speech recognition

Synaptics, Baidu Team Up On Voice-Based AI Tech

Synaptics, Baidu Team Up On Voice-Based AI Tech

“First unveiled at the Baidu Create 2018 AI Developer Conference earlier this month, the solution holds considerable potential in the China market, where Baidu says its DuerOS AI platform is already being used by over 200 partners in 25 million devices.” Synaptics and Baidu have joined forces, announcing that the former’s AudioSmart far-field voice digital signal…

Sensory’s Wake Word Tech Enhances AI Assistant for Hotels

Sensory’s Wake Word Tech Enhances AI Assistant for Hotels

“…Roxy suggested that this functionality could help to prevent the kind of wake word error that recently resulted in a couple’s private conversation being recorded and sent to an acquaintance.” A voice-based AI assistant designed for hotel rooms will get a little smarter thanks to Sensory‘s wake word solution, TrulyHandsfree. Roxy is essentially a kind…

Mastercard Hears Buzz Over Conversational Commerce

Mastercard Hears Buzz Over Conversational Commerce

Mastercard is hearing increasing chatter about ‘conversational commerce’, an emerging shopping experience in which users make purchases by talking with AI bots. The company’s new report on the matter, “Is anybody there? Giving Conversational Commerce a voice”, draws on a few recent findings from Mastercard’s own research and that of CapGemini, Walker Sands, and OC&C.…

Jibo Looks for Familiar Faces in Smart Home Race

Jibo Looks for Familiar Faces in Smart Home Race

“The table lamp-sized device is equipped with a camera and facial recognition technology allowing it to personally identify the different members of a household…” A Boston-based tech company is aiming to shake up the Alexa- and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Called Jibo, the company’s eponymous offering was launched last October, and has now been upgraded…

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

US supermarket chain Coles is pilot-testing a new device meant to streamline the shopping process via digital shopping lists, according to a Computerworld article by Rohan Pearce. Called Hiku, the small, nearly circular handheld device is apparently designed to be part of the emerging smart home network. Sporting WiFi connectivity, Hiku is used to add…

Biometrics Study Found Reduced Hospitalization, Costs: AMC Health

Biometrics Study Found Reduced Hospitalization, Costs: AMC Health

AMC Health, a chronic patient management specialist, has announced that it’s going to showcase its solutions at ATA 2015, a major telemedicine conference. The company will do a joint presentation with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) entitled “Using IVR and Telemonitoring to Lower Hospital Admissions, Readmissions and Costs for Heart Failure (HF) Patients.” The presentation will…

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