How Voice AI is Helping Make Smart Devices Even Smarter

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SoundHound and Fierce Electronics

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The restrictions of cloud-only voice AI solutions have been a barrier to voice interfaces for many smart device manufacturers. Adding a voice assistant to a smart device required either giving up brand independence and tying their products to a big tech speaker solution or implementing an on-device solution that required the user to utter specific phrases to be understood. Other solutions were just too expensive or required too much processing power to make them viable options. Innovations in voice AI technology and the advent of a range of edge connectivity solutions has effectively removed the barriers to entry for the smart device industry and expanded the opportunities for smart TVs and other large home appliances to provide greater convenience and functionality through conversational interfaces. Key takeaways: -Edge voice AI technology innovations -Voice-enabling smart home devices -How voice is transforming smart TVs -Transformation of mobile apps and remote controls Panelists: -Steve McIrvin VP Products Wzye -Matt Thompson Senior Director, Product Management SoundHound -Chris Tanquary Senior Director of Business Development VIZIO -Moderator: Leonard Lee Managing Director & Founder neXt Curve

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