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Lip Reading Skills by Google’s AI is on Fleek

B. J. Murphy
By B. J. Murphy
Serious Wonder

Posted: Nov 30, 2016

Having an artificial intelligence (AI) translate foreign languages for you is becoming a common occurrence for most people. While universal translators are getting closer to the market by each year, there’s one other form of communication which AI is aiming to dominate as well – lip reading!

Thanks to a team of researchers working on Google DeepMind, they’ve developed an AI which not only is able to read your lips, but is capable of reading them 3x more accurately than professional human lip readers.

“Using this architecture, we demonstrate lip reading performance that beats a professional lip reader on videos from BBC television. The model also surpasses the performance of all previous work on standard lip reading benchmark datasets, and we also demonstrate that visual information helps to improve speech recognition performance even when the audio is used.”

– Joon Son Chung et al.

[Full Article on Serious Wonder]

B.J. Murphy is a Technoprogressive Transhumanist activist within the East Coast region of the U.S. He's worked with the asteroid mining company Planetary Resources as a member of their Planetary Community Vanguard, helping campaign funding for the ARKYD 100 Space Telescope, an open-source means of space exploration. He is a Writer, Editor, and Social Media Manager for and runs his own blog called The Proactionary Transhumanist. He's a co-author of both Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity and The Future of Business: Critical Insights On a Rapidly Changing World From 60 Futurists.
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