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Category: Speech Recognition

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

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

[24]7.ai Introduces Virtual Agent

24]7.ai, a provider of intent-driven customer experience solutions, released new features to its core product line and AI-powered Virtual Agent, [24]7 AIVA.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 May 2018

Echo Dot for Kids Raises Concerns for Lawmakers

Amazon started shipping its Echo Dot for kids last week, and it's already raised concerns for two lawmakers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 May 2018

Market Spotlight: Travel and Hospitality

Transforming the travel experience through voice
FYI, Posted 14 May 2018

CareCloud Connects with SayIt Medical Speech Recognition Technology from nVoq

As medical practices seek ways to reduce time spent on low-value administrative tasks, CareCloud has added a new option for powerful speech recognition technology that reduces click-based tasks in EHRs and makes clinical documentation smarter and more personal.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2018

Video: Developments in Speech Technology

At SpeechTEK 2018 in Washington D.C., the Speech Technology Magazine team had the chance to talk with a series of experts about what developments they see developing in speech technology over the next year. Michael McTear, Allyson Boudousquie, Debra Cancro, and Crispin Reedy sat down to talk with us about the developments they see coming down the pipe--and what they would like to see improved.
Industry Voices, Posted 11 May 2018

Microsoft Speech Devices SDK Addresses Noisy Environments

Earlier this week, at its annual BUILD conference, Microsoft announced plans to launch Speech Devices, a somewhat confusing name, for a software development kit (SDK) for audio processing across multiple channels.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 May 2018

Cortana and Alexa Are Making Friends

Reports from Microsoft's BUILD Conference say that Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella announced a partnership between the company and Amazon. Nadella says the two companies will integrate their voice-activated technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 May 2018

Speech Processing Solutions Signs ORdigiNAL to Increase Channel Distribution in UK & Ireland

Speech Processing Solutions announced a new partnership with ORdigiNAL, a European distributor of speech recognition, dictation, document creation, and telephony products. ORdigiNAL will act as specialist distributor in the UK and Ireland for Philips' professional dictation hardware, software, and cloud services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 May 2018

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

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

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: Is the AI Winter Finally Over?

SpeechTEK 2018 is under way, and according to Brian Garr, the "AI Winter" might finally be over, thanks to DNN.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Apr 2018

FHN Drives Transcription Costs Down with M*Modal

Using M*Modal speech recognition, Freeport Health Network sees smoother clinical documentation.
Deployments, 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

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

NVIDIA’s Venture Capital Arm Announced an Investment in Deepgram

NVIDIA announced "that speech analytics startup Deepgram is the newest member of the GPU Ventures portfolio."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Apr 2018

Qatar's Commercial Bank Introduces Voice Recognition in its Redesigned Mobile App

Commercial Bank says it has redesigned its Mobile Banking App with significant improvement to the user interface, making banking easier and more convenient for customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Apr 2018

Sensory Brings Low-Power Wake Words to Mobile Apps

Sensory announced it has made a breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Apr 2018

Voice Biometrics: Building Its Business Base as New Uses Emerge

Biometric solutions built on voice recognition technologies are projected to create an incremental opportunity of $4.5 billion between 2017 and 2025. 
Feature, Posted 02 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

IBM Introduces Watson Assistant

According to IBM's Think Blog, IBM introduced Watson Assistant, a smart enterprise assistant that brings together AI, cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that it says will help businesses enhance brand loyalty and transform customer experiences, while keeping the business and customer data private and secure.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2018

Spotify Tests Voice Controls

If you're a regular Spotify user, you may have noticed the music streaming service has been testing a hands-free option that allows users to control the app with their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Mar 2018

Microsoft Introduces Dictation to Office Apps

Microsoft is testing voice dictation for Office.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 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

The Game Changer in Gaming: Voice Recognition Technology

Familiarity with voice recognition software has increased exponentially with our use of smartphones (thank you Siri!), voice controls in our cars, and smart home devices like Google Home or the Amazon Echo. So why would I want my gaming experience to be any different?
Industry Voices, Posted 09 Mar 2018

M*Modal Launches a Virtual Provider Assistant for Clinicians

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, unveiled a next-generation Virtual Provider Assistant for physicians at the 2018 HIMSS Conference.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Mar 2018

DeePhi Tech Showcases Speech Recognition Engine on Amazon Web Services

As a partner of Xilinx and AWS, a deep-learning accelerating solution company, DeePhi Tech, officially launched an automated speech recognition engine--DESE, based on the FPGA platform at AWS.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Orion Labs Introduces Orion Radio Bridge

