Speech Technology Magazine

Category: Voice Control

CEVA and Waves Audio Partner

Waves Audio and CEVA partner on far-field voice pick up and psychoacoustic sound enhancement for the mobile, smart home, and wireless audio markets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2017

KT Adds Conexant AudioSmart to GiGA Genie Virtual Assistant Media Hub

Conexant's AudioSmart voice technologies will enable GiGA Genie AI-infused virtual assistant media hub to provide excellent near- and far-field performance for voice interface and video conferencing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2017

Sengled Adds Voice Control to Smart Lighting

Sengled's smart lighting technology is now voice-enabled through Amazon Alexa integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2017

Lenovo Partners with Orbita for Voice-Enabled Home Assistant

Lenovo Health and Orbita are teaming up on the release of Virtual Care, a voice-enabled home health assistant based on Amazon Alexa technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2017

OVERHEARD UNDERHEARD

Under-the-radar speech news
FYI, Posted 17 Feb 2017

The 2017 State of the Speech Technology Industry: Speech Developer Platforms

Finding a Voice in the IoT
Cover Story, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Vuzix Provides Business and M300 Smart Glasses Update

More speech enhancements make Vuzix M300 smart glasses usable to more sectors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Feb 2017

VIZIO SmartCast Devices Are Now Compatible with Google Home

Google Home users can now enjoy hands-free, voice-enabled control of their VIZIO SmartCast TVs, displays, sound bars, and speakers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jan 2017

European Project Seeks to Advance Speech in Smart Homes

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

Neiman Marcus Last Call Stores Roll Out Theatro Voice-Controlled Wearables

Sales associates use Theatro's wearables to communicate with each other and back-office systems to improve customer interactions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 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

Nuance Adds More Intelligence to Dragon Drive

Nuance extends Dragon Drive's capabilities to other passengers in the car and includes text messaging.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 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

Fortemedia to License Cadence Tensilica Processors

Cadence's Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP will power Fortemedia's always-on smart microphone processor for voice trigger capabilities.
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

INRIX OpenCar to Integrate Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Alexa provides OpenCar userswith voice-activated, on-demand access to music, audiobooks, traffic, weather, news, sports scores, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2017

Vobot Debuts Amazon Alexa-Enabled Clock

Owners can use voice commands to control their clocks and other smart home systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jan 2017

Hyundai Links Cars to Google Assistant

Users can operate some features of their Hyundai cars through their Google Home smart home systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jan 2017

Arrow Partners with Conexant Systems on Amazon Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Products

Arrow Electronics will distribute and source Conexant AudioSmart technology for developers working on Amazon Alexa-enabled products and services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2016

Sony Integrates Products with Google Home

Sony's audio and nideo products now work with the Google Assistant on Google Home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2016

ONVOCAL Launches OV Voice-Enabled Headphones

OV offers untethered access to Amazon Alexa Voice and music services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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

Dashbot Offers Analytics for Google Assistant

Dashbot has partnered with Google to provide analytics and actionable insights into conversational poducts for the Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2016

Conexant Is Working with Amazon to Create AudioSmart Development Kit for Alexa

Conexant and Amazon are working togetehr to deliver noise-robust tools for manufacturers and developers to prototype and build Alexa-enabled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

Expedia Launches An Amazon Alexa Voice Skill

Travelers can now ask Alexa to explore their itineraries and receive details on upcoming trips.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Dec 2016

New Voice-Powered Game Launches on Amazon Alexa

Days Fly's new game, Shadow Realm, lets users control all the action by voice through Amazon Alexa Voice Service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 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

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

Hyundai Adds Blue Link Skill For Amazon Alexa

Hyundai owners can use Amazon Echo voice commands to control their cars from home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Nov 2016

Sugr Makes Amazon Alexa Available on Its Cube Wi-Fi Speaker

Sugr is among the first audio brands to integrate Alexa Voice Service into its products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2016

SoundHound Provides Voice Control for Rand McNally’s OverDryve

Rand McNally's connected car device incorporates SoundHound's Houndify natural language voice platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2016

Yonomi Integrates with Apple Watch

Users can control smart home devices with voice commands through their Apple Watch devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Oct 2016

IBM Adds Voice to MobileFirst for iOS

IBM Watson can enhance existing enterprise apps with cognitive capabilities, including speech interaction and natural language processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Oct 2016

SoundHound Partners with Boombotix

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

Nuance Adds Contextual Reasoning to Dragon Drive

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

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

Sensory Brings "Alexa" Wake Word to IoT Developers

Working with Amazon, Sensory enables consumer electronics manufacturers to accelerate prototyping and development of voice-controlled Alexa-enabled products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

