Event Title

Progress and Impact of Understanding Spoken Language

Presenter Information

Xuedong HuangFollow

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

With all the recent progress in machine learning, big data, and computing infrastructure, we are likely only a few years away from the critical point where computers have reached human parity in understanding spoken language. We can already see the large leaps in spoken language processing exemplified by Microsoft’s Cortana, Skype Translator, and Project Oxford cloud services. I will use these examples to illustrate not only our society’s historical collective efforts but also the remaining challenges to reaching human parity in an effort to better prepare us for the immense societal impact.

Location

Fowler

Start Date

9-25-2015 1:00 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315997

 
Sep 25th, 1:00 PM

Progress and Impact of Understanding Spoken Language

Fowler

With all the recent progress in machine learning, big data, and computing infrastructure, we are likely only a few years away from the critical point where computers have reached human parity in understanding spoken language. We can already see the large leaps in spoken language processing exemplified by Microsoft’s Cortana, Skype Translator, and Project Oxford cloud services. I will use these examples to illustrate not only our society’s historical collective efforts but also the remaining challenges to reaching human parity in an effort to better prepare us for the immense societal impact.