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Voice Search

The rise of voice search--a speech recognition technology that allows users to search by saying terms rather than typing them into a search box--is changing the way content owners think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). See below for the latest voice search news, trends, and solutions.

Features

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2022 Speech Industry Awards

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

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Retail

Purchases and checkouts top the uses for retailers' voice assistants.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: Speech in Travel and Hospitality

Post-COVID surge challenges properties.

Vertical Markets Spotlight: A Special Report

Speech Technology magazine's roundup of the speech innovation taking place in eight industry verticals.

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.

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.

Enhancing Voice Search with Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis has the potential to revolution voice search, but as of now, search providers are not taking advantage of all it has to offer. Find out how using sentiment analysis can lead to more accurate search results and happier customers.

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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.

We Need Answers: Conversational Systems and Answer Technology

Digital assistants are getting better all the time, and answer technology needs to keep pace

A Tangled Web of Intelligent Assistants

Getting them all to cooperate would tap their incredible potential

Let’s Take Action Before It’s Too Late

Has technology reached a point where it's nearly impossible to rein in, where legislation will never be able to catch up with the speed of advancing technology and innovation?

Speech Technology Reports and Research

Active Voice Biometric Authentication - What Is It and How To Use It

Sponsored by LumenVox

Learn More about Contact Center AI!

Sponsored by Observe.AI

Buyers Guide: Selecting the Right Real-Time Coaching Solution for Your Contact Center

Sponsored by Verint

How Call Progress Analysis Optimizes Call Routing

Sponsored by LumenVox

Voice Search Companies and Suppliers