As you know, Google Translate has recently started translating complex texts surprisingly well. Translators all over the world were almost terrified by the success of an AI, but it seems Google won’t stop developing AIs that can take over many other jobs. This time they’ve created a lip-reading system that leaves professionals in the dust.
A project by Google’s DeepMind and the University of Oxford applied deep learning to a huge data set of BBC programmes to create a lip-reading system.
By looking at the speaker's lips, the AI accurately deciphered complex sentences like “We know there will be hundreds of journalists here as well” and “According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.”
Many of its mistakes were just small slips.
What’s more is that the AI could even read videos with sync problems.
The question is now how to use DeepMind’s incredible abilities.