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Ajit Narayanan:
A word game to communicate in any language

TED2013 · 15:43 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language
15:43 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea behind it, a language concept called FreeSpeech, has exciting potential.

Visual grammar engine inventor
Ajit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaz, an affordable, tablet-based communication device for people who are speech-impaired. Full bio
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