AI engineering firm focusing on video analytics and AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things), SmartCow unveiled the new audio-visual development kit, Apollo. Development kit which is based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, allows developers to build conversational AI-enabled apps.

Apollo from SmartCow that uses powerful AI (Artificial Intelligence) models to handle both audio and video input at the same time. It includes six beginners NLP (Natural Language Processing) examples as well as flawless, out-of-the-box speaker recognition for voice activation and NLP systems.

“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,” said Ravi Kiran, Founder and CEO of SmartCow. “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.”

Onboard visual and audio sensors, an 8MP IMX179 camera module, and an OLED display are all part of SmartCow’s Apollo development kit. The NVIDIA DeepStream and RIVA Embedded SDK toolkits are also included. Text-independent speaker recognition systems, voice to text, and sentiment analysis are examples of NLP. Apollo also has a 128GB NVMe SSD for storage and the NVIDIA DeepStream and RIVA Embedded SDK toolkits.

Apollo is easy to deal with since it has a base structure that allows it to stand upright. The development kits have two programmable buttons: a default with one-key recovery to assist developers in the device recovery procedure, and a programmable button that gives developers more options.

“Edge computing technology has revolutionized the way people work, live and travel,” continued Kiran. “Apollo enables developers to continue to create and build the applications that transform everyday life such as digital transformation of conference rooms, airport self-service counters, facility management, and more. By including advanced NLP to our development kits, Apollo addresses these growing needs, enabling users to create conversational edge computing applications.”