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People with Disabilities Helped Launch Speech Tech. Don’t Leave Them Behind

Design solutions that eliminate difficulties.

Enduring AI-Powered Retail Trends for 2022

Digital engagement will continue to enhance retail, both in the store and online.

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.

Interaction Analytics: What’s Driving Adoption

IA solutions can identify the issues that are preventing good CX.

Poor IVR Will Make Your Customers Talk (Not in a Good Way)

Subpar design is bad for everyone.

Speech and AI: From Tipping Point to Table Stakes

Gone are the days when adding virtual assistants was enough.

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.

Designing a Web Site? Learn from the Speech Business—Please!

Contact centers, whether with human or automated attendants, have a lot to teach corporate websites about usability.

Self-Service Is the Channel of Choice—When It Works

Companies are not benefiting from the shift in preference as much as they should be

IVAs: Using AI to Serve Customers and Contact Centers

True omnichannel customer service is becoming closer to reality

Automated Solutions Have Become Work-from-Home Agents, Too

Adoption and interest in AI-infused capabilities got better because things got worse

As Voice Assistants Multiply, When Will We Get a Registry?

VARs can help tame the Wild West of voice assistants

Voice Self-Service Has Become More Popular—and It’s About to Get Much Better

Conversational self-service is moving closer to reality

A Speech Translation Evangelist on the Business Opportunities in an Interconnected World

Entrepreneur Jeffry Williams, CEO of Worldwide Tech Connections, sees big challenges, and even bigger opportunities for speech tech providers, in the need to tackle the translation requirements of today's business climate.

Security Threats to Speech Apps in the Age of Deep Fakes

As machine learning marches forward, we are becoming aware of the dangers of "deep fakes" generated by deep learning algorithms. Not surprisingly, machines can be both the problem and the solution.

Augment or Automate? With AI, There’s a Place for Both

Augmented intelligence is the AI path for improving, not replacing, the human workforce

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.

What’s Your Enterprise Strategy for Voice Applications?

It matters who your target is

Amid the AI Fervor, a Case for Automating with a Human Touch

When bots and live agents tackle customer service together, CX and the bottom line benefit

Speech Technology’s Continually Evolving Confidence Game

Advances in cognitive computing seek to improve on traditional rules-based algorithms and probability models—but the latter still know their stuff