CEVA Partners with Fluent.ai on Multilingual Speech Understanding for Edge Devices

CEVA, a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, and Fluent.ai, a provider of on-device, small footprint and multilingual speech understanding solutions, have partnered to offer ultra-low power speech-to-intent solutions for intelligent edge devices.

Fluent.ai's speech-to-intent technologies has been ported and optimized for CEVA's low-power audio and sensor hub digital signal processors, allowing system manufacturers to integrate intelligent voice activation and control into their wearables, consumer devices, and other Intenet-connected products.

Fluent.ai provides multilingual speech understanding solutions capable of running fully offline on small-footprint and low-power devices. Fluent.ai technology can support any language and accent.

CEVA's audio and sensor hub processors, including the CEVA-X2, CEVA-BX1, CEVA-BX2, and SensPro family, enable the full suite of speech-to-intent technologies to run seamlessly in always-on mode. These DSPs can also run other software and algorithms that further enhance the performance and feature set, including ClearVox front-end noise reduction, MotionEngine for sensor fusion, and the SenslinQ framework for contextual awareness.

"CEVA's leadership position in licensable low-power DSPs and software for voice-enabled embedded devices makes them an ideal partner to further proliferate our speech-to-intent software in the market," said Vikrant Tomar, founder and chief technology officer at Fluent.ai, in a statement. "Voice activation and control is emerging as one of the most sought-after technologies in an increasingly contactless world, and together we're bringing a cost-effective and highly accurate edge AI solution that can understand intent from speech, even in the noisiest environments."

"Fluent.ai's speech-to-intent technology with multilanguage support running on our DSPs is ideal for power-constrained intelligent devices where voice is the primary user interface," said Moshe Sheier, vice president of marketing at CEVA, in a statement. "Having all the speech processing take place on the edge device ensures privacy of the data, low latency, and instantaneous response. Together, we are lowering the entry barriers for adding high-quality, naturally spoken voice control to any device."

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