Speech Technology eWeekly - March 01, 2017

Speech Technology News

Matrix Labs Releases Matrix Voice Developer Platform

Matrix Voice enables the development of voice-control apps for Google's Android Things IoT environment.

HEAD Acoustics Launches Voice Control Analysis Software

Voice Control Analysis System is a software package for evaluating speech recognition systems.

Yamaha to Add Amazon Alexa Voice Control to MusicCast

Starting this fall, more than 40 Yamaha MusicCast products will receive a firmware update enabling control using spoken commands through Alexa-enabled devices.

Better Speech Recognition Boost Smart Home Speaker Market

A Strategy Analytics reports identified a growing use case for voice-enabled smart home speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Sensory and Rubidium Partner to Bring Alexa to Qualcomm Chips

Sensory and Rubidium are offering software support for Alexa trigger word on Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio SoCs.

Acapela Adds Italian Children's TTS Voices

Acapela Group has launched Aurora and Alessio to its portfolio of children's voices for assistive technologies.

Cadence Adds Alango and Waves Audio Technologies to Tensilica DSPs

Alango Voice Communication and Voice Enhancement Packages and Waves Audio's Nx Virtual Reality Audio Technology are now available for Cadence Tensilica HiFi digital signal processors.

Allstate Adds Alexa Voice Capability

The insurer is helping consumers find an agent and get details about their insurance bills with Amazon's cloud-based voice service.

Nuance Partners with Epic for Healthcare Virtual Assistant

Together, Naunce and Epic are bringing intelligent virtual assistants to a number of assistive technologies for disabled veterans.