“The convenience and service AI Voice will afford is part of the power of this system.”
Dr. Teri Fisher
AI Vocal Biomarkers
“When you take a digital photograph, in addition to getting the image, there’s data that’s captured by the camera.” Teri compares the digital photograph information to the type of data you can get from hearing a voice. Besides the actual words, you can also clue into the mood, context, tone, and other elements that give vocal information to the receiver. You can quantify this information and break down components in vocal sounds.
“Putting these vocal samples into a computer, you can use artificial intelligence and machine learning with a computer to detect patterns in your voice.” Now the computer can detect emotion, changes in emotions, and other “metadata” when it hears someone speak.
How Sound Impacted Teri at an Early Age
When Teri was growing up, his mother studied music to become a music therapist. He and his three brothers started taking music lessons at the age of three. Between the different instruments played, they had a built-in family string quartet in their home. At a very young age, Teri started using his personal computer to make music using a MIDI interface. “I started to write pieces of simple music using computers and I can still remember those sounds, and it was amazing to me that I could write music and control the computer to play my music.”
Applications for AI Vocal Biomarkers
We may be able to predict a potential suicide, catching COVID-19, cognitive decline, mortality rate, and possibly physical diseases. To ensure you have accurate voice authentication you have to make sure the system is able to compensate for changes in a voice due to aging. Voice biomarkers can detect a number of health conditions. “They are now using voice to predict the risk of someone having COVID-19.”
Teri’s Prediction on the Future of AI Biomarkers
Dr. Fisher believes that, in the future, smart speakers will have the ability to ask you health questions based on the sound of your voice. The smart speaker could then use your answers to give an educated guess as to what illness you may have and send the appropriate test kit to your home. Your smart device could walk you through your test and could fill your prescription, delivering it to your home. “You could receive basic medical care in the comfort of your home through your voice.”
Personal Health Information and Data Privacy with AI Devices
Your smartphone most likely has the highest percentage of your personal information out of all the online places we use daily. But we aren’t willing to give up our phones. “The convenience and service AI Voice will afford is part of the power of this system.” When we have virtual meetings with doctors online, we are losing our privacy but patients participate because this way of meeting is convenient.
Flash Briefing on Amazon
Dr. Fisher created a new online course, Flash Briefing Formula, for those who are looking to get their feet wet in the realm of voice technology from a business perspective. To find flash briefings you can ask your Amazon Alexa to play a flash briefing on a topic. You can also ask Alexa to subscribe to a flash briefing that you’d like to listen to daily. In addition to the ability to listen to the briefings, content creators have a way to be searchable on Amazon.
AI Smart Speakers
According to the most recent statistics, smart speakers are the fastest adopted technology in history. People like the convenience of being able to ask questions and get an immediate answer from the speaker.
Make sure to listen in as Teri and I go into detail about the advantages AI will offer us in the future and why he believes that AI technology will quickly advance the healthcare industry.
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