Voice control is increasingly used in consumer electronics, with smart speakers now the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment, driven by Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home.
AudioTelligence’s technology dramatically enhances the accuracy of Speech Recognition systems. It can be deployed in mobile devices, smart speakers, automotive systems, and hearing assistance. It processes the output from an array of microphones to separate a speaker’s voice from background noise and other conversations. The technology works in most consumer products, including battery powered devices with limited power budgets.
The company is a spin-out from Cambridge-based CEDAR Audio Limited, a world leader in audio restoration, dialogue noise suppression and speech enhancement for the entertainment and audio forensic sectors. AudioTelligence also uses technology developed by the Signal Processing Group of the University of Cambridge, one of the leading global academic departments in this field.
CIC led the £3.1 million seed funding of AudioTelligence with participation from Cambridge Enterprise in the third quarter of 2018.