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Category: Speech Recognition

Talview Announces the Launch of Qton, a Talent Assisstant Chatbot

Talview, a talent assessment technology platform, announced its collaboration with Microsoft to further artificial intelligence and machine learning in recruitment, with the launch of Qton, a talent assistant chatbot.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2018

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

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

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

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

Move Over Silicon Valley, Speech Valley is Growing

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

GreenKey Voice-Enables Wall Street Via OpenFin

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

Interpol to Add Voice Recognition to Its Investigative Tools

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

Essence Connects to Google Assistant

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

Speech Engines: Improving Accuracy and Finding New Uses

Improvements in speech engines continue as suppliers use more processing power and more sophisticated software to enhance system performance.
Feature, Posted 05 Feb 2018

Sensory Brings TrulyHandsfree to Avaya Phones

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

LogiNext Enables Voice-Enabled Logistics

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

TranscriptionWing Launches Clean-Up Service for Automated Transcripts

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

NoteSwift Integrates Virtual Assistant to athenahealth

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

Digital DataVoice Becomes a LumenVox Skills Certified Partner

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

In-Car Voice Needs a Refresh, Strategy Analytics Suggests

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

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

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

Sogou Launches Travel Translator

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

Pindrop Releases Pindrop Deep Voice and Passport

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

NICE COMPASS Adds Automated Call Extraction

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

AudioCodes Launches Voice.AI Business Unit

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

PlumVoice Integrates with Stripe

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

Nuance Unveils AI-Powered Dragon Medical Practice 4

Nuance's latest Dragon Medical Practice version provides 99 percent accuracy to doctors in smaller practices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jan 2018

Speech Technology Could Aid in Dementia Detection

New algorithm looks at speech patterns to help identify early stages of Alzheimers, dementia and aphasia.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jan 2018

SpotHero Integrates with Google Assistant

SpotHero users can find, reserve, and pay for parking using their voice through Google Assistant integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jan 2018

Elektrobit to Expand In-Car Uses of Alexa

Elektrobit is among the first Amazon Alexa automotive software integrators.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jan 2018

AccuWeather Launches Google Assistant App

Users can access forecasts using natural, conversational language with the AccuWeather Voice App through Google Assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jan 2018

Nuance Partners with ROOBO

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

Voice Assistants to Revolutionize Commerce, Research Finds

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

Speech in Cars Primed for Huge Growth

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

Acer to Move Alexa onto PCs

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

CEVA Introduces ClearVox, Partners with Silentium

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

Linkplay Partners with Bambu on AI-for-Audio

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

Intuition Robotics Launches ElliQ in Beta Program

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

Avnet and Aaware Introduce Sound Capture Platform

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

Toshiba Introduces the Symbio Smart Home Solution

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

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

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

SoapBox API Lets Kids Have a Voice

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

Sourcenext to Market Travis Voice Translator

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

Hyundai Works with SoundHound on Voice-Enabled Intelligent Personal Agent

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

Care Angel Partners with FLAACOs to Bring Virtual Assistant to Market

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

Rubidium Powers Voice-Triggered Headphones with Alexa Interface

Rubidium's software enables an always-on voice user interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2017

Smart Speaker Market Continues to Grow

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

Elekta Collaborates with Palabra on Voice-Enabled EHR

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

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

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

Opportunities Abound for a Voice-Powered IoT

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

Voicebox Launches Voicebox Auto

Voicebox Auto delivers conversational interfaces to automakers
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Dec 2017

PlumVoice Launches AI-Powered IVR

Plum's AI-powered IVR applications use conversational natural language processing to understand caller intent.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2017

Pegatron Adopts XMOS's Voice Technology

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

Parks Associates Sees Greater Use of Voice in Smart TVs

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

Sheetz to Offer Voice-Activated Ordering Through Alexa

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

Aprima Integrates with DocBuddy

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

HITLAB Advances Voice Technology in Diabetes Care

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

Awrel Releases Voice-Enabled Dental Product Ordering Platform

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

Fortemedia Lends Voice Processing to Samsung Galaxy Note8

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

HomeAdvisor Links to Google Assistant

New integration allows homeowners to find and connect with local home service professionals using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

Tact.ai Launches CRM Skill for Alexa for Business

The Tact.ai Sales Assistant Skill for Amazon for Business lets companies develop a conversational interface for CRM and productivity solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

XMOS Delivers Stereo-AEC Voice Kit

New voice kits support clearer audio reception for voice-enabled smart devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2017

