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Google Announces New Natural Language API

Google has launched a new natural languages API. “Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis.”

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Combining CNN and RNN for spoken language identification · YerevaNN

Last year Hrayr used convolutional networks to identify spoken language from short audio recordings for a TopCoder contest and got 95% accuracy. After the end of the contest we decided to try recurrent neural networks and their combinations with CNNs on the same task. 26 more words

The link between language and cognition is a red herring

Scientists working on animal cognition often dwell on their desire to talk to the animals. Oddly enough, this particular desire must have passed me by, because I have never felt it.

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Why is Siri talking about the Mac's Finder?

”Siri is widely expected to make up a big part of Monday’s WWDC keynote (alongside iOS 10, macOS 10.12 and more) but it seems like it is already inadvertently tipping the hat on what is going to be announce,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. 158 more words


Apple's groundbreaking Siri set for prominent role at WWDC

”Asking Apple Inc.’s voice-activated assistant, Siri, what the company plans to unveil at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week elicits the response: ‘If I told you, they’d probably make me sit through product security again,'” Alex Webb reports for Bloomberg. 448 more words


Talking Star Trek

Speech generation and recognition have come a long way. It wasn’t that long ago that we were in a breakfast place and endured 30 minutes of a teenaged girl screaming “CALL JUSTIN TAYLOR!” into her phone repeatedly, with no results. 233 more words

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