Orion Labs, a voice platform for teams in business, enterprise, and government organizations, announced several updates and engagements with industry leaders.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Q&A: Strategizing Customer Experiences for Speech

Crispin Reedy is a Voice User Experience designer and usability professional at Versay Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience on the front lines of the speech industry, in the design, usability, and tuning disciplines. She is presenting the SpeechTEK University course "Strategizing Customer Experiences for Speech" on Wednesday April 11 at SpeechTEK 2018. SpeechTEK program chair, James Larson, talked to Reedy in advance of her conference session.
Industry Voices, Posted 07 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

IPC Collaborates with GreenKey on AI-based Speech Recognition Solution

IPC and GreenKey Technologies announced that they have just signed an agreement for a significant collaboration between the firms. The agreement brings to market a powerful AI-based speech recognition solution that converts real-time voice into useable data for financial market users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 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

When Dolphins Attack: How Voice Assistants and Speech Recognition Software Can be Fooled

If you own a smart speaker, you know that it can be fun trying to trick Alexa, Siri, or Google into doing or saying something it shouldn't—like obeying your friend who imitates your voice commands. While such ruses are fun and harmless, the truth is that bad actors are undoubtedly attempting trickery of a more nefarious nature and voice-controlled systems (VCSs) and speech recognition systems (SRSs) can be easily fooled via clever techniques.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Feb 2018

PromptSmart Pro Speech Recognition-Based Teleprompter App Now Available on Android

PromptSmart, a teleprompter app announced the launch of its PromptSmart Pro app for Android. All of the features users love about PromptSmart Pro are included, plus a new look and feel.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Feb 2018

Move Over Silicon Valley, Speech Valley is Growing

Want to be at the heart of the speech recognition revolution? You might have to move to China—specifically Hefei, Anhui province. Plans have been announced to build a hub for companies working on speech recognition technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Feb 2018

GreenKey Voice-Enables Wall Street Via OpenFin

GreenKey Technologies, creator of patented voice software with integrated speech recognition designed for the financial markets, announced that the firm will release its voice API through OpenFin's plugin architecture. OpenFin is the secure desktop operating system used by 45 of the world's banks. The move brings the voice software to potentially thousands of new users at hundreds of firms and creates the first industry standard for adding voice to a firm's applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Feb 2018

Interpol to Add Voice Recognition to Its Investigative Tools

According to a post on the European Union's website, the EU-funded SIIP (Speaker Identification Integrated Project) aims to put an end to any doubts about voice recognition in the court room "with an innovative probabilistic, language-independent identification system. This system uses a novel Speaker-Identification (SID) engine and a Global Info Sharing Mechanism (GISM) to identify unknown speakers who are captured in lawfully intercepted calls, recorded crime or terror arenas, social media and any other type of speech source."
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Feb 2018

Essence Connects to Google Assistant

Essence's WeR@Home allows users to connect smart home systems with voice commands through Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Feb 2018

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

Sensory Brings TrulyHandsfree to Avaya Phones

Sensory's TrulyHandsfree always-listening voice control allows Avaya Vantage phone users to make calls, video conference, and check voicemail by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Feb 2018

LogiNext Enables Voice-Enabled Logistics

Voice-controlled solution integrates with digital assistants to provide last-mile guidance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Feb 2018

TranscriptionWing Launches Clean-Up Service for Automated Transcripts

Offering relies on human transcribers to clean up machine-generated transcripts for greater accuracy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jan 2018

NoteSwift Integrates Virtual Assistant to athenahealth

NoteSwift's Samantha virtual assistant helps doctors dictate into their athenahealth electronic health records.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jan 2018

Digital DataVoice Becomes a LumenVox Skills Certified Partner

Digital DataVoice implements LumenVox speech enabled solutions on all major IVR platforms
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jan 2018

In-Car Voice Needs a Refresh, Strategy Analytics Suggests

Automotive voice suppliers will need to focus more on allowing consumers to use their own preferred technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jan 2018

Voice Commerce to Be a Top Trend in 2018, IDC Reports

IDC's technology study finds voice interfaces and security are driving retail innovation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jan 2018

Sogou Launches Travel Translator

New application offers speech recognition accuracy of greater than 97 percent.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jan 2018

Pindrop Releases Pindrop Deep Voice and Passport

Pindrop's new technology incorporates machine learning into voice biometrics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2018

