Speech Technology eWeekly - September 14, 2016

Speech Technology News

Google's DeepMind Develops an Entirely New Approach to TTS

The revolutionary WaveNet technology creates sound waves to generate audio that is more natural sounding than traditional TTS, the company says.

[24]7 and Amdocs Partner

[24]7 is partnering with Amdocs to deliver intelligent, personalized customer support across all service channels, for the telecommunications industry. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)

CallMiner and Five9 Partner on Speech Analytics

CallMiner and Five9 partner to deliver faster speed-to-value for customer engagement analytics clients.

Holiday Coast Credit Union Turns to ReadSpeaker for TTS

Australian financial services provider incorporates ReadSpeaker text-to-speech in its online banking.

Liberty Mutual Adds An Alexa Voice-Enabled Service

Liberty Mutual Insurance adds voice services through Amazon's Alexa service on Amazon devices.

VoiceBox Forms Research Partnership with Macquarie University

The VoiceBox-Macquarie partnership will focus on natural language understanding and voice artificial intelligence.

Nuance Powers Orange TV's Mobile App

Orange becomes the first provider in France to offer all TV subscribers a complete voice experience for search and TV control with Nuance's DFragon TV.