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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

Overcoming Bias Requires an AI Reboot

Biases in artificial intelligence can be mitigated with multiple programmers

Speech Continues to Advance in the Contact Center

Companies should look to further automate customer service with voice technologies

Marketers Need to Optimize for Voice Search

The voice channel presents unique opportunities and challenges for marketers

The State of the Speech Technology Industry

Artificial intelligence is improving almost every aspect of the speech industry.

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

There’s Tech for the Tough Spots

Businesses are now realizing that websites, online content, and product information need to be crafted in new ways so voice-based search engines not only recognize them but position them at the top of search results.

As Voice Assistants Multiply, When Will We Get a Registry?

VARs can help tame the Wild West of voice assistants

Voice Interfaces and Contactless Interactions

A shift in our preferences toward eliminating or reducing touchpoints seems inevitable

Encountering a Technical Problem? You Too Can Be a Standards Author

Your brilliant new idea might just end up becoming a popular solution

Speech Technology Reports and Research

How to Leverage AI Behavioral Models to Maintain Customer Satisfaction with Work-From-Home Agents

Sponsored by NICE Nexidia

A 5-Step Process for Improving Home-based Agent Performance

Sponsored by NICE Nexidia

7 Key Strategies to Meet Increasing Demands in Your Contact Center

Sponsored by LumenVox

Transforming Customer Interactions with RPA

Sponsored by Verint

Virtual Assistants Companies and Suppliers