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Category: Speech Recognition

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

Accent Detection AI Promises to Improve Speech Recognition

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

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

Speech Technology’s Continually Evolving Confidence Game

Advances in cognitive computing seek to improve on traditional rules-based algorithms and probability models—but the latter still know their stuff
Interact, Posted 09 Jul 2018

Video: Rules-Based Chatbot Design, Part 1: Syntactical and Semantical Analysis

Aspect's Andreas Volmer discusses key components of a rules-based approach to chatbot design based on a robust language model in Part 1 of this two-part series from SpeechTEK 2018.
Industry Voices, Posted 06 Jul 2018

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

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

Tact.ai Raises $27 Million Series C

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

AISpeech Raises a $75M Series D

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

Four Ways Conversational Interfaces Could Simplify Your Life

On the last day of SpeechTEK 2018, I had the pleasure of moderating a Sunrise Session entitled "The Future of Speech-Enabled Applications." The goal of this roundtable was to brainstorm about creative and useful applications that could take conversational interactions to the next level. More than a dozen attendees from a variety of backgrounds held a lively discussion and came up with four innovative ideas, which I have summarized.
Industry Voices, Posted 20 Jun 2018

The Right Standard Makes Developers’ Jobs a Lot Easier

You'll never know whether a standard's a good fit if you don't try it out
Standards, Posted 18 Jun 2018

Mozilla Announces Open Source Common Voice Speech Recognition Datasets

Mozilla has announced an expansion to its crowd-sourced Common Voice project. The Common Voice Project, which is just about a year old, is creating an open source voice-recognition dataset.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Jun 2018

Roxy Teams Up with Sensory to Pair its Speech-Enabled In-Room Concierge System with Branded Wake Words for Hotels

Roxy, the speech-enabled device that provides full customizable in-room concierge services has announced a partnership with Sensory, the leading provider of wake word technology for voice devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Jun 2018

Wizergos Wants to Use Advanced Speech Technology to Change the Way you Run Business Meetings

Wizergos, a startup based out of Bangalore, India, is making use of Advanced Speech recognition technology to change the way meetings are run. The software is designed from the ground up with the intention to make conducting and managing meetings easy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Jun 2018

ViewLift Integrates Alexa Voice Control to its Fire TV Apps

ViewLift, a digital distribution and monetization platform, brings Alexa-based voice-activation to its video applications on Fire TV, by integrating Alexa Video Skill capabilities into its feature set. All of ViewLift's partners now can incorporate Alexa voice controls into their Fire TV applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Jun 2018

Are Events the Next Frontier for Chatbots?

Whether fielding routine questions or helping establish an event's tone, chatbots can be a big part of humanizing and improving the event experience
FYI, Posted 11 Jun 2018

Amazon Echo Look Now Available to All U.S. Customers

Alexa helps you look your best with Echo Look, an Echo device with a hands-free depth-sensing camera, built-in LED lighting, and computer vision-based background blur to make your outfits pop. Simply say, "Alexa, take a photo" or "Alexa, take a video" to get a share-worthy shot of your look, no smartphone camera or mirror required.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2018

Xerox Adds New Voice Command Solution to MFP

In an effort to build the most productive, efficient workplace, Xerox will feature Gabi Voice, a voice command solution for its Xerox AltaLink multifunction printers (MFPs).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2018

Engaging Younger Audiences with Voice: New Opportunities to Connect with a Younger Demographic

Younger consumers—those 18 to 24 years old—are helping to drive adoption of voice technology, yet a study by PwC shows their use of it remains low. What does this mean for companies in the speech sector, and where can inroads be made?
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Jun 2018

Alexa Mishap Has Device Owners, Businesses Worried

You've probably already heard that Alexa recorded a family's entire conversation and then emailed it to someone on their contact's list. This is freaking out some customers who, apparently, didn't understand how Alexa works.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2018

Memes and Phonemes: “Yanny or Laurel?” Shows Why Accurate Speech Recognition Isn’t Easy

Yanny or Laurel? By now you've surely heard the audio clip that incited a viral debate (if not, check it out). It's a high-profile example of an interesting phenomenon—different people can listen to the same thing, at the same time, and hear completely different things. Understanding why it occurs—and how the speech recognition systems that drive customer engagement solutions like IVRs, mobile apps, and virtual assistants can accommodate those differences—helps ensure that brands are providing a frustration-free customer experience.
Industry Voices, Posted 30 May 2018

Video: 2018's Biggest Speech Technology Trends

In an industry that is changing so rapidly, it's hard to pinpoint the trends that really matter. So we turned to the experts at SpeechTEK 2018, and asked Michael McTear, Allyson Boudousquie, Debra Cancro, and Crispin Reedy what trends caught their eye this year.
Industry Voices, Posted 25 May 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

Novel Effect Raises $3 Million

NovelEffect, a company that many first became aware of through ABC's Shark Tank, has raised $3 million from a variety of investors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2018

Dialpad Acquires TalkIQ

Dialpad, the pure-cloud business communications provider, announced it has acquired TalkIQ, a real-time speech recognition, and artificial intelligence firm.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2018

Nuance Buys VoiceBox Technology with Little Fanfare

In a very stealthy move, Nuance purchased VoiceBox Technologies last week.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2018

Bluegreen Vacations: Using Speech Analytics to Improve Customer Experience

When its customer service call volume had unexplained spikes, the resort vendor turned to CallMiner for answers.
Deployments, Posted 21 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

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