ARTS Proposers' Day

June 05, 2023

The IARPA ARTS program aims to develop novel algorithms that will modify spontaneous speech in real-time to protect an individual’s privacy. Countless electronics in modern life, like smart phones, digital assistants, televisions, remote controls, and even appliances, have microphones that are always listening for speech signals, using voice driven technologies to interact with people. But recorded speech contains a wealth of personal, sensitive information that can be exploited by privacy threats such as biometric recognition, background profiling, and emotional screening; a person’s speech can reveal not only their identity, but also static traits, such as dialect, gender, and age, as well as dynamic traits, such as fear, stress, and anger. The ARTS program aims to develop new methods that will anonymize conversational speech without degrading usability. The capabilities developed in this program will overcome threats to privacy such as speaker identification software, human evaluation of static traits, and automated classification of dynamic traits. The program desires novel software-based systems suitable for conversations, with the transformed speech that is understandable, sounds natural, and operates in real-time.



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ARTS Proposers' Day: Tuesday, 27 June 2023 from 9:30am to 5:00pm EDT

Proposers' Day Registration Closes: Thursday, 22 June at 5PM EDT

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