Starkey announced that the Livio AI has been named a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough award winner in the “Best Intelligent Personal Assistant” category. Honoring the best companies, technologies, products, and services in the field of artificial intelligence, the AI Breakthrough Award recognizes the use of artificial intelligence “to solve problems and revolutionize an industry.”

Livio AI is “a multipurpose hearing aid designed to provide users with exceptional listening quality, as well as act as a gateway to information.” With a double tap of their hearing aids, or by using their Thrive Hearing Control app, patients have access to health tracking features or can simply ask the Thrive Assistant questions such as “What is today’s weather?”

“Our vision was to first use artificial intelligence to improve sound quality and the hearing experience. We soon wanted to go beyond that by including health tracking features and making the hearing aid a gateway to information,” said Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering Achin Bhowmik, PhD. “I’m proud of the many teams at Starkey who made this revolutionary device a reality for patients.”

Livio AI stood out among more than 2,000 international nominees. Products and services were judged by a panel with backgrounds in tech, business, sales, and academia on the following criteria: Innovation, Performance, Ease of Use, Functionality, Value, and Impact.

“At Starkey, we are redefining the hearing aid through innovative technology that not only provides the best listening experience, but also promotes overall patient wellness,” said President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “Artificial intelligence makes these Healthable features possible, giving patients what they want, from convenience to customization. I want to thank the entire Starkey family for the hard work and dedication that led to this achievement.”

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Source: Starkey