It doesn’t just depend on what someone says, but how they say it. This is not only true for our daily dealings with our fellow human beings; the intelligent speech recognition of the Munich-based audEERING knows all about the how. “Different nuances can have many different meanings. This is also the crux in intelligent man-machine communication that this ‘how’ was neglected for a very long time in favor of the ‘what’,” says Dagmar Schuller, CEO and co-founder of audEERING. “Of course it was important to recognize the what first, but the way one speaks says much more, whether I mean something sarcastic or ironic, whether I sound happy, whether I sound sad or negative or positive.”
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