Machine Translation Left Unaddressed by EU in Proposed AI Legislation – via slator.com

The European Union released a long-awaited proposal on AI legislation on April 21, 2021. European Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager described the legal framework as “the first [of its kind] on the planet.”The very few use cases for which an outright AI ban is proposed include social credit systems, “subliminal” techniques...

Reader Polls: Non-English Netflix, Open to Work, AI Voices at a Screen Near You – via slator.com

Slator has published more stories on speech synthesis in the past half-year than over the period since the website launched in 2015 until Covid. Speech synthesis and its various use cases (e.g., synthetic dubbing) are hot now.As Simon King pointed out in a recent SlatorPod, the quality of synthetic speech...

Papercup CEO and Science Advisor on Speech Translation and Synthetic Voices – via slator.com

Speech startup Papercup’s Jesse Shemen (CEO) and Simon King (Science Advisor), join SlatorPod to discuss how they develop synthetic voices to make videos accessible in multiple languages.The two talk about the underlying components of the Papercup workflow and outline the role that technology — speech recognition (ASR), machine translation (MT),...