Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why is speech recognition hard?

Not so long ago, automatic speech recognition was something of a niche technology, which very few people used. That changed in 2011 with the release of Siri and Google Voice Search, with both Apple and Google making speech technology a … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SyncDevelopHER Norwich

Last week I spoke at SyncDevelopHER in Norwich, a series of events to promote gender equality in the tech industry. The baby came too, and the talk was on machine learning and speech technology. It was great fun to meet … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ethics and artificial intelligence

Until now, artificial intelligence has largely avoided questions of ethics by focusing research on interesting yet uncontroversial problems. While the technology has under-delivered, people have been unconcerned by the ethical implications of intelligent machines. Yet, the recent boom in machine … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Diabetes monitoring contact lenses

This morning I saw the news that Google have shown off a smart contact lens for blood sugar monitoring¬†– wearable technology at its best! While pregnant with my first child I developed gestational diabetes: a temporary form of diabetes that … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Technology Predictions for 2014

A new year means a time for lists and predictions for the future, so here are my technology predictions for 2014: Wearable technology – there will be more smartwatches and fitness bands. They’ll connect to your smartphone to tell you … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , | 2 Comments