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Lip-Reading Computers Arrive – HAL Is Finally Here! 

Scientists from Oxford University have described an artificial intelligence system, called LipNet, which can accurately read lips. The system employs deep learning to train itself using 29,000 three-second-long videos labeled with captions.

previous system read lips on a word-to-word basis where it was taught to associate a phoneme with a certain lip movement. It achieved an accuracy of 79.6 percent. LipNet on the other hand, works on whole sentences at a time, achieving an accuracy of 93.4 percent. When compared against human lip readers who scored an accuracy of 52.3 percent, LipNet was 1.78 times more accurate than them in translating the same sentences.

And, of course, computers can lip-read in all major languages.

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