speech recognition

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…

Google to Train Voice Models to Understand People With Down Syndrome

Google to Train Voice Models to Understand People With Down Syndrome

Google has announced a partnership with The Canadian Down Syndrome Society to train their technology to better understand people with Down Syndrome. Due to their unique voice patterns, Google’s voice models don’t always understand people with Down Syndrome. By collecting voice samples and using them to train its AI models, Google and the Canadian Down…

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence has released a new turnkey solution developed specifically for Chinese cars. Dubbed Cerence ARK (short for AI Reference Kit), the new platform will make it easier for Chinese auto manufacturers to integrate a localized voice assistant with robust AI capabilities into their various automotive offerings. The ARK platform utilizes Cerence’s speech and voice recognition…

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…

Speech-to-Text API Market to Reach $4.1 Billion by 2024

Speech-to-Text API Market to Reach $4.1 Billion by 2024

According to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Speech-to-Text Application Program Interface (API) market is set to grow from $1.6 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion by 2024, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.6% during the forecasted period. Some major factors fueling this growth have been the growing use of…

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford has unveiled the next iteration of its SYNC smart car platform. SYNC 4 boasts conversational speech recognition and cloud connectivity that will allow drivers to use voice commands for navigation, internet searches, entertainment, and other connected features. The new virtual assistant reflects Ford’s evolving smart car ambitions. In 2017, the American car manufacturer opened…

Cerence and Wuling Bring Voice Controls to Indonesian Drivers

Cerence and Wuling Bring Voice Controls to Indonesian Drivers

Cerence has partnered with Indonesia’s Wuling Motors to develop the first Indonesian-language smart car voice assistant. The Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) platform has already been placed in the Wulin Almaz, and was selected as the winner in the technology category at the 2019 Apresiasi Inovasi Awards. Like other voice assistants, WIND allows drivers to use…

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi has lifted the curtain on the EMIRAI S, a new concept car that will make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The smart vehicle comes equipped with a slew of connected features, including speech control and biometric driver monitoring. The Driver Monitoring System is designed to make driving safer,…

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

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…

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Communications is expanding its Intelligent Engagement Platform to make it easier for enterprises to develop their own conversational AI using the platform’s open framework. The improved Engagement Platform is cloud agnostic, offering more robust back-end capabilities and services that include messaging, agent AI, and biometric security. The Intelligent Engagement Platform was built to be…

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report on the voice and speech recognition market, projecting that the market will grow from $6.89 billion to $28.34 billion between 2018 and 2026. The market is expected to display a CAGR of 19.8 percent during that period. FBI credits a number of different factors for the expected growth,…

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP has unveiled a new i.MX RT106L crossover microcontroller (MCU) that will make it easier for device manufacturers to integrate voice commands into various smart devices. The major selling point is the platform’s local capabilities, which enable voice commands without the need for a cloud connection and consequently offer more privacy than a fully connected…

Google Emphasizes Privacy Commitment After Audio Data Leak

Google Emphasizes Privacy Commitment After Audio Data Leak

Google Search Product Manager David Monsees has taken to the company’s blog to emphasize its commitment to privacy and clarify some of its policies around the use of audio data. The post was written after one of the company’s language experts leaked confidential Dutch audio data, with Monsees noting that the leak is a violation…

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