NICE COMPASS Adds Automated Call Extraction

NICE COMPASS's Automated Call Extraction helps financial firms retrace voice communications for regulatory requests. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jan 2018

AudioCodes Launches Voice.AI Business Unit

Voice.AI unit focuses on augmenting AudioCodes' speech recognition and call recording technologies with artificial intelligence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jan 2018

PlumVoice Integrates with Stripe

The integration between Plum Voice and Stripe allows companies to accept payments through their IVRs. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jan 2018

Nuance Unveils AI-Powered Dragon Medical Practice 4

Nuance's latest Dragon Medical Practice version provides 99 percent accuracy to doctors in smaller practices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 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

SpotHero Integrates with Google Assistant

SpotHero users can find, reserve, and pay for parking using their voice through Google Assistant integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 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

Nuance Partners with ROOBO

Nuance and ROOBO will deliver fully optimized audio solutions for smart speakers, robotics, and IoT devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jan 2018

Voice Assistants to Revolutionize Commerce, Research Finds

User spending via voice assistants is expected to grow as much as six times in three years, Capgemini reported recently.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Speech in Cars Primed for Huge Growth

The automotive voice recognition market is estimated at $941 million today and will grow at a CAGR of 19.4%.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Acer to Move Alexa onto PCs

Acer is adding Amazon's voice-enabled virtual assistant to its desktop and notebook computers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jan 2018

CEVA Introduces ClearVox, Partners with Silentium

Both moves are designed to improve the voice quality of CEVA's TeakLite digital signal processors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2018

Linkplay Partners with Bambu on AI-for-Audio

AI-for-audio is designed to help improve the audio quality of smart devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2018

Intuition Robotics Launches ElliQ in Beta Program

Intuition Robotics is introducing its interactive social robot to select older adults in their homes in Florida and California.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2018

Avnet and Aaware Introduce Sound Capture Platform

Solution leverages Avnet's MiniZed to improve interface for voice control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2018

Toshiba Introduces the Symbio Smart Home Solution

Symbio features voice control capabilities powered by Amazon Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2018

Ambiq Micro, DSP Concepts, and Sensory Bring Always-On Voice Control to Portable Devices

Collaboration enables power-efficient, always-listening voice control on battery-operated, intelligent devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2018

SoapBox API Lets Kids Have a Voice

SoapBox Labs has developed technology that enables voice recognition in children's electronics.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Sourcenext to Market Travis Voice Translator

Sourcenext will act as the exclusive distributor of Travis' Pocketalk devices in the U.S. and Canada.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Hyundai Works with SoundHound on Voice-Enabled Intelligent Personal Agent

Hyundai's Intelligent Personal Agent will be deployed in new models in 2019.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Care Angel Partners with FLAACOs to Bring Virtual Assistant to Market

The partnership will bring Care Angel's voice-based virtual nurse assistant, Angel, to Florida accountable care organizations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2017

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

Smart Speaker Market Continues to Grow

Smart home speaker systems are hitting mainstream adoption around the world, Strategy Analytics report finds.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2017

Elekta Collaborates with Palabra on Voice-Enabled EHR

Palabra's dictation system will be available as an addition to Elekta's MOSAIQ Oncology Information System.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2017

GreenKey Joins the Symphony Software Foundation; Will Open Source Voice Software

GreenKey is offering its speech recognition technology for financial firms as open-source software through the Symphony Software Foundation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Dec 2017

Opportunities Abound for a Voice-Powered IoT

Strategy Analytics has found a number of opportunities and business use cases for voice interfaces in the Internet of Things.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Dec 2017

Voicebox Launches Voicebox Auto

Voicebox Auto delivers conversational interfaces to automakers
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 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

Pegatron Adopts XMOS's Voice Technology

XMOS enables far-field voice technology for Pegatron's Martina smart speaker interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Dec 2017

Parks Associates Sees Greater Use of Voice in Smart TVs

A voice interface is becoming a key focus for smart TVs and streaming media players, the research firm has found.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Sheetz to Offer Voice-Activated Ordering Through Alexa

Sheetz customers can now place food orders by voice through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Aprima Integrates with DocBuddy

The integration brings voice-guided dictation to Aprima's electronic health records application.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Dec 2017

HITLAB Advances Voice Technology in Diabetes Care

HITLAB has awarded $75,000 in grants to help companies developing voice technologies for use by diabetics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Awrel Releases Voice-Enabled Dental Product Ordering Platform

