Speech Technology eWeekly - May 24, 2017

Speech Technology News

Explosive Growth Eyed for Voice Assistants

A report by Ovum predicts more than 7.5 billion units by 2021, exceeding the world population.

Smart Home Technology Faces Adoption Challenges

Of those who own smart home systems, roughly a third use voice functionality, a ReportLinker survey found.

Enacomm Introduces Credit Unions to Voice Assistants

Enacomm Voice Authentication lets credit unions provide a secure solution for personal banking.

Voice-Activated Virtual Assistants Alter Buying Behavior

Consumers who own virtual assistants are less likely to make in-store purchases and do online research, a consumer study by Toluna found.

NeoSpeech Releases Italian, German, French, and Spanish TTS voices

NeoSpeech has launched eight text-to-speech voices in four European languages.

MediaTek Launches Chipset Supporting Voice Assistants

The new chipset supports Google Assistant and other voice-based intelligent devices.

Empirix Enhances VoiceWatch

The latest self-service release empowers users to better align monitoring and dynamic business demands. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)

Sensory Updates TrulySecure Biometrics Solution

TrulySecure receives updated deep learning algorithms that boost its accuracy and liveness detection. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)