Computer Sciences

Model moves computers closer to understanding human conversation

An engineer from the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing has developed a machine learning model that can distinguish functions of speech in transcripts of dialogs outputted by language understanding, or ...

Machine learning & AI

Artificial intelligence favors white men under 40

"Insert the missing word: I closed the door to my ____." It's an exercise that many remember from their school days. Whereas some societal groups might fill in the space with the word "holiday home", others may be more likely ...

Computer Sciences

Toward speech recognition for uncommon spoken languages

Automated speech-recognition technology has become more common with the popularity of virtual assistants like Siri, but many of these systems only perform well with the most widely spoken of the world's roughly 7,000 languages.

Energy & Green Tech

Can energy-efficient federated learning save the world?

Training the artificial intelligence models that underpin web search engines, power smart assistants and enable driverless cars consumes megawatts of energy and generates worrying carbon dioxide emissions. But new ways of ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Siri, meet grandma: Building a voice assistant for older adults

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego received an Amazon Research Award to develop a voice assistant to better communicate with older adults. Their initial goal is to create a system capable of understanding ...

page 1 from 3