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Category: Natural Language

Lexalytics Data Extraction Services Enables Hybrid Analysis of Both Structured and Unstructured Data from Corporate Documents

New offering brings Natural Language Processing technologies to document data extraction market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Sep 2018

Top Trends in Speech Technology for 2018

At a time when the pace of change in speech technology evolution and adoption seems to be on hyperdrive, a few key trends are pointing where the industry will move in the coming months.
Feature, Posted 17 Sep 2018

How Intelligent Agents Leverage NLU, Intents, and Entities (Video)

Ulster University Professor Michael McTear discusses how contemporary natural language-based intelligent agents use intents and entities rather than traditional parse trees in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.
Industry Voices, Posted 14 Sep 2018

How Users Interact with Different Types of Intelligent Agents (Video)

Ulster University Professor Michael McTear discusses how interactions differ with different intelligent agents, from one-shot dialogue to system-directed dialogue and mixed-initiative in this clip from his presentation at SpeechTech 2018.
Industry Voices, Posted 31 Aug 2018

Video: The Downside of Directed Dialogue NLU

Omilia's Nikos Kolivas discusses the value of context and memory in delivering human-like interactions in self-service contact centers in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.
Industry View, Posted 24 Aug 2018

The Three Types of Intelligent Agents (Video)

Ulster University Professor Michael McTear breaks down the intelligent agent field in terms of type, technology, and functionality in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.
Industry Voices, Posted 24 Aug 2018

The 2018 Speech Industry Star Performers

These cutting-edge vendors are leading the way in AI, analytics, natural language, smart speakers, and more. 
Feature, Posted 01 Aug 2018

New Globant Report Uncovers the Gap Between Voice Technology Investments and Preparedness in Organizations

Report provides key insights to successfully integrate voice technology in the workplace.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2018

Speech Tech Systems Need Expanded Capabilities, Training for Improved Customer Service

Seventy-four percent admit they are more loyal to a company if they can talk to a person—versus a machine—when they need assistance, according to a new report from Calabrio.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Jul 2018

Video: Rules-Based Chatbot Design, Part 2: Visual Representation and Support

Aspect's Andreas Volmer discusses the value of visually representing conversational flow logic in chatbot design, and explores the advantages of a language-based approach over a statistically based approach in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.
Industry Voices, Posted 13 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

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

Video: How Amazon Connect Leverages AI in the Contact Center

Amazon Connect General Manager Pasquale DeMaio demos Amazon Connect AI-driven Lex chatbot in this clip from his keynote at SpeechTEK 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 06 Jul 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

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

Video: How Hardware Advances Have Transformed NLP

O'Reilly Media's Paco Nathan discusses the explosive growth in CPUs and GPUs that have opened new vistas for natural-language processing applications and rendered old approaches obsolete in this clip from his SpeechTEK 2018 keynote.
Industry Voices, Posted 22 Jun 2018

Alexa Voice Tech Lab at Bennett University

Amazon and Bennett University have set up an Alexa Voice Tech Lab for research in artificial intelligence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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

Semantic Machines Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines, a bold move toward bolstering its conversation AI capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 May 2018

The Shift to Intelligent IVR

How do we harness IVR and improve it for AI, using the power of the voice?
Industry Voices, Posted 23 May 2018

VoiceBase Partners With University of Sheffield to Launch Centre for Speech & Language Technology

VoiceBase , a provider of AI-powered speech analytics announced a partnership with the University of Sheffield, to develop the next generation of speech and language technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2018

Google Duplex Mimics Human Conversation, Raises Concerns

Duplex, which can use speech disfluencies like "um" and "ah" to sound more human—perhaps too human—can also make phone calls and appointments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 May 2018

Vonage Launches Chatbot Integration for Workplace by Facebook

Vonage, a business cloud communications provider, has announced the launch of its newest chatbot, Vee for Workplace by Facebook. Vonage has partnered with Facebook to provide Workplace users with virtual assistant capabilities to create and manage AI-enabled conferencing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 May 2018

