KT Adds Conexant AudioSmart to GiGA Genie Virtual Assistant Media Hub

KT, a Korean telecom provider, has begun using Conexant's AudioSmart CX20921 Far-Field Voice Input Processor to help its GiGA Genie voice-controlled virtual assistant media hub to hear users' requests accurately from a considerable distance away from the device, as well as in environments with ambient noise.

Conexant's AudioSmart Far-Field Voice Input Processor offers advanced voice processing techniques that filter out ambient noise. This processed speech will increase the hub's speech recognition and natural language interpretation accuracy and improve voice intelligibility for users during video conference calls.

"GiGA Genie is a first-of-its-kind product that combines the convenience of having an advanced AI-infused personal assistant, media hub, and video conferencing system, all in one device, offering customers an interactive voice experience unlike anything else," said Gyutae Baek, senior vice president of TK's Service Lab, in a statement. "Because of this, we wanted to ensure that GiGA Genie delivers excellent speech recognition accuracy, regardless of the distance the user may be from it. To accomplish this, we worked with Conexant to utilize their two-microphone voice input processing solution, allowing us to achieve the unique form factor of GiGA Genie, while also providing excellent near- and far-field voice performance, and impressive robustness to noise."

"With so many new voice-enabled products featuring Conexant technologies coming to market, our AudioSmart voice input processing solutions have seemingly become the industry's de facto standard for voice performance," said Saleel Awsare, president of Conexant, in a statement. "We are pleased to be working with companies like KT, that understand the value associated with voice and speech, and designing their products with Conexant's industry-leading voice input solutions to offer an unparalleled end user experience."

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