LE VOICE LAB
Data and voice services platform
About Le Voice Lab
The Voice Lab is a French association that brings together various institutional players (universities, research laboratories, etc.) and private companies whose common interest is to create an independent ecosystem and common standards to enable France and Europe to remain competitive at a global voice market level. It is also aimed to respond to strategic challenges of large groups and governments that are not compatible with the use of American or Chinese solutions.
A marketplace to consolidate French and European voice actors
An alternative solution to gafam/batx
COLLABORATION FOR THE VOICE INNOVATION
4,7 B € – Le Voice Lab grows
The Voice Lab has taken a major step forward in the development of an independent voice offer, thanks to a €4.7 billions grant from BPI France. Winner of the Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA) and of the call for projects “Mutualization of resources at the service of industries and digital platforms”, the Voice Lab’s objective is to contribute to the development of a Data Marketplace for voice services and to promote the sharing of voice data on a national scale.
- Build and distribute speech corpora to train AI algorithms for speech recognition
- Take into account accents, regional and international dialects
- Disseminate and train the corpora to the French-speaking community (274 million speakers)
- Create a marketplace to store, browse, clean, enrich and use the data, design standardized APIs, offer voice services
Gathering existing corpus through private and public partnerships.
Implementation of enrichment and annotation tools.
Extension of the corpus by creating new campaigns.
Creation of specialized corpus adapted to the members’ profiles.
The voice assistants market is expected to reach
$35 Billions by 2024
Installed Base of Smart Speakers in 2018
Value of the IVS market in 2020
The creation of voice applications, and in particular voice assistants, requires the implementation, sometimes complex, of many technical bricks (ASR, NLU, NLP, TTS, applications,…). And this whether they work on specific terminals intended for the general public (Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home,…), on specialized terminals (cars, home automation systems,…) or on mobile terminals (smartphones, tablets,…).
The components of the Platform
STT (Speech to Text) and TTS (Text to Speech) engines
Services: APIs etc..
The Voice Tech Challenges
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You too can participate in Le Voice Lab, whether you are a startup, a large company or a research laboratory.