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Wanda Expands Patient Management Platform with Enhanced Patient Adherence Features

Wanda, Inc. announced a significant expansion of its market- Patient Management Platform with expansive new features to further improve patient care plan adherence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2018

8x8 Announces General Availability Of X Series

First cloud solution to integrate voice, conferencing, collaboration, and contact center on a single platform to radically transform enterprise communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2018

Accent Detection AI Promises to Improve Speech Recognition

In Foreign English Accent Adjustment by Learning Phonetic Patterns researchers reveal how their system leveraged dialectical differences in diction and intonation to create new accented samples of words, which it learned to recognize with some accuracy compared to similar systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2018

Pivotal Data Integrates OneVault’s Voice Biometrics into Contact Center Solution

Pivotal Data has announced the integration of OneVault's voice biometric authentication solution into its contact center solution as a value-added feature.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2018

Major League Baseball Selects AWS as its Official Provider for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning

America's professional baseball league extends its relationship with AWS, leveraging machine learning to enhance the ways fans and clubs consume the game and evaluate players.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2018

Aeriandi Survey Says Voice is the Silent Cyber Security Threat

According to a new story, 72% believe advances in voice technology pose a significant threat to enterprise security, yet only 23% consider it be a priority.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2018

PIKA Technologies Introduces X1, the Next Generation of HMP-X

PIKA Technologies is excited to announce the addition of GoLang/gRPC API to its host media processing (HMP) solutions. This introduces a new generation of HMP products, beginning with X1.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jul 2018

ID R&D Delivers Voice Biometrics Authentication Accuracy Requiring Just 1-2 Seconds of Free Speech with IDVoice

Commercially available AI-based solution says it offers unmatched system performance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2018

Passage AI Chatbots Now Converse In All Major Languages

AI-powered conversational interface extends capabilities to natively support multi-language chatbots, enabling 24/7 customer service options across the globe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2018

Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. Files Infringement Complaint Against Apple, Inc.

The '730 Patent is the first of AVRS' family of patents in the field of speech recognition and transcription.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2018

LEDvance Launches Dimmable Filament LED Bulb in Europe

Wish your lights would respond to the sound of your voice? LEDvance is here to help. After rolling out its voice-dimmable filament LED lamps that work with Apple gear in North America earlier this year, the bulbs are now coming to Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2018

Google Testing Duplex in Call Centers

Google Duplex raised eyebrows with its maybe-too-lifelike chat capabilities when CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated it at a conference. Now, The Information reports, "Some big companies are in the very early stages of testing Google's technology for use in other applications, such as call centers, where it might be able to replace some of the work currently done by humans, according to a person familiar with the plans."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2018

Facebook Acquires Bloomsbury AI

Facebook, which has been beleaguered by issues regarding privacy and security in recent months, has bought Bloomsbury AI, a British company that specializes in natural language processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2018

Columbia University Wins the 2018 Atos IT Challenge with Artificial Intelligence Project

With a solution called BTM (Behind The Meter) two French and Indian students from Columbia University have developed a service presenting how AI and chatbots can be used in automated demand response applications for connected objects, reducing costs, and environmental footprint.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2018

Ultra-Low-Power Development Kit Boosts Far-Field Speech Accuracy for Amazon Alexa Voice Service

DSP Group, Inc., a provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced the availability of its HDClear 3-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Featuring DBMD5, DSP Group's advanced audio/voice processor, and its best-in-class HDClear voice enhancement processing technology, the new DSP Group Development Kit is a low-power solution for developers who want to quickly and easily build a range of high-accuracy Alexa-enabled devices — including smart speakers, wearable computing devices, smart home devices, and remote controls — without draining the battery.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jul 2018

BabbleLabs Introduces Clear to Enhance Speech Applications for Everyone

BabbleLabs, an emerging start-up changing communication between humans and machines, introduced the BabbleLabs Clear product family to enhance speech quality, accuracy, and personalization. Accessible through an easy to use, single-line cloud API, the Clear Cloud product delivers speech enhancement technology driven by a powerful combination of digital signal processing (DSP) and deep neural networks (DNN) trained with a massive specialized data set.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jul 2018

Convergys to be Acquired by SYNNEX Corporation

Convergys Corporation, a global provider in customer experience outsourcing, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which SYNNEX Corporation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jun 2018

Amazon Introduces Show Mode for Fire Tablets and the New Show Mode Charging Dock

Amazon announced Show Mode: a new, immersive hands-free Alexa experience for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets that provides full-screen visuals that complement voice responses from Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2018

Tact.ai Raises $27 Million Series C

Tact.ai, a conversational AI sales platform, announced the completion of its $27 million Series C fundraiser, bringing the company's total funding to more than $57 million.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2018

AISpeech Raises a $75M Series D

AISpeech, a China-based artificial intelligence startup, announced a $76 million Series D, boosting its total funding to over $121 million.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2018

Amazon Updates Alexa App for iOS to Enable Voice Commands

iOS users with an Amazon Echo device will be relieved to know Amazon has updated it Alexa app for iOS to finally allow users to give voice commands to the smart assistant—which is kind of the point of having an Echo in the first place.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2018

Indico Launches Enso Open Source Project for Machine Learning

Indico, a provider of Enterprise AI solutions for unstructured content, announced the launch of a new open source project focused on simplifying the use of transfer learning with natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jun 2018

Kofax Robotic Process Automation Software Adds AI and Machine Learning For Smarter Robots

Kofax, a supplier of software to automate and digitally transform information-intensive processes, today announced the addition of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other capabilities in its Kapow 10.3 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2018

CallMiner Introduces Consolidated Platform for Real-Time and After-Contact Customer Engagement with New Analytics Modules

CallMiner, a platform provider of speech and customer engagement analytics, announced at Customer Contact Week 2018 the launch of its comprehensive CallMiner Eureka platform and new analytics modules: Analyze, Coach, API, Redact, and Alert.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2018

CallMiner Eureka Starter Now Available on AWS Marketplace, Simplifying Speech Analytics Buying Process

CallMiner, a provider of award-winning speech and customer engagement analytics, announced its CallMiner Eureka Starter solution is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, making it easier for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2018

NoteSwift Announces Availability of Samantha Virtual Assistant Development Toolkit

NoteSwift, Inc., the leader in EHR Virtual Assistants, specializing in easing the burden of entering patient documentation, is announcing the availability of Samantha as an API toolkit for EHR vendors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2018

Adobe Advertising Cloud Announces Ability to Target Ad on Smart Speakers

Adobe's Advertising Cloud is now able to target digital audio ads on smart speakers--including Amazon Alexa, Bose SoundTouch, and Sonos devices-- across hundreds of TuneIn stations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2018

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