iSpeech Launches Voice Recognition Platform for the Home
iSpeech has unveiled iSpeech Home, a voice solution for connected home device manufacturers, OEMs, and service operators.
iSpeech Home allows consumers to control their televisions, home entertainment systems, lighting, heating, ventilation, irrigation, security systems, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and other household appliances by voice through natural language commands.
"We believe speech is the user interface of the future," Yaron Oren, chief operating officer of iSpeech, said in a statement. "Siri has done an amazing job of bringing this vision to life on the iPhone, and we are helping bring it to more applications, more platforms, and new markets, such as the connected home."
The iSpeech Home platform has been built on top of a hybrid embedded and server speech recognition architecture that allows for improved response times and availability of service when compared to a network-only solution. When combined with iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech, the platform transforms natural voice commands into a conversational experience with artificial intelligence. iSpeech currently supports 26 languages and can support voice commands such as "Watch ESPN," "Set temperature in house to 70 degrees," or "Turn off the lights in the living room."
Launched in 2011, iSpeech's mobile development platform is used by Fortune 500 companies and more than 13,000 developers and has been downloaded more than 30 million times.
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