Automatic Speech Recognition in World Languages

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technologies have been around for quite some time, but until recently they were largely proprietary, complicated, and either minimally useful or expensive. However, the past few years have seen a watershed in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies like ASR, and their adoption in everyday technologies like smartphones and standalone “assistant” devices like Alexa and Google Home are rapidly making the tech not only more useful, but also more commonplace. This webinar will examine the role of automated speech recognition (ASR) technology as it relates to the instruction and learning of world languages. We will explore current commercial and no-cost offerings, as well as some emergent CALL research that advocates for the integration of ASR tools as part of the language curriculum.

  • Presenters: Dan Nickolai (St. Louis University) and Johnathon Beals (University of Michigan)
  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Time: 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST
  • Webinar Duration – 1 hour

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