Big Tech seeks to improve speech recognition tools for people with disabilities

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Major tech companies are teaming up with a university to develop voice recognition technology that better recognises people with speech patterns often associated with disabilities. Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft are working with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on its Speech Accessibility Project, which aims to make voice recognition more inclusive. Many current voice recognition systems, such as voice assistants and translation tools, struggle to recognise people with certain speech patterns, including some whose speech is affected by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosi…

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