"Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is one of the fastest growing and commercially most promising applications of natural language technology. Speech is the most natural communicative medium for humans in many situations, including applications such as giving dictation; querying database or information-retrieval systems; or generally giving commands to a computer or other device, especially in environments where keyboard input is awkward or impossible (for example, because one's hands are required for other tasks)."
– from Linguistic Knowledge and Empirical Methods in Speech Recognition. By Andreas Stolcke. (1997). AI Magazine 18 (4): 25-32.
Be careful of what you say around your Echo devices. A Portland woman was shocked to discover that Echo recorded and sent audio of a private conversation to one of their contacts without their knowledge, according to KIRO 7. The woman, who is only identified as Danielle, said her family had installed the popular voice-activated speakers throughout their home. It wasn't until a random contact called to let them know that he'd received a call from Alexa that they realized their device had mistakenly transmitted a private conversation. The contact, who was one of her husband's work employees, told the woman to'unplug your Alexa devices right now. 'We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house,' the woman said.
Artificial intelligence: Since the term was first coined in 1955 by the late Stanford computer scientist John McCarthy, AI has steadily moved out of the realm of science fiction and now has significant impact on our everyday lives. Related: Is Artificial Intelligence Replacing Your Intelligence? Voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant utilize voice recognition to transform the way we search for information and interact with our devices. Innovations such as self-driving cars and wearable tech are positioned to transform transportation and healthcare in the foreseeable future. The Harvard Business Review has predicted that AI will affect the economy and our lives on a magnitude similar to that of the steam engine, electricity and the industrial combustion engine.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) recently reported powerful fiscal first-quarter 2018 results. The graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist's revenue jumped 66%, GAAP earnings per share soared 151%, and adjusted EPS surged 141%. There was a wealth of information about the company's results and future prospects shared on the earnings call. Our focus here is on NVIDIA's data center, which is growing like gangbusters -- its revenue grew 71% year over year to $701 million in the quarter, accounting for 22% of the company's total revenue. We see the data center opportunity as very large, fueled by growing demand for accelerated computing and applications ranging from AI [artificial intelligence] to high-performance computing across multiple market segments and vertical industries.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) recently reported powerful fiscal first-quarter 2018 results. The graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist's revenue jumped 66%, GAAP earnings per share soared 151%, and adjusted EPS surged 141%. There was a wealth of information about the company's results and future prospects shared on the earnings call. Our focus here is on NVIDIA's data center, which is growing like gangbusters -- its revenue grew 71% year over year to $701 million in the quarter, accounting for 22% of the company's total revenue. We see the data center opportunity as very large, fueled by growing demand for accelerated computing and applications ranging from AI [artificial intelligence] to high-performance computing across multiple market segments and vertical industries.
In this post, we will talk about natural language processing (NLP) using Python. This NLP tutorial will use Python NLTK library. NLTK is a popular Python library which is used for NLP. So what is NLP? and what are the benefits of learning NLP? Simply and in short, natural language processing (NLP) is about developing applications and services that are able to understand human languages. We are talking here about practical examples of natural language processing (NLP) like speech recognition, speech translation, understanding complete sentences, understanding synonyms of matching words, and writing complete grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs.
When dealing with audio files a lot of work is required to index them properly so that is easy to lookup for them when needed. In this example we'll show how to use IBM Watson Speech to Text to recognize speech from audio files stored on Box and enrich their metadata with the extracted text. Go to Service Credentials and copy the username & password values, we're going to use them soon. In less then 1 minute you can have this up and running by using the project Blueprint, a pre-built template to help you get started with proven integration solutions. To get started with the Blueprint just click here.
Microsoft has bought Semantic Machines, an artificial intelligence start-up, as it looks to boost its efforts in developing conversational AI. Berkeley, California-based Semantic's approach to AI is using machine learning to add context to conversations with chatbots. This means taking information received by AI and applying it to future dialogue. The firm's speech recognition team previously led automatic speech recognition development for Apple's personal assistant Siri. In its announcement Monday, Microsoft did not disclose any financial details of the acquisition.
With a billion people worldwide living with some form of disability, there is tremendous scope for the development of assistive technologies – a market expected be worth over $26 Billion by 2024. In the next 10 years, billions of IoT smart devices will be connected. AI will enable these devides to listen, see, reason and predict without a 24/7 dependence on the cloud (this physical interface between humans and machines is what Microsoft terms the "intelligent edge") and the average smart home will generate around 50GB of data every single day. It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your business Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a crucial part of that puzzle, as AI advances such as predictive text, visual recognition and speech-to-text transcription are already showing enormous potential for helping people with vision, hearing, cognitive, learning, mobility disabilities – as well as a range of mental health conditions. "AI can be a game changer for people with disabilities.
HP may have been the first to offer an all-in-one with Alexa built-in, but Acer is determined to do the same for the laptop realm. It just revealed that several of its laptops are the first to ship with Amazon's voice assistant already installed. The Spin 3 and Spin 5 should be available at stores right now, while the Nitro 5 Spin convertible will pack Alexa when it arrives in June. Aspire, Switch and Swift PCs (including Aspire desktops) will offer Alexa with shipments over the "next few weeks." If you already have a compatible model, don't worry -- your system isn't suddenly obsolete.