The Power of Babble

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Deb Roy of MIT, has been videotaping the last three years of his son’s life. In an effort to better understand how humans learn language and how to improve the ways we can teach it to machines, Roy has logged over 120,000 hours of footage from cameras placed all over his home. Wired talked to Roy about how the project has helped learning about speech and given birth to some interesting new methods for handling huge amounts of data, including fantastic search functions that have potential applications for research and online.