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Silent No Longer: When Computers Speak on Our Behalf

This may come as good news to those who are unable to speak due to disability or disease: "a research team has developed a method to synthesize a person's speech using the brain signals that are related to the movements of their jaw, larynx, lips and tongue" per this article. What does this mean? Well,… Continue reading Silent No Longer: When Computers Speak on Our Behalf

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EMPATHY in Translation: Speculative Applications

An article in The Verge recently described the introduction of LG's new neckbuds, which will have Google Translate and Google Assistant built right in. The idea behind this is that it will remove any need to say "Hey Google" to summon Assistant or Translate services, which feels like a step in the right direction. Or it would,… Continue reading EMPATHY in Translation: Speculative Applications