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IVR/Visual IVR

IVRs are automated technology that interacts with callers, gathers required information, and routes calls to the appropriate recipients. Visual IVRs take it a step further by creating an app-like experience for smartphone users during contact center interactions. See below for the latest IVR news, trends, and solutions.

Features

2024 State of AI in the Speech Technology Industry

How generative (and other types of) artificial intelligence is impacting five important sectors.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2023 Speech Industry Awards

AI, AI, and more AI: The technology is disrupting everything, and it's found everywhere in our speech industry achievements for 2023.

2023 Speech Industry Award Winner: SyncWords Leads in Live Captioning, Dubbing, and Subtitling

The New York-based company reportedly last year captioned and subtitled more than 15 million minutes in video on-demand, processed more than 500,000 minutes of content with speech recognition, and live-captioned more than 300,000 minutes of events.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Speech Technology Special Report

Our roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight important industry verticals.

Industry Voices

The Need for Continuous Speech Recognition Testing

Conversational AI and voice have to be tested to ensure that they work flawlessly.

Voice Technology is Essential to Digital Transformation

Advances in speech technology are ensuring that voice continues to have a role in customer interactions.

Transforming Customer Interactions with Conversational Insight

Customer Support Predictions for 2020

Staying ahead of key trends can be key in helping companies create a personalized customer experience. Here are five key trends that will shape customer support in 2020.

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Large Language Models Are Suddenly All the Talk in Speech Technology

A few considerations before going all in on the hype.

It’s Time to Cross Speech Tech’s Annoying Valley

Face it: IVR systems are almost all annoying.

People with Disabilities Helped Launch Speech Tech. Don’t Leave Them Behind

Design solutions that eliminate difficulties.

Poor IVR Will Make Your Customers Talk (Not in a Good Way)

Subpar design is bad for everyone.