Apple details AI to help voice assistants recognize hotwords and multilingual speakers

  • “Siri virtual assistant is used by over 500 million customers worldwide.
  • Employing a graph neural network (GNN)..,the coauthors say they managed to mitigate 87% of false triggers.
  • In a recent study commissioned by the Washington Post, popular smart speakers made by Google and Amazon were 30% less likely to understand non-American accents”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2020/02/03/apple-details-ai-to-help-voice-assistants-recognize-hotwords-and-multilingual-speakers/amp/

Fireflies.ai, An MIT And Penn Voice Transcription Startup, Raises $5M From Canaan Partners

  • “Sam Udotong and Krish Ramineni have created Fireflies.ai, a meeting and recording transcription software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, to provide users with automatically generated transcripts of their conversations.
  • Various sources estimate the voice and speech recognition market to be anywhere from $25 to $32 billion.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/frederickdaso/2019/12/16/firefliesai-an-mit-and-penn-voice-transcription-startup-raises-5m-from-canaan-partners-to-automatically-take-meeting-notes/amp/


Sam Udotong

Co-Founder at Fireflies.ai

http://linkedin.com/in/sudotong


Krish Ramineni

Co-Founder at Fireflies.ai

http://linkedin.com/in/krishramineni

Here’s what you didn’t know about Amazon’s Echo Frames

“Amazon announced a heap of devices this week, including five new Echo smart speakers, more Ring smart home security and new Alexa commands. But the new Echo Frames smart glasses ($180) and Echo Loop smart ring ($130) were the two that stole headlines. 

These wearable devices put Amazon’s digital Alexa assistant on your body in a way that’s different than the more expected earbuds route (though there are new Echo Buds, too, for $130 or £120). By bringing Alexa to your face and your hand, Amazon might be trying to get more personal with the little voice in the device.”

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/heres-what-you-didnt-know-about-amazons-echo-frames/