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AI Deep Dive: Harnessing Technology for Improved Speech Health

Posted by on Thursday, November 2, 2023 in - Generative AI, DSI-Supported Research, Medical Sciences, Ongoing Research, School of Medicine, School of Nursing.

On October 27th, we had the privilege of hosting an AI Deep Dive Session with Dr. Matthew Pontell, where we discussed the use of generative AI for enhancing speech therapy and improving speech dysfunction. This session brought to light the innovative strategies and recovery techniques that promise better speech health outcomes for those suffering from speech impairments.


  • Purpose: The session focused on exploring how generative AI can aid in the treatment and betterment of speech dysfunctions, and how it can be harnessed to create individualized therapy plans.
  • Innovative Techniques: Dr. Pontell shared the latest advancements in generative AI that are used to simulate and analyze speech patterns, thereby providing targeted feedback for therapy.
  • AI Applications: Discussion included how AI technology is being tailored to not only support therapists but also to enable patients to practice and improve speech independently.

Session Insights:

  • Generative AI could transform speech therapy by providing personalized and adaptable tools for both diagnosis and treatment.
  • The application of AI in speech health can significantly accelerate the therapy process, providing real-time analysis and feedback.


The AI Deep Dive with Dr. Matthew Pontell offered a comprehensive overview of the potential that generative AI holds in revolutionizing the field of speech therapy, underlining the ways in which technology can facilitate improved speech health for individuals with speech impairments.

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