Article: Bad broadband, no problem: Google’s open-source speech codec works on even low-quality networks

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Bad broadband, no problem: Google’s open-source speech codec works on even low-quality networks

In a bid to put an end to the all-too-familiar choppy, robotic voice calls that come with low bandwidth, Google is open-sourcing Lyra, a new audio codec that taps machine learning to produce high-quality calls even when faced with a dodgy internet connection.

Google’s AI team is making Lyra available for developers to integrate with their communication apps, with the promise that the new tool enables audio calls of a similar quality to that achieved with the most popular existing codecs, while requiring 60% less bandwidth.

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