Sensory Partners with STMicroelectronics to Embed Voice Controls

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor provider, and Sensory, a provider of embedded speech recognition technology, have partnered to enable the STM32 microcontroller user community to develop and prototype voice-based user interfaces for a wide range of smart embedded products.

The joint efforts pair ST's STM32 hardware and software with Sensory's voice-control technologies, including the new VoiceHub online portal that supports seamless creation of embedded speech recognition models using custom wake words, voice-control command sets, and large natural-language grammars in almost 20 languages and dialects.

The solution is based on an STM32Cube software extension package and runs on an STM32H7 MCU.

"This collaboration sets to jumpstart the development of embedded-voice user interfaces, adding friction-free command control and custom wake word to any device, from wearables to smart home appliances," said Ricardo De Sa Earp, executive vice president and general-purpose microcontroller sub-group vice president at STMicroelectronics, in a statement. "The unique combination of ST and Sensory technologies will enable the STM32 user community to deploy voice AI on the edgewithout any programming, data-science, or machine-learning expertise, for free in prototypes and with favorable licensing terms in production."

"Sensory designed our VoiceHub so developers could quickly and painlessly create custom speech recognition models. However, after creating a custom model, integrating the model onto hardware and moving to licensing terms were the next hurdles that needed to be cleared," said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, in a statement. "This world-class collaboration with ST creates a complete software, hardware, and licensing package for embedded speech recognition across the STM32 family and makes adding voice UIs simple."

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