IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

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On average,according to IBM, humans tend to misunderstand or mishear up to

5 to 10% of all words they hear from other human beings in a typical

conversation. Although that might seem like a lot, our minds can compensate

for this quite well and so we don’t tend to even notice that much. But

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On average,according to IBM, humans tend to misunderstand or mishear up to 5 to 10% of all words they hear from other human beings in a typical conversation.

Although that might seem like a lot, our minds can compensate for this quite well and so we don’t tend to even notice that much. But just like humans, computers also have similar issues with mishearing words.

IBM has just released a blog post outlining their latest achievement in their quest for perfect conversational speech recognition. They have created a machine that has “reached a new industry record of 5.5 percent,” when it comes to percent of words that are unrecognizable by the software in any given conversation.

They worked to reproduce human-level results with there partner Appen, and determined human performance is still a bit better than a machine’s, at 5.1%. Along with others in the industry, they’ve been chasing this milestone for a while and some have recently even claimed to have reached it

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