Speech Technology eWeekly - December 14, 2022


Stanford Model Teaches Turn-Taking to Virtual Assistants

With the goal of creating a more natural conversational flow, a team of researchers at Stanford University replaced the classification approach traditionally used with a more continuous approach.

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Digital Plan for Irish to Include Speech and Language Technologies

Irish government's Digital Plan for Irish will include development of speech synthesis and translation technologies using the Irish language.

Cera Trials Voice Assistant at U.K. Hospitals

Cera is set to begin piloting a voice assistant that can monitor patients at home with the goal of reducing hospitalizations.

Disney Hotels Launch Voice Assistant

Walt Disney World Resorts begins testing Amazon Alexa-based digital voice assistants in hotel rooms.

D-ID Updates Creative Reality Studio

D-ID's Creative Reality Studio can now generate and animate faces and add AI-generated text and speech in one interface.

Sonde Health Raises $19.25 Million for Voice-Based Health Monitoring

Vocal biomarker company Sonde Health will use funding to accelerate growth, expand its platform into new health conditions, and enter new geographies.

Lumen Expands Partnership with Genesys

Lumen has expanded its Genesys partnership to offer a holistic, cloud-based solution for contact centers. (Featured on SmaretCustomerService.com>.)

Veritone Provides the Voices for Cameo Kids

Veritone is powering Cameo Kids' personalized videos with AI voice technology.

Dubber Partners with NTSCOM

NTSCOM has partnered with Dubber for unified recording and conversational intelligence. 

DeepBrain AI Brings Howie Mandel to the Metaverse

DeepBrain AI debuts AI Howie, an interactive virtual human and digital twin for immersive and personalized fan experiences.