Fluent AI

Canvas Category Software : Edge Computing : Natural Language Processing

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Primary Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Financial Status VC; BDC Venture Capital, DHVC, 500 Startups, Generation Ventures

Fluent offers embedded, noise robust and multilingual speech recognition software solutions for consumer device OEMs. Our patented speech-to-intent technology runs fully offline in small footprint, low power devices and can support any language or accent, providing OEMs an intuitive and private-by-design voice user interface for any device or application.We are a Montreal-based speech recognition software company leading the future of voice user interfaces on the edge. By delivering unprecedented accuracy regardless of language, accent, and environment, Fluent.ai’s mission is to voice enable the world’s devices.

Assembly Line

Appliance Maker Implements Speech Recognition Software on the Assembly Line

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🔖 Topics: natural language processing, voice control

🏢 Organizations: BSH Hausgerate, Fluent AI

For BSH, Fluent.ai created a voice-recognition system that lets heavy machine operators at each workstation speak a Wakeword followed by a command into a headset. The word and command trigger the appropriate movement of an appliance on the assembly line. Previously, an operator pressed a button at his workstation to move an appliance along the line to the next station. This movement took up to four seconds between work areas.

Because the AI-based technology is hands-free, Hauer says that workers experience less fatigue and are much more productive. He points out that early results show worker efficiency has increased an average of 75 to 100 percent. “Implementing [this] technology has cut the [appliance transference] time from four seconds to one and a half,” says Markus Maier, project lead at Traunreut. “In the long run, the production time savings will be invaluable. We started [using the voice-recognition system] on one factory assembly line, then [increased it to] three, and [are now] considering rolling out the technology worldwide.”

Read more at Assembly Magazine