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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

Speech Technology Inches Closer to the Edge

An emerging computing paradigm, edge computing, promises to improve response time, lower costs, and enhance security, but the ecosystem is immature.

The Speech Industry Eyes Another NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Neuro-linguistic programming can alter the way companies communicate with customers.

Seniors Increase Use of Assistive Speech Tech

The growing aging population is a market ripe for voice-enabled technologies.

2021 State of the Speech Technology Industry

The latest developments and trends in seven important sectors

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. 

Does Your Intelligent Assistant Really Understand You?

Intelligent virtual assistants still need improvements, analysts conclude after five leading systems are put to the test.

Wake Words Will Soon See a Resurgence

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

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.

Columns

3 Trends That Will Shape IVA Development

Voice assistants are poised to become more specialized and less platform-specific

Assessing IVAs: How Do You Determine Which One Is Right for You?

There's still a lack of official standards, but some promising metrics have emerged

Self-Service Is the Channel of Choice—When It Works

Companies are not benefiting from the shift in preference as much as they should be

Speech Is Up for Any Challenge

As consumers' interactions shifted to digital channels, voice has become the interface of choice for many of those interactions.

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Voice Biometrics for Agent / Caller Identification and Verification

Sponsored by Spitch

Omnichannel Virtual Assistant and Using Conversational Analytics in the Discovery Phase

Sponsored by Spitch

Learn How to Achieve Stronger Productivity with AI!

Sponsored by Observe.AI

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