Dental labs and suppliers can now offer conversational-based transactions via web, mobile, or voice assistants.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

Fortemedia Lends Voice Processing to Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung's newest smartphone features ForteVoice iS820 advanced voice processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

HomeAdvisor Links to Google Assistant

New integration allows homeowners to find and connect with local home service professionals using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

XMOS Delivers Stereo-AEC Voice Kit

New voice kits support clearer audio reception for voice-enabled smart devices.
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

Speechmatics Builds 46 Languages in Just 6 Weeks

Speechmatics put its Automatic Linguist AI framework to the test during Phase 1 of Project Omniglot to learn as many languages as possible.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 2017

Sensory Expands Waze Voice Command Feature

Sensory's TrulyHandsfree voice control lets Waze users set destinations, add stops, and notify other drivers of road hazards.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 2017

Nearly Half of U.S. Broadband Homes Use Smart Assistants

The use of smart devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home show a growing use case for voice technologies, new research from Parks Associates found.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 2017

Alorica Turns to Verint for Speech Analytics

Alorica will offer Verint Voice of the Customer and Workforce Optimization as part of its advanced analytics and CX intelligence solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 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

iEnterprises Releases iCRM, a Voice-Controlled CRM for Amazon Alexa

iEnterprises' iCRM system lets users perform tasks in the CRM system by delivering voice commands through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Nov 2017

SalesHood Accelerates Knowledge Sharing With Automatic Speech Recognition

SalesHood's speech recognition tool allows users to transcribe and search meeting notes and other sales interactions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Nov 2017

Voicera Launches Eva, an Assistant to Capture Meeting Notes

Voicera's Eva listens to, transcribes, takes notes, and identifies important moments in meetings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Nov 2017

Speak Music Introduces Muse, a Hands-Free Alexa Device for the Car

Muse's voice and artificial intelligence technology turns any vehicle into a connected smart car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Nov 2017

Ally Bank Launches Voice-Command Banking Capabilities via Amazon Alexa

The Ally Skill for Alexa lets users manage everyday banking by voice and offers a unique feature that translates the cost of a purchase into the equivalent number of working hours.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Nov 2017

NoHold Integrates Albert to Google Assistant

noHold has given its Albert AI platform a voice through Google Assistant. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com..)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

Speech: The Solution for ‘What’ Ails You

The benefits of speech extend through every step of the medical process, from making appointments to receiving diagnoses
Editor's Letter, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Market Spotlight—Healthcare: Speech Aids in Patient Care

As speech technology gets more pervasive, expectations are high that it will go beyond dictation to contribute even further to improved health care
FYI, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Philips Voice Technology Helps Law Firm Dismiss Frustration

Attorneys and other employees handle dictations more efficiently using Philips Pocket Memo and SpeechExec
Deployments, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Companies Learn Slowly from IVR Mistakes

Prompts that leave customers screaming rather than satisfied are still too common
Feature, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Speechmatics Releases Automatic Linguist

Speechmatics' Automatic Linguist offers a unique AI framework capable of learning new languages in a matter of days.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Nov 2017

Sony TVs Embed Google Assistant

Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV now work with voice commands via the Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2017

Seismic Adds Speech-to-Text to Aid Content Search

Seismic will partner with Microsoft to incorporate Microsoft Cognitive Services with speech-to-text translation of video content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Nov 2017

Salesforce Goes Hands-Free with Voice

Voice Technology Solutions launches Focus, a voice-activated mobile app for Salesforce.com.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Nov 2017

Instructure Partners with Speechmatics for Video Captioning

Instructure adds captioning for video content created with its Arc platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2017

ParkWhiz Launches Alexa Skill

The parking app provider lets drivers find, reserve, and pay for parking with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Oct 2017

Winscribe Releases Text Version 8.4

Winscribe's latest release offers improved document processing, customer engagement, and patient history management features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Oct 2017

IVAs to Be a $17.7 Billion Business by 2023

The global market for intelligent virtual assistants will grow at a compounded annual rate of 38.8 percent over the next five years.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Oct 2017

Marchex Updates Speech Analytics Interface

Marchex has updated its Call DNA interface to accept more inputs and feedback.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Oct 2017

Jibo Is Finally Ready for Sale

The highly anticipated social robot for the home is now available nationwide.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Oct 2017

