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.
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.
2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: SoundHound Feeds the Voice-Enabled Drive-Through
Speech technology has started to transform drive-through and drive-in interactions for quick-service restaurant chains, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based SoundHound is at the forefront of that innovation.
As Speech Translation Advances, Barriers Continue to Fall
Technology improvements have pushed speech translation out to a smaller world
The State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants
IVA vendors shift from a horizontal to a vertical focus
Would You Like Fries With That? Speech Technology at the Drive-Thru
McDonald's recent acquisition of Apprente was big news, but voice-ordering is nothing new to the world of fast-food. This move just goes to show how important speech technology will be in the future of QSRs.
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.
IBM and Hilton Field Test a Robot Concierge
Connie is Hilton's robot concierge that incorporates IBM's Watson cognitive computing and speech APIs to help hotel guests.
Honeywell Tests Voice Recognition in Plane Cockpits
Pilots will be able to use voice to perform some routine commands.
Star Performers: Jacada's Visual IVR Eases Customer Pain
The 2013 Implementation Awards
Speech-to-Speech Translators to Aid in Soccer Event
Ectaco shipped 1,500 iTRAVL devices to the Ukraine for use during the 2012 UEFA Championship.
SpeechTEK 2011 Theme: We're Drowning in Data
The state of speech analytics takes center stage at annual conference.
Nuance Powers a Reservations Self-Service System for US Airways
US Airways is the first domestic airline to offer an intelligent service experience through natural language understanding.
Loquendo TTS Powers Museum QR Codes
At Italian museums, visitors can now use their mobile phones as audio guides.
NICE Recording Technology to Bolster Security at DFW Airport
One of the world's busiest airports will add multiple solutions from NICE's broad security offering to its existing NICE implementation
SpeechCycle Launches SmartCare Mobile
The voice-enabled solution is the first customer care solution developed specifically for the smartphone.
Vlingo Voice-Enables Even More Tasks
The new ActionBar allows for integration with KAYAK, Fandano, and Open Table.
Broadspeak Releases a Speech-to-Speech Travel App for Android Phones
The company says the unique user interface will make communicating easier.
Future Apps Provides an Update for iSpeak Translator App
The update will allow users to translate three new languages.