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2022 Wrapped: Top Events in Voice AI
November 30, 2022 · 1 min read
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2022 was a peculiar year for the voice AI industry, with ups and downs. While reviewing Picovoice’s 2022, we gathered updates from the other...

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Best Solution for Sales and Support Enablement
November 30, 2022 · 2 min read
Strategy

Recent advances in speech recognition created new opportunities in Sales and Customer Support....

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Choosing Speech-to-text for Virtual Meeting Transcription
November 30, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategy

Virtual meetings enables remote work and doing business internationally without having a physical place....

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Hey Google, Why Don’t You Offer Trigger Word Detection?
November 30, 2022 · 2 min read
StrategyWake Word

First, let’s start with what Trigger Word Detection means. Trigger Word Detection is an application of keyword spotting....

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Picovoice On-Device Voice AI Platform in 2022
November 30, 2022 · 2 min read
EngineeringProductStrategy

2022 was another busy year at Picovoice with new products, languages, SDKs, team members and customers....

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Running AI models: On-device, on-prem or in the cloud
November 17, 2022 · 3 min read
Strategy

“Can we deploy On-Device voice AI models On-Prem or Cloud?” is one of the frequent questions the Picovoice team receives....

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How Voice AI helps with the Challenges of QSR Drive-Thrus?
November 17, 2022 · 1 min read
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Drive-thrus offer convenience and speed to grab a quick meal to customers and additional revenue stream to restaurants by increasing the cap...

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Introduction to Cloud Repatriation
November 17, 2022 · 2 min read
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Cloud Computing has been a game changer for almost two decades. It enabled products, services and even startups that wouldn’t exist otherwis...

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Introduction to Edge Computing
November 17, 2022 · 2 min read
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In recent years, Edge Computing gained popularity as it offers data sovereignty, autonomy, better security, and better latency....

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Using ASR for Wake Word Recognition
November 17, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategyWake Word

One should never use Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) to detect `Wake Words` or always-listening commands....

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Wake Word Detection in the Cloud
November 17, 2022 · 3 min read
StrategyWake Word

Wake Word Detection in the Cloud is not a good idea. It’s expensive, not reliable, and not private. Wake Word Detection engines are always-o...

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How to ensure the privacy of your voice data?
November 2, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategy

Products built with speech-to-text cloud APIs send voice data to a 3rd party cloud unless they run on-device or on-prem....

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GDPR, CCPA and Voice Recognition Privacy
November 2, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategy

Privacy in voice AI often raises eyebrows and is subject to jokes, as seen in the above example from Onion, the satire website....

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Measuring Speech-to-Text Accuracy: Word Error Rate for Beginners
November 2, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategy

Products built with speech-to-text cloud APIs send voice data to a 3rd party cloud unless they run on-device or on-prem....

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Things to Know about Word Error Rate (WER)
November 2, 2022 · 2 min read
Speech-to-TextStrategy

Every voice AI vendor, including Picovoice, has an article on what WER means and how to calculate it....

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Python Wake Word Detection Tutorial
October 31, 2022 · 2 min read
EngineeringProductWake Word

Detect custom wake words using the Porcupine Wake Word engine. Porcupine Python SDK runs on Linux, macOS, Windows, Raspberry Pi, NVIDIA Jets...