Deep learning software is better at lip-reading than you

By Brett Williams2016-11-10 03:14:53 UTC 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.   Counter to practical logic, the breakthrough is actually in part thanks…


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