Upcoming Livestream - Rasa Community Showcase: Textual Visual Question Answering (VQA) Voice Bot with Hero Angus Addlesee

Hey there Rasa community,

On Thursday 7th of October at 4pm CEST, we will talk to Angus Addlesee about his project, Aye-Saac, and developing a voice assistant for sight Impaired people using Rasa Open Source.

Angus and his team developed textual Visual Question Answering components to accurately understand what a user is asking, extract relevant text from images in an intelligent manner, and to provide natural language answers that build upon the context of previous questions. As their system is created to be assistive, they designed it with a particular focus on privacy, transparency, and controllability. These are vital objectives that existing systems do not cover. They found that their system outperformed other VQA systems when asked real food packaging questions from visually impaired people in the VizWiz VQA dataset.

If you’d like to hangout, discuss open source community related topics and ask Angus about his project - don’t forget to set a reminder and tune in on our channel.

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