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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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.