ROCUDO: Engineering with a Creative Heart
Speaker: Culann McCabe
ROCUDO Develops Technologies & Applications for Consumer, Pro-Audio and Broadcast Industries. Comprising a Team of multi-disciplined Engineers and managed by a Board of international industry veterans, ROCUDO adds specialist value to service provision by bringing wide-ranging Experience and Intellectual Property to Customer Projects. Based in the Campus of the National University of Ireland in Galway City, the Creative Heart of Ireland's Tech Industry, ROCUDO provides Researchers, Designers and Developers at Junior, Senior & Expert Experience Levels, configurable to a range of Business Models.
Speaker: Dr Amelia Kelly
Dr. Amelia Kelly has been developing the speech recognition technology behind the Soapbox Labs platform since the company's inception in early 2015. She has an MPhil in Linguistics and a PhD in Speech Synthesis and Signal Processing from Trinity College Dublin. She has 10 years experience working on projects in multilingual speech synthesis, speech recognition, NLP, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and has worked for IBM Watson, and with start-ups in Dublin, Berlin, and Silicon Valley.
By 2020 82% of mobile devices will be voice enabled*. A huge market has developed for adult voice enabled device interactions across a wide range of application areas. While 83% of young kids have access to tablets at home*, there currently does not exist accurate speech recognition for young kids. This pre-literate age group would most benefit from voice interactions with devices.
Adult speech systems currently in the market are not accurate for young children's speech as it is significantly different to adult speech. The variability in pitch, pace, and delivery all contribute to a vastly alternative acoustic signature, and this, combined with the sparsity of representative data, presents a challenge in providing accurate speech recognition solutions for young children. In fact, there does not currently exist a speech recognition system specifically for young kids that performs well in real world environments and on mobile devices.
At Soapbox Labs, we have built a proprietary, cloud based speech technology platform specifically designed to deliver high accuracy speech recognition and verification for young children aged 4-10. The Soapbox Labs platform provides high quality, robust children’s speech recognition solutions that work in real-world noise conditions such as classrooms, cars and homes. Our API is licensed globally to app and web services developers, from global education publishers to SMEs, to enable voice interactions with all mobile devices across a wide range of applications for kids, such as: education; voice search; command & control; connected/interactive toys; gaming & virtual reality; wearables & the internet of things.
Speaker: Killian Magee
We are proud to present at Mustwork 2016 XHAIL, a piece of software which will allow the user arrange, sculpt and lock unique music compositions, scored to picture in minutes. No previous music experience required. Xhail not yet released for general use, will be used to place music into media productions such as TV, Film, Radio & Games. Xhail is not computer generated music, we are working with hundreds of the world most talented composers and musicians from all over the world who supply content.
Check out Xhail Alpha video https://vimeo.com/104488077
Check out Xhail Beta video https://vimeo.com/124697947
Speaker: Karl Quinn
UCD Enterprise Gateway
Speaker: Simon Bailey
UCD Research Careers
Speaker: Naoimh O'Connor (moderator)
Unfortunately due to other commitments Soundwave will not be able to join us at MusTWork16.