Computers have got better at translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis but still don’t understand the meaning of language
London – 06 January 2017
As consumers begin to use new technology products received as gifts over the holidays, many will test out the speech recognition or translation capabilities available on their devices. Talking and listening to computers like Apple’s “intelligent assistant” Siri, first introduced in 2011, has been fraught with problems until recently. Communications have been improving rapidly, helped by “deep learning” enabled by digital neural networks.
A new report from ‘The Economist’ examines the state of speech recognition, speech synthesis, machine translation, sentiment analysis and voice recognition. It looks at products nearly ready for the consumer market … Read More