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Fast Company magazine discusses ECE professor Mari Ostendorf’s expertise

February 15, 2019

From the article:

“Further advancements in artificial intelligence, such as natural language processing, will improve the quality of such systems, says Mari Ostendorf, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Washington and a leading scientist on speech and language technology. She notes that one of the reasons that home voice assistants are so advanced is because they’re expecting children to use them, and since their voices are so different, Google and Amazon and Apple have spent years trying to do better, investing millions to use billions of interactions to further improve the recognition model, and they’re under intense competitive pressure to be constantly updating.”

 

Read the entire article on Fast Company’s website.