Voxbone Partners with Gridspace

Gridspace's artificial intelligence capabilities is being integrated into the Voxbone.ai voice analytics services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Oct 2017

Nuance Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against M*Modal

Nuance claims that M*Modal violates its speech recognition, documentation, and transcription patents.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Oct 2017

Garmin Launches Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa

Garmin's newest device combines its own navigation technologies with an Amazon Alexa interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2017

ServiceLink Introduces Personal Digital Voice Assistant

ServiceLink has added a digital voice assistant to its EXOS digital mortgage platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 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

Aware Introduces Knomi Biometrics Solution

Aware's Knomi is a mobile biometric authentication framework offering voice, face, and keystroke dynamics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Oct 2017

CEVA and Cyberon Partner on Voice Activation Solution

Cyberon's CSpotter speech recognition software has been optimized for CEVA TeakLite audio/voice signal processors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Oct 2017

ENCO Collects Patent for enCaption

The patent covers advances in the speech recognition related to ENCO's enCaption closed and open captioning solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2017

UCIC Launches Ubi Kit Voice Service Client

Developers can now add Alexa Voice Service to their hardware projects, with other services to follow.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2017

Orderscape and LevelUp Enable Voice Ordering for Restaurants

The partnership between Orderscape and LevelUp will enable restaurants to offer voice-enabled chatbots to take customer orders.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2017

AudioEye Adds Voice to Social Security Website

AudioEye's Ally Toolbar will provide enhanced accessibility and usability for the U.S. Social Security Administration's website.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2017

Flytxt Introduces Intelligent Voice Interface

Flytxt personalizes voice conversations through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Oct 2017

NoteSwift Launches Samantha EHR Transcription Assistant

Samantha helps doctors dictate notes and fill in key data into electronic health records.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Oct 2017

BRED Agency to Offer Dental Industry Dragon Medical

BRED will provide Nuance's medical speech recognition as the first dental-focused organization offering Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Oct 2017

Vincari Partners with Nuance to Offer Surgical Documentation Solution

Nuance is now an authorized reseller of the Vincari Surgical Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Oct 2017

XMOS Launches VocalFusion 4-Mic Dev Kit for Amazon Alexa

The Amazon Alexa Voice Service development kit is for developers who want to add Alexa to their products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Oct 2017

VoiceSense Launches SEAL, a Speech-Based Predictive Analytics Tool

New solution uniquely focuses on customer behavior tendencies to deliver improved risk assessment, sales and customer retention.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Oct 2017

Nuance Unveils Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant for Healthcare

Nuance's newest virtual assistant is designed to enhance interactions between clinicians and patients.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2017

Singing River Health System Selects Nuance Documentation Solutions

The Mississippi healthcare provider will implement Nuance's Dragon Medical One, Dragon Medical Advisor, and other solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2017

ZyDoc Releases Android Version of Mobile Dictation App

ZyDoc has released an Android version of its mobile dictation app for use with TrackDoc Connect, ZyDoc's secure cloud-based transcription service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 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

Civicom Chatterbox Adds Video Transcription

Automated video transcription is added to the Chatterbox online bulletin board.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2017

Amazon Music Brings Alexa to Mobile Music Streaming

Listeners in select countries can now use Amazon Alexa voice controls with their mobile music apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2017

BigHand Partners with Accellis

Accellis will offer BigHand's dictation and office productivity solutions to its law firm and other business clients.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2017

Nuance Dragon Drive Incorporated into Audi A8

Audi A8 drivers can seamlessly access connected services and in-car functions using their voices
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Sep 2017

OmniSpeech Technology Incorporated in Alcatel's Smart Watch

OmniSpeech's OmniClear speech extraction and noise suppression technology will be featured in Alcatel's Move Time smart watch.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Sep 2017

Unata Launches Voice Ordering for Grocers

The new voice offering from Unata lets grocers provide customers with a voice platform for a number of shopping interactions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Sep 2017

AudioEye Partners with CivicPlus to Make Government Websites Accessible

Government web designers can now add accessibility options, including voice navigation and screen reading, to sites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Sep 2017

Bridge2 Launches Points Pal Voice-Activated Rewards Platform

Points Pal lets consumers use virtual assistants to access their loyalty programs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Sep 2017

AudioCodes Launches VocaNom Voice Dialing

The VocaNOM Voice Dialing solution with automatic corporate directory synchronization is enabled on AudioCodes 400HD IP phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Sep 2017

