Earlier this year, Google teased a neural network-powered algorithm that could do speech-to-speech translation in real-time.
As impressive as that might be, the app was mostly inaccessible to people with speech impediments.
This is why the company’s AI division has been working on new software specifically aimed at those with verbal impairments.
In a new blog post, the Big G presented a new speech-to-text technology specifically designed for people with verbal impairments and atypical speech patterns.
Dubbed Parrotron, the software runs on a deep neural network trained to convert atypical speech patterns into fluent synthesized speech.
What’s particularly interesting is that the technology doesn’t rely on visual cues like lip movement.