April 29, 2019

Listen to Voice Tech’s latest podcast on sound recognition with Chris Mitchell

Carl Robinson from VoiceTech Podcast spoke to Chris, about sound recognition and you can listen to the full episode here.

In this podcast episode, you’ll learn what the state of the art sound recognition systems can do, the types of sound events that are typically recognised, which consumer products they’re integrated into, and the many benefits and new possibilities the technology affords to developers and users.

You will discover the difference between sound recognition and speech recognition, how sound recognition provides the all-important context for voice-enabled devices to make the right decisions, and how smart devices can take advantage of this contextual knowledge. Then we dive into some of the technical details of how it all works, including ‘better than real-time processing’, edge computing vs the cloud, the need to train custom acoustic models, and how these machine learning models can run on low-resource devices like headphones using TinyML. Chris briefly explains the process of integrating the ai3™ framework into your products, then we tackle the all-important question of data privacy and security.

Many of the smart devices of the future will rely on sound recognition to understand the context of their environments. Chris and his team are at the cutting edge of the sound recognition field and are long-time experts in the domain, so there’s no better person to introduce us to this important technology.


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About Audio Analytic

Audio Analytic is the pioneer of AI sound recognition software. The company is on a mission to map the world of sounds, offering our sense of hearing to consumer technology. By transferring our sense of hearing to consumer products and digital personal assistants we give them the ability to react to the world around us, helping satisfy our entertainment, safety, security, wellbeing and communication needs.

Audio Analytic’s ai3™ sound recognition software enables device manufacturers and chip companies to equip products with Artificial Audio Intelligence, recognizing and automatically responding to our growing list of sound profiles.

Audio Analytic is the pioneer of artificial audio intelligence, which is empowering a new generation of smart products to hear and react to the sounds around us.