Real-Time Multi-Lingual SNET Transcription Tool

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Real-Time Multi-Lingual SNET Transcription Tool

Funding Requested

$100,000 USD

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Overview

It's a global world, and interconnection and collaboration have become the trend of the day. Knowledge of English seems to be the passport to this interconnected world, unfortunately, more than 50% of the world is not English natives and this hinders the efficiency of global collaborations. This is a global problem, many organizations, companies, ecosystems, DAOs, etc are facing this challenge. My recent research under the Research and Development Guild revealed that this problem is endemic even in the SNet, Deepfunding, and ambassadorial community as well, this necessitates a tool that will help our community but in extension, every other organization and ecosystem needing a similar tool.

Proposal Description

Company Name (if applicable)

Remostart

How our project will contribute to the growth of the decentralized AI platform

The goal of the AI marketplace is to onboard projects that can generate a lot of API calls, creating utility and invariably money for the ecosystem. One such way is to onboard projects which have global utility, this proposal will be providing and utilizing multiple translation APIs which is developed by the SingularityNet ML-Language translation team, and providing a tool whose utility is relevant not only to the SingularityNet ecosystem but to other organizations, companies, and communities.

The core problem we are aiming to solve

According to data, only about 1.46 billion persons speak English globally. This means 4 out of every 5 persons do not speak English, post covid-19 there's been a trend towards more remote work and collaborations at an unprecedented pace this trend of today's globalization has made the world "a global village" This means your work colleagues, community members, team members, etc. are more likely persons of diverse creeds and language than you, never in history has such pace of human collaboration ever existed. 
While commendable, there's however a fly in the ointment. It is how uninclusive global communities and organizations are to non-English speakers, most of these organizations are designed around the use of English, thereby creating stratifications that explicitly or implicitly exclude people with no or poor use of English, trumping the very essence of globalization and collaboration in itself. 
This provides very little option to non-English speakers, these choices are either to learn English or get excluded from most communities.

Our specific solution to this problem

In Collaboration with the SingularityNet ML-Language translation team, this project seeks to provide the third option to non-English speakers, second-language English speakers, or even English speakers with poor command of English, and that is: Collaborate from your language of convenience.

Arturo E. Hernandez and co in their paper The Billingual Brain, discussed how bilingual individuals have different patterns of brain activity when switching between languages, suggesting that their cognitive processes may differ based on the language being used hence the need for communication to be done in a speaker's primary language.

Our solution is premised on these facts to build a tool that allows users to communicate with each other in their primary languages while allowing the recipient to receive the information in real-time in the user's primary or convenient language. so what we are doing is simply removing English as a "must" factor in global collaboration, and making communities more inclusive for non-English native/non-English speakers.So no more not joining or participating in community calls, town halls, etc just because you can't speak or understand Engish well, this is what this is all about

We will be using state-of-the-art translation models developed by the Snet ML-translation team to build this tool, a snippet about it- The models developed so far are inclusive of a lot of minority languages not only the popular ones like French, Spanish, etc which most translations have

The competition and our USPs

Yes

Describe how your solution distinguishes itself from other solutions (if exist) and how it will succeed in the market.

Inclusive: Most solutions that are close to what we are doing are very limited in their approach, they only focus on the popular languages, while ours is focused on both the popular and unpopular ones

Opensourced: Zoom for example has something close to what we are building, but it is not open-sourced and only premium users have access to it

Interoperability: No projects that have something close are interoperable, for example, you can't use the live transcription tool on zoom for Discord, what we are building is rather going to be integrable with most platforms 

Our team

The project is to be executed by the Remostart team but in collaboration with the SNET ML translation team. We have had a prior discussion with the team as facilitated by Jan, and once the project is voted in we will be working together with them.
Remostart team comprises AI developers with about 8 years of experience, Full stack developers with 8 years of combined experience, ML researchers, front-end devs, etc.
We have the internal competency and the external partnership to execute this project.

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What we still need besides budget?

No

Existing resources we will leverage for this project

Yes

Description of existing resources

We will be leaveraging on the language models developed by the ML-translation team for this project and the real time language detection model on the AI market place

Open Source Licensing

mit

AI services (New or Existing)

Multilingual Speech Recognition

How it will be used

This service will be used for automatically detecting the language in real time the user is speaking with, before sending it to our translation model to convert to the other language of the recipient

Multi-lingual Minority Language Models

Type

New AI service

Purpose

This provides translations service for languages that are not popular

AI inputs

A minority language

AI outputs

Translation into another minority or popular language

Real time language translation tool

Type

New AI service

Purpose

Does translation between languages in real time

AI inputs

live speech input in any language

AI outputs

inputed speech translated into any language

Proposal Video

Placeholder for Spotlight Day Pitch-presentations. Video's will be added by the DF team when available.

