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Intelligent Agents

Intelligent agents--a program or bot able to autonomously gather information or perform a service--are transforming the way people work and live, and are the basis for the digital assistants millions of people use every day. See below for the latest development news, trends, and solutions on Intelligent Agents.

Features

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Retail

Purchases and checkouts top the uses for retailers' voice assistants.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Financial Services

Commerce, convenience, and compliance top banking's use of voice.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Travel and Hospitality

Post-COVID surge challenges properties.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Special Report

Speech Technology magazine's roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight industry verticals.

Industry Voices

Conversational AI Is Finding Its Voice

The future of multilingual support lies with conversational artificial intelligence.

The Need for Continuous Speech Recognition Testing

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

Debunking the Most Common Myths in Voice Technology

Demand for voice-enabled devices has skyrocketed during the pandemic, and in the rush to capitalize on it, businesses can easily fall prey to common misconceptions about voice-enabled products. This piece debunks these myths one by one. 

Does Your Intelligent Assistant Really Understand You?

Intelligent virtual assistants still need improvements, analysts conclude after five leading systems are put to the test.

Columns

Conversational Agents Move Toward Interoperability

On the path from garden walls to interoperable open agents.

Conversing with Computers: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The AVIOS conference showed how the human-computer connection is rapidly evolving.

Making the Case for an Intelligent Virtual Agent

As self-service solutions become more desirable, IVAs find their place.

The Conversational Cloud Promises Breakthroughs, and Plenty of Complexity

Cloud-delivered speech services are the future, and that future will require a lot of thought.

Speech Technology Reports and Research

How AI Speech Models Work

Sponsored by Deepgram

The Definitive Guide to Speech Recognition

Sponsored by Deepgram

The What, How, and Why of Customer Sentiment

Sponsored by Verint

How AI Speech Recognition Powers NASA's Next-generation Space Tech

Sponsored by Deepgram

Intelligent Agents Companies and Suppliers