AI Repository Project
WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee



SpeakLiz is an Artificial Intelligence app that helps the world’s 470 million deaf people communicate by interpreting sign language for those that cannot speak it. SpeakLiz is a powerful Artificial Intelligence communication tool, it has been designed as a complete solution for the worldwide deaf community. Think of it as the next step in the evolution of Sign Language. While the sign language allows the deaf to communicate with only those who understand it, SpeakLiz allows them to communicate more efficiently and fluidly with just about everyone.

SpeakLiz transforms the voices of people into texts and converts texts, including emoticons, into words. It also analyzes the environment to warn the user and helps to understand sign language.

This initiative was created by the Ecuadorian entrepreneurship team called Talov as a solution and alternative for people with hearing disabilities.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

  • China
  • Ecuador
  • United States of America



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  • People with disabilities

WSIS values promotion

Technology for improve the life of people with disabilities.

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Ecuador Civil Society

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