Sensory for its ‘AI at the Edge’ technologies take top ten spot in the 50 most innovative companies list
Santa Clara, Calif., – February 20, 2019 – Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving the user experience and security of consumer electronics through state-of-the-art embedded AI technologies, today announces its inclusion in Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies 2019” edition. Sensory ranked as the fifth most innovative company in the Consumer Electronics category. Last years top 5 innovative companies in the consumer electronics categories included Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, Peloton and Sony.
“It is a tremendous honor to have made Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ list this year. Sensory has been helping great companies like Amazon, Google, LG, Motorola, Plantronics, Samsung and many others create highly innovative products, so it’s nice that the core technology behind the innovation is being recognized,” said Todd Mozer, CEO at Sensory.
Since its founding in 1994, Sensory has pioneered the use of neural networks for on-device AI, with a variety of technology offerings, including natural language recognition, wake words, large vocabulary speech recognition, computer vision and biometric authentication. In the early 2010s, Sensory started the voice revolution by enabling the first completely hands-free, wake word enabled smartphone, the Moto X. This was the first time a wake word activated voice assistant was engineered for low-power operation on a mobile device.
Fast forward to 2019, Sensory has become the global leader in enabling voice assistants, having shipped its TrulyHandsfreeTM technology in more than two billion smart assistant devices around the world, and more than 3 billion devices and apps total. Beyond wake words and voice command and control, Sensory has also made it possible to move face and voice authentication processing from of the cloud to the edge with its TrulySecureTM technology, making face or voice authentication faster, safer and more secure. Today Sensory is bringing edge-based natural language voice interaction to cars, consumer electronics, apps and more with TrulyNaturalTM, a powerful, small footprint speech recognition engine capable of natural language recognition. This technology will enable app developers and device makers to integrate a fully voice-controlled natural language user experience into their products without ever sending user voice data over the internet – ensuring total user privacy.
With Sensory’s technology having shipped in more than two-billion product globally, the company has solidified its position as a market leader for AI-at-the-Edge solutions, and continues to raise the bar for performance, accuracy and user experience in all of its product categories.
This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019) is now available online at https://www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.
Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. Sensory’s product line includes TrulyHandsfree voice control, TrulySecure biometric authentication, and TrulyNatural large vocabulary natural language embedded speech recognition. Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products.
TrulyHandsfree, TrulyNatural, TrulySecure and VoiceGenie are trademarks of Sensory Inc.
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