Language scientists Helmer Strik and Iris Hendrickx from Radboud University are working on an innovative Dutch-language chatbot. After the research, their chatbot should be able to talk to people about their personal well-being and happiness.
Language and speech technologist Henk van den Heuvel talks about speech recognition and atypical speech in the tenth episode of the podcast 'AI for Life'. The podcast series AI for Life is an initiative to offer a platform to experts from Radboud AI and other knowledge institutes in the Nijmegen region who work with data and algorithms.
The project ‘The National Individual floating Transport Infrastructure (NIfTI)’ , in which Radboud University and HAN University of Applied Sciences are jointly developing a new floating transport system, has won the NWO Team Science Award.
Louis ten Bosch was featured in the highlights video of day 1 of Interspeech 2021. He talked about the relevance of ASR for understanding human speech perception and the work that is being done by CLST.
Four research projects from Radboud University receive a NWO Open Competion grant from the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities. Each proposal could have a maximum budget of 750,000 euros. This instrument makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without any thematic limitations. Forty one project proposals were eventually awarded funding.
Speaking more softly and poor articulation could be an indication of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, or that these conditions are worsening. Radboud University, Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) and OnePlanet Research Center are using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse signs of this kind. The aim is to detect the disease at an early stage. They are also developing digital aids, such as apps and avatars, for patients already suffering from these diseases, so that they receive an indication at home that the disease is changing and care providers can intervene in time. The three institutes are now setting up a new ICAI lab for this purpose: AI-RONDO (Risk Profiling and Decision Support).
On Monday 15 March, language technologist Louis ten Bosch appeared in an episode of 'We gaan het maken' (We are going to make it) on NPO, which focuses on devising innovative solutions for people with a disability. Together with researchers from the University of Twente, Ten Bosch worked on a speech recognition system for Joel, who has a speech impairment and dreams of a speech computer.
The SignON project has received Horizon 2020 funding of €5.6M. SignON is a 3-year project led by ADAPT at DCU to address the communication gap between users of spoken languages and deaf sign language users.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has awarded a large grant to a language technology project with two components: one that helps children with a language deficiency and another that helps identify cognitive decline in the eldssistant