Intel® Speech Enabling Developer Kit | IoT Developer Show | Intel Software


– Hello, welcome to
the IOT Developer Show. Today our guest is Siva
Jeghathan from Intel. He’s been on the
Intel Software Channel before talking about the Intel
Speech Enabling Developer Kit. And today we’re going to talk
a little bit more in-depth about the board and get a better
understanding of how it all works. Siva, thank you so
much for joining us. – Thanks so much,
Martin, for having me. I’m a software architect
at Intel Smarthome Group. And I’m the Product Manager
for the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit. – Excellent. So what is the Intel Speech
Enabling Developer Kit? – I would love to
talk all about it. Why don’t I just show you
quickly what it can do? Alexa, what’s the
temperature in Honolulu? – Right now, in Honolulu,
Hawaii, it’s 82 degrees. Today, expect a
high of 85 degrees. – What you have here is an
Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit that is designed to help
product developers at Alexa to develop their products. It’s a customizable
audio solution that can be modified
to meet the product usages so it can quickly bring
the product to the market. And this is an Amazon
qualified, premium class far-field audio developer kit. – So how hard is it to get
this Amazon qualification? – Most personal assistant
vendors like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, they have specific
requirements for far-field audio qualification. So that the finer systems
can meet the performance requirements of the product. And the system audio
tuning, for example, requires specialized
lab equipment and tuning facilities. – Wow, that sounds
really involved. And I’m sure that most
developers don’t have access to those kind of facilities. – That is certainly
true, Martin. And that is our motivation
behind launching the developer kit so that we can ease the
burden on the developers. – OK, well what kind
of products do you envision this kit being
used to build and prototype? – The kind of product
that developers can build is dependent on the
geometry of the mic array. Given that this is an eight
mic [INAUDIBLE] solution, it is best suited for tabletop
smart speaker class of devices. – OK, makes sense. So what are the features of the
Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit? – The primary
technology that drives these kits is Intel’s dual DSP
chip with Interference Engine. Now dual DSP runs Intel’s
proprietary far-field audio algorithms such as beamforming,
acoustic echo cancellation, and noise reduction. The key words spotter
for Alexa runs on the DSP as well
that father improving the product’s performance. This makes the development
of the premium class product much easier. – Excellent. So what are some
of the advantages of developing on this kit? – In my mind there are
two main advantages for using our developer
kit to build products. The first one is that we have
encapsulated all the required audio algorithms
into a single DSP. Because like building
a premium class audio solution by yourself
without any help is very hard. So the second thing is
that the keyword spotter is running on the DSP as well. That frees up the host processor
to do other applications. So a product developer
can implement a low power, always listening
solution quite easily. – It sounds like
developers will get access to a premium developer kit with
a fast integration time as well as a low power profile. So what do developers
actually get when they purchase this kit? – They get both hardware
and software with it. So from the hardware piece
you get the DSP board and the eight mic array board. From the software
perspective, we have the firmware
pre-flashed into the DSP, so the developers can get
it right out of the bag. And there are software
tools available provided in the resource link,
which they can go get it. The one thing the developers
don’t get is the Raspberry Pi. They will have to purchase it
separately to make it work. – Siva, this is a
really fantastic kit for developers who
want to integrate any kind of speech recognition
into their projects. Thank you so much
for coming on today. – Thanks a lot for having me. And I’m super excited to see
what developers build with it. – Alexa, Simon
says, that’s a wrap. – That’s a wrap. – Before signing off,
I want to talk to you guys about the third global
IOT Devfest happening on June 19th and 20th. Visit the links
provided and sign up to attend two days of
deep dive online trainings and demonstrations led by IOT
thought leaders and technology experts from all
around the world. Don’t forget to like this video
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