Speech Technology eWeekly - January 27, 2016

Speech Technology News

IBM, University of Michigan Partner on Voice-Enabled Academic Adviser

The system, called Project Sapphire, would be able to provide academic and career guidance to students.

SmartAction Introduces Intelligent Voice Automation for SMBs

The initial rollout will allow SMBs to take payments and deliver appointment reminders over the phone. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)

Australian Tax Office Rolls Out Nuance Voice Biometrics

ATO becomes the first organization to offer multichannel voice biometrics authentication.

AT&T Digital Life Adds A Voice Assistant

The voice-enabled mobile phone app lets users control and ask questions of their home automation systems with voice commands.

Spotify Acquires Cord Project

Cord Project's team will be the foundation of a new group at Spotify to explore new ways to discover and listen to music.