  • Total Milestones

    7

  • Total Budget

    $100,000 USD

  • Last Updated

    15 May 2024

Milestone 1 - API Calls & Hostings

Description

This milestone represents the required reservation of 25% of your total requested budget for API calls or hosting costs. Because it is required we have prefilled it for you and it cannot be removed or adapted.

Deliverables

You can use this amount for payment of API calls on our platform. Use it to call other services or use it as a marketing instrument to have other parties try out your service. Alternatively you can use it to pay for hosting and computing costs.

Budget

$25,000 USD

Milestone 2 - Documentation, Architecture Design, UI/UX

Description

The goal of the project at this stage is to get all that will be needed ready, from documentations, meeting with the different stakeholders, planning, sketching of plans, getting all that is needed ready, while also putting the initial UI/UX for the project ready.

Deliverables

A project document describing the project Architecture Also a UI figma of the proposed architecture

Budget

$10,000 USD

Milestone 3 - Speech-to-text conversion functionality

Description

Using NLP techniques together with the existing models ensure that all available languages can perform the speech to text functionality which is a key part of the development

Deliverables

A GitHub to the project A video demo of the functionality

Budget

$15,000 USD

Milestone 4 - Real time integration

Description

Ensure that our speech to text can work in real time

Deliverables

Do a demo of that feature

Budget

$4,999 USD

Milestone 5 - Tool Development and Refinement

Description

Integrate the feature into a tool in a format that it can be used

Deliverables

The URL to the tool

Budget

$25,000 USD

Milestone 6 - Develop the tool into a Chrome Extension

Description

Convert the tool into an extension for ease of interoperability

Deliverables

A chrome extension of the tool

Budget

$14,999 USD

Milestone 7 - Test and Feedback

Description

Get users and community members to test the tool

Deliverables

A report on the community feedback of the tool

Budget

$5,002 USD

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    HenriqC
    May 17, 2024 | 10:44 AM

    You describe a real problem and actually I didn’t know there are solutions that can already be used online with low enough latency. Absolutely that has to be made available on the SNET platform. It is a perfect fit to its current stage of development.      Any estimates on how long it might take to build it?  

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    Joseph Gastoni
    May 15, 2024 | 9:32 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 4
    A multilingual tool using SNETs translation models

    Developing a multilingual collaboration tool using SingularityNET's translation models has potential but faces challenges. Careful attention to translation quality, user privacy, and platform integration is required. Focusing on an open-source, user-friendly design and clear communication about limitations can increase the project's value.

    This project proposes a tool using SingularityNET's translation models to enable real-time communication in multiple languages for global collaboration. Here's a breakdown of its strengths and weaknesses:

    Feasibility:

    • Moderate: Integrating existing translation APIs requires technical expertise, but open-source options exist.
    • Strengths: The concept leverages SingularityNET's technology and builds upon existing translation tools.
    • Weaknesses: Ensuring real-time translation accuracy across diverse languages can be challenging.

    Viability:

    • Moderate: Success depends on translation quality, user adoption, competition, and platform interoperability.
    • Strengths: The project addresses a significant communication barrier and offers an open-source solution.
    • Weaknesses: Competing solutions exist (e.g., Zoom), and achieving seamless integration across platforms may be complex.

    Desirability:

    • High: A user-friendly tool for overcoming language barriers in global collaboration is highly desirable.
    • Strengths: The project focuses on a critical need for inclusive communication and targets non-English speakers.
    • Weaknesses: Educating users on limitations of machine translation and potential privacy concerns is important.

    Usefulness:

    • High: The project has the potential to significantly improve communication and collaboration in diverse teams, but limitations exist.
    • Strengths: The tool can promote inclusivity and participation in online communities and meetings.
    • Weaknesses: Accuracy of real-time translation, especially for complex or nuanced communication, can impact usefulness.

    Besides, the project should consider:

    • Focusing on a user-centered design and addressing privacy concerns regarding translated content is crucial.
    • Prioritizing integration with popular collaboration platforms (e.g., Zoom, Discord) can increase adoption.
    • Offering the tool in multiple languages to further promote inclusivity and user experience.

    Here are some strengths of this project:

    • Addresses a critical barrier to global collaboration by enabling real-time communication across diverse languages.
    • Offers an open-source solution that promotes inclusivity for non-English speakers in online communities.
    • Leverages existing translation models developed by the SingularityNET team.

    Here are some challenges to address:

    • Maintaining high translation accuracy, especially for real-time communication and nuanced language use.
    • Ensuring seamless integration with various collaboration platforms to maximize user reach and adoption.
    • Educating users about limitations of machine translation and potential privacy concerns related to translated content.

    By focusing on these challenges and prioritizing user experience, this project can become a valuable tool for promoting inclusive and effective communication in today's globalized world.

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