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MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

Mobile ID World is in Barcelona, reporting live from Mobile World Congress: the most important mobility conference in the world. This year, MWC’s theme is ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, and with AI, IoT, biometrics and identity all converging to bring about new and innovative user experiences, it was only appropriate we catch up with Sensory, Inc., an…

Sensory Acquires Voice Tech Testing Firm

Sensory Acquires Voice Tech Testing Firm

“Under the terms of the acquisition, Vocalize.ai will continue to operate as an independent company while testing Sensory’s solutions, and will also offer discounted services to Sensory’s clients.” Sensory, Inc. has acquired an independent evaluation service for speech recognition technology, a move aimed at enhancing its ability to refine its voice-based solutions. The acquisition, Vocalize.ai,…

Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

“…Rush University Medical Center, a Chicago-based academic medical institution, has signed on as a strategic development partner in the ACI project…” Just in time for HIMSS 2019, Nuance Communications has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence-driven solution for the healthcare market. Dubbed “Ambient Clinical Intelligence”, or “ACI”, the solution builds on the speech recognition technology of…

Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Communications is trying to make it easier to program a convincing Virtual Assistant. The company revealed its latest innovation at its recent Customer Experience Summit, explaining that Project Pathfinder uses machine learning to improve the conversational capabilities of chatbots and VAs. According to Nuance, Project Pathfinder examines existing chat logs and call transcripts to…

ENACOMM and WRG Bring Voice Banking to Credit Unions

ENACOMM and WRG Bring Voice Banking to Credit Unions

Credit unions are rapidly introducing the same AI-driven solutions that banks and credit card companies use to make financial services more convenient. Or at least, that’s the takeaway from a newly announced reseller arrangement between ENACOMM and Wescom Resource Group (WRG), a credit union technology specialist. According to the agreement, ENACOMM’s credit union clients will…

EHR Platform to Integrate Nuance AI Tech

EHR Platform to Integrate Nuance AI Tech

MEDITECH is going to integrate voice-driven AI technology from Nuance Communications into Expanse, its flagship Electronic Health Records platform. The collaboration is aimed at bringing the advantages of Nuance’s Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant to end users’ of Expanse, allowing medical professionals to do things like retrieve patient lists and search records through voice interaction. Elaborating…

Google Assistant to Become Your Translator

Google Assistant to Become Your Translator

” Interpreter Mode will translate what the user is saying into the selected language through synthetic speech, or into text if it’s being used with a Google Smart Display. “ Google has announced a number of new features and integrations for its AI-driven virtual assistant platform at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but one of…

Google Reveals Big AI Ecosystem Push at CES 2019

Google Reveals Big AI Ecosystem Push at CES 2019

“It’s a clear signal that Google wants to get as many partners into its AI ecosystem as possible.” Google is aiming to connect more third party partners and devices to its Google Assistant AI platform, if its big new announcement for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show offers any indication. Detailing its Google Assistant innovations for…

Sensory Unveils Smart Speaker Reference Design

Sensory Unveils Smart Speaker Reference Design

“Many consumer electronics OEMs want to get into the fast-growing market for smart speakers, but they don’t want to use another brand’s wake word or risk their customers’ privacy and personal data to do so. Sensory now has an affordable solution that offers these companies access to a user-friendly voice UX for Bluetooth speakers that…

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant will soon be able to buy and sell stocks via voice command. The functionality is currently being developed by DeepSearch, a Korea-based data analytics service whose platform is designed to deliver important information about publicly traded companies to end users. Accordingly, as the Korea Herald reports, the new Bixby capability will…

Nuance Sells Document Imaging Division, to Focus Entirely on Voice and AI

Nuance Sells Document Imaging Division, to Focus Entirely on Voice and AI

Nuance Communications has signed an agreement to sell its Document Imaging division to Kofax, an automation software provider based in California. The deal is valued at $400 million in total. In a statement announcing the agreement, Nuance explained that selling off the Document Imaging division “enables Nuance to focus the business entirely on its conversational…

Georgia-Based Healthcare Network Embraces Nuance Tech for Clinical Dictation

Georgia-Based Healthcare Network Embraces Nuance Tech for Clinical Dictation

Another major healthcare network has deployed Nuance‘s clinical automation technology. The Piedmont Healthcare network spans 11 hospitals across Georgia, and serves almost two million patients, with particular expertise the treatment of cancer and heart disease, as well as organ transplantation. The organization has implemented Dragon Medical One, Nuance’s voice dictation platform for recording patient stories,…

noHold Announces White Label Voice-Based Virtual Assistant

noHold Announces White Label Voice-Based Virtual Assistant

Silicon Valley-based noHold has now launched its own voice-based virtual assistant on its SICURA platform. Called SICURA Voice, the solution is able to respond to multiple different users and is designed to offer natural speech recognition. It supports 13 languages, and is aimed at the enterprise sector, allowing client companies to create their own custom…

Google Assistant Update Accommodates Users’ Fondness for Voice Interaction

Google Assistant Update Accommodates Users’ Fondness for Voice Interaction

“The company has sought to make sophisticated AI a key selling point of its newest hardware products, and its rivals have also been pouring money into AI R&D as consumer expectations shift to demand smarter products and services.” Google has updated the user interface for its virtual assistant platform, seeking to both accommodate use trends…

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google’s leadership is betting on sophisticated conversational AI as the next big technological leap, suggest comments from the company’s head of search, Ben Gomes, on Google’s 20th anniversary. Speaking to The Guardian, Gomes placed a strong emphasis on the evolution of speech recognition technology, highlighting Google’s efforts over time including its initial experiments in the…

LumenVox and VoiceTrust Merge to Form New Biometric Authentication Company

LumenVox and VoiceTrust Merge to Form New Biometric Authentication Company

San Diego-based speech recognition firm LumenVox and Munich-based voice recognition specialist VoiceTrust have merged to form a new company focused on offering speech-driven biometric authentication solutions. The new company, which has not yet been named, is majority owned by Ramphastos Investments, a venture capital firm based in the Netherlands. In a statement, LumenVox and VoiceTrust…

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

Amid iPhone, Apple Watch Announcements, HomePod Gets AI Upgrade

Amid iPhone, Apple Watch Announcements, HomePod Gets AI Upgrade

Apple is hoping to leverage this week’s excitement about its new product announcements into some extra enthusiasm for its HomePod smart home speaker system, with a software update enhancing its capabilities. It’s essentially an AI upgrade. On the HomePod, Siri, Apple’s virtual AI assistant, can now search for songs by their lyrics, and perform other…

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