Feedback and imitation by a caregiver guides a virtual infant to learn native phonemes and the skill of speech inversion

@article{Rasilo2013FeedbackAI,
  title={Feedback and imitation by a caregiver guides a virtual infant to learn native phonemes and the skill of speech inversion},
  author={Heikki Rasilo and Okko Johannes R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Unto K. Laine},
  journal={Speech Communication},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={909-931}
}
Despite large-scale research, development of robust machines for imitation and inversion of human speech into articulatory movements has remained an unsolved problem. We propose a set of principles that can partially explain real infants' speech acquisition processes and the emergence of imitation skills and demonstrate a simulation where a learning virtual infant (LeVI) learns to invert and imitate a virtual caregiver's speech. Based on recent findings in infants' language acquisition, LeVI… CONTINUE READING
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