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Smart Devices

Smart devices--generally connected to other devices or networks via different wireless protocols that can operate both interactively and autonomously--are increasingly present as the IoT grows. See below for the latest smart device news, trends, and solutions.

Features

Marketers Need to Optimize for Voice Search

The voice channel presents unique opportunities and challenges for marketers

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

The State of Speech Developer Platforms

Vendors focus on back-end system integration and portability

The State of Assistive Technology

Accessibility solutions expand to new populations

Industry Voices

Netflix's "The Circle" Provides a Glimpse into the Future of Speech Recognition

The future is now for voice recognition technology as industries from automotive to healthcare embrace the technology.

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.

Video: More Targeted Knowledge Can Improve Today's VAs

Conversational Technologies Principal Deborah Dahl explains how more targeted enterprise knowledge could make VAs more effective in organizations in this clip from her keynote at SpeechTEK 2019.

4 Reasons Why Purchasing with Voice is the Future

Explore four consumer trends that are driving the growth of voice intelligence in point of sale platforms.

Columns

There’s Tech for the Tough Spots

Businesses are now realizing that websites, online content, and product information need to be crafted in new ways so voice-based search engines not only recognize them but position them at the top of search results.

As Voice Assistants Multiply, When Will We Get a Registry?

VARs can help tame the Wild West of voice assistants

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

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Leverage RPA to Help Modernize Customer Engagement

Sponsored by Verint

Learn How to Attain Secure Customer Authentication

Sponsored by LumenVox

What To Look For In a Voice AI Partner

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Staying Connected With Your Customers

Sponsored by Concentrix

Smart Devices Companies and Suppliers