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Intel 'Jarvis' smart headset to process voice recognition offline
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Jan 28, 2014, 01:24 PM
 
Intel's wearable computing efforts will attempt to trump other voice recognition systems from Apple and Google by using offline processing, it has revealed. Rather than taking advantage of the cloud infrastructure, Intel plans to include voice recognition software from a third-party company on the Intel mobile processor itself, in order to quickly understand a verbal request without connecting to the Internet.

Mike Bell, the head of wearables at Intel, spoke about the Jarvis project it showcased at CES earlier this year, in an interview with Quartz. Using a Bluetooth headset connected to a smartphone, Jarvis can listen to commands and also respond using its own voice, in a similar manner to Siri or Google Voice Search. The offline nature of Jarvis allows for what is called by Bell as a "graceful degradation" of voice recognition capabilities.

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"How annoying is it when you're in Yosemite and your personal assistant doesn't work because you can't get a wireless connection?" asked Bell, continuing "It's fine if [voice recognition systems] can't make a dinner reservation because the phone can't get to the cloud. But why can't it get me Google Maps on the phone or turn off the volume?"

Intel is looking to sell the voice recognition technology to smartphone manufacturers, giving them an option to provide to customers aside from Google's own services, and to differentiate itself from Apple's Siri.
     
   
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