A startup called Waverly Labs is developing Pilot, a set of smart earbuds that translate between users speaking different languages. This translator wearable works in conjunction with a custom app that utilizes speech recognition and machine translation to help you communicate. These are a potential travel winner.
Ever wonder how computer voices and speech recognition technology are developed? Watch this insightful short film on the art of how many of these synthetic voices are created, how they’ve developed throughout the years and get an inside look at a studio session at Nuance, one of the biggest companies in the field [and the rumored Siri creators].
The complexities of the human vocal range are an amazing thing. Take a listen to this segment from The World, and a rare look at what the mouths and throats of a beatboxer and soprano look like while they are performing, part of learned speech functions that as it turns out, are very similar to that of learning various language skills.
Santiago Gonzalez is a 14-year old developer in Littleton, Colorado who is fluent in a over a dozen programming languages and has created 15 apps to date. He entered college at age 13 and is expected to graduate with a computer science and electrical engineering degree by age 16 and will get his masters degree at 17.
Did you know the brain computes a million times slower than electronics and 10 million times slower than computers? As information technology grows exponentially, the technological tipping point is nearing and with that comes the merging of humans and computers.
What will you do with the next 364 days in front of you? Whatever you do, make it count…
The longest word in the English language is 189,819 letters long and takes 3.5 hours to sound out.