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Development Tools and APIs

Development tools and APIs designed to let users create custom speech technology applications are at the foundation of the speech technology industry. See below for the latest development tools and API news, trends, and solutions.

Features

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2022 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: Deepgram Is the Startup Speech-Enabler

Some could argue that Deepgram reinvented automatic speech recognition (ASR) with a complete, deep learning model that yields faster, more accurate transcriptions with lower hardware and usage costs. Now the vendor is giving away $10 million in free speech recognition to developers.

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Customizes TTS Voice Development

ReadSpeaker, a Dutch company founded in 1999, has operated as a subsidiary of HOYA since 2017. It provides text-to-speech solutions with more than 110 voices in more than 35 languages, but its most significant work has been in the area of customized voice creation.

2022 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors.

Industry Voices

Four Pitfalls to Avoid When Building Compelling Voice Experiences

As voice experiences grow in popularity, here are some pitfalls developers can avoid when creating voice-focused products. 

Mitigating TDMA Noise in Microphone Lines

Here are a few countermeasures that designers can incorporate to mitigate TDMA noise without affecting the signals.

Protecting User Data: How Close is the US to its Own GDPR?

GDPR has already had wide-ranging consequences for companies collecting data, and now some are calling for federal regulations in the U.S. Voice-data isn't exempt from the regulations, and vendors need to be ready.

2 Tools to Help you Get Started with Voice Technology

If you're a content creator of any kind--creating books or audiobooks, podcasts, articles, magazines, videos, you name it--you're eventually going to have to bring that content into the realm of Amazon's Alexa. Here are two tools to help beginners build their skills.

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7 Ways to Avoid Code Rework for Language Translation

Code is logical, organized. Unfortunately for developers, language is less so.

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Conversing with Computers: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The AVIOS conference showed how the human-computer connection is rapidly evolving.

Natural Language Interfaces That Everyone Can Use

Users can differ widely in their ability to express themselves and understand.

Speech Technology Reports and Research

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