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Voice Search > Features

The rise of voice search--a speech recognition technology that allows users to search by saying terms rather than typing them into a search box--is changing the way content owners think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). See below for the latest voice search news, trends, and solutions.

Features

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2022 Speech Industry Awards

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

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Retail

Purchases and checkouts top the uses for retailers' voice assistants.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Travel and Hospitality

Post-COVID surge challenges properties.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Special Report

Speech Technology magazine's roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight industry verticals.

The 2022 State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants

More IVA building blocks are being put into place.

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 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 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

Voice Search Sees Business Boost

Companies are starting to use voice search for internal operations, but challenges remain.

Marketers Need to Optimize for Voice Search

The voice channel presents unique opportunities and challenges for marketers

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

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.

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

Voice Assistants Are Changing Shopping—Are You Ready?

Voice shopping will only become more prevalent going forward, and retailers must take an interest in the technology or risk being left behind

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.