Maël Primet

Date: Wednesday, 20th June 2018 at 2pm
Place: LORIA, room A008
Speaker: Maël Primet (Snips)

Title: Presenting Snips: a Platform for Natural Language Understanding and Speech Recognition on the edge

Snips is building a Voice AI platform running 100% on embedded devices, comprising of a wake-word detector, an automated speech recognizer, and natural language understanding. As microprocessors become cheaper and more powerful, moving computations to the edge provides many advantages: privacy-by-design, 100% availability, lower costs, higher reactivity. But this also requires tradeoffs in terms of accuracy, as larger models are not able to run on commodity chips. This talk will present some aspects of the Snips platform and tradeoffs which have been made to guarantee high accuracy while reducing model sizes.