Indian Sign Language Recognition (ISLAR)
Sample this – two cities in India; Mumbai and Pune, though only 80kms apart have a distinctly varied spoken dialect. Even stranger is the fact that their sign languages are also distinct, having some very varied signs for the same objects/expressions/phrases. While regional diversification in spoken languages and scripts are well known and widely documented, apparently, this has percolated in sign language as well, essentially resulting in multiple sign languages across the country. To help overcome these inconsistencies and to standardize sign language in India, I am collaborating with the Centre for Research and Development of Deaf & Mute (an NGO in Pune) and Google. Adopting a two-pronged approach: a) I have developed an Indian Sign Language Recognition System (ISLAR) which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to accurately identify signs and translate them into text/vocals in real-time, and b) have proposed standardization of sign languages across India to the Government of India and the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre.
As previously mentioned, the initiative aims to develop a lightweight machine-learning model, for 14 million speech/hearing impaired Indians, that is suitable for Indian conditions along with the flexibility to incorporate multiple signs for the same gesture. More importantly, unlike other implementations, which utilize additional external hardware, this approach, which utilizes a common surgical glove and a ubiquitous camera smartphone, has the potential of hardware-related savings at an all-India level. ISLAR received great attention from the open-source community with Google inviting me to their India and global headquarters in Bangalore and California, respectively, to interact with and share my work with the TensorFlow team.
Outline/Structure of the Demonstration
- Background of the problem - understanding the problems faced by the deaf and mute community. [2 mins]
- 14 million people in India have speech and hearing impairment.
- Current solutions are neither scalable nor ubiquitous.
- Defining a strong problem statement [2 min]
- Key aspects while designing the application.[8 mins]
- Building a low resource consuming machine learning model that can be deployed on the edge. [1 min]
- Eliminate the need for external hardware. [1 min]
- Phase 0: Localizing just hand gestures.[2 mins]
- Phase 1: Adding your facial key points along with hand localization. [2mins]
- Phase 2: Adding sequential information to each frame for carrying the context thus, enabling the model to pick up the entire context of the conversation.[2 mins]
- Getting resources from Google and TensorFlow.
- Results and conclusion [1 min]
- Future aspects [1 min]
- Preparation [1 min]
- ISLAR Phase 0 [1 min]
- ISLAR Phase 1 [1 min]
- Presentation at Google, Bangalore [1 min]
- Presentation at Google, California [2 mins]
By the end of the session, the audience will have a clearer understanding of the problems being faced by an underrepresented community in India therefore, catalyzing the thought process of the attendees to address social issues in India as well as other developing countries.
Machine Learning enthusiasts as well as virtuosos.
Prerequisites for Attendees
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshaybahadur21/
- GitHub: https://github.com/akshaybahadur21
- Portfolio: https://www.akshaybahadur.com/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJla7fVDg99AZBQ0F65pRw
Relevant experience of the author
- GDE Summit, California 2019 - https://youtu.be/QU-SIQ_qUeQ
- Data Hack Summit 2019 - https://youtu.be/ZWqWToiEvGk
- GDG DevFest Kolkata 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AFAwWuICDE
- Open Data Science Conference (ODSC), India 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaKSVSRTas
- Indian Institute of Science, 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixqQgQiMRU
- Open Data Science Conference (ODSC), Boston 2019 - https://learnai.odsc.com/courses/deepvision-exploiting-computer-vision-techniques-to-minimize-cpu-utilization
- Open Data Science Conference (ODSC), India 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSpX7YrY3A
- DeepCogntion Workshop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KakD2UnEpZM
- Institute of Analytics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVx1tF3QDHU
- Microsoft Advanced Analytics User group - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2baXaZ8pnQ
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