence”, while others consider it a “terrifying piece of technology.”

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