Speech Technology eWeekly - December 23, 2020

Speech Technology News

Hyro Conversational AI to Help Hospitals with Patients Seeking COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hyro's new VAXA voice solution will enable healthcare providers to automate vaccination appointment-setups and more.

Retune DSP's Wake Word Engine Now Available for CEVA Audio/Voice DSPs

The VoiceSpot Wake Word Engine brings voice-wake and command and control to memory-constrained, battery-operated edge devices.

Dubber Acquires Mobile Recording Company Speik

Speik acquisition expands Dubber's call recording and voice intelligence portfolio and geographic footprint.

ReadSpeaker Partners with SoundHound

ReadSpeaker's text-to-speech technology is now available on Houndify's Voice AI platform.

RingCentral Acquires Conversational Intelligence Pioneer DeepAffects

DeepAffects brings emotion recognition, real-time closed captioning, and automatic speaker recognition to RingCentral's video meeting platform.

Accenture and CereProc Introduce Non-Binary Voice Solution

Accenture and CereProc collaborated on a voice solution that is not gender specific and released it to the open-source community.

Market Spotlights

Market Spotlight on Financial Services: Customers Talk Up Voice Banking’s Benefits

Voice-activated banking was first made available to consumers in 2014 when ING introduced a voice interface named Inge for its mobile banking app. Since then, consumers have been forcing a technology revolution that financial institutions have not been able to hold back—or only do so at their own peril.