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CS 440/ECE 448
Margaret Fleck

Open Mic 6: Speech and Audio interfaces

Understanding language is a central feature of being human. We also make substantial use of non-speech audio for navigating the world, though we're not always consciously aware that we're doing so. However, machines that always listen can seem like a creepy invasion of privacy if the eavesdropper might be reporting back to some third party.

Non-speech sound

Alexa sound classification

Robat, a robot that navigates by echolocation.

Voice assistants

Google's assistant demo: was it faked? was it ethical?

Maybe speech recognition caused unwanted dollhouse orders or maybe it never happened.

Alexa vs. kids


Is this an intelligent doll or spyware?