speech recognition

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

California-based AI specialist Veritone is reporting huge growth in its latest fiscal update, reflecting broader excitement over Artificial Intelligence technologies. The company says that in the first quarter of this year, it brought in net revenues of $12.1 million – “above the high end of our guidance range,” as CEO Chad Steelberg explained in a…

Google’s New Nest Hub Max Adds Face and Gesture Recognition Camera

Google’s New Nest Hub Max Adds Face and Gesture Recognition Camera

Google is consolidating its Nest and Google Home divisions with the Google Nest Hub Max, a slightly bigger version of the Google Home Hub (now the Google Nest Hub) speaker. Beyond the larger size (a 10-inch touchscreen instead of a 7-inch touchscreen), the Nest Hub Max’s most noteworthy addition is a new camera with facial…

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

India’s First Internet Car Features Nuance Voice Recognition Tech

India’s First Internet Car Features Nuance Voice Recognition Tech

“Voice Assist can already fulfill more than 100 different voice commands, a number that will grow with future software updates.” Nuance Automotive is providing speech recognition tech for the MG Hector, India’s first internet-enabled smart car. Released by MG Motor, the new car features MG’s iSMART Next Gen platform, which was in turn built using…

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…

Sensory Announces Full Release of On-Device Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Solution

Sensory Announces Full Release of On-Device Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Solution

“Perhaps most importantly, the system is designed to operate entirely on a given device, with no need for data to be sent to an external server for processing, helping to protect end users’ privacy.” Sensory Inc. is looking to bring sophisticated speech recognition technology to a range of mobile and Internet of Things devices with…

The Far-Field Voice Recognition Market is About to Skyrocket

The Far-Field Voice Recognition Market is About to Skyrocket

A new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests that the demand for far-field voice recognition tech will skyrocket in the next few years. The market is expected to jump from $969 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion by 2024 thanks to the rising popularity of smart speakers, smart TVs, and an ever-expanding range of other smart devices. North America…

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin GmbH has announced the launch of a new digital assistant designed specifically for research and laboratory settings. The eponymous system uses voice recognition and AI to allow scientists to offload a number of more mundane clerical tasks. For instance, scientists can use their voice to ask LabTwin to take notes, capture data, or set…

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

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…

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