2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS
ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.
Speech Technology Inches Closer to the Edge
An emerging computing paradigm, edge computing, promises to improve response time, lower costs, and enhance security, but the ecosystem is immature.
The State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants
IVA vendors shift from a horizontal to a vertical focus
Voicebox Launches Voicebox Auto
Voicebox Auto delivers conversational interfaces to automakers
Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability
The technology allows speech systems to draw from one language to learn another.
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.
Technavio Sees Great Potential in Voice-Control Apps
Mobile banking, connected car apps, and virtual assistants in mobile devices are expected to be the biggest market drivers.
Star Performer: Apple Is More Siri-ous
Star Performers: Nuance Advances Enterprise and Consumer Efforts
Do In-Car Voice-Enabled Devices Distract Drivers?
Speech industry experts question a recent AAA study that says eyes-free, hands-free technologies are not safe on the road.
J.D. Power Finds Consumer Dissatisfaction with In-Car Speech
Appetite for speech is keen, but solutions have yet to catch up with expectations.
AAA Urges Drivers to Stop Using Speech
New research finds hands-free does not mean distraction-free.
Nuance Acquires Tweddle
The deal adds to Nuance's automotive business.
Research Finds Danger in Voice-Based Texting While Driving
A new study finds drivers are also distracted while using hands-free technologies in the car.
Chrysler Adds Voice to Select Models
Uconnect Access includes voice-activated texting and search functions.
Spansion Unveils Voice-Enabled Electronics with Human Interface Coprocessor
Leverages Nuance technology to improve voice applications
Ford Sync Resonates with Drivers
New owners identified Sync's voice recognition capability as a key part of their decision to buy a Ford; 77 percent say they use voice commands regularly.
Nuance Expands Ford SYNC to Europe with 19 New Languages
Ford's popular voice-enabled in-car infotainment system powered by Nuance to launch in Europe in 2012.
Ford and Nuance Collaborate to Advance Speech Understanding and Intent
Ford is teaming up with Nuance to research new voice recognition capabilities that will help drivers converse more easily with Ford SYNC by accurately interpreting command intent.
Nuance Acquires SVOX
Combined technology portfolios to drive more natural interactions with cars, mobile phones, and consumer electronics.