AI assistants

Samsung Highlights Bixby Vision Accessibility Features

Samsung Highlights Bixby Vision Accessibility Features

Samsung is highlighting some of the accessibility features in its Bixby Vision platform to commemorate the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Bixby Vision was designed specifically to help give people with visual impairments a better sense of their surroundings. To that end, Bixby Vision utilizes the camera in Samsung’s various Galaxy devices to provide…

Next-gen Audi AI Assistant Based on Cerence Tech

Next-gen Audi AI Assistant Based on Cerence Tech

Cerence‘s conversational AI technology will power the next generation of Audi’s AI assistant, the company has announced. The technology is being delivered to Audi in the form of Cerence Drive, a platform including speech recognition, natural language understanding, and text-to-speech capabilities. The AI technology is based on deep learning algorithms, and is designed to understand…

Cerence ARK to Appear in Another In-Car Voice Assistant in China

Cerence ARK to Appear in Another In-Car Voice Assistant in China

Cerence is continuing to make inroads in the Chinese automotive market. The company has announced that Bean Tech will be using the Cerence ARK platform to develop voice assistants for China’s Great Wall Motors. Bean Tech and Great Wall are strategic partners. Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) debuted in December as a turnkey solution that…

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies. First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely…

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence has released a new Cognitive Arbiter that was built to improve the interoperability of virtual assistants and other voice-based services. In plain terms, that means that the Arbiter will eliminate confusion in an environment in which multiple virtual assistants are active at the same time, as is the case when people bring a smartphone…

Cerence Gives Users Genderless Option for Voice Assistants

Cerence Gives Users Genderless Option for Voice Assistants

Cerence has released a new text-to-speech feature that allows developers to adjust the perceived gender of a computer voice. The feature can be used to make a feminine voice seem more masculine (or vice versa), or to create a genderless voice that lies somewhere in between. According to Cerence, the timbre feature gives developers more…

Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell, Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, has announced the creation of its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) Principles, guidelines aimed at committing it to the ethical and responsible use of AI technologies, making it the first company in Turkey to do so. At a press conference held by the company at its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell revealed…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Aiqudo and Sensory have teamed up to develop more comprehensive voice assistant technology. The new joint solution will blend Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure tech with Aiqudo’s Q Action platform. While Aiqudo and Sensory both specialize in voice tech, the two companies argue that their solutions complement each other in a way that will allow the…

Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory has released a new speech recognition platform designed for smart appliances like microwaves and refrigerators. The platform is essentially a modified version of the company’s TrulyNatural technology. According to Sensory, the new solution is noteworthy because it does not raise the privacy concerns of competing virtual assistants. The platform does not store any voice…

Cerence Upgrades Flagship Voice Assistant Platform

Cerence Upgrades Flagship Voice Assistant Platform

Cerence has released an upgraded version of Cerence Drive, its flagship smart car virtual assistant platform. Cerence Drive provides car manufacturers with speech and voice recognition tech that can serve as a foundation for cloud-based and embedded conversational assistants. The latest iteration of the platform makes improvements to the company’s natural language understanding (NLU) engine,…

VynZ Forecasts $16.2 Billion Market for Conversational AI

VynZ Forecasts $16.2 Billion Market for Conversational AI

A new report from VynZ Research predicts that the market for conversational AI tech will climb to $16.2 billion between 2019 and 2024. That figure represents a CAGR of 29.2 percent for the time period in question. Conversational AI can be used for a wide range of purposes, including onboarding and customer support, though VynZ…

Nuance Listed as Top Vendor in Opus Research Guide

Nuance Listed as Top Vendor in Opus Research Guide

For the third consecutive year, Opus Research has listed Nuance Communications as its highest-rated vendor in the Enterprise Intelligent Assistants (EIA) Decision Makers’ Guide. The Guide provides businesses with detailed evaluations about a number different virtual assistants, with top marks going to those that promote openness and are compatible with multiple proprietary and third party…

Nuance Upgrades Dragon Medical Advisor to Improve Emergency Outcomes

Nuance Upgrades Dragon Medical Advisor to Improve Emergency Outcomes

Nuance has teamed up with The Sullivan Group (TSG) to bolster the emergency capabilities of its Dragon Medical Advisor platform. The new solution blends Nuance’s Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) with TSG’s AI technology to improve diagnostics and create better documentation in chaotic emergency situations.   Together, the two technologies will mitigate risks and improve medical…

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

“The update reflects a growing trend pair of trends as consumers increasingly rely on voice interfaces to interact with their devices, and tech companies seek to make their own proprietary AI assistants the go-to platforms for smart home interaction.” The Google Assistant is getting a higher profile thanks to a new Chrome OS update. The…

ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

“ENACOMM’s Virtual Personal Assistant and Interactive Voice Response solutions are designed to let end users do their banking entirely through conversation with AI-driven systems, provided that they are properly authenticated.” ENACOMM has teamed with another reseller partner for its financial services automation technology. United Solutions Company (USC), a Credit Union Services Organization with a roster…

New Voice Commands Make it Easier to Delete Amazon Alexa Recordings

New Voice Commands Make it Easier to Delete Amazon Alexa Recordings

Amazon is introducing a pair of new voice commands that will make it easier to delete Alexa recordings. From now on, saying “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” will wipe everything the smart speaker picked up on the day in question. Soon, the command “Alexa, delete what I just said,” will allow users to selectively…

Bose Speakers Add Voice Control Via Google Assistant

Bose Speakers Add Voice Control Via Google Assistant

Bose is adding voice control to its smart speakers via Google Assistant. The new integration will allow customers to control the speaker with simple voice commands after using the phrase “Hey Google” to get its attention. Google Assistant will introduce the usual array of smart home features. Users will be able to play music, control…

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Huami has upgraded the Amazfit Verge smartwatch with the full integration of Amazon Alexa. Users of the wearable device will now be able to talk to the hand to get news, sports, and weather updates, and to perform a slew of basic clerical functions.  “Alexa has become a natural part of our daily routines in…

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