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Google devises conversational AI that works better for people with ALS and accents

Google AI researchers working with the ALS Therapy Development Institute today shared details about Project Euphonia, a speech-to-text transcription service for people with speaking impairments. They also say their approach can improve automatic speech recognition for people with non-native English accents as well. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often have slurred speech, but existing […]

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AI generates interesting story endings

Sophisticated natural language processing systems like OpenAI’s GPT-2 can craft speech that’s impressively humanlike, but those same AI often struggle with cogencY and coherency. In particular, they don’t pen compelling conclusions — AI-generated story endings tend to be generic and lacking in context. This shortcoming motivated scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science […]

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Waze now displays toll road pricing for drivers in the U.S. and Canada

Waze is rolling out a new feature in the U.S. and Canada that lets drivers see how much they can expect to spend on tolls for any given route. The crowd-powered navigation app, bought by Google back in 2013, already allows drivers to route around toll roads to save money. But now the app will display […]

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