Tech Firms Train Voice Assistants to Understand Atypical Speech
By Katie Deighton
Technology companies are working to make their voice assistants
accessible to people who struggle with speaking, including those
with conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a
In December, Amazon.com Inc. announced an Alexa integration with
Voiceitt, a startup that lets people with speech impairments train
an algorithm to recognize their own unique vocal patterns. Apple
Inc. is researching how to automatically detect a stutter, while
Google's Project Euphonia initiative is testing an app that lets
people with atypical speech communicate with Google Assistant.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google is also compiling an audio bank of
atypical speech that it hopes will help bring its standard voice
assistant closer to full accessibility.
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February 25, 2021 05:27 ET (10:27 GMT)
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