What is Far-field Voice Control and Speech Recognition
Far-field speech and voice recognition is used to recognize a user’s voice in a noisy environment based on speaker localization using microphone arrays. The speaker location is estimated by the direction of arrival method, then noise cancellation and beamforming technologies are applied to separate the target speech signal from noise.
The accuracy of speech and voice recognition has witnessed significant growth due to the inclusions of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in many technological challenges and innovations in smart home technologies.AI voice recognition technology in smart home devices supports key technologies such as far-field sound pick-up, instant-on, multi-turn dialogue interaction and voiceprint recognition.
AI-powered smart speakers such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are resulting in tremendous investment due to their applications in smart homes for controlling lights, fans, security cameras, TV and so forth.
The rapid development of deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (MI) technology has increased the adoption of smart devices in various industries. Thus, the adoption of advanced technologies has led to the expansion of the far-field speech and voice recognition system market.
Moreover, industry players like ArkX Laboratories are heavily investing in R&D activities to improve the quality of far-field recognition. Enhancement of the performance and efficiency of smart devices is predicted to propel market growth in coming years.
The far-field speech and voice recognition system market is influenced by factors such as the growing impact of front-end hardware components on the accuracy of speech and voice recognition and growth in voice control-based smart speakers.
Increasing deployment of far-field voice recognition systems in smart home devices and in-vehicle infotainment systems provides major growth opportunities in the market. However, accuracy issues in far-field speech and voice recognition systems in noisy and harsh environments will act as a restraint on the growth of the market.
ArkX Laboratories is leading provider of advanced far-field voice control technology for voice-enabled devices and products. Our EveryWord™ advanced audio and voice technology enables enhanced human-to-human and human-to-machine speech recognition and superior performance for OEMs and start-ups who want to bring their voice-enabled smart products and devices to market. ArkX solutions are production-ready and pre-qualified by Amazon Voice Service (AVS) to mitigate risk, reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market.
ArkX’s high-performance voice capture technology is a huge leap forward when it comes to performance. EveryWord outperforms other existing far-field solutions and delivers a far superior voice experience to consumers by capturing voice commands from three times (3X) the standard distance, around corners, in noisy and reflective environments, and without lowering playback volume. Additionally, EveryWord technology provides the unique ability to identify and suppress speech from TV or other single-point noise sources.”
The EveryWord product line, featuring Cirrus Logic’s SoundClear© and FlexArray™ technologies, consists of an Audio Front End (AFE) Voice Processing Module, an Integrated Voice Module (SOM + Audio Board w/AFE), and an AVS Development Kit qualified by Amazon Voice Service (AVS).
In addition to Alexa, EveryWord is compatible with other platforms such as Google, Siri, Cortana, AliGenie, Baidu/Kitt.ai, Tencent, and Sensory. EveryWord voice solutions can be customized for a company’s eco-system and applied to a wide range of products, including smart speakers, soundbars, televisions, appliances, voice controllers, and IoT products.