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Talkin’ bout the Alexa Generation – by Mark Lippett 2000 1333 Esther Connock

Talkin’ bout the Alexa Generation – by Mark Lippett

“Alexa. Who or what is the Alexa Generation…” When staying with friends last weekend, I asked their 6-year-old if she had a favourite song. ‘Alexa. Play Taylor Swift Shake it Off’, she immediately commanded their Echo device. As someone who lives and breathes voice interfaces, there was something about this casual, matter-of-fact interaction that really…

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Giving voice to the elderly 5386 3591 admin

Giving voice to the elderly

Voice-enabled technologies will transform the health and happiness of the elderly. The UN predicts a 56% rise in the number of people aged 60 years or over, taking us from over 900 million in 2015 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2030.The world’s population is changing. Our demographic is aging. And this could well be the…

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Want to develop a voice enabled device that can hear across the room? 1014 762 Esther Connock

Want to develop a voice enabled device that can hear across the room?

You’ll need the right acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) solution. If you’re designing a voice-enabled product for the smart home that includes a loudspeaker, you’ll need to remove the acoustic echo it generates so you can interrupt the audio stream – barge-in – and give a voice command when the device is playing such as adjust…

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