speech recognition

Cerence Highlights Conversational Abilities of New Studio Platform

Cerence Highlights Conversational Abilities of New Studio Platform

Cerence is once again highlighting the conversational utility of its new Cerence Studio solution. Cerence Studio debuted earlier this month, and is being pitched as a development platform that will make it easier for automobile manufacturers to customize their in-car experiences. To that end, Cerence argues that talking to a voice assistant built with Cerence…

Cerence Launches Development Platform for In-Car Voice Assistants

Cerence Launches Development Platform for In-Car Voice Assistants

Cerence has released a new tool that will help car manufacturers create their own custom voice assistants. The web-based development platform has been dubbed Cerence Studio. The platform was built to help Cerence’s automotive partners deliver more distinctive in-car experiences. Conversational technology has become far more widespread in recent years, and automakers are hoping that…

Synaptics Joins Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative

Synaptics Joins Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative

Synaptics has become the latest member of Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative, and will now be working with the tech giant to improve the utility of IoT products with more than one voice-based service. To that end, Synaptics will offer particular expertise on the subject of multiple wake words, which allow users to activate and navigate…

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

The Chinese voice recognition specialist iFlyTek is going against the grain with its sales strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has announced that it plans to open 1,000 physical retail outlets before the end of the year. The dramatic expansion will bring the company’s footprint to a total of around 3,000 locations. iFlyTek currently…

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 Teaches Automotive AI Assistant US English

Cerence Teaches Automotive AI Assistant US English

“Now, Cerence ARK Assistant is available to support interactions in US English.” Automotive AI assistant specialist Cerence has adapted its ARK solution for the US market. First announced in December and aimed at the China market, Cerence’s ARK (‘AI Reference Kit’) was touted as a turnkey solution for car makers looking to quickly integrate Cerence’s…

Cerence Withdraws Fiscal Guidance Despite Strong Q2 Results

Cerence Withdraws Fiscal Guidance Despite Strong Q2 Results

Automotive-focused AI specialist Cerence Inc. continues to pick up speed in its latest fiscal report. For its second fiscal quarter of 2020, Cerence reports GAAP revenues of $86.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA of $29 million. Those are considerable year-over-year improvements, with the company having seen GAAP revenues of $70.3 million and an adjusted EBITDA…

Nuance Expands DAX Platform to Support Telehealth

Nuance Expands DAX Platform to Support Telehealth

Nuance Communications has expanded the utility of the Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX) platform to support telehealth applications in response to COVID-19. The clinical records solution is now compatible with any telehealth platform, a move that reflects the emphasis on virtual appointments during the pandemic. DAX is an ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) platform that uses speech…

New Nuance Tool Lets Enterprise Orgs Build Their Own Conversational AI Systems

New Nuance Tool Lets Enterprise Orgs Build Their Own Conversational AI Systems

“The tool is called Nuance Mix, and is offered on a Software-as-a-Service basis.” Nuance Communications has announced a new tool designed to let client organizations design and deploy their own conversational AI systems, without the need for specialized expertise. The tool is called Nuance Mix, and is offered on a Software-as-a-Service basis. Nuance says that…

Nuance Wins Praise in Latest ‘Forrester New Wave’ Report

Nuance Wins Praise in Latest ‘Forrester New Wave’ Report

A new report from Forrester Research is singing the praises of conversational AI specialist Nuance Communications. Titled “The Forrester New Wave: Digital-First Customer Service Solutions, Q2 2020”, the report distinguishes Nuance with a “differentiated” score in the categories of Chatbots, Routing and Queuing, Market Approach and Vision. The company is also lauded for its professional…

Deep Learning Speech Recognition Specialist Gets $12M in Series A

Deep Learning Speech Recognition Specialist Gets $12M in Series A

The speech recognition specialist Deepgram has received $12 million in Series A funding. NVIDIA, Y Combinator, Compound, and SAP.iO, all participated in the funding round, though the round was ultimately led by Wing VC. Deepgram plans to use the funds to build better speech recognition solutions for enterprise-level customers. The company is specifically working on…

Radisys Brings Engage Development Portfolio to OpenNESS Edge Platform

Radisys Brings Engage Development Portfolio to OpenNESS Edge Platform

Radisys has released a full portfolio of media applications for Intel’s Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) platform. As the name would suggest, OpenNESS is an open source multi-access edge compute (MEC) platform that was created to accelerate the development of 4G/LTE and 5G technologies. The new Radisys applications are being released under the Engage…

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

“Thanks to Cerence’s natural language capabilities, users will not need to use specific voice commands to navigate the platform.” Cerence has formalized its business relationship with HERE Technologies. The two teams formerly worked together when Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella, and are reaffirming that commitment now that Cerence has spun out on…

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…

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report that predicts that the global market for Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology will reach $80.68 billion by 2026. That number reflects a CAGR of 32.4 percent, based on a 2018 market valuation of $8.61 billion. FBI credits the anticipated growth to big data, and the need to…

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…

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