Nuance Brings Embedded Dictation to the Car

Nuance's Dragon Drive car platform now includes embedded dictation capabilities without a cloud or data connection.
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

Liberty Mutual Adds An Alexa Voice-Enabled Service

Liberty Mutual Insurance adds voice services through Amazon's Alexa service on Amazon devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 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

Vognition Launches with a Smart Home Voice Controller

The Vognition technology relies on natural language understanding to let users control smart home hubs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Honeywell Adds Alexa Voice Control to Thermostats

Homeowners can control their thermostats with voice commands to Alexa devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Genesis Adds an Alexa Voice-Control App

Owners of Genesis vehicles can use Amazon Alexa devices to control car systems with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 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

Strategy Analytics Finds Use of In-Car Voice Control Drops

The automotive industry needs to keep up with other consumer electronics when it comes to voice, the firm concludes.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Aug 2016

VA Awards SimplyHome a Grant to Develop a Voice Platform

SimplyHome will develop a platform bridging the gap between voice controls and a wide range of assistive technology in the home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2016

Nucleus Adds Amazon Alexa to Its Intercoms

Nucleus releases its Anywhere Intercom with Alexa Voice Service integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Aug 2016

eMotorWerks Integrates with Amazon's Alexa

eMotorWerks brings Amazon Alexa voice control to its JuiceNet electric vehicle charging platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Jul 2016

Sensory Increases Installs of Low-Power Sound Detector

Sensory's LPSD, the foundation for its TrulyHandsfree technology, is installed on chips from DSP Group, Knowles, and QuickLogic.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jul 2016

Car Speech Systems Market to Grow 4.31 Percent Through 2020

Research and Markets has predicted robust growth for the automotive speech recognition systems market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2016

Kia Expands Voice to More Car Models

Kia Motors America has made free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software updates available in a growing line of vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2016

Vuzix Partners with Sensory to Bring Speech to Smart Glasses

Partnership improves voice recognition, navigation, and control of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2016

Dragon Drive Powers Chinese Car

Nuance's Dragon Drive powers the voice interface of SAIC's connected car Roewe RX5
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2016

New Standards for Virtual Assistants Sought

The World Wide Web Consortium has formed a new community group to deal with virtual assistants.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Jun 2016

VoiceBox Launches Voice SDK for Auto Makers

VoiceBox's fully integrated software development kit v5.0 provides a platform for creating in-car voice systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jun 2016

Nuance’s Dragon TV Powers NOS Set Top Boxes and Remote Controls

NOS integrates Nuance's voice recognition software for content discovery and search.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2016

Research and Markets Predicts High Growth for Voice-Controlled Devices

The global voice-controlled devices market will continue to struggle with constant connectivity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 May 2016

Roger Launches Voice Platform

Roger launches voice platform With Amazon Alexa, Dropbox, Slack, and voicemail integrations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 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

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

Conexant, Unisound Partner on Voice Control for Smart Devices

The first product to emerge from the partnership between Conexant and Unisound is a voice control chip for smart air conditioners.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 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

Amazon Adds Alexa Voice Service to Triby Devices

Invoxia's kitchen device is the first non-Amazon product to include the Alexa voice interface.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 May 2016

SCA Expands Siri Eyes Free to More Cars

FCA offers Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature on nearly 2 million vehicles through a Uconnect software update.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2016

Mobvoi Launches Wenwen In-Car Infotainment App

The WenWen app includes speech recognition, text-to-speech, and artificial intelligence technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2016

Fortemedia Updates FM1388 Voice Processors for Apple CarPlay

Fortemedia has launched new versions of its FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 voice processors tailored specifically for Apple CarPlay infotainment systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Apr 2016

Voice Controls Vie for Control of Smarthomes, NPD Research Finds

Voice command functions via smartphones are taking over a rapidly growing smart home market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Apr 2016

Sensory's TrulyHandsFree Is Embedded in Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's latest smartphone models offer voice trigger and speech recognition technology from Sensory.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Apr 2016

Voxware Partners with Buton

The reseller agreement with Buton eBusiness Solutions expands Voxware's reach into EMEA.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Mar 2016

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition Available on Intel SoC

TrulyHandsfree is now available on Intel low-power digital signal processors in Skylake, Anniedale, Broxton, Broadwell and Merrifield software-on-a-chip.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Mar 2016

