At the heart of video conferencing is one goal – hearing and understanding. Without clear voice, conferencing is almost useless and team collaboration kaput. Never has this been more evident than during COVID-19 when people work from anywhere and everywhere.
That’s why Cisco Webex has invested in state-of-the-art speech enhancement and noise reduction technology. With the latest AI-based software built into Webex app, Webex Meetings, and Webex Desk devices like Webex Desk Pro users have at their fingertips the world’s best available sound experience with every remote collaboration.
Our speech system is built for enterprise-grade team collaboration and conferencing to provide consistent, effective speech experience for all users everywhere. It is designed to address complex system challenges and maintain speech integrity that produces audio excellence.
With Webex speech enhancement technology, enterprises can count on:
Technology that Overcomes System Complexities
Audio Excellence that Maintains Speech Integrity
Looking at the diagram can provide appreciation for the challenge in designing, building and testing speech technology for the enterprise.
The transmit and receive functions are largely separate, because the transmit side concerns itself exclusively with the local talker’s speech, and the receiver with remote talker’s speech. The only significant interaction is in acoustic echo cancellation for speakerphone configurations where the remote talkers’ voices coming from the loudspeakers must be subtracted out of the stream captured from the local microphones to prevent echoes and feedback loops.
Modern systems accommodate virtually unlimited numbers of connections in order to support large conference calls, lectures and events. The sheer scale of the system is daunting – Cisco is the biggest video conferencing supplier, with particular strength in medium and large organizations [Source Synergy Research Inc.]. As global team collaboration and work from home become ever more deeply engrained in our permanent work patterns, the role of conferencing will only grow. As it does, Webex will continue to meet the rising demand for scalable, AI-based speech enhancement solutions and expand on its uses.
In conjunction with high-quality video conferencing, we are developing the ability to understand not just the words but the intonation, emotion and body language. We are developing high quality transcriptions and natural language assistants to support meeting productivity and provide seamless language translation on the fly, while pushing down media latency to make meeting interactions more natural. We will continue to find innovative ways to use AI speech enhancement technology to deepen understanding and enhance collaboration for people working anywhere.
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About the author
Cisco VP, Engineering, Voice Technology
Chris is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist known for his groundbreaking work developing RISC microprocessors, domain-specific architectures and deep learning-based speech software.
Before joining Cisco, he was the cofounder and CEO of speech science technology company BabbleLabs, which was acquired by Cisco in 2020. Prior to that, he founded the processor licensing company, Tensilica, and led it as CEO before it was sold to Cadence in 2013.
Chris holds greater than 40 US and international patents, an MSEE and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He is an IEEE Fellow.
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