Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language
Ajit Narayanan - Visual grammar engine inventor
Ajit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaz, an affordable, tablet-based communication device for people who are speech-impaired. Full bio
a lot of difficulty with language.
with what it started with,
that work with children with autism --
together to form sentences,
here that convey the meaning.
is completely meaningless.
a lot of difficulty coping with,
infinite amount of information,
to children with autism.
a very interesting perspective.
you want to eat ice cream?
want to eat ice cream in the evening?"
in some sense, of language.
the word "want" into "wanted."
interesting things about this.
different combinations of this.
interesting about FreeSpeech.
into sentences in FreeSpeech,
representation into English.
the FreeSpeech Engine
technology for children with autism,
incredible amount of identification.
but much more effective
talk to you about this idea next.
learn Japanese right now —
through your first language.
language with FreeSpeech,
with millions of different children
in the language domain.
countless billions of websites,
and when you want to use Google,
the data structure of speech.
the data structure of thought.
representation on one side,
Engine, which generates English.
many different languages,
that our brains have invented.
applications of FreeSpeech,
About the speaker:Ajit Narayanan - Visual grammar engine inventor
Ajit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaz, an affordable, tablet-based communication device for people who are speech-impaired.
Why you should listen
Ajit Narayanan is the founder and CEO of Invention Labs, and the inventor of Avaz AAC, the first assistive device aimed at an Indian market that helps people with speech disabilities -- such as cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disability, aphasia and learning disabilities -- to communicate. Avaz is also available as an iPad app, aimed at children with autism. In 2010, Avaz won the National Award for Empowerment of People with Disabilities from the president of India, and in 2011, Narayanan was listed in MIT Technology Review 35 under 35.
Narayanan is a prolific inventor with more than 20 patent applications. He is an electrical engineer with degrees from IIT Madras. His research interests are embedded systems, signal processing and understanding how the brain perceives language and communication.
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