Machines learn to speak Swiss-German

With regard to devices using voice control, the Swiss German population has so far been left out in the cold. At the best, smartphones, smart TVs and other tools of this kind understand High German, but have no chance when the Swiss German dialect is concerned. But this will change soon.

The Idiap Research Institute, expert in speech recognition for 25 years now, and the Valaisan start-up “recapp” combine their forces and knowledge to bring devices capable of understanding dialect to the market.

Read the article (only in German) here: Machines learn to speak Swiss-German

Source:, February 25th 2016