Voice to Become the Personal Assistant, Technavio Predicts

Research firm Technavio has identified three trends in speech technologies that will alter the landscape through 2019.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Mar 2016

Capital One Integrates with Amazon Alexa

Users of Amazon's Alexa can now check Capital One account balances.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Mar 2016

Amazon Releases Echo Dot and Echo Tap Devices

The two new Echo devices use Amazon's Alexa Voice Service for control of smart home devices and to act as a virtual assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Mar 2016

Qualcomm to Integrate Conexant AudioSmart into Hexagon DSPs

Conexant will bring its far-field microphone processing software to Qualcomm Hexagon digital signal processors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2016

LG Turns to Conexant for Voice Control of Smart Home Devices

Conexant's CX2092x chips will power the voice interface for LG's tvG Woofer set top box and IoT Hub.
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

Conexant Releases New Voice Control Processors

The CX20924 and CX20926 systems both feature far-field pick-up and low-power consumption for voice-enabled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Nuance Introduces Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant

Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant enables personalized, intelligent, and proactive driving experiences.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Vivint Integrates with Amazon Echo for Voice Control of Smart Homes

Vivint customers can use their voices to control door locks, thermostat, lights, cameras, garage doors, and more
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 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

Volvo Partners with Microsoft on Vehicle Voice Control

A new partnership brings together Microsoft's Band2 smart watches with Volvo on Call in-car telematiocs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

Ford Exploring SYNC Integration with Amazon Echo and Wink

Ford is developing ways to pair millions of SYNC-equipped vehicles globally with home automation devices or smart home products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 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

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

LeTV Adopts Conexant AudioSmart Technology for Its Smart TVs

Conexant makes voice control possible from across the room.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2015

Amazon Echo Brings Voice-Control to Insteon Devices

Users of Insteon's smart home connected devices can control their systems with voice commands through the Amazon Echo.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Sep 2015

Schlage's Sense Smart Deadbolt Lock Has Voice Features

Users can control their Schlage Sense Smart door locks with voice through Siri on Apple mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 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

VoiceBox Partners with UIEvolution for In-Car Technology

The collaboration seeks to advance voice-enabled content services and navigation in cars.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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

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

Harris Poll Shows Low Use and Low Appeal of in-Car Voice Apps

Safety features shine and those competing with consumer electronics falter in latest automotive Harris Poll.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2015

Printronix to Distribute AccuSpeech Mobile

The partnership will expand AccuSpeech's reach into the supply chain.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 2015

Nuance Opens Car Technology Lab in Detroit

Nuance's lab will serve as the proving grounds for voice and content systems optimized for the connected car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

2016 Fiat-Chrysler Models to Feature Uconnect with Voice Controls

Select 2016 models will offer Uconnect with Siri Eyes Free and Do Not Disturb technology,
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

GMC Adds Apple CarPlay to 2016 Canyon, Yukon, and Sierra

App lets users control mobile phone apps in the car with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jun 2015

Agfa HealthCare Integrates Nuance's Speech Recognition in its ORBIS Clinical Information System

Integrating voice recognition in ORBIS will optimize the capture and sharing of medical information among healthcare professionals in France.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 May 2015

BigHand and Kraft Kennedy Partner to Deliver Enhanced Voice Solutions to Law Firms

Kraft Kennedy will market BigHand's dictation software to the legal market in the United States.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 May 2015

Malaspina Labs Launches VoiceBoost Voice Activation and Biometric Speaker Verification Solutions

Malaspina's VoiceBoost solutions will power NXP's LPC54100 Series microcontrollers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 May 2015

Google Opens Speech API to Third-Party Apps

Android mobile device users can now open and use third-party apps with Google Voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 May 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

LPK Technologies Offers Dragon Medical Practice Edition

The IT solutions firm adds Nuance's medical dictation product to its solutions portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2015

Samsung Handsets to Integrate NXP's LifeVibes

Samsung's Galaxy A and E series handsets will use LifeVibes Voice Experience speech software to improve voice quality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Feb 2015

Spansion Furthers Human Machine Interface Solutions with Voice MCUs for IoT Applications

Series enables voice command control with over-the-air firmware update support via Wi-Fi.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Feb 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

Nuance Adds Voice Biometrics to Dragon Drive, Debuts Virtual Assistant Service for Cars

Expanded connected car platform lets automakers personalize driving experiences.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2015

Fortemedia Releases Low-Power, Keyword Spotting Voice Trigger and Control IC

iM401D is a mini digital signal processor for voice trigger and command processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Dec 2014
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