Meeting with Mycroft
another open source Icelandic speech dataset
RANNIS Infrastructure grant 2018 – Awarded.
The complexity of neural network models increases every year and it takes a lot to keep up with computational hardware fast enough to train them efficiently. Earlier this year, we applied to the RANNIS Infrastructure Fund for funding to expand our current HPC cluster. We are happy that our proposal “Deep Learning Infrastructure for Speech…
Panelist at “The Future of the Icelandic Language”
This Thursday, Anna will be representing the LVL group at The Future of the Icelandic Language in New York. It is being hosted as part of the “100 ára fullveldi Íslands” (trans. 100 years of of sovereignty in Iceland) celebration. Anna will be a panelist during the “The Icelandic Language and Technology” discussion along with international…
First conference of the year is LREC!
This year, Jón will be representing our LVL group at the LREC 2018 conference happening this week in gorgeous Miyazaki, Japan. Jón will be presenting the paper, “Open ASR for Icelandic: Resources and a Baseline System.” As co-author, Anna, says, “The paper describes the language resources used in the project Open ASR for Icelandic: the Málrómur…
Open Icelandic ASR unveiled at the Language Technology Seminar
On the 27th of April, we will be presenting the web portal for our project, a Free and Open Speech Recognition for Icelandic. The ASR will be the opening topic of the Language Technology Seminar, followed by other language technology talks and presentations. The seminar takes place at Reykjavík University, room M101 on Friday, April…
LVL grows even larger with Associate Processor, Hrafn Loftsson, joining our lab. His past work includes IceNLP. and the Almannaromur Icelandic speech corpus. Natural Language Processing is his primary focus. Without further ado LVL would like to welcome Hrafn, and we hope that he’ll lend his expertise to the rest of the LVL projects.…
Featured in BBC 4 Tech: Cognitive Workload Research
Last fall Michal was interviewed by a broadcast journalist for the BBC Arabic segment, BBC 4 Tech. The interview was regarding some early research he did with the Cognitive workload monitoring using voice project. The BBC 4 Tech segments have been uploaded onto YouTube with voice-overs in Arabic. Thanks to the BBC team you’ll get…
Radio Host Interviews Jón Guðnason about Robotics and AI
Recently, Jón was interviewed on the Icelandic afternoon radio show, Síðdegisútvarpið. On the program, he conversed about the progress in robotics and artificial intelligence. The focus of the conversation was on a new video from Boston Dynamics and how their robots can get about by opening doors and how the latest development in AI is…
ASR: A SMASHING HIT AT UTMESSAN!!!
On Saturday Róbert and Anna also presented a prototype for an automatic speech recognition web service for general Icelandic (Vefgátt fyrir íslenskan talgreini). This speech recognizer for Icelandic will be made available to the public later this spring.
Funding Approved for Icelandic Youth Language Study
We are delighted to be participating in the project “Icelandic Youth Language: An Empirical Study of Communicative Resources” headed by dr. Helga Hilmisdóttir at The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Using Eyra, Teenage group conversations will be recorded and annotated during the project and used to study linguistic features such as communication patterns, vocabulary, imagery,…