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The Future of Intelligent Voice Assistants

Will you have one voice assistant or many? Which model will dominate?

Digital Assistants and Privacy: Artificial Intelligence Weighs in

AI has some thoughts about whether it knows too much about you

Amid the Pandemic, Speech Technologies Expand the Telehealth Options

The telehealth approach is now providing treatments across the healthcare spectrum

Voice Interfaces and Contactless Interactions

A shift in our preferences toward eliminating or reducing touchpoints seems inevitable

Consumer Voice Apps and Smart Devices Lead the Way for Speech Tech

Interface and data security challenges remain, however

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

5G Presents Opportunities for Everyone, and That’s the Problem

It's a landmark for the enterprise—including criminal ones

Smart Speakers Should Embrace Privacy by Design

Privacy concerns are to be expected with always-on devices that are passively listening to your most intimate conversations. But media reports of employees and contractors of Amazon and Apple listening to such voice recordings have escalated such concerns.

The Internet of Things Needs a Lingua Franca

With the proliferation of smart speakers, voice interaction with home devices is becoming increasingly common, and on the horizon are voice interactions with an ever greater number of smart environments—cities, offices, classrooms, factories, and healthcare settings. Developers will need to be on the same page

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.

Will Speech Technology Keep Speech Free?

The technology is magical, but can be misused

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.