voice interaction

Cerence Highlights Conversational Abilities of New Studio Platform

Cerence Highlights Conversational Abilities of New Studio Platform

Cerence is once again highlighting the conversational utility of its new Cerence Studio solution. Cerence Studio debuted earlier this month, and is being pitched as a development platform that will make it easier for automobile manufacturers to customize their in-car experiences. To that end, Cerence argues that talking to a voice assistant built with Cerence…

Synaptics Joins Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative

Synaptics Joins Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative

Synaptics has become the latest member of Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative, and will now be working with the tech giant to improve the utility of IoT products with more than one voice-based service. To that end, Synaptics will offer particular expertise on the subject of multiple wake words, which allow users to activate and navigate…

Next-gen Audi AI Assistant Based on Cerence Tech

Next-gen Audi AI Assistant Based on Cerence Tech

Cerence‘s conversational AI technology will power the next generation of Audi’s AI assistant, the company has announced. The technology is being delivered to Audi in the form of Cerence Drive, a platform including speech recognition, natural language understanding, and text-to-speech capabilities. The AI technology is based on deep learning algorithms, and is designed to understand…

Cerence Teaches Automotive AI Assistant US English

Cerence Teaches Automotive AI Assistant US English

“Now, Cerence ARK Assistant is available to support interactions in US English.” Automotive AI assistant specialist Cerence has adapted its ARK solution for the US market. First announced in December and aimed at the China market, Cerence’s ARK (‘AI Reference Kit’) was touted as a turnkey solution for car makers looking to quickly integrate Cerence’s…

New ENACOMM Sales VP to Focus on Voice Tech for Banks

New ENACOMM Sales VP to Focus on Voice Tech for Banks

“With ENACOMM, Delaney will be promoting the company’s Financial Suite solutions, including the Virtual Personal Assistant for conversational AI interaction…” ENACOMM has appointed a new Vice President of Financial Sales to help promote its ENACOMM Financial Suite solutions. The new VP, Thomas Delaney, comes to the company after a 14-year stint with Jack Henry &…

Cerence ARK to Appear in Another In-Car Voice Assistant in China

Cerence ARK to Appear in Another In-Car Voice Assistant in China

Cerence is continuing to make inroads in the Chinese automotive market. The company has announced that Bean Tech will be using the Cerence ARK platform to develop voice assistants for China’s Great Wall Motors. Bean Tech and Great Wall are strategic partners. Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) debuted in December as a turnkey solution that…

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become the latest car manufacturer to adopt Cerence Drive. The voice recognition solution has been integrated into Uconnect 5, the most recent version of FCA’s Uconnect in-car infotainment platform. Uconnect 5 will be deployed across FCA’s entire product line, allowing drivers to use the brand of their vehicle as the…

Cerence Launches New UX Services to Improve In-Car Experience

Cerence Launches New UX Services to Improve In-Car Experience

Cerence is continuing to develop its smart car portfolio with the release of Cerence UX Services. The UX Services suite will draw on Cerence’s expertise as a developer of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) to analyze various aspects of the in-car user experience and evaluate the quality of people’s interactions with those interfaces. Auto manufacturers can then…

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence has signed a $125 million contract with an undisclosed European car manufacturer. The deal is the largest in the company’s relatively short corporate history, and reaffirms its position as one of the leading developers of voice-based virtual assistants for the automotive industry.  “This is a tremendous milestone for Cerence and further evidence of strong…

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence has released a new Cognitive Arbiter that was built to improve the interoperability of virtual assistants and other voice-based services. In plain terms, that means that the Arbiter will eliminate confusion in an environment in which multiple virtual assistants are active at the same time, as is the case when people bring a smartphone…

Cerence Gives Users Genderless Option for Voice Assistants

Cerence Gives Users Genderless Option for Voice Assistants

Cerence has released a new text-to-speech feature that allows developers to adjust the perceived gender of a computer voice. The feature can be used to make a feminine voice seem more masculine (or vice versa), or to create a genderless voice that lies somewhere in between. According to Cerence, the timbre feature gives developers more…

Nuance Announces International Expansion of Dragon Medical One Platform

Nuance Announces International Expansion of Dragon Medical One Platform

Conversational AI pioneer Nuance Communications has announced that its Dragon Medical One cloud-based platform is now available in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Dragon Medical One uses intelligent voice technology to help physicians compile medical documentation up to 45 times faster and gives them the ability to capture up to 20 percent more data using…

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan is predicting that digital assistants will become an increasingly important component of automotive branding in the next five years. Digital assistants allow drivers to control various navigation, safety, and entertainment features with simple voice commands to minimize the number of distractions they face while on the road. They also provide an opportunity…

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence is showing off an improved version of its Cerence Drive platform at CES 2020. The multimodal upgrades primarily concern technologies like gaze detection, head tracking, and voice and gesture recognition, and will give drivers more ways to control various elements of the vehicle without the need to press any buttons. The highlight is the…

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…

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