Sensory unveiled VoiceHub, an online portal that enables developers to quickly create wake word models and voice control command sets for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. VoiceHub allows users to select languages and model sizes through drop down menus. Sensory’s VoiceHub provides developers with free tools to immediately create custom wake words and voice command sets for their applications. These projects take just moments to put together and some models are trained and downloadable within an hour of submitting them. VoiceHub outputs wake word and voice command set models, compatible with a companion Android application for quick prototyping, or as code for specific target DSPs for more advanced proof-of-concept testing. The tools allow developers to create wake word models, either custom branded or based on today’s most popular voice assistant platforms, and command set models targeting a desired memory footprint. This makes it suitable for all applications, ranging from ultra-low power, resource limited wearables to high-power, high-performance appliances on the edge.
Based on Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology, VoiceHub supports numerous languages for testing voice control across global product lines. Since VoiceHub trains voice models similarly to TrulyHandsfree, the wake word and voice control models created in VoiceHub are accurate and in most cases suitable for mass production. VoiceHub users can expect a steady stream of updates and new features, including support for more languages, expanded DSP platform support, and the ability to quickly develop large vocabulary natural language models. At launch, the platform supports DSP platforms from: Ambiq, Analog Devices, Cirrus, Cypress, DSPG, Foretmedia, Knowles, Motorola, NXP, Qualcomm, Renesas, ST Micro and TI.
Episerver announced that it has completed its acquisition of Optimizely. The combined company enables customers to do more testing, in more places, with greater ease. With the combination of creation and optimization, companies can now experiment on every customer touchpoint, from product development and content to digital experience and customer support, along with their go-to-market strategy and related business logic. Episerver’s expanded portfolio helps digital teams be more intentional in their customer engagements as well as more agile in adapting to changing behaviors and markets. As part of Episerver, the Optimizely progressive delivery and experimentation platform continues to support customers as a standalone solution, and will also be available as part of Episerver offerings starting immediately.
Companies are moving online and shifting to remote work and teams are required to communicate and collaborate on content virtually. To help ensure smooth and speedy content production, Kentico has introduced several product improvements to its Kentico Kontent headless CMS, including a web-specific add-on called Web Spotlight and a new Collections feature that helps large companies organize and unify their content. In addition, Kontent has announced their new, free virtual event, Kontent Horizons, that will take place on November 17-19 and is inviting those who want to learn more about headless content management or share their experience with others.
Another improvement released in September, Collections, enables enterprises to manage all their content in a single repository, freeing it to be shared across departments, teams, websites, and channels without losing control. Moving all content into a single repository maximizes consistency while catering specific messages for regional markets and business divisions. Moreover, since every piece of content is assigned to a collection, customers can easily create an internal structure for their projects.
In addition, Kontent has announced their new, free virtual event, Kontent Horizons, that will take place on November 17-19 and is inviting those who want to learn more about headless content management or share their experience with others.