SmartCow Releases Development Kits For NLP Applications

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SmartCow’s Apollo meets the increasing demand for development kits that simultaneously process both audio and video data using advanced AI models

SmartCow is releasing its new audio-visual development kit, Apollo—built around NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, Apollo enables developers to create applications with conversational AI capabilities It comes with 6 starter NLP examples and seamless and out-of-the-box speaker recognition.

SmartCow’s Apollo development kit features onboard visual and audio sensors, including four microphones, two speaker terminals, two 3.5mm phone jacks, an 8MP IMX179 camera module, and an OLED display. In addition, Apollo features a 128GB NVMe SSD for storage and comes pre-packaged with the NVIDIA DeepStream and RIVA Embedded SDK toolkits.

“Traditional development kits are geared toward beginner-level developers working with general-purpose use cases with AI vision widely used across applications. We recognize the breadth and depth of developers out there who want a dev kit that enables them to go deeper in their research and development, including the ability to implement conversational AI and NLP. Apollo is a specialized dev kit created to meet higher-level developers’ needs and give them a way to get straight to more conversational applications,” said Ravi Kiran, Founder and CEO, SmartCow.

The 6 NLP examples showcasing the kit’s unique capabilities include text-independent speaker recognition systems; speech to text and sentiment analysis; language translations and speaker diarizations; and applications for abnormal sound and surveillance.

Apollo development kits support two programmable buttons: a default with one-key recovery to help the developers ease the procession of device recovery and a programmable button that provides flexibility for developers to add their own applications, offering them more accessible means to developing. Moreover, Apollo is designed with a base frame that allows it to stand upright, making Apollo easy to work with, according to the vendor.