Speech Technology eWeekly -
April 03, 2019
Broadw.ai: Buying Broadway Tickets Out Loud
Broadw.ai had the Broadway marketing and sales experience to know that theatergoers would find a digital ticketing agent appealing, but it needed a partner to develop its AI-based answer engine
Q & A
Q&A: Bruce Balentine on Discoverability and VUI
At the 2019 SpeechTEK Conference (April 29-May 1), Bruce Balentine, design consultant specializing in speech, audio, and multimodal user interfaces, will be presenting "Discoverability in Spoken user Interfaces." Conference Chair Jim Larson interviewed Balentine to get a sneak peek at the session and talk about discoverability.
Q&A: Wolf Paulus on the Engineering of Emotion
At the 2019 SpeechTEK Conference, Wolf Paulus, Principal Engineer, Technology Futures, Intuit and University of California, Irvine will be exploring "The Engineering of Emotion." Conference Chair Jim Larson interviewed Paulus to get a sneak peek at the session and explore the world of sentiment analysis.
Speech Technology News
Satisfi Labs Completes Funding Round Led by Major League Baseball
Additional investment from strategic partners primes Satisfi Labs for significant growth in 2019.
TotalSynch Develops ‘Speech Pathologist In-A-Box’ to Help Specialists
New startup utilizes 21st century AI technology to help speech-language pathologists and the language impaired.
Evolve IP Acquires Jog.ai, a Speech Analytics and Natural Language Technology Firm
The strategic purchase enhances the company's cloud communications services with intellectual property that helps users remember, retrieve, and record everything that happens on a phone call.
Canary Speech Announces New Patent for Its Technology in Using Voice to Detect Medical Conditions
Canary Speech announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted to Canary Speech a patent for broader claims for its inventions.
SoundHound Inc. Unveils Hybrid Voice AI and Natural Language Understanding System for Cars
SoundHound Inc., a provider of voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, unveiled its large vocabulary, hybrid voice, and natural language understanding interface for in-vehicle infotainment systems.
VoiceBase and Tableau Software Partner to Modernize How Speech Analytics Data is Consumed by the Enterprise
Through this partnership Tableau customers can now lead a digital transformation initiative to extend the benefits of speech analytics beyond the contact center to every department by leveraging VoiceBase's deep learning speech technology, powerful query language, and predictive analytics models.
Avoid Being Fooled by Parlor Tricks: The Necessity of Real-World Environment Testing for ASR
Voice assistant's ability to perform in varied, and often difficult, sound environments will be a key pillar for the sector's success. The sheer scale of distribution for voice assistants means they are going to be used in many different situations and environments, many of which require them to adapt to the variability of the scenarios, which is a huge risk for this emerging market.