Speech Technology eWeekly -
August 12, 2020
Overheard/Underheard: A New Collar Gives Dogs a Voice
An AI-powered dog collar uses voice recognition technology to detect and analyze five emotional states—happy, anxious, angry, sad, or relaxed—in dogs and tracks their physical activity.
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TTEC Acquires VoiceFoundry
The VoiceFoundry acquisition adds Amazon Connect cloud contact center to TTEC's Humanify Cloud CX ecosystem. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Oral-B Partners with Amazon Alexa for a Voice-Integrated Toothbrush
Users can interact with Amazon Alexa through Oral-B's new voice interface called Guide.
Japanese Firm Launches Translation Mask
Donut Robotics' C-Face smart mask can transcribe and translate speech between eight languages.
CallMiner Partners with Intradiem
CallMiner and Intradiem are teaming up to provide behavioral insights to contact centers.
Phonexia Joins the Biometric Institute
Phonexia has joined the worldwide organization promoting the ethical use of biometrics.
LG Launches Amazon Alexa Voice Control on Select TVs
Owners of LG's OLED ZX, WX, GX and LG NanoCell 99 TVs can now activate Amazon Alexa by speaking directly to their TVs.
Voiceitt Raises $10 Million to Advance Its Assistive Technologies
The company's technology helps those with speech impairments communicate with a voice.