Programming speech applications is becoming easier for people outside the IT department.
Speech technology vendors are more aware of accent and dialect discrepancies and are working to address them.
Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.
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.