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Frequently Asked
Questions

What is Snips?

Snips is an end-to-end, full-stack voice platform empowering businesses to create voice assistants that run on the edge and unlock Privacy by Design. The Snips Voice Platform turns speech into action with high-performance machine learning.

Our technology

We are a speech processing technology company. Snips has developed a voice interface that achieves cloud-level accuracy on the edge, and our software is lightweight, customizable, and easy to integrate.

Our components:

  • SLU (Spoken Language Understanding) : the component is activated when the on-device microphone detects the wake word, to understand and process the request.
  • ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) : our on-device speech-to-text engine combines a general acoustic model with our highly optimized language model (per use case).
  • NLU (Natural Language Understanding) : the NLU engine, which classifies the text into slots, is trained with patent-pending Data Generation on thousands of high-quality and diverse speech examples. 
  • Wakeword Engine
  • Dialogue Manager

Our software is then integrated with your own action code. 

If you’d like to learn more about our technology, contact us.

Is Snips really private?

Snips is a white label, independent solution that runs locally and offline, so no end-user voice data is transferred, stored, or analyzed in the cloud. We design transparent solutions that enable end-users to remain in control of their voice data and privacy. The Snips Voice Platform runs entirely on device — from our Wake Word engine to our Automatic Speech Recognition, and through to our Natural Language Understanding models — we invest all of our efforts into making sure both performance and privacy are never compromised.

Why is voice AI such a hot topic?

Voice search and voice technologies are seemingly everywhere. With the rise of smart speakers, users are becoming more accustomed to using voice assistants everyday, but voice AI has a potential that goes beyond voice search and telling jokes.

Other than offering a frictionless experience for customers, voice AI also means rapid response time, improved task management and increased productivity. Therefore, voice AI can be implemented to support every enterprise function among many different industries.

If you are interested in knowing more about artificial intelligence and the rise of voice, you can read our 6 minute intro to AI.

Is Snips for developers or for companies?

Snips serves BOTH developers and companies! Anyone can set up the Snips Voice Platform on a single board computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi 3, i.MX8M board, Android device, iOS device), and install and deploy a customizable voice assistant. If you are a developer, you can find more information about how to get started by visiting our developer page and in the Dev Center. If you’d like to learn more about our enterprise offerings, visit our enterprise pages or contact our sales team.

Does Snips cover only some specific industries or applications?

Voice is the most natural interface, therefore we use it in every context, industry, and market. At Snips, we believe AI can make technology so effortless that it disappears from our consciousness. Snips can be customized to fit your exact domain, industry, and brand. It’s our mission to bring voice into every industry.

How do I get started and create my assistant?

To create your voice assistant, create an account on the Snips Console. Then, follow along with our tutorials to create a new assistant. 

If you are a business, you can also access the Console to test, rapidly prototype, and update your voice assistant for free. For commercial use, please contact our sales team.

What are the technical requirements?

Snips is a ubiquitous and versatile assistant, integrating into standalone devices, mesh networks, mobile apps, and server-side APIs.  

Snips is the first embedded voice interface that adapts to your exact use cases, from MCU to MPU and everything in between. Please contact our sales team to discuss the specific requirements for your project.

Which languages are supported?

At the moment Snips Commands supports 66 languages. For natural language support, namely Snips Flow, we cover English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. By 2020, Mandarin will be available.

How much does it cost?

Snips is free for non-commercial use. You have full access to the Console to easily iterate and update your voice assistant, all for free. 

For commercial use: 

You can prototype for free through the Console. Then, contrary to cloud providers that charge per query, Snips only charges a one-time fee per device for unlimited queries, making your voice assistant a component rather than a service. The fee depends on your voice project, contact our sales team for more information.

Other questions?

If you have any questions that we haven’t been able to answer, we would love to hear from you! Contact us and we’ll be in touch with you shortly! 

If you have technical questions about our products or platform, check out our Developer Forum.