Amazon Launches Voice-Powered Alexa for Business

AWS has created a business-specific version of its voice-enabled virtual assistant.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Dec 2017

Speechmatics Builds 46 Languages in Just 6 Weeks

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

Sensory Expands Waze Voice Command Feature

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

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

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

Alorica Turns to Verint for Speech Analytics

Alorica will offer Verint Voice of the Customer and Workforce Optimization as part of its advanced analytics and CX intelligence solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 2017

Genesys Integrates PureCloud with Amazon Lex

The new integration will help companies build and maintain conversational IVR flows for routing callers. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Nov 2017

Will.I.Am's Tech Company Launches Omega Voice Assistant

The platform combines speech and artificial intelligence technology to improve customer experiences.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Nov 2017

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

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

SalesHood Accelerates Knowledge Sharing With Automatic Speech Recognition

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

Voicera Launches Eva, an Assistant to Capture Meeting Notes

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

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

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

Ally Bank Launches Voice-Command Banking Capabilities via Amazon Alexa

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

NoHold Integrates Albert to Google Assistant

noHold has given its Albert AI platform a voice through Google Assistant. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com..)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2017

Nuance Brings Voice to Liberty Global Cable TV Offering

Virgin Media TV subscribers can now find and play films and TV channels simply by speaking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2017

Deep Learning, Big Data, and Clear Standards

For natural language tools to take on greater complexity, they'll need consistent, agreed-upon data annotations
Standards, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Speech Processing or Natural Language Understanding? You Be the Judge

Both are important, but in today's increasingly voice-first world, which one is more so?
Interact, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Speech: The Solution for ‘What’ Ails You

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

Market Spotlight—Healthcare: Speech Aids in Patient Care

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

Philips Voice Technology Helps Law Firm Dismiss Frustration

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

Companies Learn Slowly from IVR Mistakes

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

Speechmatics Releases Automatic Linguist

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

Sony TVs Embed Google Assistant

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

Seismic Adds Speech-to-Text to Aid Content Search

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

Salesforce Goes Hands-Free with Voice

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

Instructure Partners with Speechmatics for Video Captioning

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

ParkWhiz Launches Alexa Skill

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

Winscribe Releases Text Version 8.4

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

IVAs to Be a $17.7 Billion Business by 2023

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

Marchex Updates Speech Analytics Interface

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

Jibo Is Finally Ready for Sale

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

Voxbone Partners with Gridspace

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

Nuance Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against M*Modal

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

Garmin Launches Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa

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

ServiceLink Introduces Personal Digital Voice Assistant

ServiceLink has added a digital voice assistant to its EXOS digital mortgage platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2017

Clinc Partners with Enacomm on Conversational Banking Platform

The partnership brings conversational AI within reach for mid-tier banks, community banks, and credit unions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2017

Aware Introduces Knomi Biometrics Solution

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

CEVA and Cyberon Partner on Voice Activation Solution

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

ENCO Collects Patent for enCaption

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

UCIC Launches Ubi Kit Voice Service Client

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

Orderscape and LevelUp Enable Voice Ordering for Restaurants

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

AudioEye Adds Voice to Social Security Website

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

Flytxt Introduces Intelligent Voice Interface

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

NoteSwift Launches Samantha EHR Transcription Assistant

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

BRED Agency to Offer Dental Industry Dragon Medical

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

Vincari Partners with Nuance to Offer Surgical Documentation Solution

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

XMOS Launches VocalFusion 4-Mic Dev Kit for Amazon Alexa

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

VoiceSense Launches SEAL, a Speech-Based Predictive Analytics Tool

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

Nuance Unveils Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant for Healthcare

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

Singing River Health System Selects Nuance Documentation Solutions

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

ZyDoc Releases Android Version of Mobile Dictation App

ZyDoc has released an Android version of its mobile dictation app for use with TrackDoc Connect, ZyDoc's secure cloud-based transcription service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2017

Speech-Soft Obtains LumenVox Skills Certification

Speech-Soft Solutions and LumenVox have entered a partnership as Speech-Soft Becomes LumenVox Skills Certified
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2017

Civicom Chatterbox Adds Video Transcription

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

Amazon Music Brings Alexa to Mobile Music Streaming

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

BigHand Partners with Accellis

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

Nuance Dragon Drive Incorporated into Audi A8

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

OmniSpeech Technology Incorporated in Alcatel's Smart Watch

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

Unata Launches Voice Ordering for Grocers

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

AudioEye Partners with CivicPlus to Make Government Websites Accessible

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

Bridge2 Launches Points Pal Voice-Activated Rewards Platform

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

AudioCodes Launches VocaNom Voice Dialing

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

Winscribe Earns ISO 27001 Certification

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

Intelligent Conversation Assistant Bellgram Launches out of Beta

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

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometrics

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

Synopsys and Alango Partner for Voice Enhancement Package

The combination of Alango's far-field voice enhancement software and Synopsys' ARC IP Subsystem provides a low-power solution for voice-controlled devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Sep 2017

LumenVox Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification

LumenVox's speech engines have been certified for compatibility with Cisco UCCE and Cisco UCCX.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 2017

Mondly Launches Language App with Speech Recognition

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

Nortek Releases Voice-Controlled Garage Door Opener

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

Home Depot Is on Google Assistant

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

Resulticks Adds Voice Assistant to Its Marketing Stack

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

Speechmatics Launches Real-Time Virtual Appliance

New captioning software offers greater control, flexibility, and real-time capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Sensory Unveils In-App Virtual Bank Teller

The app offers on-device conversational AI, avatar lip-sync, embedded text-to-speech, and a fusion of face and voice biometric authentication. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2017

Nuance Loop Powers Vivo's Voicemail Transcription

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

ABB Integrates with Amazon Alexa and Sonos Solutions

ABB-free@home blends voice and home automation functions from Amazon Alexa and wireless ound systems from Sonos.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Sep 2017

Strong Growth Expected in the IVR Market

MarketsandMarkets eyes steady growth for interactive voice response technology through 2023.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Sep 2017

Sony Intros Wireless Speaker with Built-In Google Assistant

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

An Integration Is Imminent Between Alexa and Cortana

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

Corelation Integrates BillingTree's myPayrazr IVR

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

Nuance Accelerates Adoption of Dragon Medical One

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

GTL Adds Voice IQ Search

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

Quantum Releases aiWARE for Xcellis

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

Winscribe Enhances Speech Recognition in Winscribe Dictation

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

Amazon Launches Alexa Device SDK

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

For Greater Experiences, Combine Voice with Other Interfaces

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

Farmers Insurance Builds an Alexa Skill

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

St. Lukes University Health Network to Deploy M*Modal

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

Genesis Adds Google Home Compatability

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

E-Complish Launches DirectPay IVR

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

LumenVox Partners with M&C

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

Winscribe Launches Winscribe Text Version 8.3

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

IVR Technology Group Launches Prestophone

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

GreenKey Awarded Patent for Scribe

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

VoiceBase Partners with Voxbone

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

AppTek Announces Media Syncing Platform

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

Voice Still Needs to Overcome Consumer Uncertainty

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

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

AudioEye Partners with Autism Organizations

AudioEye to provide digital accessibility solution to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and First PlaceAZ.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2017

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $18.3 Billion by 2023

Research firm MarketsandMarkets upped its predictions for the value of the speech and voice recognition markets to reflect a growing use of voice biometrics in the financial sector.
Speech Technology News Features, 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

NewVoiceMedia Adds Conversation Analyzer Speech Analytics

NewVoiceMedia has introduced Conversation Analyzer as part of the Summer '17 release of ContactWorld.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jul 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

Cadence Releases New Version of Tensilica Systems

Cadence Tensilica HiFi 3z DSP provides more than 1.3 times better voice and audio processing performance than its HiFi 3 DSP predecessor.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2017

Sears Launches Alexa Skill for Kenmore Appliances

Customers can now control their Kenmore Smart home appliances by voice with Amazon Alexa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2017

Avreo Adds Nuance Dictation

Nuance's voice recognition is embedded into Avreo interWORKS RIS/PACS for radiologists.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

AppTek, Square Box, and JB&A Partner

Square Box is including AppTek's ASR into the CatDV platform for full transcript, time-stamped metadata.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2017

AppTek Launches Speaker-Change Recognition

AppTek integrates its latest speaker change technology into its closed captioning platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2017

iFLYTEK Speech Recognition Now Available for CEVA Audio/Voice DSPs

The tightly integrated solution targets voice-enabled consumer electronic devices and IoT.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2017

Baidu Collaborates with Conexant on Conversation-Based AI Devices

Baidu will expedite adoption of its DuerOS AI platform by third-party device manufacturers with Conexant's AudioSmart voice solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jul 2017

Raytheon to Deploy Speech-Based Translation Tools to the U.S. Army

The deployment will involve battlefield speech-to-speech and text-to-text translation for soldiers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jun 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

Voicebox Releases Talisman Embedded Speech Recognition

Talisman is designed for embedded applications like automative and smart devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jun 2017

Robust Growth Projected for Voice and Facial Biometrics

The global market for such solutions will grow by 18 percent per year through 2025, according to Persistence Market research.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 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

Zang Adds Speech to Zang Cloud

Zang has added speech recognition and improved TTS technology to its business communications platform.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

ZyDoc Introduces TrackDoc Connect Dictation Solution

ZyDoc TrackDoc Connect is an enterprise cloud-based platform for transcription, EHR data entry and analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Jun 2017

Nuance Partners with CallMiner

The partnership has led to the creation of a voice of the customer analytics solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

IBM's Watson Talks with Museum Visitors

The Watson-based 'Voice of Art' Project at Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo offers museum-goers an interactive, personalized experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2017

Sensory Adds AI to TrulyNatural

Sensory's latest additions to TrulyNatural speech recognition bring chatbot and avatar technology to consumer devices and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jun 2017

VoiceVault Releases Fusion 9 Biometrics Engine

VoiceVault Fusion 9 release was designed with tighter protections against voice spoofing.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 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

Acapela Makes Buying Bus Tickets Easier with Voice

Quickomat self-service ticket vending machines are now accessible with Acapela voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 May 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

Bright Pattern Integrates Google Cloud Speech

Bright Pattern now integrates with Google Cloud Speech to expand its network of out-of-the-box speech recognition integration options.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 May 2017

Nuance Launches Security Suite

New Security Suite integrates facial and behavioral biometrics with voice biometrics solutions, to secure customer service interactions across channels. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 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

Enacomm Introduces Credit Unions to Voice Assistants

Enacomm Voice Authentication lets credit unions provide a secure solution for personal banking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 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

MediaTek Launches Chipset Supporting Voice Assistants

The new chipset supports Google Assistant and other voice-based intelligent devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2017

Sensory Updates TrulySecure Biometrics Solution

TrulySecure receives updated deep learning algorithms that boost its accuracy and liveness detection. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2017

GreenKey Partners with iMarket

GreenKey and iMarket have teamed up to interconnect their voice technologies for financial services firms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2017

Voice Software Shipments to Double by 2022

In the next five years, global shipments of voice software units are expected to increase from 11 billion to 21 billion.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 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

Cisco to Acquire MindMeld for $125 Million

The artificial intelligence provider's acquisition will power new conversational interfaces for Cisco's collaboration suite.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 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

GreenKey Files Patent for Scribe Voice Trading Solution

VoiceKey has applied for a U.S. patent for its Scribe speech-to-text application for financial services firms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 May 2017

Inbenta Joins inContact inCloud Ecosystem Partner Program

The partnership allows users of inContact's cloud contact center software to add conversational chatbot technology. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 May 2017

West Virginia University Health System to Implement M*Modal Solutions

WVU Medicine chooses M*Modal's cloud-based documentation platform for its speech and real-time cognitive technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 May 2017

Hospitals Choose Nuance’s Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation

A string of hospitals all over the country have turned to Nuance recently for their dication needs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 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

Tobii Dynavox Launches PCEye Plus with Speech Recognition

PCEye Plus is an eye-tracking device and speech recognition device to help the disabled operate computers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 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

Transamerica Launches Voice Biometrics and NLU Solutions

New Voice Pass technology enables Transamerica customers to use their voices for authentication.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 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

Georgia Tourism Voicemails Transcribed to Emails

A custom voicemail-to-email app allows tourism centers to respond quickly to voicemails left after hours and during busy times
Deployments, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Overheard Underheard

Under-the-radar speech news
FYI, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Speech Recognition Nears Human Accuracy

IBM's Switchboard speech recognition system achieves a new industry record error rate of just 5.5 percent, near the 5.1 percent error rate of humans
FYI, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Speech Technology Can Make the Boardroom Accessible to All

Workplaces must be opened up to those who are hearing-, sight-, and physically impaired. The speech industry can help lead the way.
In Other Words, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Voice-First Bots and the Future of IVR

The success of Siri, Alexa, and the like can only benefit IVR solutions
Interact, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Using Speech to Combat Robocalls, ANI Spoofing, and Fraud

With voice biometrics and interactive voice response technologies, companies can drastically reduce call center chaos
Feature, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Voice Design Tools Get a Redesign of Their Own

The technology undergoes a transformation as omnichannel takes over interactions
Cover Story, Posted 24 Apr 2017

If Speech Will Help, Bring It On!

The companies bold enough to deploy speech technologies to combat fraud have seen tremendous results.
Editor's Letter, Posted 24 Apr 2017