Project Euphonia: Helping everyone be better understood


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No one has ever
collected large datasets of people whose speech is hard
for others to understand. They’re not
used in training the speech recognition model. I mean, the game is
to record things and then have it recognize
things that you say that aren’t in the training set. Dimitri recorded 15,000 phrases. It wasn’t obvious that
this was going to work. He just sat there and
he kept recording. [Dimitri speaking] You can see that
it’s possible to make a speech recognizer
work for Dimitri. It should be possible
to make it work for many people. Even people who can’t speak because they’ve lost
the ability to speak. The work that Shanqing
has done on, you know, voice utterances. [hum] From sounds alone
you can communicate. But there might be other
ways of communicating. Most people with
ALS end up using an on-screen keyboard
and having to type each individual letter
with their eyes. For me, communicating
is sloooooooow. Steve might crack a joke and it’s related to
something that happened, you know,
a few minutes ago. The idea is to
create a tool so that Steve can train machine
learning models himself to understand his
facial expressions. [basketball crowd cheering] [air horn sounds] Michael: [laughs] it works! to be able to laugh to be able
to cheer to be to boo, things that
seem maybe superfluous, but actually are so
core to being human. I still think this is only
the tip of the iceberg. We’re not even scratching the
surface yet of what is possible. If we can get
speech recognizers to work with small numbers of people, we’ll learn lessons which we can then combine to build something that really works for everyone. ♪♪

50 Replies to “Project Euphonia: Helping everyone be better understood”

  1. Nanda. kumar 047 says:


  2. GreenY Uk says:

    just kill those who aren't perfect

  3. Tomáš Soušek says:


  4. ArtilleRy : says:


  5. bmt79 says:

    Really good idea!👍👏

  6. Joti Joti says:

    Awesome <3 Thanks Google!!! Go #Vegan for compassion !!! Watch What The Health on netflix! Namaste !

  7. Jakob Lester says:

    This is so amazing good job Google 🙏

  8. Ananya Imtiaz Hussain says:

    Amazing! truly a noble work

  9. Skilbhumen says:

    Wooohooo nice and brave devs, good work

  10. Kinasya 666 says:

    Steaw Hawking 2

  11. Passi says:

    OMG, Google you are a good company. This is so nice to help people with problems and don't go for the money. Thank you

  12. Hortencia Bixcul says:


  13. Total GAMIX says:

    Amazing. You got all my support

  14. Steven Otero says:

    Another reason to love Google

  15. vectorman the hedgehog says:

    makes sense

  16. DestroyFN says:

    Make this blue if you love Google ❤️
    👇🏻(I'm gifting 1000 subscribers!)

  17. Daniel B says:

    Seeing how anti free speech google is they're probably going to ban you if you try to say naughty words for "muh hate speech"

  18. Time Lord says:

    Is amazing! I like you, Google!!

  19. Benjamin Schussheim says:

    There is actually already a large database of audio recordings of people who stutter. Here's the link. Please like this so that hopefully google can see it.

  20. Martinbrox7 says:


  21. Zeren Smith says:

    Awesome job that's my comment

  22. Heather Allen says:

    So needed! We need more more more of these types of things.

  23. Amartya Basu says:

    My grandfather's speech in his last days due to stroke really got a lot worse…we rarely understood what he wanted to say
    Since then I had imagined of such a technology but in India you've no opportunity to make dreams a reality

    Thanks to Google for giving future stroke patients and their families a ray of hope

  24. faheem ahmad vlogs says:

    google Thanks from all people of pakistan ….hope you bring all your products outside usa and india someday

  25. ETTALBI BRAHIM says:


  26. Dabes 995 says:

    god bless google

  27. margaret ryan says:

    This is great. I think there’s a welcome space for people with Down Syndrome. Their speech sounds and grammatical patterns are predictable as a population category and typically very consistent as individuals. I assume that’s helpful in training speech output devices. Having speech output increases a person’s independence for socializing, work, taking transportation, as well as safety in the community. I hope you’d consider working with this group.

  28. B B says:

    You know what’s fun? Robbing and beating rich google employees on cannery row when they show up with their half million dollar sports cars. So much fun!

  29. YeansP says:

    I watched this during the keynote and I teared up. I hope this project helps a lot more people. I am so supportive of this. Thanks Google. 🙂

  30. Georgene Farmer says:


  31. Gerhard Royce says:


  32. 「 OKAY 」 says:

    Amazing work! Speech recognition should absolutely be made to work for people with any kind of speech impediment from multiple sclerosis to being scottish.

  33. Pablo Iturra says:

    start by recognizing women high pitch voices.

  34. Joey Colclough says:

    This was the stand out feature of I/O for me, giving people back their voice who have had it taken from them.

    If anyone you know has problems with their speech please go to

  35. JoeDotPHP says:

    Google is the best freaking company in the world.

  36. Enambelas Studio says:

    Good job Google, thanks for this project. I hope it will be success.

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  38. Difei Tang says:

    any published papers?

  39. Tech Castle says:

    The future is bright

  40. walkingdan says:

    Thank You for doing this Google! This is absolutely awesome!!!
    If you need more test subjects (users) during development phase, please let me know. I'm nonverbal and I would be a great candidate for this!
    When you are ready for Alpha or Beta testing, I know a large group of special needs friends at our local university would gladly help out during the QA phase.

  41. Wall St Tech says:

    Good job, I thought Dimitry was speaking Russian.

  42. Lasky Labs says:

    Cover the captions and watch this video. I dare you. Thanks Google.

  43. mac berry says:

    The simpler issue is the John Oliver joke about voice recognition systems force you to have a American accent

  44. Leon Hatori says:

    I cried

  45. Mirza Shafi says:

    Much love, Google.

  46. Greta says:

    Fabulous! Way to go Google!

  47. A-rin Ko says:

    정말 대단하다 난 이걸로 뭘 만들수 있을까

  48. art says:

    OMG it's so amazing! I wonder if one can build a device which will understand what you're saying but also provide a feedback if you sound a little off. Such device would be very helpful for deaf people to learn how to sound "normal"

  49. Fandorin St says:

    Великолепно ! Вот только в нашей стране он наверняка уже давно бы спился и умер.

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