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: Microsoft Buys Big with Nuance
Nuance had long been considered an acquisition target, and Microsoft finally pulled off a deal in April worth $19.7 billion. Microsoft reportedly plans to use Nuance's technology to augment its cloud products for healthcare, which were launched last 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.
Speech Technology Inches Closer to the Edge
An emerging computing paradigm, edge computing, promises to improve response time, lower costs, and enhance security, but the ecosystem is immature.
The Speech Industry Eyes Another NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
Neuro-linguistic programming can alter the way companies communicate with customers.
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 Speech Engines
Developments come fast in a rapidly changing environment
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 Voice Biometrics
Vendors need to respond to increasingly sophisticated threats
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
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
Overcoming Bias Requires an AI Reboot
Biases in artificial intelligence can be mitigated with multiple programmers