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    The Premier AT Conference

Connecting Deaf and Hearing through the power of AI

Description
OmniBridge is an innovative new technology company whose debut communications device enables fluid communication between deaf and hearing people. Two languages, spoken and signed, in one easy conversation. OmniBridge enables deaf individuals to have real-time, organic conversations in American Sign Language (ASL) without the need for pre-scheduled accommodations or time limitations. This solution provides a 2-way communication that performs ASL translation for a hearing person and Automatic Speech Recognition for the deaf person. Through the power of AI and Machine Learning vision and NLP models, OmniBridge’s proprietary technology can overcome communication obstacles by seamlessly interpreting between ASL and spoken language. In this presentation, we will explain five levels of AI-based ASL translation system, which is necessary to build the next-generation technology capable of understanding ASL’s complex grammatical components while effectively capturing the spirit of a conversation’s pace, tone, and context. The first-generation of OmniBridge product is a small desktop device that enables real-time translation in an industry domain. The next-generation device will provide interpretation capability and high-definition avatars to provide seamless and effortless communication for ASL and English users. In this presentation, we will explain the hardware and software architecture of this device. We will also demonstrate the device's capability and discuss the current challenges that AI engineers need to resolve to build a fully functional and seamless solution to be used anytime and anywhere.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Research & Development
  • Employment & Human Resources
  • Administration & Business Support
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
OmniBridge is an innovative new technology company whose debut communications device enables fluid communication between deaf and hearing people. Two languages, spoken and signed, in one easy conversation.  
Session Type
General Track  
Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Product Demonstration

Presenter

  • Adam Munder
    OmniBridge, an Intel Venture

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