Global Hey Siri Wake Words Available from Sensory

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Sensory's TrulyHandsfree edge-based wake word and phrase recognition engine, now supports models for "Hey Siri" for dozens of countries.

Developers licensing Sensory's TrulyHandsfree software development kit can request access to the Hey Siri models for integration into their prototypes and finished products.

Sensory's Hey Siri wake word has already been used in products that have received MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) approval, and now Sensory is releasing international versions, and the timing is perfect for Apple's introduction of Hey Siri for third-party devices through HomeKit and Matter.

With the release of the Hey Siri model, Sensory now supports most popular virtual assistants in the United States. It also provides wake word models for Tencent, Baidu, Naver, Rakuten, and others. The new Siri models support multiple languages across North America, Europe, and Asia.

"Every conversation with a virtual assistant starts with a wake word, so accurate wake word performance across the world is mandatory for a positive user experience," said Todd Mozer, Sensory's CEO, in a statement. "Sensory's TrulyHandsfree wake word engine has shipped in billions of products, including mobile phones, smart speakers, wearables, smart appliances, and automobiles. All of that real-world experience provides a competitive advantage for Sensory models. Our wake words provide unparalleled accuracy with the acoustic challenges of background noise, accented speech, and far-field conditions."

Sensory provides developers with a preset library of popular tuned wake word models, support for two dozen languages/dialects, as well as the ability to create custom-branded wake words with VoiceHub. Sensory is a member of Amazon's Voice Interoperability Initiative.

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