Friday, April 17th 2020

NVIDIA Unveils RTX Voice, AI-based Audio Noise-Cancellation Software

Perhaps the biggest gripe about attending office calls and meetings from home these days is the background noise - everyone's home. NVIDIA developed an interesting new piece of free software that can help those on desktops cut out background noise in the audio, called RTX Voice, released to web as a beta. The app uses AI to filter out background audio noise not just at your end, but also from the audio of others in your meeting as you receive it (they don't need the app running on their end). The app leverages tensor cores, and requires an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPU, Windows 10, and GeForce drivers R410 or later. RTX Voice runs in conjunction with your meetings software. Among the supported ones are Cisco Webex, Zoom, Skype, Twitch, XSplit, OBS, Discord, and Slack. For more information and FAQs, visit the download link.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA RTX Voice beta
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57 Comments on NVIDIA Unveils RTX Voice, AI-based Audio Noise-Cancellation Software

#1
Chomiq
So it listens to both ends of the conversation. What's the privacy policy? Is it sending anything back to NV servers?
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btarunr
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Chomiq
So it listens to both ends of the conversation. What's the privacy policy? Is it sending anything back to NV servers?
I think the privacy policy is "hey, here's a totally free tool to improve your meetings, which nobody is forcing you to use, take it if you like it."
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#3
champsilva
Chomiq
So it listens to both ends of the conversation. What's the privacy policy? Is it sending anything back to NV servers?
If you are so concerned, just block it using firewall ;)
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#4
AnarchoPrimitiv
I hope this isn't a strenuous attempt to trick ignorant customers who shop at Best Buy into thinking they need an RTX videocard
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#5
notb
Chomiq
So it listens to both ends of the conversation. What's the privacy policy? Is it sending anything back to NV servers?
Slightly paranoid lately?
You think it's more likely to send anything to NV servers than the NV software you already have?
:o
AnarchoPrimitiv
I hope this isn't a strenuous attempt to trick ignorant customers who shop at Best Buy into thinking they need an RTX videocard
I may not understand US specifics that well. Does buying at Best Buy make one ignorant or do ignorant people choose Best Buy? Interesting stuff!
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Caring1
notb
I may not understand US specifics that well. Does buying at Best Buy make one ignorant or do ignorant people choose Best Buy? Interesting stuff!
Walmart :p
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
AnarchoPrimitiv
I hope this isn't a strenuous attempt to trick ignorant customers who shop at Best Buy into thinking they need an RTX videocard
If that was the case, it wouldn't be buried deep in the bowels of GeForce forums, but splattered across NVIDIA.com frontpage.
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#8
Chomiq
notb
Slightly paranoid lately?
You think it's more likely to send anything to NV servers than the NV software you already have?
:eek:
Forgive me for being concerned about privacy...
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#9
champsilva
Chomiq
Forgive me for being concerned about privacy...
I do have a question for you, do you use Discord? ;D

Cause Discord listen all your calls and read your texts.
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#10
TheLostSwede
notb
I may not understand US specifics that well. Does buying at Best Buy make one ignorant or do ignorant people choose Best Buy? Interesting stuff!
It's like shopping at Dixons or PC World in the UK...
I.e. you get stitched one way or another.
Chomiq
Forgive me for being concerned about privacy...
Privacy is a myth...
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Caring1
champsilva
I do have a question for you, do you use Discord? ;D

Cause Discord listen all your calls and read your texts.
Skype does the same, a Microsoft spyware now.
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#12
TheLostSwede
champsilva
I do have a question for you, do you use Discord? ;D

Cause Discord listen all your calls and read your texts.
I feel so sorry for the staff...
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#13
Chomiq
So many quoted my post, none of you provided a quote from the eula. That's all I asked for.
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#14
Ferrum Master
LoL, another profanity.

Why on earth you need something like that, with the added latency, when a HW solution INA217/SSM2019 + SSM2166 does the job pretty well... and costs few bucks.

Noise... it should not be there in the first place... People really don't have a clue about things these days at all...