AlterEgo: The Voice in Your Head

If speaking actual words to your digital assistant is just too much of a hassle, MIT Media Lab graduate student Arnav Kapur has you covered. His AlterEgo prototype "reads your mind" and does your bidding.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 May 2018

Lexalytics Announces “Get Out of the Cloud” Campaign for Transfer of Natural Language Processing from Cloud to On-Premise

Lexalytics, a provider of "words-first" machine learning and artificial intelligence, announced the "Get Out of the Cloud" campaign, encouraging existing and prospective customers to transfer their existing public-cloud Semantria implementation to its Salience on-premise offering. Participating customers will receive free migration and tuning services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2018

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

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

Microsoft Says Talking to XiaoIce is More Like Talking to a Person

Microsoft says its made a chabot capable of communicating more like a real person.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2018

FAQ Chatbot Platform Launches, Features Bluetooth Beacon Integration

The Beacon Broadcasting Network (BBN) announced the launch of a new customer service chatbot solution, Ask Our Bot.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Apr 2018

How to Optimize Your Content for Voice Search

Keeping up with the changing whims of search engines has always been a sisyphean task, but now a new obstacle has been tossed into the always evolving SEO mix: voice search. There is some good news, however, for brands and marketing agencies look to optimize content for voice search. Much of what they need to do to optimize content for voice search is simply to hone in on many of the same rules they have used to achieve SEO success in the past.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Mar 2018

The Rise Of The Voice-Enabled Associate

Speech technology helps retailers deliver on a connected and productive workforce.
Industry Voices, Posted 23 Mar 2018

Q&A: Designing Natural Language Home Assistants Using Amazon Alexa

David Attwater has over 17 years of experience in speech user interface design and testing. He has a specific focus on customer usability testing and is an acknowledged expert in the design and testing of natural language solutions for customer service, including digital assistants. Attwater will present the SpeechTEK University course, "Designing Natural Language Home Assistants Using Amazon Alexa," on Sunday April 8, at the SpeechTEK 2018 Conference. SpeechTEK program chair, James Larson, interviewed Attwater in advance of his conference session.
Industry Voices, Posted 21 Mar 2018

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

The State of Artificial Intelligence 2018

A number of publishers automated formulaic and high-volume writing using natural language processing.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Mar 2018

Q&A: Building a Conversational Chatbot for Google Assistant

Michael McTear is an Emeritus Professor at Ulster University with a special research interest in spoken language technologies. He has been researching in the field of spoken dialogue systems for more than 15 years. He is presenting the SpeechTEK University course "Build a Conversational Chatbot for Google Assistant" on at SpeechTEK 2018. SpeechTEK program chair, James Larson, talked to McTear in advance of his conference session.
Industry Voices, Posted 14 Mar 2018

ELSA Raises $3.2 Million

ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant), a mobile app for language learners, says it has raised $3.2m in a Pre-A funding round. The round was led by Monk's Hill Ventures, whose managing partner, Peng T. Ong, will join Elsa's board. 
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Mar 2018

Can We Talk?

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

PullString Releases Converse 1.0

PullString's new release empowers creative teams and knowledge workers to create advanced and highly branded voice apps for Alexa without having to write any code.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2018

Talview Announces the Launch of Qton, a Talent Assisstant Chatbot

Talview, a talent assessment technology platform, announced its collaboration with Microsoft to further artificial intelligence and machine learning in recruitment, with the launch of Qton, a talent assistant chatbot.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2018

Orderscape Voice Technology Announces Full-Menu Ordering Certification by Amazon

Orderscape.com, an order automation and voice technology software company, announced a full-menu ordering certification by Amazon for Fazoli's restaurants. Fazoli's customers can now order meals via natural language processing as an Alexa skill at some locations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Feb 2018

[24]7.ai Releases Virtual Agent with Integrated Conversational and  Informational Capabilities

