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Entertainment/Gaming/Toys/Robotics

The entertainment and gaming sectors, along with toys and robotics, are a growth space for speech technologies. Check below for news on companies providing applications and technology for videogame developers, toy manufacturers, or other creative professionals who are using advanced speech technologies to bring toys, games, and robots to life.

Features

2024 State of AI in the Speech Technology Industry

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

2024 State of AI in the Speech Technology Industry: AI Is Enabling Audiovisual Enhancements

Voice and video creation tools continue to benefit from AI augmentation.

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: NVIDIA Is Making Voice AI Better for Almost Everyone

NVIDIA saw blowout second-quarter results, surging margins, and incredible demand, which prompted one analyst from Constellation Insights to conclude that "it's clear the company has little competition and a lot of pricing power."

Industry Voices

Speech Recognition - The Gaming Industry's Answer to Avoiding Fines

Speech recognition is processor intensive, but a well-engineered, highly tuned GPU-powered system can decrease costs and allow gaming companies to train the system to cope with customers' specific languages. 

The Case for Active Listening in Speech Recognition (Video)

SpeakEasy AI CEO Frank Schneider explains how AI and active listening improve ASR accuracy in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.

The Game Changer in Gaming: Voice Recognition Technology

Familiarity with voice recognition software has increased exponentially with our use of smartphones (thank you Siri!), voice controls in our cars, and smart home devices like Google Home or the Amazon Echo. So why would I want my gaming experience to be any different?

Columns

With Conversational AI, the Standards Work Heats Up

The W3C has published recent standards that will impact AI-powered speech applications.

The Brain-Computer Interface: The Frontier of Speech Tech

BCI offers hope for assistive technologies that help people who can no longer articulate speech.

Why Speech Tech Is Key to a Well-Rounded Metaverse

Voice adds an exciting fourth dimension to 3-D virtual worlds.

Speech Technology Can Help Revive Indigenous Languages

Speech-to-speech translation can make education, media, and business more linguistically inclusive.