2021-11-02

Can sign language turn words? Japanese team develops sign language text conversion system (Figure)

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Beijing, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, a few days ago, Japan University of electric communication (Tokyo) and Softbank developed a system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to convert sign language into Japanese characters in real time. This system is set up in the office windows of local governments in Japan to provide assistance for communication with the hearing impaired. In the future, this system may be widely used on smart phones

it is reported that Japan University of electrical communication (Tokyo) and Softbank have developed a system for converting sign language into Japanese through artificial intelligence (AI). The system is called “suretalk”. It uses image recognition technology to analyze the movements of dozens of bones such as fingers and arms, and realizes the conversion from sign language to Japanese

Can sign language turn words? Japanese team develops sign language text conversion system (Figure)

the person in charge of xizhiye City, Chiba County, Japan, who introduced the system, affirmed: “although written conversation can also communicate, AI real-time translation can communicate more smoothly.”

reported that at present, only about 1500 words can be accurately converted, with a small number. The development director of Softbank said: “to accurately convert sign language into Japanese, a large number of sign language data are needed as samples.”

the company believes that in order to improve the accuracy of the system, more people need to send sign language videos, and calls on everyone to cooperate. At present, the system has digitized the sign language video of hundreds of people

the head of all Japan deaf mute alliance pointed out: “sign language also has dialect and regional specific expressions, and the current AI sign language translation is not perfect. If research and development can be promoted and accuracy can be improved in the future, it may become an effective tool in simple conversation and window inquiry of public institutions.”