[24]7.ai, a provider of intent-driven customer experience solutions, announced its Winter 2018 Release, which enhances the company's flagship product [24]7 AIVA, to support both informational and conversational journeys in a single solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Feb 2018

Amazon is Making Alexa Smarter with an AI Chip

According to The Information, Amazon may be looking to make Alexa even smarter with the help of an AI chip. What's more is that the company is reportedly designing the chip itself, with an aim toward improving Alexa's ability to answer your questions quickly.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Evorus Combines AI and Crowd Sourcing for a Smarter Chatbot

Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they "have created a conversational agent that is tough to stump." How? By adding humans into the mix. The chatbot system is called Evorus.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Feb 2018

Visionstate Corp. Announces Final TSXV Approval for Chatbot Acquisition

Visionstate Corp. announced that it has received final TSX Venture Exchange approval for the expedited acquisition of Montreal-based Chatbot Incubator. Pursuant to the terms of the Transaction, Visionstate has purchased 30% of the shares held by Chatbot shareholders in exchange for 4,000,000 common shares of Visionstate at a deemed price of $0.065 per common share, for the consideration of $260,000. 
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Feb 2018

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

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

Speech Technology Could Aid in Dementia Detection

New algorithm looks at speech patterns to help identify early stages of Alzheimers, dementia and aphasia.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jan 2018

Elektrobit to Expand In-Car Uses of Alexa

Elektrobit is among the first Amazon Alexa automotive software integrators.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jan 2018

AccuWeather Launches Google Assistant App

Users can access forecasts using natural, conversational language with the AccuWeather Voice App through Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jan 2018

Rubidium Powers Voice-Triggered Headphones with Alexa Interface

Rubidium's software enables an always-on voice user interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2017

PlumVoice Launches AI-Powered IVR

Plum's AI-powered IVR applications use conversational natural language processing to understand caller intent.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2017

Tact.ai Launches CRM Skill for Alexa for Business

The Tact.ai Sales Assistant Skill for Amazon for Business lets companies develop a conversational interface for CRM and productivity solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

Amazon Launches Voice-Powered Alexa for Business

AWS has created a business-specific version of its voice-enabled virtual assistant.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Dec 2017

Genesys Integrates PureCloud with Amazon Lex

The new integration will help companies build and maintain conversational IVR flows for routing callers. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Nov 2017

Will.I.Am's Tech Company Launches Omega Voice Assistant

The platform combines speech and artificial intelligence technology to improve customer experiences.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Nov 2017

Nuance Brings Voice to Liberty Global Cable TV Offering

Virgin Media TV subscribers can now find and play films and TV channels simply by speaking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2017

Deep Learning, Big Data, and Clear Standards

For natural language tools to take on greater complexity, they'll need consistent, agreed-upon data annotations
Standards, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Speech Processing or Natural Language Understanding? You Be the Judge

Both are important, but in today's increasingly voice-first world, which one is more so?
Interact, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Voicebox Moves to the Cloud

Voicebox Cloud will help companies as they build conversational interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2017

Clinc Partners with Enacomm on Conversational Banking Platform

The partnership brings conversational AI within reach for mid-tier banks, community banks, and credit unions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2017

Speech-Soft Obtains LumenVox Skills Certification

Speech-Soft Solutions and LumenVox have entered a partnership as Speech-Soft Becomes LumenVox Skills Certified
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2017

LumenVox Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification

LumenVox's speech engines have been certified for compatibility with Cisco UCCE and Cisco UCCX.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 2017

Sensory Unveils In-App Virtual Bank Teller

The app offers on-device conversational AI, avatar lip-sync, embedded text-to-speech, and a fusion of face and voice biometric authentication. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2017

Strong Growth Expected in the IVR Market

MarketsandMarkets eyes steady growth for interactive voice response technology through 2023.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Sep 2017

