Eran Belaish is Product Marketing Manager of CEVA’s audio and voice product line.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that a smartphone is also a telephone. With all the fantastic functions and features, somehow people have grown accustomed to the occasional dropped syllable and garbled sounds that make us repeat ourselves time and again. A recent article in Scientific American suggests that the fault is with the service providers. It’s true that bandwidth is definitely a factor, but even when there is a relatively good connection, throw in a noisy environment like a coffee shop or morning traffic and communication starts to break down. A new approach to old problems – with the help of deep neural networks – may make background noise a thing of the past….