Sensory Does Voice Recognition Without the ‘Net

January 13, 2020 Rich Nass

I’m not necessarily on board with the conspiracy theory folks who think that every enabled device in our home is out to get us. But there are some who think that way. Hence, a product like Sensory’s Truly Natural voice recognition can be used in an application that’s not connected to the Internet. I saw a demo of this technology last week at CES and was quite impressed.

The company created a video that shows a microwave oven that’s enabled by voice commands. The key here is that the intel never goes any further than the target device. It’s never put out onto the Internet. In fact, in the case of the microwave, it’s not connected to anything but an AC outlet and it doesn not possess wireless capabilities (like WiFi or Bluetooth). So you don't need to worry about Big Brother. And as you can see (or hear), the voice recognition technology is not user specific.

When it comes to security, Sensory has a product called Truly Secure that enables biometric authentication using either face recognition or a combination of face and voice recognition. No specialized hardware is needed to make the application work.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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