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Speech Technology Predictions for 2019

We asked our regular contributors and columnists what speech technology trends and stories will dominate the headlines in 2019. Which of these predictions do you think will come true in the year to come, and which do you think we'll still be waiting for in 2020?
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Dec 2018

3 Spooky Examples of AI

Robots that thing for themselves. Chatbots that lie. Delve into the world of creepy AI, and what it can do, even if we don't want it to.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Nov 2018

Nuance Drops Support for Dragon Professional for Macs, Users Feel Left Behind

Nuance announced it will no longer support its Dragon dictation software for Mac, and users with disabilities are left wondering what their options are.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Nov 2018

Can Voice Analytics Help HR Find Better Candidates?

VoiceSense's AI-driven solution says it can streamline recruitment processes by automatically screening applicant interviews and objectively identifying top candidates.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 Oct 2018

Industry Voices

Using Voice Biometrics to Improve Customer Experience

Customer experience is at the heart of every brand, but one of the most frustrating experiences for customers often comes when they're contacting you. Voice biometrics may be able to help streamline and improve their experience.
Industry Voices, Posted 16 Jan 2019

Q&A: Why Chatbots Aren't Just for Digital Channels

What do you picture when you think about chatbots? A speech bubble on a screen? Maybe one of the many virtual assistant devices making their way into homes? Whatever the picture is in your mind's eye, it's likely it involves digital channels. But Scott Horn, CMO of [24]7.ai, says you're missing a big piece of the puzzle if you're only taking a digital approach to chatbots.
Industry Voices, Posted 09 Jan 2019

Deployments

Toys that Talk to Kids

Toymakers are increasingly incorporating speech technology into their dinosaurs, robots, unicorns, and the like
Deployments, Posted 17 Dec 2018 - Fall 2018 Issue

Higher Education Growth: Improving Quality Assurance with Call Recordings

HEG agents often have phone conversations with students. These calls play an important role in enrollments, but agents must adhere to strict Telephone Compliance Protection Act (TCPA) compliance guidelines and processes for efficiency. There are many opportunities for errors and compliance missteps throughout the EDU lead lifecycle — particularly during phone calls. The company needed a more efficient way of dealing with this challenge.
Deployments, Posted 12 Dec 2018

NWEA: Speech Recognition Technology Evaluates Out-Loud Reading for Students

The NWEA sought a way to streamline oral evaluations to save school districts time and money while still ensuring students are on track.
Deployments, Posted 22 Oct 2018 - Summer 2018 Issue

Speech Technology Digest

Spext, Voice to Text Technology, Wins Global Startup Competition for Babson College-Affiliated Entrepreneurs

The Indian Angel Network announced that the winner of the IAN Global Startup Competition for Babson College affiliated entrepreneurs is Spext, a technology that turns recorded voice content into useful, editable content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2019

Universal Electronics Offers Smart Home Digital Assistant Platform with Embedded Voice Control and Branded Assistant Experience

By fusing UEI's Nevo Butler Smart Home Hub (powered by nevo.ai) with trulyhandsfree speech recognition from Sensory, UEI's customers are able to create powerful voice-enabled digital assistants that feature brand-specific wake words and cloud-free voice control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2019

The Alexa Conference Names the 2019 Alexa Award Finalists

The Alexa Conference, presented by podcast network VoiceFirst.FM, announced the finalists of the 2019 Alexa Awards. The winners will be announced during the upcoming conference.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2019

Consumers Increase Adoption of Smart Home Devices, Interest in New Tech for Entertainment Purposes

Research from leading real-time insights company gauges US consumer attitudes, purchase intent and adoption of consumer electronics ahead of CES 2019.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2019
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Improving Conversational Virtual Assistants with Natural Language Processing

Better audio and Big Data are among the advancements making virtual assistants better
Cover Story, Posted 05 Nov 2018 - Fall 2018 Issue

Embedding Speech Biometrics on Devices

Voice biometrics just might be the next great hope in securing data and other content. But as people use their mobile devices for more and more, embedding speech biometrics on these devices becomes more important
Feature, Posted 07 Jan 2019 - Fall 2018 Issue

Extracting User Data from Speech Applications

Speech applications are a great source of user data, but there are questions to be considered before undertaking any data-heavy project
Feature, Posted 03 Dec 2018 - Fall 2018 Issue

Columns

Integrating TTS in Web Browsers Is Harder Than It Sounds

Text-to-speech for webpages has to tackle modern English's dizzying complexity
Standards, Posted 21 Jan 2019 - Fall 2018 Issue

Healthcare CX Is Increasingly Fraught, but Speech Tech Provides an Answer

AI-powered bots, armed with natural language understanding, are giving vital help to users navigating healthcare
Interact, Posted 14 Jan 2019 - Fall 2018 Issue

Reaching the Reluctant with Speech Technology

I'm not a Luddite, but I am skeptical about the latest shiny new toy. People like me want tech that works for us.
Editor's Letter, Posted 04 Jan 2019 - Fall 2018 Issue

Speech Translation Requires an Interface Revolution

Translation software has to cover our endless modes of communication
In Other Words, Posted 02 Jan 2019 - Fall 2018 Issue

Is App Development Moving Toward User Interface Management Systems?

App developers' jobs might be getting less complicated, again
Forward Thinking, Posted 26 Nov 2018 - Fall 2018 Issue

Google’s Duplex Lets a Bot Be Your Voice

Thanks to the Duplex technology, Google Assistant can make simple calls on your behalf. But how much automation is too much?
The View from AVIOS, Posted 08 Oct 2018 - Summer 2018 Issue

Data Privacy Concerns Should Govern Speech Technology Industry

Security and privacy issues around voice assistants are sexy, but these concerns manifest themselves far more often in more mundane ways.
Editor's Letter, Posted 24 Sep 2018 - Summer 2018 Issue

Will AI-Powered ‘Microservices’ Bring Back Services of Old?

The Victorian era had butlers and clerks; we have speech recognition and bots.
Forward Thinking, Posted 29 Aug 2018 - Summer 2018 Issue