By , GovInsider

Have you ever asked Siri or Alexa to ‘Text mum “I love you”’, only to realise that the message instead reads ‘rainbow blue’? Voice assistants can be immensely helpful, but our messages sometimes get lost in translation.

Such is the fallibility of speech recognition. When an individual is speaking in multiple languages, such programmes may not be able to understand them at all. This is why AI Singapore developed a speech recognition programme that can recognise the colloquial English spoken in the country.

Laurence Liew, Director of AI Singapore (AISG), shares more about how the programme helps emergency services, and delves into how governments can use AI for good.

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