Technology providers have powerful ambitions to develop the Internet of Things (IoT), introducing intelligence and connectivity to more and more objects in our environments. With potentially hundreds of smart devices in our homes, cars and cities – we need new ways to interact with these technologies which free our hands from keyboards and control panels.

XMOS is playing a fundamental role in the development of next generation, human-machine interfaces which make use of the highly-developed systems of innate communication used in human-human interactions; gestures and spoken words.

Supported by a Horizon 2020 SME instrument Phase II Award,  XMOS developed a range of technologies to allow devices to recognise and understand us, reading context anonymously using sound and radar, eradicating the security concerns of cameras or facial recognition. Using a unique architecture and supported by powerful AI analysis and security capabilities, XMOS supports new classes of voice-controlled devices, facilitating higher quality human-machine connections and understanding.

The XMOS project enabled the realisation of a new-generation in voice-control technologies, including a reconfigured architecture with disruptively low upfront cost and new context recognition capabilities.

Further information on the project can be found on the EU CORDIS database.

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This project received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 849469.

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