Progress Report As part of our work on Alice, we investigated the practicability and usability of two different smart assistants - Alexa and Google Assistant. We decided to proceed with Google Assistant for our project because of Android’s global availability and the ease of transferring our agent to other platforms, including Alexa, if we use … Continue reading Using A DialogFlow Chat Agent to Aid Alzheimer’s Patients: Part 1
Introduction I was fascinated by Zipf's Law when I came across it on a VSauce video. It is an empirical law that states that the frequency of occurrence of a word in a large text corpus is inversely proportional to its rank in its frequency table. The frequency distribution will resemble a Pareto distribution … Continue reading Does Zipf’s Law Apply to Alzheimer’s Patients?
As part of my Ubiquitous Course, I am supposed to summarize two research papers on assistive technology every week. I will post the summaries of interesting papers here for you to read. This paper talks about using a crowd-sourced real-time captioning system that performs better than a stenographer. Here's my summary: Summary In this study, Lasecki … Continue reading Paper Review: Democratizing Real-time Captioning
I am taking a course in Ubiquitous Computing for Assistive Technology. This is my project proposal for that course (and a way for me to get started on blogging). Alice: Smart Alexa Personal Assistants (ft. Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant) are now being sold in millions of devices. Right from ordering an Uber to telling people … Continue reading Towards Accessibility for Smart Assistants