A leading brand in China’s colour-TV industry, Skyworth, is launching an always-on AI TV, announced at its 2018 new product strategy event. XMOS – a developer of voice and audio processors – will supply the AI voice chip and remove the requirement for a remote control, yet leading to an immersive voice-interactive experience.
Yu Jianwei (pictured), Marketing Director at Skyworth, showed the new TV and controlled it solely by voice. He switched the TV on and adjusted the table lamp via voice command. In keeping with their mantra “Technical Innovation Makes Products Simpler to Use,” Skyworth’s always-on AI TV will ‘wake-up’ in response to a voice command and respond to what’s asked of it – whether that’s adjusting the volume or answering a general question.
Skyworth has transformed from a marketing driven company into one that’s driven by technology. In March this year, Skyworth entered into a strategic partnership with Baidu. The Coocaa System provides an optimised media resource library, while DuerOS transforms the TV into an intelligent display that provides users with more accurate search content and an elevated user experience.
XMOS’s AI TV voice chip is based on its VocalFusion XVF3500 voice processor, with a compact four-microphone linear array to enhance voice capture range and accuracy. Together, XMOS and Skyworth have developed a solution that enables Skyworth’s TV to deliver 180° all-dimensional sound-source identification from up to 5 meters – which means instant wake-up from across the room using only your voice. The XVF3500 voice processor also supports de-reverberation and noise suppression, enabling the Skyworth TV to ‘hear’ and accurately capture the user’s voice commands, no matter what volume the content is playing at or how noisy the surrounding environment.