Thursday, November 29, 2018

AI Startup Restores Speech Abilities to Stroke Victims, Others with Impaired Language

When Danny Weissberg’s grandmother was overcome by a stroke 10 years ago, she lost the ability to speak intelligibly, and their family lost the primary way to communicate with its matriarch. In the wake of his grandmother’s sudden impairment, the young engineer resolved he’d find a way to help. The result is Voiceitt, a Tel Aviv-based startup that has developed deep learning, signal processing and customizable speech recognition technologies to provide a synthesized voice for those whose speech has been garbled.