Speech Technology eWeekly - June 16, 2021

Speech Technology News

Continental and Elektrobit Integrate Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant

Working together, Continental, Elektrobit, and Amazon will help automakers accelerate deployment of customized voice experiences for digital cockpits.

Dialpad Integrates with Microsoft Teams

Integration combines Dialpad's AI-assisted voice capabilities with Teams' native interface for communications and collaboration.

BLEND Acquires GM Voices

BLEND acquires GM Voices to expand its end-to-end platform for localization.

Speakeasy AI Receives US Patent for Speech To Intent

Speakeasy's speech to intent dynamically improves speech recognition using elements of previous conversations to understand intent.

Chatbot Market to Reach $10.5 Billion by 2026

MarketsandMarkets expects the worldwide chatbot market to grow at more than 23 percent CAGR for the next five years. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com.)

Global Hey Siri Wake Words Available from Sensory

Apple third-party devices can use Sensory wake words in various sizes, platforms, and languages.


Assessing IVAs: How Do You Determine Which One Is Right for You?

There's still a lack of official standards, but some promising metrics have emerged