Hi! I am from Belgium with Indian origins and am currently in the United States pursuing a degree in design and technology. I am deeply interested in the application of AI in different fields and in helping communities facing certain issues. I have experience in AI and ML tools, and have been actively exploring the fields of sustainability, ethics, health and disability. I am very open to new ideas and would love to collaborate with and learn from people in different fields and disciplines!
People with hearing disabilities do not have the same autonomy as others. They are not able to interact to the extent of those around them, and have limited freedom. WordSense is a hardware product that assists people with hearing disabilities in navigating daily life with tactile sensory feedback, more specifically, Haptic Touch. As a person with hearing disabilities, WordSense solves the problems of not being able to passively interpret conversations around you, having to face the person to read lip movement or sign language, not being able to multitask, and having tunnel vision due to the lack of sound as an indicator. WordSense eases the daily lives of people facing hearing disabilities, and provides them with the power of autonomy.
Join us for a hackathon where we will be using OpenAI Whisper to create innovative solutions! Whisper is a neural net that has been trained to approach human level robustness and accuracy for English speech recognition. We will be using this tool to create applications that can transcribe in multiple languages, as well as translate from those languages into English. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about speech processing and to create some useful applications!