Speech Technology eWeekly - March 15, 2017

Speech Technology News

IBM Speech Recognition Nears Human Rate

IBM says the speech recognition accuracy of its Switchboard system is 5.5 percent.

AppTek Updates Talk2Me Speech App

Talk2Me is a bi-directional speech-to-speech translation app.

Mobilearn Offers Swedish Government Information in Persian Using TTS

New refugees arriving in Swedfen have access to government information in their native Persian Farsi.

Idaho Relay Offers Speech-to-Speech Service for State Residents

Idaho Relay has begun providing visually assisted speech-to-speech service for state residents who have difficulty speaking.

Acapela Gives a Voice to Airport Assistant

Acapela's text-to-speech is being used as the English voice for Kyoei Sangyo's humanoid assistance robot being tested at Japan's Narita airport.

Cloud9 Technologies Partners with Behavox

The collaboration between Cloud9 and Behavox provides comprehensive monitoring for voice trading in financial markets.

HearMeOut Launches in the U.S.

The voice-based social media platform has entered the U.S. market.

Nok Nok Labs Supports All FIDO Standards Through a Single Solution

Nok Nok Labs' S3 Authentication Suite unifies FIDO UAF and U2F protocols across biometrics solutions, including voice.

AppTek Launches Streaming Audio API

AppTek's Streaming API service allows for live transcription of streaming audio using automatic speech recognition.