Tracy Qiu

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AI for Translating American Sign Language (ASL)

The typical translation devices for people who use ASL are gloves that aren't very accurate. The gloves tend to be inaccurate because the translation doesn't only come from peoples' hand gestures, it also comes from their body language, but the gloves don't account for that. However, the even bigger issue with these gloves is that many people can't afford them. Each glove is around $1,500. Tracy and I helped create a translation device for people who use ASL.

Tracy Qiu is a high school student in the Boston area and a Boston University AI4ALL alumna. After spending a life-changing summer with an empowering group of young women at BU AI4ALL, she plans to continue pursuing her passion for STEM alongside the supportive AI4ALL community, and she looks forward to breaking down barriers in the male-dominated field of Artificial Intelligence. Passionate about giving back to her community, she has organized events at her high school donating over $5,000 to the Boston Children's Hospital, and in the future, she hopes to innovate with AI to benefit her community and those in need.

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