For millions of people, being able to speak and be understood can be difficult as a result of conditions that can impact speech, including stroke, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson's disease. In this talk, we will introduce a new Android app called Project Relate, which aims to help people with speech impairments communicate more easily with others and interact with Google Assistant.
Project Relate is a continuation of years of research from both Google’s Speech and Research teams, made possible by over a million speech samples recorded by participants of our research effort. We are now looking for English-speaking testers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States to try out the app and provide feedback to help us improve it.
Early testers of Project Relate are asked to record a set of phrases. The app will use these phrases to automatically learn how to better understand the speaker's unique speech patterns, and give them access to the app's three main features: Listen, Repeat, and Assistant.
You can learn more by reading the blog post about this: https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/project-relate/
Join Pan-Pan to learn more about a new Android app that may help people with speech disabilities to communicate better with others, and interact with their Google Assistant.
And there will be time for your questions.
Pan-Pan Jiang is a Technical Program Manager on the Google Project Relate team. She earned a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University, before joining Google to help catalyze research for building health and accessibility products.
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