From GUI to VUI: Voice-Enabling a Cross-Platform .NET Desktop Application

January 06, 2021

.NET SDK.NET CoreCross-platformPicovoice ConsoleEnd-to-End Voice PlatformWake Word DetectionVoice User InterfacesVUI

Announcing Public Availability of Picovoice Console

December 22, 2020

Picovoice ConsoleEnd-to-End Voice PlatformWake Word DetectionSpeech-to-IntentVoice User InterfacesVUI

Picovoice Console is the platform for designing, training, and testing voice interfaces instantly in your browser. No machine learning…

Talking Chess: Adding Offline, Cross-Platform Voice Controls to Chess in .NET Core

December 21, 2020

.NET SDK.NET CorePicovoice ConsoleEnd-to-End Voice PlatformWake Word DetectionSpeech-to-IntentVoice User InterfacesVUI

Picovoice’s Alexa, Google, and Siri wake words are now free!

December 07, 2020

Open Voice PlatformVoice InteroperabilityWake Word DetectionPorcupineAlexaHey GoogleOkay GoogleHey SiriApache 2.0

We are making all major voice assistant wake words available for free under the permissive Apache 2.0 license: Alexa Hey Google & Okay…

Direct Speech Indexing: Accurate, Fast, and Scalable Voice Search

August 18, 2020

Speech-to-IndexVoice SearchSpeech MonitoringSpeech-to-TextAcoustic-Only Speech Recognition

Can you imagine modern life without Google search? In the mid-1990s, the World Wide Web’s popularity created a deluge of novel text data…

Offline Voice AI in a Web Browser

July 09, 2020

MicrophoneNLUOffline Voice AIPrivacyWeb Audio APIWeb WorkersWebAssembly

Why offline when you're online? Offline Voice AI in a browser may seem contradictory. Doesn’t using a web browser mean you’re online? But…

Porcupine™ Wake Word Engine - V1.8 Feature Tour

June 01, 2020

Wake Word DetectionKeyword SpottingLocal Voice CommandsOffline Speech RecognitionTransfer LearningZero-Shot Learning

We are excited to announce the release of Porcupine version 1.8, which achieves major accuracy and runtime efficiency improvements. This is…

A Strategy Guide for Voice Applications

February 07, 2020

NLUSpeech-to-IndexSpeech-to-IntentVoice Search

Developers face myriad choices when building voice products. Although the end results are similar, different approaches carry significant…

Voice UI on Mobile: Challenges and Opportunities

October 10, 2019

Open SourceCross-PlatformiOSAndroidSpeechRecognizerSiriKit

Adoption of voice interfaces on mobile platforms has grown rapidly in recent years. This surge is almost entirely driven by voice assistants…

Local Speech-to-Text with Cloud-Level Accuracy

September 17, 2019

CloudOfflinePricingRaspberry PiTranscribeSpeech-to-Text

Voice recognition has flourished with the growth of cloud-based speech services. Despite the ubiquity of voice-enabled products, processing…

End-to-End Intent Inference from Speech

August 29, 2019

Speech-to-TextSpeech-to-Intent

Inferring intent from spoken commands is at the core of any modern voice user interface (VUI). Typically the inference is performed within a…

Benchmarking a Wake Word Detection Engine

August 14, 2019

HotwordWake up wordFalse Alarm

Wake word detection is used in almost every application with a Voice User Interface (VUI) supporting hands-free operation. Wake phrases…

The Case for Voice AI on the Edge

July 29, 2019

CostEdge AILatencyPrivacyReliabilityVoice AI

Cloud computing has been the driving force in the adoption of voice AI, but it has inherent limitations due to its reliance on connectivity…

Picovoice’s Speech-to-Intent Engine

December 26, 2018

Speech-to-Intent

Yet Another Wake Word Engine

April 24, 2018

Wake up WordHotwordTrigger Word