Voice to Reach New Levels as an Interface, Strategy Analytics Concludes

Advanced voice interfaces supported by natural language processing and camera-based gesture control will allow more hands-free and natural communication.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2017

Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability

The technology allows speech systems to draw from one language to learn another.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Aug 2017

Vuzix Updates Its SDK

Voice technology enhancements make the Vuzix M300 more robust and capable in noisy environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jul 2017

Baidu Collaborates with Conexant on Conversation-Based AI Devices

Baidu will expedite adoption of its DuerOS AI platform by third-party device manufacturers with Conexant's AudioSmart voice solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jul 2017

Conexant and Harman Collaborate to Improve Speech

Together the two companies are set to deliver premium end-to-end audio and voice solutions for manufacturers of voice-enabled devices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Jun 2017

Voice-Controlled Speaker Market to Explode in Five Years

The market for voice-controlled smart speakers is expected to grow from 10 million to approximately 80 million units shipped by 2022.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jun 2017

IBM's Watson Talks with Museum Visitors

The Watson-based 'Voice of Art' Project at Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo offers museum-goers an interactive, personalized experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2017

Sensory Adds AI to TrulyNatural

Sensory's latest additions to TrulyNatural speech recognition bring chatbot and avatar technology to consumer devices and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jun 2017

Apple Upgrades Siri in iOS 11, Releases HomePod

Apple is giving Siri a male and female voice, translation capabilities, tighter integrations, and HomePod connectivity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2017

Nuance Expands Dragon Drive to Car's Passengers

Nuance Dragon Drive expands multipassenger automotive assistant with AI and connectivity to smarthome systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2017

Sensory Expands Its Partnerships with ARM

With broad ARM compatibility, embedded technologies from Sensory allow device makers to enable artificial intelligence on device without needing a cloud connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 May 2017

Bright Pattern Integrates Google Cloud Speech

Bright Pattern now integrates with Google Cloud Speech to expand its network of out-of-the-box speech recognition integration options.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 May 2017

Cisco to Acquire MindMeld for $125 Million

The artificial intelligence provider's acquisition will power new conversational interfaces for Cisco's collaboration suite.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 May 2017

Inbenta Joins inContact inCloud Ecosystem Partner Program

The partnership allows users of inContact's cloud contact center software to add conversational chatbot technology. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 May 2017

Transamerica Launches Voice Biometrics and NLU Solutions

New Voice Pass technology enables Transamerica customers to use their voices for authentication.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 May 2017

Voice Design Tools Get a Redesign of Their Own

The technology undergoes a transformation as omnichannel takes over interactions
Cover Story, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Mercedes Integrates Google Home and Amazon Alexa

New integrations allow voice-enabled control of some car functions from anywhere.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 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

Voicebox Australia Previews Location Intelligence

Voicebox Australia has made a number of breakthroughs via its partnership with Macquarie University.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Apr 2017

Cognitive Code to Release SILVIA Conversational AI Platform

The SILVIA platform will allow developers to add natural language conversations to gaming and entertainment apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Mar 2017

Progressive Launches Voice App for Google Home

The insurer becomes the first to assist Google Home users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Mar 2017

Nuance Partners with Epic on Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation

Nuance's CAPD technology is embedded into Epic's electronic health records systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Mar 2017

Credo Adds An Amazon Alexa Skill

CREDO and Witlingo launch Alexa skill that enables progressives to keep tabs on breaking news and calls to action with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Mar 2017

M*Modal Launches Virtual Scribing Program

M*Modal's Virtual Scribing extends its Advanced Clinical Documentation Solution Suite.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Mar 2017

Domino's Launches DRU Assist Virtual Assistant

DRU Assist is based on Nuance's Nina conversational virtual assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2017

Allstate Adds Alexa Voice Capability

The insurer is helping consumers find an agent and get details about their insurance bills with Amazon's cloud-based voice service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2017

