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National Speech Corpus

Industry Day

Chatbot demo integrating ASR and TTS software on show at IMDA SG:D Industry Day

The chatbot, SG Restaurant, is able to accurately take spoken orders and read back orders in a Singaporean accent.

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NSC was used by Sentient.io's AI and Data Platform to make building applications easier for developers

The NSC dataset has been used by Sentient.io to train the Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) microservices, enabling it to recognise and transcribe Singapore accented speech.

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Christopher Yeo

NSC enabled Sentient.io's AI speech microservices to understand Singapore accents and speech more accurately than Siri and Alexa

Sentient.io's founder shares about how their natural language processing (NLP) draws on NSC to understand and transcribe Singapore speech more accurately than Siri, Google Home and Alexa.

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Project Collaboration

DSL's project collaborations with Sentient.io was featured in ST

DSL collaborated with Sentient.io to develop their defining products: chatbots recognising local lingo for banks, and subtitling services for media companies.

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NSC enhanced with 1,000 hours of natural voice recording

Straits Times' report on NSC V2.0 which added 1,000 hours of Conversational Speech, an update of NSC V1.0 which comprised of 2,000 Read Speech.

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Interspeech 2019

The National Speech Corpus was presented at INTERSPEECH 2019

IMDA DSL’s “Building the Singapore English National Speech Corpus” paper was accepted and presented at the INTERSPEECH 2019 conference held in Austria.

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OCBC Emma Video

OCBC’s collaboration with IMDA

Head of E-Business of OCBC Bank, Mr. Pranav Seth shared how OCBC was working with IMDA to provide a uniquely Singaporean voice for their chat-bot, “EMMA”.

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Artificial intelligence library

Artificial intelligence library with voice sample in Singapore English to launch in 2018

Straits Times’ coverage on the launch of IMDA’s AI library with voice samples in Singapore.

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Artificial Intelligence

Singapore embraces AI with open source libraries and talent development

IMDA’s announcement on initiatives in Artificial Intelligence (AI), consisting of the National Speech Corpus V1.0, Intelligent Sensing Toolbox and the AI Talent Development programme.

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NSC used in SCDF

NSC is used by AISG in the development of SCDF Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR995) engine

The NSC has been used by AISG to develop the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Automatic Speech Recognition engine (ASR995) to understand locally accented English.

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Industry Day

PSA makes waves in the future of maritime operations

Port Of Singapore Authority embarked on 5G trials to automate parts of its operations to drive future-ready port solutions.

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Industry Day

Levelling up the game play experience with the first 5G mmWave cloud gaming trial in Singapore

Razer, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, levels up the game play experience with the first 5G mmWave cloud gaming trial in Singapore.

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5G networks trialed as primary means of communication for unmanned aerial systems

Airbus and M1 launch first 5G aerial standalone trial in Singapore

To experiment and explore the possibilities that 5G can bring for autonomous vehicles, CapitaLand partnered with NavInfo to conduct 5G cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) trials at Singapore’s largest 5G estate.

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Autonomous vehicles and the future of mobility tested at Singapore’s largest 5G-enabled smart estate

Securing a greener future with 5G-enabled autonomous vehicles

This is the thought behind the 5G trial project with IMDA undertaken by CapitaLand in partnership with NavInfo, which explores the autonomous vehicle space that’s paving the future of mobility.

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Last updated on: 11 Jan 2023

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