Saturday, August 15, 2009

Best Talk so far

The ICIT2009 took off this morning with flying colors. Thanks largely to the tremendous efforts put in by the volunteering students.

The most interesting talk so far has been the one given by Dr. Richard Harvey (East Anglia UK) on Lip reading by computers. The presentation kept the audience deeply interested throughout. We all developed a better appreciation of the difficulty of teaching a computer to lip read and also learned that as humans we all lip read as a part of everyday communication, which explains why sometimes it is harder to understand a foreign accent on a telephonic connection. We also learned that different languages have different characteristic lip movements that could also be used as a guideline for computer programs trying to lip read.

I look forward to hearing more interesting talks later in the day.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Good to hear such a great event in Pakistan. Specially, the lip reading thing.
    It's so nice of you if u can arrange any video of it or have some pictures of the conference, really thankful to you..