Intel has unveiled the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit, which lets third-party developers design consumer products featuring Alexa. “Speech recognition has become a clear competitive advantage to product developers. Yet, giving machines the ability to listen, speak, and converse in natural language is no easy feat,” said Intel.
People speak and hear in 360 degrees, not just in a direct line of sight. Devices need array microphones and complex noise mitigation technology, said Intel. “A quality voice interaction means devices identify the speaker’s location, mitigate and suppress ambient noise, and understand spoken commands on the mics.”
The Intel kit is based on a new architecture that delivers high-quality far-field voice, even in challenging environments.