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Improving comfort and energy efficiency in buildings with automated windows and blinds

When dealing with indoor climate controls, there are several variables to consider, such as the outside weather, people’s tolerance to hot or cold temperatures, and the desired level of energy savings. Windows can make this extra challenging, as they let in large amounts of light/heat and can create poorly insulated regions, which is why Jallson Suryo […]

Small-footprint keyword spotting for low-resource languages with the Nicla Voice

Speech recognition is everywhere these days, yet some languages, such as Shakhizat Nurgaliyev and Askat Kuzdeuov’s native Kazakh, lack sufficiently large public datasets for training keyword spotting models. To make up for this disparity, the duo explored generating synthetic datasets using a neural text-to-speech system called Piper, and then extracting speech commands from the audio with the Vosk Speech […]

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