Speech Technology eWeekly -
February 21, 2018
Speech Engines: Improving Accuracy and Finding New Uses
Improvements in speech engines continue as suppliers use more processing power and more sophisticated software to enhance system performance.
Assistive Technologies: Helping The Disabled Join The Technological Revolution
Text-to-speech and automatic speech recognition technologies can help those with vision or hearing loss.
Speech Technology News
Move Over Silicon Valley, Speech Valley is Growing
Want to be at the heart of the speech recognition revolution? You might have to move to China—specifically Hefei, Anhui province. Plans have been announced to build a hub for companies working on speech recognition technologies.
7.ai Releases Virtual Agent with Integrated Conversational and Informational Capabilities
7.ai, a provider of intent-driven customer experience solutions, announced its Winter 2018 Release, which enhances the company's flagship product 7 AIVA, to support both informational and conversational journeys in a single solution.
CallVU’s Conversational IVR Combines Voice Assistance Technology with Visual Customer Experience
CallVU, a provider of innovative Omni-Channel solutions that enable organizations to engage customers in their channels of choice, announced the newest addition to its Digital Engagement Platform, Conversational IVR.
Speechmatics Launches Global English, an Accent-Agnostic Language Pack for Speech-to-Text Transcription
Speechmatics announced the launch of Global English, a single English language pack supporting all major English accents for use in speech-to-text transcription.
Winscribe Enhances Clinical Correspondence Capabilities with the Release of Winscribe Text Version 8.5
Winscribe announced the launch of Winscribe Text version 8.5.
PromptSmart Pro Speech Recognition-Based Teleprompter App Now Available on Android
PromptSmart, a teleprompter app announced the launch of its PromptSmart Pro app for Android. All of the features users love about PromptSmart Pro are included, plus a new look and feel.
Nuance Advances Text-to-Speech Technology through Deep Learning
Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has advanced its text-to-speech (TTS) technology with deep neural networks (DNN) to deliver a new standard of quality, reducing errors by 40% compared to previous speech synthesis techniques.
Market Spotlight: Government
In all of these sectors of government, the technology gap is massive, largely because of a lack of funding, knowledge, or a desire for change.