Eric Booth on what AI, speech therapy and recommendation engines commonalities

Rebecca Lewington | December 2020

In this episode, I was lucky enough to talk to Eric Booth about some exciting advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and how speech recognition technology is helping children who have speech difficulties.

Eric, who looks after business development for Micron’s data center customers, is something of a Renaissance man. He’s a chip designer, a college lecturer and a business development manager. Oh, and he’s an AI researcher. He’s working on his Ph.D. thesis, which is, as you might expect, about speech recognition for children with disabilities. This is an especially challenging field because all children’s speech patterns are constantly changing, so models trained using adult speech don’t work very well. Eric is working on novel techniques to fix that problem.

That unusual combination highlights one of the great things about Micron: It’s possible to do all these things at once, making meaningful contributions to the business, our customers and the state of the art in life-enriching AI applications.

And just what do AI, speech therapy and recommendation engines have in common? You’ll just have to watch to find out.

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Rebecca Lewington

Technology Evangelist, Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
Rebecca is responsible for telling Micron’s technology story to show how fractally innovative our people are and how we’re enabling the world to harness data to accelerate exploration and discovery. Based in California, she holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of London and has been granted 15 patents in the field of semiconductor plasma etch manufacturing systems.