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Sensory Brings Man And Machine Closer Together

Artificial Intelligence In Sensory Speech Processors

The world's leading supplier of software for embedded speech technologies, Sensory, said its Adaptive Artificial Intelligence will change the fundamental relationship between man and machines. Designed for Sensory's RSC-4x family of speech processors this new technology empowers developers to create products that learn over time and display lifelike personalities. Adaptive Artificial Intelligence (Adaptive AI) is optimized for small, embedded footprints, making it perfect for consumer electronics and mobile devices.

"With the advent of Adaptive Artificial Intelligence, interaction between humans and machines takes the next big step," said Bill Teasley, Sensory's engineering vice president. "For example, home automation systems can learn and automatically anticipate the preferences of the user, such as for temperature and lighting. An entertainment robot can grow from a baby to a mature individual with unique personality characteristics and preferences based on its experiences. Adaptive AI brings life to products and products to life."

Adaptive AI uses pattern recognition to enable products to simulate lifelike characteristics. For instance, a product may convey 'moods,' and 'emotions,' get hungry or sleepy, have specific food preferences, or tend to be excitable or grumpy. It can even imprint new characteristics between multiple units, which can, for example, enable a family to share mobile handsets that interact in specific ways with each user, resulting in no two units being exactly alike.

Sensory says no extensive product setup is needed. A short period of use can teach the device its owner's habits, changing its behavior as users change theirs. Sensory's RSC-4x microprocessors can handle recognition vocabularies of up to 40 speaker independent words.

Adaptive AI technology is supported in all Sensory RSC-4x microcontrollers and is powered by Sensory's new FluentChip firmware suite of speech recognition technologies. The low cost and compact architecture of RSC-4x microcontrollers, under $2 in volume, should appeal to manufactures. All the necessary ROM, RAM, and other hardware are contained on chip, including a general-purpose microcontroller and powerful 16 bit A/D converter.

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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