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Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa are application programs that understand natural language voice commands and completes tasks for the user. See below for the latest news, trends, and solutions about virtual assistants.

Features

Teaching with Speech

Voice technology has infiltrated the learning environment, improving schools for students and educators alike

As Speech Translation Advances, Barriers Continue to Fall

Technology improvements have pushed speech translation out to a smaller world

Companies Turn to IVAs to Deal with COVID Surges

Automated voice solutions have helped contact centers handle rising interaction volume during the pandemic

Overcoming Bias Requires an AI Reboot

Biases in artificial intelligence can be mitigated with multiple programmers

Industry Voices

Connect to Customers with the Help of Google, Amazon, and Apple

Building digital assistants to help customers is becoming an industry requirement, so companies should start soon if they don't already have one.

Video: Benchmarking Voice Assistants, Pt. 8: Conclusions

Cognilytica Analysts Kathleen Walch & Ronald Schmelzer present conclusions from their benchmarking tests on intelligent assistants in this clip from their presentation at SpeechTEK 2019.

Video: Benchmarking Voice Assistants, Pt. 7: Idiomatic Speech

Cognilytica Analysts Kathleen Walch & Ronald Schmelzer discuss the seventh test in their benchmarking project, testing the intelligent assistants' understandings of slang and colloquialisms in this clip from their presentation at SpeechTEK 2019.

Video: Benchmarking Voice Assistants, Pt. 6: Emotional IQ & Common Sense

Cognilytica Analysts Kathleen Walch & Ronald Schmelzer discuss the fifth and sixth tests in their benchmarking project, testing the intelligent assistants' emotional IQ and common sense in this clip from their presentation at SpeechTEK 2019.

Columns

Automated Solutions Have Become Work-from-Home Agents, Too

Adoption and interest in AI-infused capabilities got better because things got worse

Speech Technology Is Not Yet Conversational Technology

The industry still lacks tools to support true conversation

IVAs: Using AI to Serve Customers and Contact Centers

True omnichannel customer service is becoming closer to reality

Amid the Pandemic, Speech Technologies Expand the Telehealth Options

The telehealth approach is now providing treatments across the healthcare spectrum

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Integrating Intelligent Assistants for a Competitive Edge!

Sponsored by Verint

CONVERSATIONAL CX: Building relationships one message at a time

Sponsored by Concentrix

Step-By-Step Guide to Proactive Call Surge Management

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Best Practices in AI from Contact Center Leaders

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Virtual Assistants Companies and Suppliers