CEVA and Fluent.ai to bring speech to intelligent edge devices

September 16, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
AI driven multilingual speech for intelligent edge devices
Suite of technologies for neural network-based speech-to-intent applications optimized for CEVA’s latest generation of low power audio and sensor hub DSPs targeting wearables, consumer devices and IoT.

CEVA, Inc., and Fluent.ai have partnered to offer ultra-low power speech-to-intent products for intelligent edge devices. A suite of speech-to-intent technologies from Fluent.ai has been ported and optimized for CEVA’s low power audio and sensor hub DSPs, providing a high performance, robust implementation for OEMs and ODMs looking to integrate intelligent voice activation and control into their wearables, consumer devices and IoT products.

Fluent.ai provides embedded, noise robust and multilingual speech understanding systems capable of running fully offline on small footprint and low power devices. Fluent.ai technology is private-by-design and can support any language and accent, enabling users to speak to their devices in their native language, naturally, and without sacrificing their privacy. CEVA’s powerful audio and sensor hub DSPs, 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 CTO, Fluent.ai. “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 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. “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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