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Speech Tech Guru Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Speech Tech Guru Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Ray Kurzweil has confirmed that he is joining Google as director of engineering to work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing. Kurzweil is the founder of several companies including Kurzweil Applied Intelligence (KAI). In 1982, the company began to develop computer-based speech recognition, and in 1987 introduced the first commercially marketed, large-vocabulary […]

Smartphones Might Soon Develop Emotional Intelligence Thanks To New Speech-Based Algorithm

Smartphones Might Soon Develop Emotional Intelligence Thanks To New Speech-Based Algorithm

At the IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, being held at the University of Rochester on Dec. 5, researchers will describe a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, with substantially greater accuracy than existing approaches. Surprisingly, the program doesn’t look at the meaning of the words. “We actually used recordings of actors […]