Market Spotlight: Advertising Has More Draw When Speech Is Included

Voice technologies are hard at work ensuring advertisers that their messages are getting out
FYI, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Biometrics Help Virtual Assistants Help Customers Faster

Speech vendors are adding voice biometrics to their intelligent assistants, a clear indication the technology is starting to make great strides
FYI, Posted 17 Feb 2017

IBM Eyes Speech to Spot Mental Maladies

IBM Research predicts that in five years, patterns in speech and writing analyzed by cognitive systems will provide clinicians tell-tale signs of early-stage mental and neurological conditions
FYI, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Speech Recognition and the Connected Car

The in-car speech experience is moving from basic command and control to natural interactions with automotive assistants
The View from AVIOS, Posted 17 Feb 2017

The 2017 State of the Speech Technology Industry: Interactive Voice Response

Becoming More Conversational
Cover Story, Posted 17 Feb 2017

BJC HealthCare to Implement M*Modal Documentation Solutions

BJC selects M*Modal for speech recognition and clinical documentation improvement.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jan 2017

Datalog.ai Introduces MyPolly Platform

datalog.ai's MyPolly is a natural language understanding pPlatform for creating conversational bots and virtual assistants.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2017

Clarabridge Tailors a Customer Solution for Banks

A comprehensive industry solution lets retail banks collect and act on customer feedback.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jan 2017

SoundHound Houndify Powers Sharp's RoBoHoN

SoundHound's technology voice-enables the new RoBoHoN robotic smartphone platform from Sharp.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2017

SoundHound Partners with Onkyo on Voice-Powered Speakers

Onkyo's new line of smart speakers will be powered by Houndify voice and artificial intelligence technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2017

Jumptoit Integrates with Microsoft Office and Azure and Google Cloud Machine Learning Platform

Jumptuit users can now edit documents and perform other tasks by voice through Microsoft and Google integrations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2017

Sensory Launches VoiceGenie

Sensory's VoiceGenie enables a hands-free experience on Bluetooth devices through Alexa integration and embedded artificial intelligence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2017

Greenwave Systems Introduces AXON Platform for Conversational IoT

Greenwave's AXON Platform for Conversational IoT is powered by voice technologies from Nuance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2017

Speak Music Launches Melody Voice-Powered Music Assistant

Melody is avoice-activated assistant for accessing popular music services with simple voice commands .
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2017

M*Modal Awarded NOVAPLUS Contract by Vizient

The three-year deal covers technology-enabled transcription services and integrated workflow technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2016

First Alert, Wemo Work with Google Assistant

Two more smart home system manufacturers have partnered with Google to voice-enable their products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Dec 2016

Greenwave Partners with Nuance for Conversational IoT Interface

Greenwave's AXON Platform integrates Nuance's AI-powered voice and natural language understanding technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Dec 2016

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

GE Adds Alexa Voice Control to Table Lamp

The integration of Alexa Voice Services into GE's lamp lets users control smarthome systems through the lamp's voice interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Dec 2016

M*Modal Releases Fluency and NLU Coding for Epic EHR

M*Modal NLU Coding is an advanced solution that can be integrated with the Epic coding workflow.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Dec 2016

Allegheny Health Network Selects M*Modal

With M*Modal's Fluency solution,Allegheny Health Network standardizes speech-driven radiology reporting.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Dec 2016

Volume Adds IBM Watson-Powered Voice App to Its Website

Volume has released a commercial cognitive website capable of engaging visitors in natural language conversations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 2016

AT&T Adds Text-by-Voice Capability to Amazon Alexa

The latest Alexa Skill from AT&T lets Amazon Echo users send text messages by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Nov 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

ROOBO and Nuance to Deliver Conversational AI Robots

ROOBO will leverage the Nuance Mix platform to integrate voice and natural language capabilities into service and educational robots.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Nov 2016

Sundown Launches Artificial Intelligence App Chloe for Magento

Sundown AI enhances the mobile users' experience through a new voice-powered app integration with Magento.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Nov 2016

