Interactive Systems Labs (ISL)

Interactive Systems Labs (ISL)

The Interactive Systems Lab at KIT and CMU focuses on technologies that facilitate the human experience, human mutual understanding and communication. Research ranges from speech recognition, translation, speech synthesis, language, vision technologies, person tracking and recognition, multi-modal and cross-modal perceptual interfaces, smart rooms and pervasive computing. Head of the Interactive Systems Lab is Prof. Alex Waibel.

Our laboratory is founding member of interACT. The international center for Advanced Communication Technologies is a joint center between eight of the leading universities in the field of computer science.



Season's Greetings

ISL wishes all our colleagues, partners and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2021!

Save the date: IWSLT 2021

The next "International Conference on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT)" will take place in Bangkok on August 05 & 06, 2021. As in 2020 IWSLT is an official workshop of ACL

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Thai-Son Nguyen Paper
AI Outperforms Humans in Speech Recognition

ISL has developed the first speech recognition system worldwide that works better than humans and is quicker than other AIs. See the press release in English and German or read CMU's news: "Waibel Team's AI Outperforms Humans in Speech Recognition"

Link to the paper
First info event for new students: Automatic translation for foreign students

On Oct 16, KIT will welcome its new students. As service for foreign students we will present our automatic simultaneous translation service during the life-stream of the so called "orientation phase". Follow the translation on

Go to the Lectur Translator page