Speech Technology eWeekly - March 07, 2018


Speech Analytics: Showing Great Promise Thanks to AI and Machine Learning

Speech analytics has been commercially available for about 15 years, but it is only now starting to move beyond the pilot and early-adoption stages.

When Dolphins Attack: How Voice Assistants and Speech Recognition Software Can be Fooled

If you own a smart speaker, you know that it can be fun trying to trick Alexa, Siri, or Google into doing or saying something it shouldn't—like obeying your friend who imitates your voice commands. While such ruses are fun and harmless, the truth is that bad actors are undoubtedly attempting trickery of a more nefarious nature and voice-controlled systems (VCSs) and speech recognition systems (SRSs) can be easily fooled via clever techniques.

Opportunities Abound for a Voice-Powered IoT

Strategy Analytics has found a number of business use cases for voice interfaces in the Internet of Things.

Q & A

Q&A: Strategizing Customer Experiences for Speech

Crispin Reedy is a Voice User Experience designer and usability professional at Versay Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience on the front lines of the speech industry, in the design, usability, and tuning disciplines. She is presenting the SpeechTEK University course "Strategizing Customer Experiences for Speech" on Wednesday April 11 at SpeechTEK 2018. SpeechTEK program chair, James Larson, talked to Reedy in advance of her conference session.

Speech Technology News

Global Speech Analytics Market Expected to Grow to Over $2,175.8 million by 2022

The global speech analytics market size is expected to grow from USD 941.1 million in 2017 to USD 2,175.8 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.2% during the forecast period, according to a new report.

PullString Releases Converse 1.0

PullString's new release empowers creative teams and knowledge workers to create advanced and highly branded voice apps for Alexa without having to write any code.

Automatic Captioning Comes to YouTube Live

Changes are coming to YouTube Live streaming, including automatic captioning in English.

Sportito Daily Fantasy Sports Introduces Chatbot

Sportito Daily Fantasy Sports has announced that it has introduced a new Chatbot, a computer program designed to stimulate intelligent conversations and actions over the internet, to their users.