Voicebox Australia Previews Location Intelligence

Among the advances made by Voicebox Australia and its AI Center of Excellence partnership with Macquarie University is the use of semantic parsing with deep learning, which offsets the need for manual authoring of grammars and greatly simplifies translating apps across languages. It also creates a truly conversational experience.

In what Voicebox calls Location Intelligence, people can ask questions the way they actually think about location: "Find that Japanese restaurant near the Chevron on Main St. and send the address to Mike;" or "Turn off all the lights except in my bedroom."

This capability will greatly enhance the usability of voice interfaces across all markets, particularly automotive, home, IoT, and chatbots, the company claims.

"We're thrilled with the early progress made by the Voicebox–Macquarie University partnership," said Phil Cohen, Voicebox's chief scientist for artificial intelligence, in a statement.

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