Speech Technology eWeekly - September 08, 2021


2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS

ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.

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AI Is Driving the Conversation in Automobiles

Voice assistants will be in 78 percent of all new cars built in 2026, SAR research predicts.


NVIDIA RAD-TTS lets users train voice AI models with their own voices and fine-tune voices frame by frame.

NICE Launches RPA 7.5

The latest version of NICE's robotic process automation features artificial intelligence to customize recommendations and agent guidance. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)

Skit Secures $23 Million in New Funding

Skit will use the funding round to advance its voice AI technology.

Observe.AI to Acquire ScopeAI

Observe.AI is expanding into the omnichannel customer experience market with its ScopeAI acquisition. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com)

Presto Launches Voice Capability for Restaurants

Presto Voice features conversational AI to take orders from customers and staff.

Synaptics to Acquire DSP Group

Synaptics is to acquire the DSP Group in a deal worth $538m to boost its AI and IoT technology.

Arlo Integrates with Leading Smart Home Systems

Arlo's integration with Amazon, Apple, Google, IFTTT, and Samsung smart Home systems lets users control their home security systems with voice commands.