Similar to the issues with accuracy involving accented languages, wake words must be able to understand speech impediments or slow rates of speech to avoid excluding large portions of target audiences. When you deploy a custom wake word that has advanced speech-to-text technology and data from specific audiences—including disabled persons, older adults, children, and other groups not represented in commonly used training data—you open up your brands, products, and apps to more potential customers. Users of all capabilities will benefit from the easy, convenient, and hands-free experience.
Custom wake words have many benefits to users and brands, including complete customization, rapid deployment, enhanced user experiences, multi-wake phrase strategy, robust performance, and hands-free accessibility. When deciding whether to build, rent, or partner for a conversational AI solution, consider these essential elements of an exceptional user experience and whether or not your voice assistant will fall behind without them.
At SoundHound, our Wake Word technology helps companies around the globe and in every industry enhance brand value with a completely customizable voice experience. Deepen user engagement and inspire loyalty when your customers speak your name every time they interact with your product or application. Explore SoundHound’s independent voice AI platform at SoundHound.com and register for a free account here. Want to learn more? Talk to us about how we can help bring your voice strategy to life.
Arvind is a product marketer with a passion for creating and conveying great, targeted product messaging. When he is not working, he loves to take landscape photos, hike, and play with his dog.