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Smart Devices

Smart devices--generally connected to other devices or networks via different wireless protocols that can operate both interactively and autonomously--are increasingly present as the IoT grows. See below for the latest smart device news, trends, and solutions.

Features

The 2022 State of Assistive Technology

Expanding opportunities to improve everyday lives.

The 2022 State of Artificial Intelligence

Accuracy improves, but privacy concerns loom.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2021 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: HandsFree Health Keeps Seniors Safe

HandsFree Health is revolutionizing the voice-enabled virtual health assistance market with a complete line of voice-enabled products to help the elderly stay safe and healthy in their homes.

Industry Voices

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. 

Wake Words Will Soon See a Resurgence

As consumers get more accustomed to using voice interfaces, wake words will become more prominent.

Netflix's "The Circle" Provides a Glimpse into the Future of Speech Recognition

The future is now for voice recognition technology as industries from automotive to healthcare embrace the technology.

Protecting User Data: How Close is the US to its Own GDPR?

GDPR has already had wide-ranging consequences for companies collecting data, and now some are calling for federal regulations in the U.S. Voice-data isn't exempt from the regulations, and vendors need to be ready.

Columns

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.

The Ongoing Effort for Interoperable IVAs

Intelligent virtual assistants now have billions of users. When will they be platform-independent?

Speech Technology's Invaluable Assist

Our extraordinary assistive speech technologies were years in the making.

The Future of Intelligent Voice Assistants

Will you have one voice assistant or many? Which model will dominate?

Speech Technology Reports and Research

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

How to satisfy customers using these 7 steps to enhance your CSAT?

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Smart Devices Companies and Suppliers