voice based virtual assistants

Nuance, KT Put Their AI Heads Together for Automotive Collaboration

Nuance, KT Put Their AI Heads Together for Automotive Collaboration

Nuance Communications is joining forces with Korean telecom KT to develop a new automotive AI system to the Korean market. The solution will combine both companies’ artificial intelligence technologies. Nuance is already well-known for its Dragon Drive platform, which supports speech and voice recognition in vehicular applications; and the company has also expanded on this…

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…

Voice Recognition Enables Smart Home Security Via Google Assistant

Voice Recognition Enables Smart Home Security Via Google Assistant

“…a key security component of all of this is voice recognition.” Google is highlighting the home security solutions enabled by its virtual assistant and third party hardware in a new blog post. Authored by Google Smart Home Ecosystem Director Michele Turner, the post highlights several new and recent offerings. Arlo Security Lights, for example, can…

Canadian Credit Unions Trial Alexa for Customer Banking Transactions

Canadian Credit Unions Trial Alexa for Customer Banking Transactions

Two Canadian credit unions are now testing a system that lets customers do their banking through Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based virtual assistant. The technology comes by way of Vancouver-based FinTech specialist Central 1, which developed it in collaboration with San Francisco design agency Point One Digital. Essentially, the idea is to make Alexa a customer service…