Tag Archives: Speech

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Facebook Moderation Guidelines Leaked, Show How It Reviews Hate Speech, Extremist Content

HIGHLIGHTS Challenges such as revenge porn have overwhelmed Facebook moderators It reviews around 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week It confirmed that it was using software to intercept graphic content Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal ... Read More »

Social Media Firms Have Increased Removal of Hate Speech, Says EU

HIGHLIGHTS EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content EU earlier ordered social sites to delete all objectionable content Germany even threatened to fine EUR 50 million for the same Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response ... Read More »

Education, Free Speech, and Elite “Temper Tantrums”: Interview with Dave Rubin and Joanna Williams

Dave Rubin: We’re continuing our partnership with Learn Liberty this week. As you guys know, we’re building out our home studio right now. My good pal, Larry King, was nice enough to lend me his studio. My old studio used to be built in this very room, but Larry lent it to us today. My guest this week is an ... Read More »

Intel SoCs Get Built-in Speech Recognition; May Help Apple Bring Siri to OS X

Intel SoCs will soon have native support for speech recognition features. This capability comes as the chipmaker partners with Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on machine learning techniques. The announcement further intensifies the speculation about Apple bringing Siri to its OS Xdesktop operating system. Dubbed TrulyHandsfree, the always-on, always-listening voice triggering component and low-power sound detector will be a ... Read More »

German Police Launch Mass Raids Over Online Hate Speech

German police on Wednesday launched nationwide raids targeting social media users who posted racial hatred on Facebook and other online networks. Police swooped on the homes of some 60 suspects across 14 of Germany’s 16 states, the BKA federal crime bureau said, in a crackdown on “verbal radicalism” and related criminal offences. No arrests were made but computer equipment, cameras ... Read More »

facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back eu Hate Speech regulations

internet giants facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to a brand new ecu code ofconduct against hate speech, the european commission said. the us–primarily based firms have agreed to hurry up their reactions while unlawful material is flagged up, with the goal of looking in any respect suspicious cloth inside 24 hours. “The latest terror attacks have reminded ... Read More »

facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft lower back european Hate Speech rules

net giants facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to a brand new european code ofbehavior towards hate speech, the european fee stated. america–primarily based companies have agreed to speed up their reactions when unlawful fabric is flagged up, with the intention of looking in any respect suspicious cloth inside 24 hours. “The recent terror assaults have reminded us ... Read More »

eu Hate Speech Deal indicates Mounting Pressures Over internet content blocking off

HIGHLIGHTS facebook and Microsoft will review reviews of hate speech in 24 hours. The deal also includes YouTube and Twitter. ecu deal is a worrisome fashion toward greater government restrictions. An settlement on Tuesday by using four principal US internet organizations to dam unlawful hate speech from their offerings in Europe within 24 hours suggests the tight nook the corporations ... Read More »