VoiceBox Forms Research Partnership with Macquarie University

Australia's Macquarie University and VoiceBox Technologies have forged an international research and development partnership that will focus on natural language understanding and voice artificial intelligence.

Macquarie professor Dr. Mark Johnson has been named chief scientific officer of VoiceBox Australia and will lead the VoiceBox office as a Center of Excellence for Voice AI. Johnson will oversee the advanced labs located on the university's campus. VoiceBox Australia will focus on research and development of Voice AI, an intelligent interface that will provide voice recognition and natural language understanding.

"Macquarie University is one of the few places in the world with research strengths across a broad range of language sciences, including NLU," Johnson said in a statement. "Together with VoiceBox, we will focus research and development efforts on next-generation Voice AI, as well as continually honing expertise in speech recognition and natural language understanding."

"Our new Center of Excellence in Australia represents our commitment to developing Voice AI as well as exploring opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region," said Mike Kennewick, VoiceBox's CEO, in a statement. "Macquarie is an elite research facility that consistently attracts and keeps top talent because of its willingness to innovate. Mark is a world class scientist, the perfect leader to execute on the VoiceBox vision to provide an intelligent interface for the Internet of Things."

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