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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

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Speech Technology Special Report

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

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Consumer Electronics

Interoperability's been the biggest challenge, but standards are emerging.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Manufacturing/Distribution

The right tech can improve productivity and enhance safety and quality control.

2023 Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech Technology in Travel and Hospitality

Voice brings concierge service to bookings and hotel stays.

Industry Voices

The Importance of Voice Control on Aging in Place

The development of voice control language processing and available applications will impact seniors' ability to safely age in place.

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.

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

Enhance Your Apps and Products with AI Voice

Sponsored by WellSaid Labs

Using Speech Analytics to Monitor and Improve Agent Performance

Sponsored by Observe.AI

If Your Data Needs to be On-Premise - Then What?

Sponsored by LumenVox

Implementing a Deep Neural Network for Language Processing

Sponsored by LumenVox

Smart Devices Companies and Suppliers