Watch Your Language is a new tool to monitor curse words on a gaming chat platform. This Student Innovation Project (SIP) monitors what players are saying and flags words deemed inappropriate.  The intent is to warn the player to watch their language. Rocky Vargas (Game Programming) explains, “Our innovation claim is that gameplay is intensified by turning the foul language gamers use into a mechanic for punishment.” 

No games use speech recognition this way as of today. Alarms go off and the display monitor will show the word once this mechanic detects the foul words. It actively monitors and provides the code for the element that’s purposed for any specific word.  This technology doesn’t have to be limited to gamers. Anything that has code, this concept can be applied anywhere there is a microphone. The users have the ability to enter whatever words they wish to omit/punish. Rocky created the original code to start detecting words and made the streaming portion completely active, while Michael polished the code and hooked everything up, including the sirens and alarms.

 

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