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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 2021 Speech Industry Awards

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

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Deepgram Applies AutoML to Automatic Speech Recognition

Like AppTek, San Francisco-based Deepgram, also joined CallMiner's Open Voice Transcription Standard (OVTS) as a founding member, but that is just one of the many partnerships it signed in the past year to advance its speech recognition capabilities.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Red Box Thinks Outside the Box

England-based voice specialist Red Box began the past 12 months by launching Conversa, an open enterprise voice platform that lets users listen to, share, and act on enterprise-wide audio and media data.

2021 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.

Columns

An Open Letter to Voice Agent Platform Developers

You're at the vanguard of a burgeoning movement.

The Ongoing Effort for Interoperable IVAs

Intelligent virtual assistants now have billions of users. When will they be platform-independent?

Designing a Speech Interface? Learn From Web Design Fails

The annoyances and mistakes on websites can provide valuable lessons.

3 Trends That Will Shape IVA Development

Voice assistants are poised to become more specialized and less platform-specific

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Optimize your Virtual Assistant with Automated Conversational Analytics

Sponsored by Spitch

How Deep Learning Speech Recognition Fuels Business Transformation

Sponsored by Deepgram

ASR Engines and Cloud Hosted Platforms

Sponsored by Mod9 Technologies

Chatbots - Search vs. Conversation. Do you know the difference?

Sponsored by Verint

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