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#ASR Apps Help Improve "Personalised" Literacy Among Kids

"Speech recognition technologies are supportive of the learner because they allow them to use personally, culturally relevant grammar," Baker said in a press release on the project. "Children all have different backgrounds, and this technology allows them to learn to read while using their own frame of reference."

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The individual way a learner speaks gets transcribed by ASR as the way to write as public discourse. Many would probably disagree, but you have to address a multiculti world of education in many countries.

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App Economy Worth $6T by 2022 due to Mobile Commerce

App Economy Worth $6T by 2022 due to Mobile Commerce | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Consumers buying apps and making in-app purchases as well as advertising revenue composed the other 10 percent or $134 billion of the app economy in 2016 and will represent 5 percent or $340 billion in 2021.

Not only is mobile commerce by far the biggest segment of the app economy, it’s also expected to have the biggest average annual growth rate at 39 percent. App store spending and advertising are expected to have average annual growth rates of 18 and 23 percent, respectively.
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So are bots replacing apps, or are apps and bots blending into a single retail interface category?

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WACAO Summarises and Translates for Busy WhatsApp Chat Users

WACAO Summarises and Translates for Busy WhatsApp Chat Users | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, you know how hard it is to keep up with incoming messages – especially if you step away from your phone and group conversations for a few hours. A new assistant called WACAO (aka, Whatsapp Chat Assistant) aims to help by summarizing what you missed while you were gone. The assistant can also translate messages between different languages and automate your happy birthday greetings to friends, among other things.
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NLP functions becoming features in other platforms.

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