New software could give lip-reading powers to everyone
Giving everyone the ability to comprehend one another might soon be much easier.
A team from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science has developed new lip-reading software, LipNet, which they claim is the most accurate of its kind to date by a wide margin.
The development of the software, which was supported in part by Alphabet’s DeepMind AI program, has been detailed in a paper which reports LipNet has bested the existing top marks in lipreading tech accuracy by 13.8 percent. The previous best software and its 79.6 percent mark was already light-years ahead of the efforts of human lip-readers, who averaged 52.3 percent accuracy with the same test. Read more…