Bose’s new Dolby Atmos soundbar uses AI to try to take down the Sonos Arc

Bose has unveiled a new premium soundbar, which it calls the Smart Ultra Soundbar. It’s compatible with Dolby Atmos and even features what Bose calls an ‘AI Dialogue Mode’. It’s now available in both black and white and costs $899 / £899 / AU$1,499.

The most striking feature of the Smart Ultra is clearly the “AI Dialogue Mode”, with AI being such a hot topic. Bose says this uses machine learning to analyze dialogue and then adjust the tonal balance to make speech clearer, without sacrificing surround effects.