The ability to communicate is one of the many wonderful gifts our loving God gave us human beings when He created us. And that is why it is so devastating when one loses the power of speech, because of a stroke, a brain injury, or any of the other medical reasons speech can be impaired or lost completely. But now, our friends at NVIDIA tell us, an Israeli startup called Voiceitt has developed technology to help restore the gift of speech to those who have so tragically lost it:
When Danny Weissberg’s grandmother was overcome by a stroke 10 years ago, she lost the ability to speak intelligibly, and their family lost the primary way to communicate with its matriarch.
In the wake of his grandmother’s sudden impairment, the young engineer resolved he’d find a way to help.
The result is Voiceitt, a Tel Aviv-based startup that has developed deep learning, signal processing and customizable speech recognition technologies to provide a synthesized voice for those whose speech has been garbled.
The beneficiaries won’t just be Weissberg’s grandmother, of course. Each year, millions of people have their speech impaired due to strokes and aneurysms, diseases such as cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s, brain injuries from accidents, and other medical conditions.
Earlier this month, the 16 employee-strong company was one of eight finalists in NVIDIA’s GTC Israel Inception awards competition to find the country’s best AI startup...