PowerPoint Presentation: D I S C L A I M E R The following video is for educational purposes only and not meant for commercial distribution. Views expressed herein are based on actual research and are in no way intended to promote or damage the reputation of mentioned products. No compensation was received by any of its producers, hosts, or researchers for the production of this video. PowerPoint Presentation: digitalistas Group Report SPEECH RECOGNITION & SYNTHESIS MMS 101 (Prof. Ben Hur Viray ) 1 st Term, S.Y. 2012-2013 “We want to stand at the intersection of: “We want to stand at the intersection of computers and humanism .” Steve Jobs ,1955-2011 In Memoriam PowerPoint Presentation: technology changing communication entertainment perform tasks and so much more… Images courtesy of BestLegalPractices.com & InfoWorld.com PowerPoint Presentation: research & development finding new practical applications improving mobility lowering production costs increase intelligence of computers or machines to the human level. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) – branch of Computer Science that aims to develop “intelligent” computers or machines; term coined by John McCarthy , one of the great pillars of Computer Science & AI PowerPoint Presentation: how we interact or communicate with computers is still limited disadvantageous to users with visual & motor function impediments natural human interface that requires no learning or training h uman s peech PowerPoint Presentation: areas of A.I. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Speech Recognition Speech Synthesi s PowerPoint Presentation: areas of A.I. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Speech Recognition Speech Synthesi s concerned with understanding & generating natural languages applications Textual Analysis - summarize or interpret text Machine Translation – automatically translate text from one human language to another 1. English to/from French 2. English to/from Italian 3. English to/from German 4. English to/from Spanish 5. English to/from Simplified Chinese 6. English to/from Traditional Chinese 7. English to/from Japanese 8. English to Korean 9. English to Brazilian Portuguese User Interface - system designed to answer questions posed to it in natural language PowerPoint Presentation: areas of A.I. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Speech Recognition Speech Synthesi s ability to hear ; mere identification of individual words ability to speak ; refers to real creation of words ; formulation of male and female voices PowerPoint Presentation: areas of A.I. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Speech Recognition Speech Synthesi s human speech interface PowerPoint Presentation: text -to-speech software products mobile applications PowerPoint Presentation: history Norwegian , means beautiful woman who leads you to victory Dag Kittlaus (co-founder of Siri ) DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency internet GPS Virtual Reality 2003 $22 M awarded to Stanford Research International (SRI) & 20 other leading research organizations largest AI project in history 2007 Siri , Inc. was formed PowerPoint Presentation: 2007 Siri , Inc. was formed history 2008 to 2009 $24 M private funding – Menlo Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing PowerPoint Presentation: history 2008 to 2009 $24 M private funding – Menlo Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing February 2010 Siri is launched as an application for the iPhone 3GS April 2010 bought by Apple, Inc. for a whopping $200 MILLION PowerPoint Presentation: history April 2010 bought by Apple, Inc. October 2010 reintroduced as an integrated feature of the iPhone 4S PowerPoint Presentation: a ctual demonstration by Michael Kukielka of detroitborg PowerPoint Presentation: visually-impaired user demostration by Tommy Edison a.k.a. Blind Film Critic PowerPoint Presentation: speech recognition & synthesis PowerPoint Presentation:
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PowerPoint Presentation: comparison Application Features SIRI Others Comprehension (understands what you say) Yes Iris; Vlingo ; Google Voice Search; Speaktoit Assistant Apprehension (knows what you mean) Yes No Personal Assistance (set reminders; send a text; find information; schedule meetings; send an email; find a contact; set an alarm; get directions; set the timer) Yes Vlingo ; Google Voice Search; Edwin News (Sports /Weather) Yes Edwin Movie Updates Yes Location Tracker Yes Vlingo ; Google Voice Search Facebook and Twitter (+ web search) Yes Speaktoit Assistant; Vlingo App Launching Yes (Apple only) Vlingo Eyes Free Feature Yes No PowerPoint Presentation: Siri versus Vlingo side by side comparison PowerPoint Presentation: advantages faster processing time algorithms still more advanced personality PowerPoint Presentation: what to expect more supported languages improve algorithms integrate with more applications functionality in more countries PowerPoint Presentation: speech recognition & synthesis new and natural way of interacting with computers and other devices imagine digitalistas Einaliel Cumigad Karen Santos Eva Rowena Geslani Thank you for watching!