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Sensory Demos Awesome AI Mashup at Finovate!

Finovate is one of those shows where you get up on stage and give a short intro and live demo. They are selective in who they allow to present and many applicants are rejected. Sensory demonstrated some really cutting-, perhaps bleeding-, edge stuff by combining animated talking avatars, with text-to-speech, lip movement synchronization, natural language speech recognition and face and…
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Alexa on batteries: a life-changing door just opened

Several hundred articles have been written about Amazon’s new moves into Smart Glasses with the Alexa assistant. And it’s not just TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The Verge, Engadget, and all the consumer tech pubs doing the writing. It’s also places like but CNBC, USA Today, Fox News, Forbes, and many others. I’ve read a dozen or more and they all say similar…
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Apple erred on facial recognition

On the same day that Apple rolled out the iPhone X on the coolest stage of the coolest corporate campus in the world, Sensory gave a demo of an interactive talking and listening avatar that uses a biometric ID to know who’s talking to it. In Trump metrics, the event I attended had a few more attendees than Apple. Interestingly,…
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I Nailed It!

A few days ago I wrote a blog that talked about assistants and wake words and I said: “We’ll start seeing products that combine multiple assistants into one product. This could create some strange and interesting bedfellows." Interesting that this was just announced: http://fortune.com/2017/08/30/amazon-alexa-microsoft-cortana-siri/ Here’s another prediction for you… All assistants will start knowing who is talking to them. They…
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Here’s what’s next for always listening devices

Ten years ago, I tried to explain to friends and family that my company Sensory was working on a solution that would allow IoT devices to always be “on” and listening for a key wake up word without “false firing” and doing it at ultra-low power and with very little processing power. Generally, the response was “Huh?” Today, I say,…
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