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Facebook AI wav2vec 2.0

Facebook claims wav2vec 2.0 tops speech recognition performance with 10 minutes of labeled data

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers at Facebook describe wav2vec 2.0, an improved framework for self-supervised speech recognition. They claim it demonstrates for the first time that learning representations from speech, followed by fine-tuning on transcribed speech, can outperform the best semi-supervised methods while being conceptually simpler, achieving state-of-the-art results using …

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Analysis | The Technology 202: New study reveals extent of hate speech on Reddit in right-leaning forums

Analysis | The Technology 202: New study reveals extent of hate speech on Reddit in right-leaning forums

A new study of abuse on Reddit found that more moderation is needed to stem racist and white supremacist content on the service – particularly in right-leaning political forums.  Sentropy, a start-up that makes content moderation tools, analyzed comments in some of the most popular political message boards on both sides of the aisle, such …

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Google’s auto-complete for speech can cover up glitches in video calls

The news: With many of us now relying on video calls for face-to-face interaction, choppy connections are more frustrating than ever. An artificial intelligence that mimics an individual speaker’s way of talking can smooth over the cracks by filling in small gaps with snippets of generated speech. Developed by a team at Google, the technology …

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Codifying Political Speech: Using Biometric Data to Identify Demographics

Codifying Political Speech: Using Biometric Data to Identify Demographics

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 7:00 am Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Josipa Majic will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to …

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Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google's Company Culture Failing?

Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?

Happy new years everyone, but there may have been a Google search algorithm update on New Years, I doubt it, but some think so. Google is aware of spammers using text-to-speech software to create video spam in Google search. Google said let’s put the voice search optimization fad to sleep already. Google posted a video …

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Evolution of Speech Recognition Technology

Communication plays an essential role in our lives. Humans started with signs, symbols, and then made progress to a stage, where they began communicating with languages. Later computing and communication technologies came. Machines began communicating with humans and in some cases, with themselves also. The communication created the world of the internet, or as we …

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Facebook’s live-streamed Zuckerberg speech got a big thumbs up

Facebook does not show all the comments in real time on popular live broadcasts because the volume is too high, said Tucker Bounds, a Facebook spokesperson. To choose what does appear, Facebook relies on a number of “ranking signals” to filter out those that are low-quality. The signals include how much people interact with comments …

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Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test

But by removing itself as the moderator of political content — including in paid ads on the site — Facebook has left itself open another avenue of criticism. In a series of tweets Monday evening, Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, said Facebook allowed President Trump to spread false information …

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Orangutans can play the kazoo – here’s what this tells us about speech evolution

A kazoo might seem a world away from the spoken word. But our ability to produce its buzzing, Donald Duck-like sound at will was key in us ever developing the ability to speak at all. And while our capacity for speech is unique, my colleague Robert Shumaker and I have used the novelty instrument to …

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