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3 Unexpected Uses of AI and Speech Technologies

It's almost a given, now, that you have a digital assistant in your pocket, but there are many people out there finding new, innovative uses for the technologies that undergird the foundation of speech technology. Here are a few of the uses of speech technology that caught our interest recently.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Apr 2018

Digital Assistants Are Heading To Work With You – Are You Ready?

It's infiltrated homes in the form of smart speakers. Now, voice technology is poised to make a big splash in the workplace, as more companies adopt enterprise solutions like Alexa for Business and other speech-enabled tools and conversational interfaces designed to enhance productivity, manage common tasks, and improve communication.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Apr 2018

SpeechTEK 2018: SMS Chat On a Global Scale

Is texting its own language? That's a question Performance Technology Partners had to answer when working on a SMS and chat survey for Chinese customers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Apr 2018

SpeechTEK 2018: Designing Voice for Accidental Narcissists

It's time to stop iterating and start innovating when it comes to customer experiences.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Apr 2018

Industry Voices

Hard Metrics for Soft Skills: Using Voice Analytics in Leadership Development

We all know a good presentation when we hear it - but the question is, which speech characteristics contribute to that greatness? Speech analytics can tell us.
Industry Voices, Posted 06 Apr 2018

Q&A: Recent Deep Neural Net (DNN) Advances in Speech

For over 30 years, David Thomson has developed and managed software and algorithm creation for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech compression, and voice biometrics and managed speech R&D for voice interface systems than have handled over 20 billion calls. He is presenting the SpeechTEK Univeristy course, "Recent Deep Neural Net (DNN) Advances in Speech," at SpeechTEK 2018. He recently joined CaptionCall, a company that builds services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Conference program chair James A. Larson interviewed Thomson in advance of this year's event.
Industry Voices, Posted 04 Apr 2018

Speech Technology Digest

Voicera Acquires Mobile App Wrappup

Voicera Unveils New App to Deliver Eva for In-Person Conversations, Adds Predictive Highlights
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2018

Liopa Secures Seed Round

LipRead uses the camera on a smartphone or tablet to analyze lip movement and decipher words and phrases.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2018

Adobe Acquires Sayspring, Says its Betting on Voice

Adobe announced on its blog that it is betting on voice, and has acquired Sayspring.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2018

Vonage Announces Vee, a Virtual Assistant Chatbot

Chatbot Enables Streamlined Management of Unified Communications Capabilities with Natural Language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2018
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Speech Technology Magazine, Winter 2018 Issue

Intelligent Virtual Assistants: Gaining Traction but Confronting Challenges in the Enterprise

Voice is becoming a common interface in the workplace as well as in the home. Business applications haven't been as prevalent. 
Cover Story, Posted 19 Mar 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

2018 State of the Speech Technology Industry Introduction

Thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep neural networks, speech technology is more sophisticated and has more wide-ranging uses than ever before.
Feature, Posted 05 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Assistive Technologies: Helping The Disabled Join The Technological Revolution

Text-to-speech and automatic speech recognition technologies can help those with vision or hearing loss.
Feature, Posted 12 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Speech Analytics: Showing Great Promise Thanks to AI and Machine Learning

Speech analytics has been commercially available for about 15 years, but it is only now starting to move beyond the pilot and early-adoption stages.
Feature, Posted 05 Mar 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Speech Developer Platforms: Reshaping the Market By Mimicking App Stores

Want to understand what is happening with speech application development platforms? Then take a close look at smartphone application stores.
Feature, Posted 16 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Speech Engines: Improving Accuracy and Finding New Uses

Improvements in speech engines continue as suppliers use more processing power and more sophisticated software to enhance system performance.
Feature, Posted 05 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Columns

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

The Future Is Full of Possibilities

As we've done now for the past few years, Speech Technology magazine is again dedicating its first issue of the new year to a preview of what's to come in our small corner of the world. We've highlighted the six technology areas where we see the most impact: speech engine, speech analytics, voice biometrics, virtual assistants, speech developer platforms, and assistive technologies.
Editor's Letter, Posted 09 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Speech Professionals Should Think Big but Meet Local

Local meet-ups foster much-needed community and connections.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 30 Jan 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue