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Speech Technology News Features

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

Avaya Acquires Spoken Communications

Spoken's contact center offerings supercharge Avaya's move into big data, machine learning, AI, and the cloud. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 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

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 Technology Digest

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

PromptSmart, a teleprompter app announced the launch of its PrompSmart 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

Nuance Advances Text-to-Speech Technology through Deep Learning

Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has advanced its text-to-speech (TTS) technology with deep neural networks (DNN) to deliver a new standard of quality, reducing errors by 40% compared to previous speech synthesis techniques.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Amazon is Making Alexa Smarter with an AI Chip

According to The Information, Amazon may be looking to make Alexa even smarter with the help of an AI chip. What's more is that the company is reportedly designing the chip itself, with an aim toward improving Alexa's ability to answer your questions quickly.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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

Evorus Combines AI and Crowd Sourcing for a Smarter Chatbot

Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they "have created a conversational agent that is tough to stump." How? By adding humans into the mix. The chatbot system is called Evorus.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Feb 2018
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Speech Technology Magazine, Winter 2018 Issue

2018 State of the Speech Technology Industry Introduction

Thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep neural networks, speech technology is more sophisticated and has more wide-ranging uses than ever before.
Feature, Posted 05 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Assistive Technologies: Helping The Disabled Join The Technological Revolution

Text-to-speech and automatic speech recognition technologies can help those with vision or hearing loss.
Feature, Posted 12 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

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 - Winter 2018 Issue


The Future Is Full of Possibilities

As we've done now for the past few years, Speech Technology magazine is again dedicating its first issue of the new year to a preview of what's to come in our small corner of the world. We've highlighted the six technology areas where we see the most impact: speech engine, speech analytics, voice biometrics, virtual assistants, speech developer platforms, and assistive technologies.
Editor's Letter, Posted 09 Feb 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

Speech Professionals Should Think Big but Meet Local

Local meet-ups foster much-needed community and connections.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 30 Jan 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue

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 - Winter 2017 Issue

Intelligent Agents Are Poised to Change the Conversation

These apps can already understand what you say; soon they'll understand who you are and how you're feeling
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2017 - Winter 2017 Issue

Speech Solutions Can Translate into Better Medical Care

Speech translation technology can help non-native-speaker and hearing-impaired patients navigate the medical experience
In Other Words, Posted 10 Nov 2017 - Winter 2017 Issue

Gender Bias Affects Voice User Interface Design—for Better or Worse

Female and male voices are perceived differently, even when they use the same exact words
Inside Outsourcing, Posted 10 Nov 2017 - Winter 2017 Issue

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 - Winter 2017 Issue

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 - Winter 2017 Issue