What does all this mean for your EPOS audio devices?
So, if AI is being used in both big and small ways to revolutionize our lives, how is it being used by our expert engineers here at EPOS to ensure you get the best audio experience possible? The answer is through EPOS AI™ – a tiny but powerful network that can separate
human voices from background noise while you are on a call. This is the neural network that has been developed painstakingly over many thousands of hours and with many different real-life audio inputs. It has enabled EPOS AI™ to “learn” the difference between the user’s speech and other ambient sounds –even those of other people speaking in the background– and we don’t stop there. EPOS AI™ is an ongoing, highly advanced, deep-learning process in the EPOS sound laboratories. Audio inputs are continually being fed into the neural network to refine the technology even further. The great news for our users is that with product updates we can improve the EPOS AI™ network in your headset and optimize call clarity even further.
ADAPT 600 Series
Powered by EPOS AI™ for today’s mobile workforce
Today’s mobile, versatile workers switch between noisy open offices, airport lounges and internet cafes, taking calls in ever-changing sound environments. It’s here that EPOS AI™ and its highly tuned neural network of countless audio inputs creates a distinct advantage. Our latest flagship headset, the ground-breaking ADAPT 660 is powered by EPOS AI™ and is the world’s first UC-certified headset that incorporates a machine learning-enhanced voice pickup. Through the neural network within EPOS AI™, three beamforming directional microphones built into the ADAPT 660 are able to focus on the user’s voice by filtering out the unwanted background sounds like chattering colleagues, traffic, wind and a whole range of noises “learnt” in the EPOS sound laboratory. This improves speech intelligibility for the headset user’s listener and when combined with adaptive active noise cancellation and rich stereo sound, call clarity is enhanced on both sides of the call. This is how the ADAPT 660 ensures workers can maximize focus and productivity anytime, anywhere.
Compact size, colossal clarity
EPOS AI™ is so small that the neural network can easily be built into the ADAPT 660 headset enabling it to function as an Edge AI device – meaning that the AI is incorporated as close to the user as possible. To give some perspective, EPOS AI™ is much smaller that Tiny AI that’s incorporated into smart phones. Furthermore, around 50 of EPOS AI™’s neural networks could fit easily within the memory used by a single JPG image. The super compact size is what allows EPOS AI™ to run locally within the headset and without the need for a connection such as a mobile phone.
The future of EPOS AI™
Building on an industry first with the ADAPT 660’s machine learning-enhanced voice pickup, our sound engineers continue to refine the possibilities of EPOS AI™. There is no double that in the near future a wide range of audio devices from mobile phones to headsets and earbuds will incorporate some form of AI enabling more efficient, personalized interactions. At EPOS we understand our work so far with EPOS AI™ is just the tip of the iceberg and we look forward to applying the technology further. What is safe to say, is that as we continue to explore the power of audio, we can use EPOS AI™ to maximize productive communication and enhance business performance the world over.