Speech Technology eWeekly - September 15, 2021


2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Red Box Thinks Outside the Box

England-based voice specialist Red Box began the past 12 months by launching Conversa, an open enterprise voice platform that lets users listen to, share, and act on enterprise-wide audio and media data.

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Russound Introduces VoicePlay

The Russound VoicePlay System with built-in Alexa, Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay 2, and Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility is designed for smart home amplifiers and voice assistants.

K4 Connect Adds Amazon Alexa Show Integration

K4 Connect further voice-enables its facilities with Amazon Echo Show integration.

Leidos Integrates Nuance Conversational AI

Leidos has selected Nuance's omnichannel conversational AI to enhance digital patient engagement solutions for healthcare organizations.

Cadence Launches On-Device Tensilica AI Platform

Cadence's new Tensilica AI engine boosts performance, and AI accelerators provide a turnkey solution for consumer, mobile, automotive, and industrial AI SoC designs.

Speech Tech Market to Hit $34 Billion by 2026

The global market for speech technologies is poised for nearly 20 percent CAGR for the next five years, 360 Research finds.

Kudo Adds Live Captioning

KUDO launches live captioning in 10 languages to its multilingual meetings platform.

IBM Adds AI and Automation to Watson Assistant

New capabilities in IBM Watson Assistant include enhanced search, transcription, and agent hand-off tools and an integration with IntelePeer. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com.)

W3C Looks to Implement Standards for Personal Assistant Interoperability

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Voice Interaction Community Group has just published a new document describing an interoperable architecture for intelligent personal assistants.