Artificial Intelligence: Krisp Uses AI To Cancel Noises (Like Barking Dogs And Crying Babies) During Calls
The startup recently raised $9 million in a Series A round.
Last month, Krisp, an AI-powered noise-removal service, raised $9 million in a Series A round of funding led by RTP Global and saw participation by Storm Ventures. The Krisp app works with calls and recordings and supports Zoom, Meet, and 1000+ other apps out of the box. It removes noises such as background voices, barking dogs, room echoes, and other disturbances that can affect virtual meetings in real-time. (MarkTechPost)
Pandemic drives power performance
As virtual conferences and Zoom calls took off during the pandemic, Krisp’s active user base surged 20X. The startup also won the Forbes AI 50 Most Promising Startups, Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star, and TIME 100 Best Inventions awards in that year.
Work from home, study-from-home, and so many more activities have now shifted from their traditional locations such as the office and school to people’s residences. And that means an important business call could suffer from distractions such as barking dogs, a TV, crying babies, even keyboard clicks.
How it works
Krisp collected and listened to 20,000 types of noises, heard 50,000 speakers, and analyzed 2,500 hours of audio to train the deep neural network that is the foundation of its noise cancellation technology.
The technology removes unwanted noise, including room and acoustic echoes, from both ends of a conference call. It ensures HD voice quality and supports any headset, microphone, and speaker.
Krisp’s technology has enabled call centers to get their Agents to work from home without affecting the professional quality of the interactions with customers.
Use of funds
The recent funding will enable Krisp to boost its product development, expand its hiring and R&D, and roll out marketing in the U.S.
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