HuBERT: Facebook’s Latest Approach To Self-Supervised Speech Representation Learning

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has published a research paper introducing Hidden Unit BERT (HuBERT), their latest approach for learning self-supervised speech representations. According to FAIR, self-supervised techniques for speech recognition are currently limited due to three factors: First, the presence of multiple sound units in each input utterance; secondly, the absence of lexicons of input […]

Facebook Gives Away Its Largest Language Database For Free

Facebook’s AI wing recently announced that it will open-source its FLORES-101 database to allow researchers to benefit from the work and use it to improve multilingual translation models. FLORES-101 is a many-to-many evaluation data set which covers 101 different languages. The database is available, along with a tech report and models, here for free use […]