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Category: Voice Control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flytxt Introduces Intelligent Voice Interface

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

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

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

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

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

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

eharmony Launches Alexa Skill

Online dating site provides a voice interface through Amazon Alexa integration.
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

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

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

SoundHound Redesigns Its SoundHound Voice-Enabled Music App

SoundHound 8 features an enhanced music player with "OK Hound..." voice control.
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

Market Spotlight—Consumer Electronics: Apple Brings Siri Home

Apple gave its biggest fans the first glimpse of its HomePod system
FYI, Posted 29 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

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

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

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

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

Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability

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

AI Market to Reach $35.8 Billion by 2025

Grand View Research predicts that artificial intelligence will grow at a compound annual rate of 57.2 percent through 2025.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jul 2017

Vuzix Updates Its SDK

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

In-Car Speech Systems Still Need to Improve

The voice recognition connected to most in-car infotainment systems is still poor, according to Strategy Analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2017

Conexant and Harman Collaborate to Improve Speech

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

KEYPR Lets Hotel Guests Access Services with Voice

KEYPR's new voice feature is one of many added to the hotel guest room platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jun 2017

Linc Joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program

Linc delivers chat and voice capabilities to Shopify Plus users via Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and other digital channels.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jun 2017

Synaptics Acquires Conexant

Synaptics boosts its portfolio of human-machine interface technologies with the $300 million acquisition of audio and voice processing solutions provider Conexant Systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jun 2017

Voice-Controlled Speaker Market to Explode in Five Years

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

Apple Upgrades Siri in iOS 11, Releases HomePod

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

Nuance Expands Dragon Drive to Car's Passengers

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

Microsemi Delivers AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa

Microsemi's AcuEdge Development Kit improves voice recognition in adverse audio environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 May 2017

New Ovens Respond to Voice Commands

Jenn-Air connected wall ovens now respond to voice commands through Amazon's Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 May 2017

Sensory Expands Its Partnerships with ARM

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

Explosive Growth Eyed for Voice Assistants

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

Smart Home Technology Faces Adoption Challenges

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

Cooey Rolls Out MyCooey Voice Assistant for Caregivers

MyCooey is a voice-based point-of-care solution for remote healthcare monitoring.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2017

VoiceLabs Launches Sponsored Messages Interactive Voice Ads for Amazon Alexa

VoiceLabs' Sponsored Messages is a native solution to help Amazon Alexa developers monetize and invest in the voice-first evolution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2017

StubHub Introduces a Skill for Microsoft Cortana

StubHub's Cortana Skill lets users find activities and buy tickets througfh a conversational interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2017

Edmunds Launches Skill for Amazon Alexa

The new Alexa skill expands the reach of Edmunds' car shopping and ownership tools with voice capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2017

Parks Associates Predicts 60 Percent Growth for Smart Speakers with Voice

New research puts the number of smart speakers with personal assistants at 50 million units by 2020.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 May 2017

Conexant Expands Collaboration with Amazon to Bring Alexa to More Devices

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

Nuance Enhances Dragon Law Enforcement

New customizations and improved documentation capabilities with Nuance Deep Learning round out the system upgrades.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 May 2017

Rand McNally Introduces OverDryve 8 Pro Truck Voice App

OverDryve 8 Pro brings together navigation, SiriusXM radio, voice assistance, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2017

Lexus Partners with Xevo and Voicebox

The partnership will expand voice capabilities and connectivity in select Lexus vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2017

Sensory Embeds Smarter AI into TrulyHandsFree 5.0

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

Market Spotlight: Opportunities Abound for Speech in Factories

While the trend of U.S. manufacturing in the past half-century has not been encouraging, the sector is now experiencing a bump. This signals an opportunity for vendors supplying speech technology to the manufacturing industry.
FYI, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Mercedes Integrates Google Home and Amazon Alexa

New integrations allow voice-enabled control of some car functions from anywhere.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Apr 2017

Harman and IBM Watson Introduce Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms

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

Vi, a Voice-Activated AI Trainer App, Launches

LifeBEAMS new artificial intelligence-powered fitness trainer provides personalized coaching through biosensing earphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2017

Amazon Makes Echo's Voice Processing Technology Available to Device Makers

Amazon's new reference design offers far-field speech processing to hardware manufacturers to create new devices with Amazon Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Apr 2017

Americans Show Growing Interest in Voice Assistants

Nearly one third of Americans own or plan to own voice-based digital assistants.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Apr 2017

Cognitive Code to Release SILVIA Conversational AI Platform

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

Progressive Launches Voice App for Google Home

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

Kirusa Launches InstaVoice

Kirusa's InstaVoice is a voicemail skill for Amazon's Alexa platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Mar 2017

TiVo Partners with Sky to Launch Voice Search

Sky chooses TiVo to deliver its latest innovation, voice search, to customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2017

Theatro Unveils Voice-Assisted Selling Apps

Theatro works with CloudTags to develop an app for retail store associates helping customers on the sales floor.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Mar 2017

RingByName Offers Hands-Free Dialing with Alexa

RingByName's business phone service now offerrs hands-free dialing with an Amazon Alexa integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2017

iRobot Integrates Roomba with Amazon Alexa

Roomba owners can start, stop, and pause their cleaning jobs through voice-activated commands to an Amazon Alexa skill.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2017

Leviton Delivers Wi-Fi Lighting Automation with Voice Control

With Amazon Alexa integration, Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology lets homeowners control lights from anywhere using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2017

Grubhub Launches an Amazon Alexa Skill

With Grubhub's Alexa Skill, customers can now order from their favorite restaurants with just their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2017

Yamaha to Add Amazon Alexa Voice Control to MusicCast

Starting this fall, more than 40 Yamaha MusicCast products will receive a firmware update enabling control using spoken commands through Alexa-enabled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2017

Better Speech Recognition Boost Smart Home Speaker Market

A Strategy Analytics reports identified a growing use case for voice-enabled smart home speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2017

Sensory and Rubidium Partner to Bring Alexa to Qualcomm Chips

Sensory and Rubidium are offering software support for Alexa trigger word on Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio SoCs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2017

Cadence Adds Alango and Waves Audio Technologies to Tensilica DSPs

Alango Voice Communication and Voice Enhancement Packages and Waves Audio's Nx Virtual Reality Audio Technology are now available for Cadence Tensilica HiFi digital signal processors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2017

Allstate Adds Alexa Voice Capability

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

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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