AppTek Partners with AD Digital

AppTek's speech technologies will strengthen AD Digital's portfolio for media solutions in Brazil.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Nov 2016

Dallas311 Adds Natural Language IVR from Nuance

Nuance's conversational IVR phone system, Easy Speak, fields questions deliverded via natural language inputs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Nov 2016

IBM Launches Watson Virtual Agent

Watson Virtual Agent allows businesses to build and deploy conversational agents. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Oct 2016

Nuance Releases Dragon for Police

Dragon Law Enforcement is a dictation and voice control system designed specifically for police officers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Oct 2016

SoundHound Partners with Boombotix

The Boombotix Smart Speaker features Hound voice interaction.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Oct 2016

SK Telecom Turns to Conexant for Far-Field Speech Recognition

SK Telecom worked with Conexant to producea smart speaker capable of natural language processing accurately from a distance and in noise.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

M*Modal Awarded Vizient Transcription Contract

Vizient members now have preferred access to M*Modal Clinical Documentation Solutions
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Oct 2016

Crestron Partners with Amazon

Crestron now delivers whole home voice control via Amazon Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Sep 2016

VoiceBox Forms Research Partnership with Macquarie University

The VoiceBox-Macquarie partnership will focus on natural language understanding and voice artificial intelligence.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

Nuance Powers Orange TV's Mobile App

Orange becomes the first provider in France to offer all TV subscribers a complete voice experience for search and TV control with Nuance's DFragon TV.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Sep 2016

ABI Finds Voice Critical to Smart Home

ABI Research has identified the smart home as the greatest new market for speech systems.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Aug 2016

Interactions Raises $56 Million in VC Funding

The investment will fuel Interactions' development of core artificial intelligence and natural language technologies for customer care. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Aug 2016

Rhiza Launches Rhizabot, a Virtual Assistant for Analytics

Rhizabot delivers analytics via a conversational interface for sales and marketing professionals. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2016

Sioux Falls to Roll Out Winscribe

Winscribe was chosen by the City of Sioux Falls, S.D., to replace its dictation and document workflow technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jul 2016

Natural Language Processing Market to Double by 2021

Research firm MarketsandMarkets Expects the natural language processing market to reach $16 billion in five years.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jul 2016

TouchCommerce Partners with Nuance for TouchAssist

TouchAssist blends TouchCommerce's chat and virtual assistant technology with Nuance's Nina and natural language understanding technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Jul 2016

Microsoft Acquires Wand Labs

Microsoft's purchase of Wand Labs will accelerate its efforts to build "Conversation as a Platform."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jun 2016

Nuance Brings Nina to Mobile Messaging

Nina for Messaging adds a conversational customer service interface to SMS, enterprise mobile apps, and messaging platforms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 May 2016

MindMeld for TV Debuts

MindMeld's AI platform for TV lets users control systems with voice interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 May 2016

SoundHound Adds Houndify Speech-to-Meaning into Its Music App

SoundHound now enables users to conduct natural language searches and add songs to playlists with voice inputs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 May 2016

Nuance Unveils Dragon Anywhere Group

Dragon Anywhere Group enables cloud-based document and report creation via real-time voice recognition for mobile workforces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2016

Nuance Extends Dragon TV with Nuance Mix

TV manufacturers and cable providers can now leverage Nuance's natural language developer platform to extend conversational experiences to other smart home systems and devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2016

Aspect Previews Aspect Via

Aspect Via delivers native interaction management, workforce optimization, IVR, and digital self-service capabilities. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2016

Kayak Adds Voice Capabilities to Travel Search

Amazon Alexa users can now search flights, hotels, and rental cars, and more on Kayak.com with voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 May 2016

SoundHound Joins the Samsung ARTIK Developer Ecosystem

SoundHound and Samsung are collaborating to bring voice-enabled, conversational interfaces to connected devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Apr 2016

