Workshop: Machine learning for interaction designer
Talki is a machine learning device that allows children to learn words in a foreign language in an exploratory way. By pointing Talki at objects, like a mug, a pen, or any other items, children can learn and hear how to pronounce the word in a foreign language. 
Talki is a physical interface with a camera and a speaker that allows you to point at different objects and get the foreign word for it.
It can be used by teachers at primary schools as a learning tool, when introducing topics, and letting children explore and interact with real world objects around them.
It is a polyglot device, and can translate objects in many different languages.
Interface and Interaction modality
Talki is a physical interface device, consisting of a camera and an internal speaker. Talki works in two ways:
By placing an object in front of it, it can recognise the object and translate it in a foreign language
By pointing Talki at different objects, it can recognise the object and translate it in a foreign language.
User Experience
Due to its small dimensions, Talki can be easily transported around the classroom, making it a fun toy for exploring objects and learning words in a foreign language in real-world contexts.
For example, when introducing a topic in the classroom, the teacher can suggest students to find hidden objects related to the topic, and have Talki help them in the mission.

Project made with Caterine Apruzzese

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