This week LVL sat down with Mycroft to discuss the possibilities of collaborating and working together to bring more speech technology to Iceland. We discussed using Mozilla’s Common Voice to bring about another open source Icelandic speech dataset, and possibly an Icelandic voice assistant. The Mozilla project requires just 5,000 phrases which anyone can contribute, even you!
On Friday, LVL will be at the UTMessan conference being held here in Reykjavik. UTMessan is a IT conference presented in both Icelandic and English. The talk, “Skilur framtíðin íslensku? (Does the future understand Icelandic?)” will be presented by Anna Björk. This will be our first time presenting at UTMessan so we are very excited.
If you are interested in attending, below are the talk details:
Abstract: In recent years language technology and artificial intelligence have made a giant leap forward. The revolution becomes clear in the development of intelligent assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Cortana, that in ever more households are becoming a part of the family. In the discussion about language technology for Icelandic, the most prominent subject has been how and when we are going to speak Icelandic with those assistants.
But what about language technology for the purpose of increasing efficiency and service quality of companies and institutions? This talk discusses language technology in this context and what is needed so that Icelandic companies can join the rapid development in the field.
Watch the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaOYG23R7_k
Date: 2 February, 2018
Location: Tækjatal – Chatbot Talks, Silfurberg B, Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland
Language: Icelandic (perfect opportunity to brush up on your Icelandic)
Time: 11:55am – 12:25pm
More details at UTMessan
We hope to see you there!