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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.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Deepgram Applies AutoML to Automatic Speech Recognition

Like AppTek, San Francisco-based Deepgram, also joined CallMiner's Open Voice Transcription Standard (OVTS) as a founding member, but that is just one of the many partnerships it signed in the past year to advance its speech recognition capabilities.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Red Box Thinks Outside the Box

England-based voice specialist Red Box began the past 12 months by launching Conversa, an open enterprise voice platform that lets users listen to, share, and act on enterprise-wide audio and media data.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

The State of Speech Development Platforms

New multicloud solutions are emerging

The State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants

Industry looks to tackle interoperability standards as it rings in the new year

The State of Artificial Intelligence

AI takes many forms, but they all have increased speech's usefulness

The State of Speech Developer Platforms

Vendors focus on back-end system integration and portability

Higher Learning: AI, ML, and Speech Tech in Academia

Academics are at the forefront of the biggest AI changes in the industry. Learn more about the latest breakthroughs, the questions researchers are trying to answer, and the challenges they face.

The AI Skills Gap

The lack of AI and machine learning talent has left employers scrambling

AI for Speech, Other Uses Primary Message from NICE Interactions

Delivering and leveraging artificial intelligence throughout the contact center, including several AI-enabled speech capabilities was the theme of the NICE Interactions 2019 Conference, which drew an estimated 3,000 attendees.

Verint Launches AI Blueprint

Verint announced a new offering, Verint AI Blueprint, which is designed to help companies launch conversational artificial intelligence solutions through a combination of consulting and technology.

Machine Learning and Innovative Speech Applications Dominate Conversational Interaction Conference

The 2019 Conversational Interaction Conference emphasized innovative applications using the latest speech technologies, alternative architectures to ease the creation of conversational apps, and best practices for designing speech dialogs.

The State of Speech Developer Platforms

Vendors woo third parties and have success integrating speech into more business applications

As ADA Lawsuits Mount, Speech Tech Emerges as Key to Compliance

If you build in the right speech technology tools, you could avoid costly litigation and bad publicity

Voice Market for Children Is Ripe for Innovation

Children are exposed to technology at early ages, and voice recognition is emerging as a common way for adults to interact with technology. Yet little work has been done with children's voice recognition systems

The 2018 Speech Industry Star Performers

These cutting-edge vendors are leading the way in AI, analytics, natural language, smart speakers, and more. 

Speech Technology in the Field: Case Studies in Speech Recognition, AI, IVR, Chatbots, and more

As part of this year's Speech Industry Awards issue, we wanted to give some attention to the many innovative uses of speech technology—and, more broadly, artificial intelligence (AI)—we've seen throughout the year in almost every industry vertical. Read on to find out more about just a few of the implementations that caught our eye in 2018.

Speech Developer Platforms: Reshaping the Market By Mimicking App Stores

Want to understand what is happening with speech application development platforms? Then take a close look at smartphone application stores.

Amazon Launches Alexa Device SDK

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