Hi, it's Lottie from the Cala Vox UK podcast team. I wanted to talk to you about something super important: reading comprehension. It's basically the ability to read something and really understand what it's trying to say. It's not just about recognising words, it's about being able to interpret them, work out the context and draw conclusions about what the author is trying to tell you.
Recently, I was challenged to use my skills to read Rumpelstiltskin by the Brothers Grimm in the original language. This was no easy task as the story had been translated by Margaret Raine Hunt and edited by Dr Cala Sana, which meant that there were some tricky words and phrases that I had to navigate.
Reading comprehension involves a number of different skills, such as being able to break down sentences and understand their structure and grammar. You also need to be able to recognise contextual clues and work out the author's purpose and point of view. It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, where each piece helps you understand the bigger picture.
In short, reading comprehension is about actively engaging with written text to construct meaning and really get the message. It's such an important skill to have, not just at school, but in life in general. So let's keep practising our reading comprehension skills and unlock all the knowledge that's out there waiting for us!
This might be of interest to tech freaks: At Calavox we're using Peregrine, an ultra-realistic text-to-speech model for generative audio. This is a missing piece of the puzzle that I am excited to bring to the table. With all these generative models at our disposal, such as Tome, we believe that the future of content creation will be driven by AI, but still guided by humans.
What does that mean? Well, it means that the most creative work will depend on the human's ability to articulate their desired creation to the model. In other words, we'll still need people to come up with ideas and give the AI guidance on what we want to create. But then the AI will take over and bring those ideas to life in ways we never thought possible.
It's an exciting time to be in the world of content creation and creative work, and I can't wait to see where this technology takes us next.