Speech Technology eWeekly -
September 19, 2018
LumenVox, VoiceTrust Merge, Offer Full-Suite of Speech Tech Biometrics
LumenVox LLC and VoiceTrust GmbH are merging their businesses in what Neil MacDonald, chief commercial officer, calls a true merger of equals to provide customers with a full suite of speech technology speech biometric solutions.
Top Trends in Speech Technology for 2018
At a time when the pace of change in speech technology evolution and adoption seems to be on hyperdrive, a few key trends are pointing where the industry will move in the coming months.
Speech Technology in the Field: Case Studies in Speech Recognition, AI, IVR, Chatbots, and more
As part of this year's Speech Industry Awards issue, we wanted to give some attention to the many innovative uses of speech technology—and, more broadly, artificial intelligence (AI)—we've seen throughout the year in almost every industry vertical. Read on to find out more about just a few of the implementations that caught our eye in 2018.
The 2018 Speech Industry Star Performers
These cutting-edge vendors are leading the way in AI, analytics, natural language, smart speakers, and more.
Q & A
Q&A: Book Publishers Embrace Voice Technology and the Future
As voice technologies become ubiquitous, even book publishers aren't immune to the hottest trend in digital content. Speech Technology magazine recently had a chance to interview Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing, which owns and operates Digital Book World (DBW), about how voice is changing publishing. From the audiobook to Alexa, publishers are contending with the realities of a "voice-first" world.
Speech Technology News
AudioTelligence Raises £3.1 Million
Cambridge Innovation Capital leads £3.1 million funding round.
Synaptics AudioSmart Far-Field Voice Technology Brings Voice Control to Service Provider Set-Top-Boxes
Synaptics Incorporated, a developer of human interface solutions, announced two new AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) solutions for both emerging and legacy set-top-boxes (STBs).
CELI Leverages Nuance Transcription Engine
The OEM technology partnership will lead to the development of new solutions for enhanced automated communication between customers and operators.
ProfessionalChats Announces Facebook and Google Messenger Integration
Leading provider of live website chat services to hundreds of professionals across the country is now able to field and respond to Facebook and Google messages.
New Version of Wirecast Brings Closed Captions and Restreaming to Live Production
New Wirecast web services enable affordable access to live captioning and distribution services.
How Intelligent Agents Leverage NLU, Intents, and Entities (Video)
Ulster University Professor Michael McTear discusses how contemporary natural language-based intelligent agents use intents and entities rather than traditional parse trees in this clip from SpeechTEK 2018.