Finding a voice

Tim LeRoy
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on 11 January 2017

Computers have got much better at translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis, but they still don’t understand the meaning of language….yet.

“Language is widely seen as humankind’s most distinguishing trait. AI researchers insist that their machines do not think like people, but if they can listen and talk like humans, what does that make them? As humans teach ever more capable machines to use language, the once-obvious line between them will blur.”

The Economist’s Tech Quarterly ‘Finding a voice’ is a long article, exploring the technology around voice recognition, and it’s current and future applications, and is well worth the time. [lnk]

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