Learn more about our continuing work and take a look at the playable demo in this informative article .
This moment, we turn LPCNet into a really low-bitrate neural speech codec which ’s really usable on present hardware and even on phones (as clarified within this paper). It’s the first time that a neural vocoder is able to operate in real-time using just one CPU core on a phone (instead of a high-end GPU)! The resulting bitrate — just 1.6 kb/s — is roughly 10 times less than what wideband codecs typically use. The quality is significantly better than existing quite low bitrate vocoders. In fact, it s akin to that of more codecs using high bitrates.