Two of the LVL team, Jón and Anna, are working on a strategic plan for Icelandic language technology, together with Steinþór Steingrímsson from The Árni Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies. The three of them have been – and will be – meeting LT specialists in Europe to learn about successful technologies and to collect material for […]Read more "Learning from Europe"
The event “Educational day 2017”, organised by SA-Business Iceland on February 2nd, focussed on the Icelandic language and language technology. Leading persons from academia, industry, politics, and culture spoke with enthusiasm about the role and future of Icelandic and the chances within language technology. The president of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (whose name posed a […]Read more "The future of Icelandic"
What better way to unwind than to take a step back, take 3 steps forward, and knock down those pins. The team went bowling at Keiluhöllin Egilshöll, had a few beers, a few laughs, and quite a few strikes (although machine intelligence combined with some robotics would probably have done better). Of course it’s all […]Read more "Bowling!"
Two members of our lab will attend ICASSP 2017 conference in New Orleans. We will present a paper on the classification of voice modalities using a neck-surface accelerometer. The paper is the result of our collaboration with guys from the Massachusetts General Hospital, US and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile. Thanks for your help! […]Read more "ICASSP 2017 New Orleans – we will be there."
The paralinguistic team finished gathering additional data for the Voice patterns in air-traffic control project in the second half of December. The participants are all pilots working for Icelandair that came to us straight after grueling sessions in their flight simulator. We want to thank all the participants and staff of Icelandair for their cooperation!Read more "Pilot tests"
It’s not all speech recognition, artificial and machine intelligence, cutting edge technology, cerebral topics and turning it off and on again. Sometimes, if not all the time, it is important to have a little fun! (not everyone likes social gatherings mind you, but many do) Which brings us to the annual CADIA “Little Artificial Christmas” […]Read more "CADIA Christmas Party"
The annual AI Festival was held at Reykjavik University two weeks ago on Nov 11, 2016. The focus of this year’s festival was AI and the economy. You can watch the entirety of the talks and discussions here (it was streamed live). There was no admission fee and the festival was open to everyone. Many […]Read more "AI Festival"