Introduction

Apollo is an audio/video AI engineering kit that comes preloaded with NVIDIA's Jetpack, Deepstream, and RIVA SDKs. Running Ubuntu, a complete Linux operating system, Apollo makes it easier to get started with image, conversational, and audio AI on an embedded system.

Conversational AI is rapidly becoming ingrained in our daily lives through applications such as predictive text, text and data analytics, language translation, and search engines. Language, on the other hand, is not only written, but also spoken, and Audio AI goes hand in hand with language, bringing with it tasks such as speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and sound classification, processing and generation.

Combining language and audio has resulted in fully voice controlled, interactable smart assistants such as Siri and Alexa, which can recognize the user's voice and perform a variety of tasks including checking reports, retrieving data, providing social interaction and controlling other smart devices.