Voice assistants provide an opportunity for manufacturers to offer convenient, always-on safety features to their users. Hybrid edge voice technology—a voice assistant that has access to both embedded and cloud connectivity with higher processing power—allows device manufacturers and OEMs a way to meet their customer’s safety needs, regardless of internet availability.
Both home security systems and emergency alerts in the car can rely on voice AI technology to get help in situations where the user is nowhere near the device, unable to use their hands to push a call button, or has no access to their mobile phone. Just by using their voice, users can alert authorities that they need assistance, even if they are across the room or surrounded by a noisy environment. Users can also create safety keywords, secure wake words, or distress words programmed into the embedded device to covertly signal that they are in need of help.
Other advanced technologies, such as biometrics, fingerprints, facial or voice recognition, or speaker ID, can be incorporated for a multimodal experience. These measures can add an extra level of security to ensure that only the designated user is adjusting security and other settings. By using voice recognition or speaker ID technologies, users can be confident that their voice assistant is only responding to commands from the specified users, even when several people in the home or car are speaking.
Edge voice assistants offer exceptional privacy, personalization, and safety for users across industries without sacrificing functionality, speed, accuracy, responsiveness, or convenience. The markets for personalization, security features, and improved privacy are growing exponentially. Brands previously unable to venture into the voice-first world should explore the lower manufacturing costs and improved product functionality of edge voice assistants to offer superior features to their users.
Want to know more about voice assistants on the edge? SoundHound recently published a guide, Discovering Possibilities of Voice Assistants on the Edge, that discusses edge voice assistants as a product solution across industries and a way to increase functionality, accessibility, and privacy.
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