Summary: This article in NZZ is about how machines learnt to listen to human-beings, simply by lip-reading, and not by hearing per se. What is neuronal networking and how can computer programmes such as Viv, answer complex questions like “Where, on my way to my brother’s, can I buy some wine to go with lasagne?” or order a taxi because “I am drunk”.

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Original Title: Der Computer als «Sprachtier»

Author: Stefan Betschon, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2015, November 13