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Smart devices--generally connected to other devices or networks via different wireless protocols that can operate both interactively and autonomously--are increasingly present as the IoT grows. See below for the latest smart device news, trends, and solutions.

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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: HandsFree Health Keeps Seniors Safe

HandsFree Health is revolutionizing the voice-enabled virtual health assistance market with a complete line of voice-enabled products to help the elderly stay safe and healthy in their homes.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Sensory Is Living on the Edge

Privacy is a top consumer concern these days, and Sensory has it covered. The speech technology provider is a pioneer in embedded software, or speech on the edge, and addresses the privacy issue in a number of ways.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Voiceitt Makes Voice More Accessible

Israel-based Voiceitt, a provider of commercial speech recognition technology, is refocusing attention on applications that can translate unintelligible and atypical speech in real time, enabling people with severe speech impairments and other disabilities to communicate by voice.

Seniors Increase Use of Assistive Speech Tech

The growing aging population is a market ripe for voice-enabled technologies.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

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

Curbing Speech Data Overreach

More regulation is needed to protect voice data privacy and security, experts agree

Teaching with Speech

Voice technology has infiltrated the learning environment, improving schools for students and educators alike

As Speech Translation Advances, Barriers Continue to Fall

Technology improvements have pushed speech translation out to a smaller world

Companies Turn to IVAs to Deal with COVID Surges

Automated voice solutions have helped contact centers handle rising interaction volume during the pandemic

Marketers Need to Optimize for Voice Search

The voice channel presents unique opportunities and challenges for marketers

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

The State of Speech Developer Platforms

Vendors focus on back-end system integration and portability

The State of Assistive Technology

Accessibility solutions expand to new populations

The State of Artificial Intelligence

As AI becomes ubiquitous, voice technologies improve and expand into more areas

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Journey

The combination of AI and speech technology is transforming the way marketers think about customer experience, but many are still hesitant to put plans into action, as consumer expectations may outpace technological reality.

How Speech Technologies Can Level the Playing Field

Speech tech is a major driver behind assistive devices—ones that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and benefit from faster processing speeds and internet connectivity—that are helping people with all sorts of disabilities

Diagnosing Disease with Speech Analytics

It's now possible to detect everything from depression to Parkinson's disease with speech analytics, but privacy concerns are still being dealt with