Deepfakes Raise Ethical Questions
Any technology—no matter how well-intentioned—can usually be exploited by those who wish to do us harm.
Speech Prevailed in a Year of Incredible Turmoil
As we highlight in our annual "State of the Speech Technology Industry" report, 2021 was a very good year for the speech industry.
Emotion Is the Next Frontier in Human-Computer Interaction
Ever since the early days of the speech technology industry, engineers and developers have been on a never-ending quest to make voices that sound more lifelike and natural.
Speech Is Headed in New Directions
Though still in its very earliest stages, edge computing is being recognized for the transformative role it could play in voice interfaces.
Speech Is Up for Any Challenge
As consumers' interactions shifted to digital channels, voice has become the interface of choice for many of those interactions.
Let’s Take Action Before It’s Too Late
Has technology reached a point where it's nearly impossible to rein in, where legislation will never be able to catch up with the speed of advancing technology and innovation?
There’s Tech for the Tough Spots
Businesses are now realizing that websites, online content, and product information need to be crafted in new ways so voice-based search engines not only recognize them but position them at the top of search results.
Breakthroughs in Speech Are Just Beginning
Our writers consulted with industry experts across the major sectors of the speech technology landscape to determine the state of the industry
A Good Conversational Interface: Man’s Best Friend
Don't we all want voice-activated devices to be more like a loyal old dog and less like the puppy chewing on your shoes? But it's not necessarily something you can do at home with a few treats and the help of some YouTube videos.
How Human Is Too Human?
We hear, quite often, that conversational AI need to be more human. What this means is that we want it to perform for us at the same level as a human assistant, but we still want to know it's a machine.
Solving Pain Points for Newcomers Could Set You Apart
Smart vendors will think beyond AI and algorithms and find ways to solve business problems
Housekeeping and Homework for 2019
There's no doubt we'll have plenty to talk about in the year to come
Reaching the Reluctant with Speech Technology
I'm not a Luddite, but I am skeptical about the latest shiny new toy. People like me want tech that works for us.
Data Privacy Concerns Should Govern Speech Technology Industry
Security and privacy issues around voice assistants are sexy, but these concerns manifest themselves far more often in more mundane ways.
Will Smart Speakers Have Staying Power?
A good user experience is integral to success. But smart speakers also need to be useful.
The Future Is Full of Possibilities
As we've done now for the past few years, Speech Technology magazine is again dedicating its first issue of the new year to a preview of what's to come in our small corner of the world. We've highlighted the six technology areas where we see the most impact: speech engine, speech analytics, voice biometrics, virtual assistants, speech developer platforms, and assistive technologies.
Speech: The Solution for ‘What’ Ails You
The benefits of speech extend through every step of the medical process, from making appointments to receiving diagnoses
Speech Is Gaining Invisibility
But it is taking on the role of disruptor, not disruptee
If Speech Will Help, Bring It On!
The companies bold enough to deploy speech technologies to combat fraud have seen tremendous results.
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Developer