Four short links: 11 April 2016
Speech GUI, AI Personality Design, Bipedal Robot, and Markets for Good
- SpeechKITT — open source flexible GUI for interacting with Speech Recognition in your web app.
- The Humanities Majors Designing AI Interactions — who else are you going to get to do it? As in fiction, the AI writers for virtual assistants dream up a life story for their bots. Writers for medical and productivity apps make character decisions such as whether bots should be workaholics, eager beavers or self-effacing. “You have to develop an entire backstory — even if you never use it,” Ewing said.
- SCHAFT’s Bipedal Robot — not an Austin Powers reference, but a clever working proof-of-concept. In theory, bipedalism allows robots to go wherever we can (versus, say, a Dalek).
- Markets for Good — Information to drive social impact.