Hand Talk with Thadeu Luz

Thadeu Luz from Hand Talk shares with Melanie and Mark how the free Hand Talk education application translates and interprets spoken and written Portuguese into Brazilian Sign Language (aka LIBRAS or BSL). The application uses an animated avatar Hugo to deliver the signs through gestures and facial expressions and its built off of a statistical machine translation system and Firebase. Future plans include expanding into other languages with a priority on ASL and they welcome support. Thadeu Luz Thadeu Luz is entrepreneur, data scientist and full-stack engineer with a background in 3D Animation, Video Compositing and Architecture. In early 2018 I have joined the Google Developers Experts program as a Firebase Expert. He’s CPO and founder of Hand Talk, an internationally decorated company that produces automatic sign language interpretation with the help of a friendly virtual 3D Character named Hugo. Cool things of the week Our video for NEXT video First research center in Ghana blog GCP in Finland blog AI Adventures BigQuery and Open Datasets video Dockercon and value of childcare at conferences tweet What is going on in Unite Berlin 2018 blog & Powering up Conncected Game Development blog Interview Hand Talk site & video Firebase Hosting site docs Cloud Functions for Firebase site docs Cloud Functions for Firebase Sample Library github Launchpad Studio site and podcast TensorFlow.js site ML Kit for Firebase site & podcast coming next week Serve Dynamic Content with Cloud Functions docs Google Translate Community site Cloud Machine Learning Engine docs Hand Talk Question of the week What DOES a Go developer need to know about GCP? Where can you find us next? Mark is speaking at the Online Kubernetes Community Meeting on the 21st of June, at 10am Pacific. Melanie is speaking at a joint WiMLDS and PyLadies event “Paths to Data Science” on June 26th and Stanford AI4ALL on June 28th.

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