Sensory natural language recognition design platform launches
Vision and voice biometrics technology firm Sensory has officially introduced a new voice user interface (VUI) creation platform that can help developers implement voice technologies to its portfolio. The free online tool VoiceHub will allow clients to design and customized voice interfaces for virtually any application using the company’s signature AI large-vocabulary speech recognition solution TrulyNatural.
VoiceHub requires no programming experience and allows developers to create custom VUI solutions utilizing TrulyNatural’s natural language understanding (NLU) repository. The new solution, which was originally unveiled by the company in October, allows clients to add language recognition and support for various languages and dialects.
“Providing free access to flexible tools like VoiceHub helps to accelerate the next wave of branded voice experiences and domain-specific, customized voice assistants,” Sensory CEO Todd Mozer lauded the new solution. “Since releasing the VoiceHub beta in October, VUI designers around the world have used it to create hundreds of voice AI models for dozens of automotive, wearable, smart speaker, and smart home products. Our new large vocabulary and NLU capabilities will unlock enhanced VUI functionality with intents and entities. This empowers designers to develop more complex and truly conversational voice interfaces with the capability of handling millions of unique phrases.”
Before VoiceHub’s official release, Sensory allowed a select number of its partners to trial the platform. One of the partners, STMicroelectronics is conducting a webinar on large-vocabulary design together with Sensory on January 27. Among the main topics of the workshop were custom wake words, domain-specific language models, and ways to integrate these models on the STM32 Discovery Kit.
The two companies promised that the new solution is intuitive and efficient as developers can create test files within one hour of their initial NLU model design. STMicroelectronics Microcontroller Marketing Director Daniel Colonna stated, “ST customers truly appreciate the working relationship we have with Sensory, whose technology always delivers on its accuracy and performance promises. By adding VoiceHub to the menu of Sensory technologies accessible to our STM32 Discovery Board customers, developers can design working prototypes of natural language-capable products in a manner of minutes, not days, dramatically reducing their time to market.”
This post was updated at 9:56pm Eastern on January 19 to correct that voice biometrics are not currently offered on the VoiceHub platform, and that the webinar with STMicroelectronics has yet to occur.