7 Things You Didn’t Know About Wake Words

1. Wake word technology has to run on everything. Except the cloud.

2. Wake word technology requires specialized hardware

Cisco’s newest conference room video systems use specialized beamforming microphone arrays to isolate individual speakers from background noise — and from other people who are talking.

3. Diversity is quality

4. There are good wake words and bad wake words

5. Many of the wake words we use are terrible — thank goodness

6. Want to make your own wake word technology? There’s an app for that, sort of

7. Wake words are a blip in time

Waking up to the challenge

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