Unibet Releases a Speech-Enabled Sports Betting App

Artificial Solutions' Teneo platform is the basic technology behind the natural language interface in the app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Apr 2016

VoiceBox Launches Embedded Automatic Speech Recognition for Automotive Applications

New technology uses natural language understanding to create in-car digital assistants and voice systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Mar 2016

Api.ai Partners with Slack to Add Natural Language Understanding to Chatbots

Api.ai for Slack lets developers create conversational chat bots that can understand user intent.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Mar 2016

IBM and Hilton Field Test a Robot Concierge

Connie is Hilton's robot concierge that incorporates IBM's Watson cognitive computing and speech APIs to help hotel guests.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Mar 2016

SoundHound Launches New Hound Voice Search and Virtual Assistant

Now available for iOS and Android devices, SoundHound's natural language voice recognition app features new partnerships with Yelp and Uber.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2016

Tractica Expects NLP Market to Hit $2.1 Billion by 2024

25 percent compounded annual growth expected as the technology expands into new industries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2016

Samsung Partners with VoiceBox Technologies

VoiceBox will provide its natural language understanding technology for Samsung mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Feb 2016

AT&T Digital Life Adds A Voice Assistant

The voice-enabled mobile phone app lets users control and ask questions of their home automation systems with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jan 2016

SoundHound Partners with NVIDIA to Bring Natural Language Understanding to Cars

NVIDIA Drive and SoundHound's Houndify platform will enable large vocabulary speech recognition without a cloud connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Nuance Dragon Drive Deployed in BMW 7-Series Cars

BMW has integrated Nuance's hybrid voice and natural language technologies to allow drivers to access in-car infotainment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

NoHold Increases Supported Languages to 13

The NoHold Virtual Assistant can provide localized support within days.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Dec 2015

Nuance Launches Dragon Legal Group

Dragon Legal Group is a new version of Nuance's Dragon speech recognition software created specifically for lawyers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Dec 2015

SoundHound Launches the Houndify Platform

Houndify is a natural language voice platform that enables developers to build intelligent, conversational interfaces to connected devices, apps, and the Internet of Things.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Dec 2015

Nuance Partners with TouchCommerce for Customer Engagement Solution

Joint solutions will blend live operator-assisted and artificial intelligence-driven conversations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Dec 2015

Sensory Partners with Philips

Sensory is collaborating with Philips to improve speech recognition with speech enhancement algorithms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2015

PinPoint Research Releases Speech-to-Text Transcription

Real-time speech-to-text transcripts capture the voice of the customer for deeper analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2015

Cognitive Code Launches SILVIA Intelligent Agent

Cognitive Code's SILVIA platform stores information natively on devices for added data security.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2015

NTT Communications to Offer AI-Supported Cognitive Agent

NTT Communications is working with IPSoft to develop intelligent agents with machine learning, natural language, and AI capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2015

Artificial Solutions Releases Elbot for iOS and Android

Artificial Solutions's sassy chatbot goes mobile.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Nov 2015

Sensory Releases TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 features deep learning to improve the user experience and accuracy of the combined voice and facial recognition biometrics solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Nov 2015

Creative Virtual Adds Its Virtual Assistants to Genesys' AppFoundry

The Smart Help solutions improve customer engagement through natural language dialogues.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2015

Dragon Medical Now Captures More Than 100 Million Patient Stories Per Year

Physicians' need for portability across mobile, Web, and desktop drives increase in use of Nuance Dragon Medical Cloud-based Platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2015

Facebook Continues Voice Experimentation

The new Visual Q&A app answers questions and provides answers about photos on Facebook.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2015

Artificial Solutions Releases Teneo 4

Teneo 4 provides a single platform for the development of artificial intelligence and natural language apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Sep 2015

Zappware Launches Voice Recognition for Smart TVs

Zappware voice control supports multiscreen content discovery.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Sep 2015

Nuance Expands Relationship with Mercedes-Benz

Nuance Dragon Drive powers natural language interface for Mercedes' connected apps and services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2015

