Where Intel participates is in software development, specifically in voice interfaces. And that is where Indisys, the Spanish voice recognition company that Intel acquired in July 2013, enters in a certain way. We have contacted Jesús González, one of the workers who has given us more information about the technical details of the product and the own technology that premieres with them.
Starting with the classification of the same, qualifying us that these smart glasses fit in the category of smart foakley sunglasses with a CUI (Conversational User Interface) specific for cycling and running. That is, it is an approximation of what is Siri or Alexa but specialized in fitness.
The fact that they have specialized speech recognition to the practice of sports is one of the advantages over other similar devices, given that according to the developers the fake Oakley sunglasses recognize almost any question that is made in relation to training. In addition, it is a bilateral communication, that is, it can start both on the part of the user and on the part of the system.
As such, Intel has already worked, among others, on the Vuzix M300, which includes an Intel Atom processor and was launched shortly after Indisys became part of the company, but these do not include any voice interface. Hence, the foakleys are the first glasses that incorporates the proprietary Intel Real Speech technology, in which they have been working for more than four years.
What this technology does is to combine machine learning with multiple languages so that communication is as fluid as possible, without the user having to remember exact commands to obtain certain information. That is, by combining numerous grammatical structures, statistical models of language and artificial intelligence, the system allows greater interaction, with the intention of achieving conversations as such in the future.
Thus, the keys are hands-free and as “natural” as possible within a thematic context (we can ask for information with a variety of structures, but we will not be able to “talk” about any topic). What was also sought is to move away a little more from those more “robot” voices, so that the tone of voice varies according to the language based on cultural preferences.
One of the aspects that can make us think a lot about buying a pair of glasses is that it will compensate us for the investment. We no longer talk about the 80 euros that can cost us a simple wearable, but that the best fake Oakleys are put over 400 dollars (449 dollars, about 423 euros) as the most complete sports smart watches.
However, they explain that the product is not designed for a small audience like the elite athletes (such as the US cycling team with the SOLOS.) The cheap Oakleys are for anyone regardless of level, hence the In addition, the system is able to create a customized training plan for the user that can be adjusted as it progresses.
The fake Oakleys have as a differential feature this more natural communication with the user, but they are not the only product that exists in this range, much less. That is how it is against other rivals in terms of its characteristics.