voice recognition

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

The Chinese voice recognition specialist iFlyTek is going against the grain with its sales strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has announced that it plans to open 1,000 physical retail outlets before the end of the year. The dramatic expansion will bring the company’s footprint to a total of around 3,000 locations. iFlyTek currently…

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 &…

NXP Releases Development Platform for Offline Voice Recognition

NXP Releases Development Platform for Offline Voice Recognition

“…the joint solution will reduce the amount of time and money needed to bring a new device to the market, and allow manufacturers to implement their own custom wake words and commands.” NXP has released a new development platform that is intended to support offline voice control. Dubbed SLN-LOCAL-IOT, the solution is built with NXP’s…

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

“Thanks to Cerence’s natural language capabilities, users will not need to use specific voice commands to navigate the platform.” Cerence has formalized its business relationship with HERE Technologies. The two teams formerly worked together when Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella, and are reaffirming that commitment now that Cerence has spun out on…

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware, Inc. is expanding its presence in Latin America. The technology specialist is now providing biometric authentication for a slew of leading banks throughout the region. The company did not disclose the names or number of its current partners, but indicated that they had all integrated Aware’s Knomi authentication platform into their mobile banking apps.…

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…

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…

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…

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

The Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) CULedger has completed a successful pilot of its new MyCUID digital credential. MyCUID is compliant with the latest Know Your Customer regulations, and uses mobile biometrics to verify the identities of credit union customers. The platform leverages the biometric readers available on many modern smartphones, and can authenticate users…

Nuance Gatekeeper Combines Voice and Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud

Nuance Gatekeeper Combines Voice and Behavioral Biometrics to Fight Fraud

Nuance Communications has released a new cloud-based authentication solution that verifies people’s identities during voice and text interactions. Dubbed Nuance Gatekeeper, the platform combines Nuance’s ConversationPrint text authenticator with the voice recognition Lightning Engine and behavioral biometrics. Together, the three technologies will empower enterprises to fight fraud across multiple channels, building detailed customer profiles and…

Muxi, Fortress Identity Develop Biometric Payments System

Muxi, Fortress Identity Develop Biometric Payments System

Muxi and Fortress Identity have teamed up to create a new naked payments solution that blends face and voice recognition technology. Dubbed muxiPAY, the platform identifies the customer with a facial recognition scan as they approach the checkout counter, and then asks them to say a passphrase out loud to confirm their purchases with voice…

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

“The update reflects a growing trend pair of trends as consumers increasingly rely on voice interfaces to interact with their devices, and tech companies seek to make their own proprietary AI assistants the go-to platforms for smart home interaction.” The Google Assistant is getting a higher profile thanks to a new Chrome OS update. The…

Homeowners Are Increasingly Installing Smart Locks: Report

Homeowners Are Increasingly Installing Smart Locks: Report

A new report from Parks Associates suggests that smart door locks are becoming more and more popular with modern homeowners, who are increasingly taking security into their own hands and installing the technology themselves. The firm’s DIY Home Security Tracker found that while only 39 percent of smart locks were installed by homeowners in 2016,…

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Communications is expanding its Intelligent Engagement Platform to make it easier for enterprises to develop their own conversational AI using the platform’s open framework. The improved Engagement Platform is cloud agnostic, offering more robust back-end capabilities and services that include messaging, agent AI, and biometric security. The Intelligent Engagement Platform was built to be…

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report on the voice and speech recognition market, projecting that the market will grow from $6.89 billion to $28.34 billion between 2018 and 2026. The market is expected to display a CAGR of 19.8 percent during that period. FBI credits a number of different factors for the expected growth,…

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D has added a trio of new executives to its team. The company has announced that Steve Cook has signed on as the new Global Head of Business Development, while Kim Martin has joined as the new VP of Marketing and Scott Rosenthal is stepping in as the new Director of Sales, Financial Services.…

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

ID R&D Enhances Voice Biometrics Platform

“We are making it much easier for enterprises to deploy voice biometrics on all channels using the programming tools they prefer…” ID R&D has released the latest iteration of its voice biometrics platform. IDVoice version 2.7 is ten times faster than its predecessor, and includes utility features that make it easier to deploy across multiple…

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

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