SMHS now offers Watson-powered closed-captioning in every classroom

  • Friday, February 16, 2018
  • News

Ever find yourself wondering: “Why can’t the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence system provide closed-captioning for the lectures I need to give/view at UND?” Well, wonder no more.

The SMHS Information Resources team is pleased to announce that IBM’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Watson can provide closed-captioning capabilities for lectures given in every SMHS classroom in real-time.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Information Resources has been offering an integrated lecture captioning function for months. Now, however, this function has been upgraded considerably and is available on demand.

Faculty who would like to explore this option for their courses should contact Information Resources at 701-777-5046 (or email rooms@med.und.edu) for more information.

To view an example of the Watson closed-captioning in action, click here.