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The market for speech technologies in consumer electronics are growing. See below for the latests news on companies that offer speech solutions for games, toys, MP3 players, and other personal entertainment devices.

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The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2021 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

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.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

The State of Speech Engines

Developments come fast in a rapidly changing environment

The State of Speech Development Platforms

New multicloud solutions are emerging

Acer to Move Alexa onto PCs

Acer is adding Amazon's voice-enabled virtual assistant to its desktop and notebook computers.

SoapBox API Lets Kids Have a Voice

SoapBox Labs has developed technology that enables voice recognition in children's electronics.

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.

Jibo Is Finally Ready for Sale

The highly anticipated social robot for the home is now available nationwide.

An Integration Is Imminent Between Alexa and Cortana

Amazon's and Microsoft's virtual assistants will soon be able to interact with one another.

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.

Amazon Launches Alexa Device SDK

The Amazon Voice Service Device SDK lets device manufacturers add Alexa to their own equipment.

Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability

The technology allows speech systems to draw from one language to learn another.

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.

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.

Explosive Growth Eyed for Voice Assistants

A report by Ovum predicts more than 7.5 billion units by 2021, exceeding the world population.

Smart Home Technology Faces Adoption Challenges

Of those who own smart home systems, roughly a third use voice functionality, a ReportLinker survey found.

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.

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.

Sensory Partners with STMicroelectronics and DSP Group on Smart Voice System

Sensory's voice recognition software powers a voice-processing microphone for waking up smart devices.