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Category: Voice Search

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

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

eharmony Launches Alexa Skill

Online dating site provides a voice interface through Amazon Alexa integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Home Depot Is on Google Assistant

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

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

Marketers Are Unprepared for Voice Search

Voice search is becoming more popular, but too many marketers aren't considering it
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nucleus Adds Amazon Alexa to Its Intercoms

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

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

Microsoft Acquires Wand Labs

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

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

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

Nuix Partners with Voci on Transcription and Voice Analytics

The partnership will integrate Voci's V-Discovery speech analytics and audio transcription technologies into Nuix's products for e-discovery, investigation, information governance, cybersecurity, and intelligence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jun 2016

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

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

Nuance 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

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

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

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

VoiceBase Integrated with VBrick Rev Enterprise Video Platform

VoiceBase will power transcriptioning and search capabilities for VBrick Rev.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Mar 2016

SoundHound Launches New Hound Voice Search and Virtual Assistant

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

Nuance Introduces Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant

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

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

Nexidia Dialogue Search Now Available on GSA Schedule Through immixGroup

Listing on the General Services Administration's schedule makes it easier for government agencies to implement Dialogue Search.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Dec 2015

HelloGbye Prepares Voice-Based Travel App

A new app currently being tested will be able to handle complicated travel requests with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2015

Telenav Integrates with Nuance's Dragon Drive

Telenav's integration with Dragon Drive provides location and context-aware cloud-based search in automobiles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2015

Zappware Launches Voice Recognition for Smart TVs

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

Valossa Launches Voice-Controlled, AI-Powered Video Search Engine

Valossa automatically identifies video and tags metadata via deep content analysis
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Mobvoi and Android Wear Form Partnership

The partnership brings voice search and localized services to Android Wear users in China.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 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

Nuance’s Dragon TV Enables Voice Search on the Roku 3 Streaming Player

Users simply speak to find streaming movies and TV episodes.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 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

Nexidia Announces Dialogue Search v2.0

Dialogue Search 2.0 offers combined phonetic and metadata search and filtering, Avid Interplay MAM Support, and an enhanced user interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Mar 2015

OneTravel Launches Opal Voice-Integrated Flight Search

OneTravel Opal lets visitors to its Android app search for flights with a voice interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Mar 2015

Clutch Group Unveils Audio.IQ Audio Analytics

Audio.IQ is a solution for any audio discovery, regulatory investigations, litigation, and compliance needs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Mar 2015

Nexidia's Newest Release of Dialogue Search Supports Avid Interplay Production

Nexidia Dialogue Search 1.8 allows users to search media managed by Interplay Production.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Feb 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

Microsoft Expands Cortana to More European Countries

Microsoft's Cortana mobile virtual assistant will be available in a limited rollout in Germany, Spain, Italy, and France.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2014
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