I have to to lean myself to wacky conspiracists that the only intention for really is to fetch data. They got jealous of Google and Apple, as they can record our voice data and monetize it?
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#15
Chomiq
champsilva
I do have a question for you, do you use Discord? ;D

Cause Discord listen all your calls and read your texts.
You use Discord for office calls and meetings? And no, I don't use Discord.
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#16
dyonoctis
Chomiq
So many quoted my post, none of you provided a quote from the eula. That's all I asked for.
That's something that you can see for yourself :

It's super niche since it's only working with RTX gpu... no the office meeting use case is really unlikely. It's for gamers who don't happen to have a serious stream setup. It also doesn't just remove noise from audio in, but audio out as well
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Chomiq
dyonoctis
That's something that you can see for yourself :
You can't install it on a non-RTX machine. So no, I can't see it for myself.
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#18
champsilva
Chomiq
You use Discord for office calls and meetings? And no, I don't use Discord.
Yes, you can. But i hope you don't use Zoom or Skype hhahaha
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#19
dyonoctis
Chomiq
You can't install it on a non-RTX machine. So no, I can't see it for myself.
You can also unzip the install.exe
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#20
Caring1
I wouldn't worry too much about them listening in or saving data, it's an audio enhancer not monitoring software.
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#21
notb
Ferrum Master
Why on earth you need something like that, with the added latency, when a HW solution INA217/SSM2019 + SSM2166 does the job pretty well... and costs few bucks.
Added latency WHAT?!
You're afraid you'll miss a headshot during the morning meeting?
Noise... it should not be there in the first place... People really don't have a clue about things these days at all...
Yes, I'll only join videocalls from my tin-painted basement. I have to hide anyway, because I've just murdered all my neighbours.
Chomiq
Forgive me for being concerned about privacy...
Yeah, you're working from home, discussing confidential corporate stuff over a server-based communicator, sitting next to an open window. People who hear you probably know your name and who you work for.
But you should definitely worry about NV servers.
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#22
champsilva
notb
Added latency WHAT?!
You're afraid you'll miss a headshot during the morning meeting?

Yes, I'll only join videocalls from my tin-painted basement. I have to hide anyway, because I've just murdered all my neighbours.

Yeah, you're working from home, discussing confidential corporate stuff over a server-based communicator, sitting next to an open window. People who hear you probably know your name and who you work for.
But you should definitely worry about NV servers.
Nvidia just gained privileges over you internal porn situation kkkkk
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
notb
Added latency WHAT?!
You're afraid you'll miss a headshot during the morning meeting?

Yes, I'll only join videocalls from my tin-painted basement. I have to hide anyway, because I've just murdered all my neighbours.

Yeah, you're working from home, discussing confidential corporate stuff over a server-based communicator, sitting next to an open window. People who hear you probably know your name and who you work for.
But you should definitely worry about NV servers.
Your attacking a guy with a reasonable question who hasn't stated his use case , just wanted to check privacy concerns.

Is the tin hat shit necessary, is the mocking bitterness necessary, no.

And secondly it requires an RTX card this tech released TODAY but somehow without the tech to trial it and any evidence your a expert, I doubt it.
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#24
Ferrum Master
notb
Added latency WHAT?!
You're afraid you'll miss a headshot during the morning meeting?
Miss? Aren't you mixing things up? How record latency affects that? Dedicated HW is always better that unified AIO for all. The HW route from the microphone array correctly set up eliminates need for such nonsense thing... that mic outputs nice and clean linear out. The solutions are already there, for years... including your mobile devices, that actually sound pretty fine, ain't it?
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#25
dyonoctis
Everyone can read the eula if you unzip the exe with 7zip. It doesn't mention telemetry.
Some people might just feel like everyone are getting paranoid with spying when it's not that hard to stay private if you care that much about it :

And looking at the app requirement along with it's lack of publicity, it's not going to be a mainstream thing where you'll have to ask everyone if they are using it to before going in a call.
Ferrum Master
Miss? Aren't you mixing things up? How record latency affects that? Dedicated HW is always better that unified AIO for all. The HW route from the microphone array correctly set up eliminates need for such nonsense thing... that mic outputs nice and clean linear out. The solutions are already there, for years... including your mobile devices, that actually sound pretty fine, ain't it?
The market for this app is a bit odd, it's for people who don't care enough to buy dedicated hardware, but wouldn't mind using a free app as a commodity. People who are actually serious about audio recording (seasoned streamers) are not concerned by this. That app is also claiming to "clean" noisy output, it doesn't just stop at recording.
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