AIDI-EuroVOX Microworkshop on AI, Data and Language

The AI and Data Initiative (AIDI) and EuroVOX are co-organizing a hands-on micro-workshop on AI, Data and Language on 21 June 2021. This workshop includes in-depth demos and tutorials focusing on AI/data-driven language-related tools, from speech-to-text (STT) to synthetic voices. 

Ben Poor, EBU project manager in Radio at the Technology & Innovation department, will present the latest developments in EuroVOX, the EBU’s open ecosystem for transcription and translation of PSM audio-visual content.

Nicholas Kennedy, Graduate R&D Engineer at BBC, will give a brief recap of the history of speech synthesis, user perceptions, and control methods, describe a study about the perceptive quality of synthetic speech radio in the Synthetic Radio project, as well as challenge participants to write Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML).

Peggy van der Kreeft, Deutsche Welle project manager focusing on language technologies, will present the EU H2020 GoURMET project and related efforts. GoURMET develops machine translation models for low-resourced languages and domains. She will outline the goals and challenges of providing media companies with new translation models for languages that have lower coverage and therefore less training data. After a look at the models developed so far, she will demonstrate how these are currently used and made available. 

Alexandre Rouxel, Senior project engineer in AI and Data at the EBU’s Technology & Innovation, will then give a demo of the EBU’s STT Benchmarking tool, an open-source tool for benchmarking machine learning-based STT systems, developed with Members at the EBU. This tool can be integrated into production workflows and is currently used by Deutsche Welle in the GoURMET project.

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This microworkshop is for EBU Members only. Please contact us to register. 



Register by: 21 Jun 2021


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