Speech Industry Sees a Flurry of Patent Activity

More than 21,000 patents have been granted in the United States since 2000, a report from iRunway finds.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Sep 2015

North Side Releases VerbalAccess for Banks

VerbalAccess allows banking customers to access services with voice or text messaging.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Sep 2015

Baidu Launches the Duer Virtual Assistant

Baidu's Duer is the latest entry in an already crowded marketplace.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Sep 2015

User Interface Innovations Will Transform Human-Machine Interactions, Frost & Sullivan Finds

Key enabling technologies will include gesture recognition, image recognition, and natural language processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2015

Manulife Adds Natural Language and Voice Biometrics

The Canadian financial services firm has added Nuance's voice security technology to its call center.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2015

Sensory's TrulySecure Face and Voice Biometrics Technology Is Certified by FIDO

TrulySecure biometric authentication from Sensory has been fully tested and certified for compliance with the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework Specifications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2015

Nuance Enhances Conversational Multichannel Customer Self-Service

Nuance has extended its natural language understanding technology and conversational artificial intelligence solutions across more channels.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Aug 2015

Interactions Launches New Technology Labs

The new facilities will be dedicated to advancing speech and natural language understanding solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2015

Shell Uses Artificial Solutions' Virtual Assistants

Artificial Solutions' Teneo platform helps meet the demand for fast self-service customer support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Aug 2015

VoiceBox Technologies Partners with Rivet Radio to Bring Voice Commands to News Platform

The strategic alliance yields voice control for on-the-go curated and personalized news service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Aug 2015

CastleOS Releases CastleHUB for Smart Home Technology

New app provides voice control of home devices through Microsoft's Cortana and Kinect systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2015

Virtual Digital Assistant Market to Quadruple in Five Years

Research firm Tractica expects the market for digital virtual assistants to grow from 821 million in 2014 to more than 3.3 billion by 2020.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jul 2015

VocalIQ Spun Out from Cambridge University

New speech artificial intelligence company set to launch products in Q3.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2015

NNG and iNAGO Partner on In-Car Conversational Assistant

NNG Assistant is a voice-enabled assistant that accepts commands in natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2015

VoiceBox to Provide Subaru with Contextual Language Understanding Interface

Subaru partners with Fujitsu Ten to deliver embedded voice technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2015

Rovi to Add Voice to Dish TV Interface

Rovi's natural language interfaces to support mobile device apps as well.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Apr 2015

U of Michigan Researchers Develop Open-Source Virtual Assistant

Sirius is free for developers to use to develop their own virtual assistant apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Mar 2015

Presence Enhances IVR, Adds Natural Language and Voice Biometrics

The IVR also supports the implementation of voice applications based on the standards VXML 2.1 and MRCP 2.0.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Feb 2015

LinguaSys Launches Natural Language User Interface Server

With LinguaSys' new NLUI Server, developers can create natural language conversational interfaces in more than 20 languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Feb 2015

Nuance Natural Language Solution Helps U.K. Telecom Hear What Customers Are Saying

TalkTalk realizes increased contact center efficiency, plus $5 million in savings.
Deployments, Posted 02 Feb 2015

Growing the Pool of Speech Developers

College students combine creativity with hands-on learning.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 02 Feb 2015

Jibo Names New CEO, Raises $25 Million

Former Nuance executive Steve Chambers takes on the role of CEO as founder Cynthia Breazeal becomes chief scientist.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Jan 2015

Comcast Taps Texas Instruments for Voice Controlled-TV Remotes

Voice over-RF4CE technology includes natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2015

New Agnitio KIVOX Mobile 5.0 Offers Natural Speech Authentication

Natural language adds context awareness to Internet of Things and devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2015

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Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jan 2015

Tata Sky Deploys Nuance's Speech Recognition

Indian TV provider adds 12 languages; simplifies IVR system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Dec 2014
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