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The ability of a machine or program to understand and carry out spoken commands is known as voice control. Today you can see it in everything from your smartphone to your car. See below for the latest voice control news, trends, and solutions.

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2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

The State of Assistive Technology

Advances bring accessibility to more platforms and devices

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

Speech Technology's 2020 People's Choice Awards

The votes are in. You have spoken!

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

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

The State of Speech Engines

Solutions are still trying to crack the conversational code

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.

Speech Technology Magazine's People's Choice Awards 2019

The results of Speech Technology Magazine's People's Choice Awards voting are finally here. The people have spoken.

The Challenges of Monetizing Speech Applications

Speech applications are hot, but still provide more value than revenue. We talk to the experts about how to monetize your speech apps, and how value might be just as important as revenue.

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 Artificial Intelligence

Training AI and machine learning leads to big gains and increased adoption

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

The Power of Voice in Health Care

The Voice Health Summit explores all the ways speech technology and AI are transforming healthcare.

The 2018 Speech Industry Star Performers

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

Top Trends in Speech Technology for 2018

At a time when the pace of change in speech technology evolution and adoption seems to be on hyperdrive, a few key trends are pointing where the industry will move in the coming months.

Engaging Younger Audiences with Voice: New Opportunities to Connect with a Younger Demographic

Younger consumers—those 18 to 24 years old—are helping to drive adoption of voice technology, yet a study by PwC shows their use of it remains low. What does this mean for companies in the speech sector, and where can inroads be made?

GDPR Implications for Speech Technology

With regard to AI-enabled devices like Siri and Alexa that listen to surrounding conversations, vendors will likely have to gain permission from European consumers to record and store voices, and ensure that downstream applications are GDPR-compliant as well.

Why Virtual Assistants Need to Up Their UX Game

More than 2 billion people are expected to use conversational AI to interact with virtual personal assistants this year. But the dropoff rate is higher than you'd expect.