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Explosive Growth Eyed for Voice Assistants

A report by Ovum predicts more than 7.5 billion units by 2021, exceeding the world population.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 May 2017

Smart Home Technology Faces Adoption Challenges

Of those who own smart home systems, roughly a third use voice functionality, a ReportLinker survey found.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 May 2017

TTS Market to Be Worth $3.03 Billion by 2022

The global market for text-to-speech technologies is expected to nearly triple in the next five years, according to a report from Markets and Markets.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 May 2017

Conexant Expands Collaboration with Amazon to Bring Alexa to More Devices

Conexant's four-mic development kit will help users prototype and develop high-performance far-field devices with Amazon Alexa.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 May 2017

Sensory Embeds Smarter AI into TrulyHandsFree 5.0

Sensory has boosted the performance and accuracy of its embedded wake word and speech recognition with shallow learning.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Apr 2017

Harman and IBM Watson Introduce Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms

Voice-enabled in-room concierge capabilities tap IBM Watson to deliver information and services in hotel, hospital, and conference rooms.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Apr 2017

Speech Market to Increase by 12 Percent Through 2021

A BCC Research report identifies a surge in demand for voice recognition technologies, split evenly between enterprise and consumer uses.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Apr 2017

STC Releases VoiceKey Platform and New VoiceKey Solutions

STC Group's new VoiceKey.PLATFORM release coincides with the launch of two new biometric solutions VoiceKey.AGENT and VoiceKey.FRAUD.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Mar 2017

IBM Speech Recognition Nears Human Rate

IBM says the speech recognition accuracy of its Switchboard system is 5.5 percent.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Mar 2017

Sensory Partners with STMicroelectronics and DSP Group on Smart Voice System

Sensory's voice recognition software powers a voice-processing microphone for waking up smart devices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Mar 2017

Matrix Labs Releases Matrix Voice Developer Platform

Matrix Voice enables the development of voice-control apps for Google's Android Things IoT environment.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Feb 2017

Microsoft Advances Speech APIs

Microsoft moves Custom Speech Service from private preview to open trials.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Feb 2017

LumenVox Releases Version 15.1

LumenVox adds German, additional enhancements with Version 15.1 of its speech engine.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Feb 2017

Pronexus Releases VB Voice 10.1

Pronexus' VB Voice 10.1 will allow users to access both voice recognition and visual customer service through smartphone or HTML 5-enabled browser. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Jan 2017

Avaya Files for Chapter 11

The company assured customers that operations will continue during the restructuring. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Jan 2017

European Project Seeks to Advance Speech in Smart Homes

The EU project "LISTEN" is working on a robust, hands-free speech control interface for smart home systems.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jan 2017

NICE Launches Nexidia Analytics

Nexidia Analytics offers interaction analytics via omnichannel "listening" to know what customers and prospects are saying and then analyze those conversations to tailor experiences to their stated needs. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Jan 2017

IBM Develops a Voice-Enabled Eldercare Robot

IBM Research and Rice University have been exploring a Watson-powered, voice-enabled robot for the elderly and their in-home caregivers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Dec 2016

Avaya Releases IP Office Contact Center 10

Avaya today introduced IP Office Contact Center 10, the latest version of its contact center platform specifically geared toward midsized businesses but with the same advanced tools as its enterprise-level product. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Dec 2016

MindMeld Launches Deep-Domain Conversational AI

MindMeld's Conversational AI platform simplifies onboarding and integration to other applications, like Siri and Cortana.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Nov 2016

Interactions Launches Voice Biometrics Offering

Interactions has extended its Intelligent Virtual Assistant with a voice biometrics offering based on its Curo Speech and Language Platform.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Nov 2016

KnuVerse Unveils Speech Verification Platform

KnuVerse extends its portfolio with KnuFactor voice recognition and authentication products.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Nov 2016

Nuance Adds Contextual Reasoning to Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive's Contextual Reasoning leverages automotive data and driver preferences to deliver a more intelligent connected car.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Oct 2016

Samsung Acquires Virtual Assistant Viv

Samsung moves further into voice-enabled, natural language interfaces for developers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Oct 2016

DialogTech Launches Conversation Insight 2.0, Powered by Nuance Transcription Engine

DialogTech's newest version of Conversation Insight offers increased speed and accuracy.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Sep 2016

Nexmo Launches Voice API with Vonage

Nexmo's next-generation Voice APIs will help developers add TTS, call control, conferencing, call recording, and more, to their communications apps.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Sep 2016

Google's DeepMind Develops an Entirely New Approach to TTS

The revolutionary WaveNet technology creates sound waves to generate audio that is more natural sounding than traditional TTS, the company says.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Sep 2016

[24]7 and Amdocs Partner

[24]7 is partnering with Amdocs to deliver intelligent, personalized customer support across all service channels, for the telecommunications industry. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Sep 2016

Genesys Acquires Interactive Intelligence

The transaction aims to bolster Genesys's customer experience offerings and global market presence. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 Aug 2016