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Translation/Globalization/Localization Services

Translation services are incredibly important in an increasingly globalized worldThe process of changing written or spoken words into another language through automated or human-based products and services. See below for the latest news, trends, and solutions about toys and robotics.

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: Speechmatics Makes Speech Recognition Truly Automatic

Speechmatics develops speech recognition software based on recurrent neural networks and statistical language modeling. The company, which was founded in 2006, recently collected $62 million in funding to advance its global expansion and infrastructure improvement plans.

2022 Speech Industry Award Winner: Verbit Acquires the Top Spot in Transcription

Verbit, an Israeli company, provides artificial intelligence-powered captioning, transcription, translation, and audio description technology and services backed by humans for added accuracy.

Industry Voices

Conversational AI Is Finding Its Voice

The future of multilingual support lies with conversational artificial intelligence.

Chatting with the Rest of the World: Designing Multilingual Chatbots

Even though experienced Voice User Interface (VUI) designers are hyper-sensitive to the importance of good localization over blind translation—and to the challenges of conversational automation in general—our UI team was surprised at the number of complex roadblocks we ran into when localizing a chatbot for our large international client. Read on to find out what you need to consider before undertaking a similar project.

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7 Ways to Avoid Code Rework for Language Translation

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

Speech Technology’s Next Frontier: Developing Countries

Low-resource languages in South Africa and elsewhere are finally catching the attention of speech tech developers.

NLP and Data Statements: Let’s Speak the Right Language(s)

‘Natural' language processing must not mean ‘English' language processing

Building the Next Generation of ASR: Speech Emotion Recognition Apps

Getting rich real-world data is critical, but it's only half the battle.

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