Winscribe Earns ISO 27001 Certification

Winscribe has received the highest standard for information management systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Sep 2017

Intelligent Conversation Assistant Bellgram Launches out of Beta

Bellgram offers a conversational business assistant that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to make suggestions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Sep 2017

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometrics

Fujitsu's Biometrics-as-a-Service platform offers scalable user authentication.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Sep 2017

Synopsys and Alango Partner for Voice Enhancement Package

The combination of Alango's far-field voice enhancement software and Synopsys' ARC IP Subsystem provides a low-power solution for voice-controlled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

Mondly Launches Language App with Speech Recognition

MondlyVR helps users learn languages through Google's Daydream and Cardboard virtual reality platforms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Nortek Releases Voice-Controlled Garage Door Opener

Nortek Security and Control's Linear PRO Access smart garage door openers offer voice and smartphone controls.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Home Depot Is on Google Assistant

Customers can now shop at The Home Depot with voice through Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Resulticks Adds Voice Assistant to Its Marketing Stack

The platform's expanded omnichannel lineup makes real-time brand experiences across channels a reality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Speechmatics Launches Real-Time Virtual Appliance

New captioning software offers greater control, flexibility, and real-time capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

Nuance Loop Powers Vivo's Voicemail Transcription

The Vivo Recado Premium mobile app now features visual voicemail functionality from Nuance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Sep 2017

ABB Integrates with Amazon Alexa and Sonos Solutions

ABB-free@home blends voice and home automation functions from Amazon Alexa and wireless ound systems from Sonos.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 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

Sony Intros Wireless Speaker with Built-In Google Assistant

Sony's newest speaker offers the voice control features of Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Aug 2017

An Integration Is Imminent Between Alexa and Cortana

Amazon's and Microsoft's virtual assistants will soon be able to interact with one another.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Aug 2017

Corelation Integrates BillingTree's myPayrazr IVR

The integration expands credit union access to self-pay channels and merchant services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2017

Nuance Accelerates Adoption of Dragon Medical One

More than 600 organizations go live in the past year; 25,000 clinicians choose Dragon Medical for Cloud in the past 90 days.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2017

GTL Adds Voice IQ Search

The new addition to GTL's patented voice biometric engine can search and detect inmate voices throughout stored recordings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2017

Quantum Releases aiWARE for Xcellis

The integrated solution provides cognitive analytics for audio and video content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2017

Winscribe Enhances Speech Recognition in Winscribe Dictation

The latest release of Winscribe Dictation provides improved control and support for speech recognition and the latest dictation hardware.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Aug 2017

Amazon Launches Alexa Device SDK

The Amazon Voice Service Device SDK lets device manufacturers add Alexa to their own equipment.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Aug 2017

For Greater Experiences, Combine Voice with Other Interfaces

Combining voice with emerging technologies, such as emotion sensing, eye tracking, and gestures, creates more personable and personal experiences, Strategy Analytics concludes.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Aug 2017

Farmers Insurance Builds an Alexa Skill

Farmers Insurance customers can now ask Alexa for policy and claims information.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Aug 2017

St. Lukes University Health Network to Deploy M*Modal

The central Pennsylvania healthcare system will implement M*Modal's Fluency Direct and CDI Engage solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2017

Genesis Adds Google Home Compatability

Genesis owners can now use the new Genesis app for the Google Assistant to remote start, lock, or send destinations to their cars via voice commands on Google Home and eligible Android phones or iPhones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2017

E-Complish Launches DirectPay IVR

DirectPay is an interactive voice response system for accepting payments over the phone.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2017

LumenVox Partners with M&C

M&C Associates achieves LumenVox Skills certification.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2017

Winscribe Launches Winscribe Text Version 8.3

Winscribe's Text 8.3 medical document management system provides new features that enable better documentation control and improved efficiency.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2017

IVR Technology Group Launches Prestophone

Prestophone is a cloud-based voice platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2017

GreenKey Awarded Patent for Scribe

GreenKey has received a U.S. patent for its speech-to-text engine for financial markets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2017

VoiceBase Partners with Voxbone

VoiceBase integrates its recording and speech analytics offering into Voxbone's communications platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2017

AppTek Announces Media Syncing Platform

AppTek's Auto-Sync Platform aligns existing transcripts to the original media asset.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2017

Voice Still Needs to Overcome Consumer Uncertainty

The creation of compelling use cases and addressing consumer privacy concerns should be prioritized by digital assistant players in the intelligent home
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2017