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.