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AI and AAC: How AI can Empower AAC Users

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From science fiction novels to blockbuster movies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been a fascinating concept that captured the imagination of people worldwide. For decades, it seemed like an unattainable dream, but today, AI is a reality that is transforming the world as we know it. With AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Jasper AI, Dall-E and others taking the world by storm, the question arises: What would AI mean for AAC?

In this article we imagine what an AI powered AAC future would look like. From where we are sitting, the possibilities seem breathtaking.

The Future of AAC with AI

AI-powered AAC devices will be game changers, making communication more efficient, intuitive, and personalized. By using AI, AAC devices can adapt to the individual user’s needs, preferences, and communication style, making it easier for them to express themselves in a way that feels natural.

As AI continues to evolve and become more sophisticated, its impact on our daily lives is only going to increase.

Here’s how we envision the future of AAC with AI:

AI as an AAC Companion!

Imagine an AI- Buddy to assist AAC users to chat, model, and much more!

For individuals who use AAC devices, finding the words and navigating around folders can sometimes be a challenge. There are days when they may feel lost, trying to express themselves but struggling to find the words. But what if AI could be their buddy in need and guide them toward what they are looking for? This can make a significant difference in their daily lives, empowering them to communicate more confidently and comfortably.

Speed up your personalization with AI

Why spend time personalizing folders when AI can do it in a jiffy?

Let’s say an AAC  user has a dentist appointment and wants to create a folder to store all the related information and questions they may want to ask. AI can create a folder for their upcoming dentist visit in just a few taps! 

AI can help stay organized and save time, allowing to focus on other important aspects of life.

Elevate communication through empowered self-expression

Unleash an inner artist! How can AAC and AI-powered art take creativity to new heights?

Does your AAC user appreciate the beauty of sunsets? What if they could express it through their own artistic vision? With a simple prompt to the AI, such as “paint an ocean view” and adding elements like “sun”, they can style it according to their imagination. And just like that, an artist is born!

Add feelings to messages with AI-generated tones

The way we speak, conveys our level of expressiveness and emotions. However, for AAC users, it can be difficult to communicate tone in their messages. What if AI could help by enabling them to choose a tone for their message? 

An AAC user wants to express excitement about going to the park. With the help of AI, they could select a tone option, such as “excited”, which would modify the voice output to sound more enthusiastic. Similarly, if they were feeling sad about missing a friend, they could choose a tone option, such as “sad”, which would adjust the voice output to sound more somber. This would help the user convey their intended emotion more accurately and effectively.

Conclusion: The Future is Here

In conclusion, the integration of AAC and AI will rapidly transform the world into a more inclusive and accessible place. Through the power of AI, AAC users can communicate more efficiently, spontaneously, and independently than ever before. 

Watch our video to join us on a journey of Communication and Innovation with AAC & AI on the link below:

Avaz in AI Land: The Future of AAC with AI

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