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Survey Shows Frustration with Traditional Approach to AI

Speech tech providers should realize that people expect any voice communications on a smartphone to be very short and will shy away from voice recognition "help" that is often more frustrating than helpful because the actual speech recognition is poor, says Abinash Tripathy, founder and CSO at Helpshift. 
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Jun 2018

Engaging Younger Audiences with Voice: New Opportunities to Connect with a Younger Demographic

Younger consumers—those 18 to 24 years old—are helping to drive adoption of voice technology, yet a study by PwC shows their use of it remains low. What does this mean for companies in the speech sector, and where can inroads be made?
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Jun 2018

GDPR Implications for Speech Technology

With regard to AI-enabled devices like Siri and Alexa that listen to surrounding conversations, vendors will likely have to gain permission from European consumers to record and store voices, and ensure that downstream applications are GDPR-compliant as well.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 May 2018

New Smart Glove in Development to Turn Hand Motions into Sound and Text

Hearing and speech-challenged people could have a new device to aid them with their communications hurdles by the end of this year. Start-up company BrightSign has developed a "smart glove" that includes a series of sensors to translate hand motions into sound and text.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 May 2018

Industry Voices

Four Ways Conversational Interfaces Could Simplify Your Life

On the last day of SpeechTEK 2018, I had the pleasure of moderating a Sunrise Session entitled "The Future of Speech-Enabled Applications." The goal of this roundtable was to brainstorm about creative and useful applications that could take conversational interactions to the next level. More than a dozen attendees from a variety of backgrounds held a lively discussion and came up with four innovative ideas, which I have summarized.
Industry Voices, Posted 20 Jun 2018

Video: What Can NLP Do for Your Converted Text?

Paco Nathan of O'Reilly Media's R & D Group discusses the benefits of natural-language processing (NLP) when working with text converted from video in this clip from his SpeechTEK 2018 keynote.
Industry Voices, Posted 15 Jun 2018

Speech Technology Digest

Technology by VoiceLessons.com Enables Real-Time Voice Instruction over the Internet

VoiceLessons.com, an online voice lessons platform, announces the release of their patent-pending Vocaloop technology. This platform solves audio lag issues and enables teachers and students the ability to communicate (singing with teacher's feedback) simultaneously through Full Duplex Audio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2018

[24]7.ai Partners with Blue Prism to Deliver New AI-Enabled Automation Capabilities For Virtual Agents

[24]7.ai, a provider of intent-driven customer engagement solutions, announced that it is partnering with Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) on a new joint offering that allows [24]7 AIVA customers to use Blue Prism's Digital Workforce to efficiently automate hard-to-access back and front office systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Speaksee Develops Assistive Device for the Deaf

SpeakSee has developed an assistive device for the Deaf and hard of hearing consisting of a set of portable microphones that transcribe speech to text in real time using speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Amazon Announces Alexa for Hospitality

Amazon announced Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2018
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Speech Technology Magazine, Spring 2018 Issue

Speech Compliance Branches Out from the Contact Center into the Enterprise

As industry regulations increase in number, corporations look to speech to ensure adherence
Cover Story, Posted 01 May 2018 - Spring 2018 Issue

Self-Service and Assisted Service: Putting It All Together

The customer experience gets a boost when service systems work as one
Feature, Posted 04 Jun 2018 - Spring 2018 Issue

Columns

The Right Standard Makes Developers’ Jobs a Lot Easier

You'll never know whether a standard's a good fit if you don't try it out
Standards, Posted 18 Jun 2018 - Spring 2018 Issue

Will Smart Speakers Have Staying Power?

A good user experience is integral to success. But smart speakers also need to be useful.
Editor's Letter, Posted 28 May 2018 - Spring 2018 Issue

What’s Next in Speech Technology? I’m Glad You Asked!

To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.
Forward Thinking, Posted 23 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Companies Will Need to Make the Most of #VoiceFirst

Voice will become the interface of choice in industries far outside consumer electronics, and the possibilities are endless.
Interact, Posted 23 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape

Customers prefer self-service if the solutions are effective—which is where IVAs come in.
The Business Case, Posted 09 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

It’s Time for an End to ‘Speech-Disabled’ IVRs

Too many callers are greeted by dressed-up DTMF or overly ambitious speech offerings. Either way, they're being ill-served.
Inside Speech, Posted 14 Mar 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Can We Talk?

Conversational interfaces still can't match human-level dialogues.
Meaningful Conversations, Posted 07 Mar 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

The Voice Option in Customer Service Must Not Be the Only One

Sometimes keypads are necessary. They cannot be taken out of the service equation.
Voice Value, Posted 21 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue
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