“Sensory applied decades of experience and lessons learned with shallow net technologies to create its highly accurate machine learning models, which are trained with a mix of real and probabilistically-derived synthetic data. VoiceHub benefits from all of this work and removes any friction related to developing voice UIs for testing purposes.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory
Sensory, Inc. is looking to make the development of voice-based AI assistants faster and simpler with a new online development platform.
Dubbed “VoiceHub”, the online portal offers users a simple interface for the creation of voice-based platforms, with drop-down menus allowing users to easily select the language and model size. Custom wake words can be implemented, and Sensory says that its speech recognition is as accurate or better than industry benchmarks like Amazon’s Alexa.
The platform was built upon the foundation of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree voice interaction technology, which the company says is itself already being used on more than 3 billion apps and devices.
Sensory has been trialing VoiceHub with select speech technology companies, and has already received some very positive feedback. Samsung Design and Innovation Center’s Senior Director of Engineering, Nathan Folkman, called it a “great new tool,” adding that its features “make creating new keywords regardless of target language, model size, and platform easy and fast.” And Ambiq Micro’s Director of Upstream and Solutions Marketing, Marc Miller, said VoiceHub is “the ideal solution” to enable his company’s MCUs and SoCs meet customers’ ambitious project schedules.
Opus Research lead analyst Dan Miller is also enthusiastic about the platform. “Sensory’s new VoiceHub significantly lowers the threshold for developers at brands and businesses to customize wake words,” he said.
Sensory is now inviting any interested parties to request an invitation for access to VoiceHub, and the company promises that new features like expanded DSP platform support and additional language support are in the pipeline. From the outset, VoiceHub will support DSP platforms from Ambiq, Analog Devices, Cirrus, Cypress, DSPG, Foretmedia, Knowles, Motorola, NXP, Qualcomm, Renesas, ST Micro, and TI.
“We are excited to share these tools and capabilities with the speech tech community and beyond and believe VoiceHub will serve as a catalyst for rapidly accelerated innovation of new voice-enabled experiences,” said Sensory CEO Todd Mozer.