How Speech Technologies Can Level the Playing Field


While technology to recognize speech and turn it into text has been around for several years, and the technology’s capabilities continually improve, the technology isn’t designed to recognize non-speech sounds, such as a baby crying or someone falling, says John Amien, vice president of sales for ID R&D, a company that provides AI and machine learning acoustic detection that augments the sound recognition technology for provider Wavio.

Wavio was founded by Greyson Watkins after an incident where his friend’s daughter fell down the stairs. Being very hard of hearing, Watkins did not hear her cries for help.

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