Qualcomm Voice Assist

A smarter voice assistant experience.

Now you can check the weather or turn on a light without a single tap or swipe. Qualcomm® Voice Assist supports next-generation voice interaction capabilities with almost-instant voice wake up, advanced AI-based speech recognition and dedicated audio hardware — helping  digital personal assistants react faster and smarter  than ever before. 

Say hello to the future of interactivity.

Qualcomm Voice Assist is helping to redefine the way users interact with their devices–and the world around them–by supporting voice-driven AI assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Baidu DuerOS. Our audio technologies supports developers to make smartphones, laptops, smart speaker/displays, vehicles and IoT devices simpler, smarter and more seamless, thanks to a robust set of innovative features designed to deliver premium, all-day standby capabilities.

Qualcomm AI Engine

Now your device can get to know you better. With the Qualcomm® AI Engine and hardware-accelerated audio features, devices can quickly learn an individual’s speech and voice patterns, helping to make devices more reliable and security-rich while supporting digital personal assistants to be smarter and more responsive than ever.  

Low-Power Voice Wake Up

At the core of Qualcomm Voice Assist is the virtually always-on, ultra low-power consumption Qualcomm Aqstic™ codec  . Trained to constantly listen for multiple hot words, our Qualcomm Aqstic codec alerts the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and Qualcomm SoCs to execute your commands — thanks to all-day standby that requires very little battery life. 

Low-power audio subsystem (LPASS) with AI.

At the core of your high-fidelity audio and voice assistant is our low-power audio subsystem (LPASS), part of the Qualcomm AI Engine, it is purposely-built for audio processing, the LPASS is a combination of multiple scalar DSPs and other audio-related hardware that does virtually everything from audio coding/decoding and voice verification for security features, to audio speech recognition and machine learning. 

Innovation in total harmony.

Now you can support superior audio and digital voice assistant experiences, including voice verification and natural language processing. Qualcomm Voice Assist combines our premium hardware and software innovations into a smart assistant that responds much faster to a person’s voice.

Reacting to user environments—not just voices.

Contextual Audio Detection intelligently–and selectively–picks up sounds in the user’s environment and intuitively recognizes the right action to take. With Qualcomm Voice Assist always-on audio detection, now your device can automatically launch the appropriate app based on auditory clues around you. Our premium voice assist capabilities helps your device to suggest apps and services that respond to your voice — whether you’re wondering if you need a coat or you want to find the best pizza in town.

Qualcomm Voice Assistant Accelerator

Our voice and audio optimization features–including echo cancellation, noise suppression and voice signal isolation–are now hardware accelerated to helps devices to clearly identify a user’s voice while minimizing other environmental sounds. This helps create a faster, personalized and context-driven voice assistant experience.  

Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Codec

The Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Codec is an always-on, ultra-low-power-consuming codec, purpose-built to work hand-in-hand with the latest Snapdragon Mobile Platforms for superior voice assistant experiences. The Qualcomm Aqstic codec is also a true audio powerhouse, designed to support high-fidelity audio standards used by recording studios to master tracks, creating a listening experience of audiophile quality. 

Local automatic speech recognition (ASR)

Qualcomm Voice Assist includes a select array of voice commands that live locally on your device. Now your device doesn’t have to connect to the cloud for every request, which not only speeds up response time, but also helps your digital assistant to handle everyday tasks—even when your device is offline. 

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