speech recognition

Nuance to Sell Document Imaging Arm, Focus on Voice and AI

Nuance to Sell Document Imaging Arm, Focus 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…

Piedmont Healthcare Network Deploys Voice Dictation Platform

Piedmont Healthcare Network Deploys Voice Dictation Platform

Another major healthcare network has deployed Nuance‘s clinical automation technology. The Piedmont Healthcare network spans 11 hospitals across Georgia, and serves almost two million patients, with particular expertise the treatment of cancer and heart disease, as well as organ transplantation. The organization has implemented Dragon Medical One, Nuance’s voice dictation platform for recording patient stories,…

Citing Huge Benefits, Hospital Expands Use of Dragon Medical Platform

Citing Huge Benefits, Hospital Expands Use of Dragon Medical Platform

“…75 percent of surveyed Concord Hospital staff reported increased accuracy in clinical documentation, and 100 percent said the solutions have enabled them to document clinical records faster.” A Nuance Communications client is expanding its use of the company’s Dragon Medical One dictation solution. The announcement was made at this week’s Cerner Health Conference, where Nuance…

Upgraded TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition is Immune to False Fire

Upgraded TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition is Immune to False Fire

Sensory, Inc. has upgraded the wake word technology of its TrulyHandsfree platform to better ensure that a device won’t be activated by a so-called ‘false fire’ – that is, it won’t mistake a different word for its wake word and activate. The company says that TrulyHandsfree 6.0 uses a new high-resolution engine that is 65…

LumenVox, VoiceTrust Announce Merger Under Dutch VC Firm

LumenVox, VoiceTrust Announce Merger Under Dutch VC Firm

San Diego-based speech recognition firm LumenVox and Munich-based voice recognition specialist VoiceTrust have merged to form a new company focused on offering speech-driven biometric authentication solutions. The new company, which has not yet been named, is majority owned by Ramphastos Investments, a venture capital firm based in the Netherlands. In a statement, LumenVox and VoiceTrust…

Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech Helps You Talk to the TV of Tomorrow

Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech Helps You Talk to the TV of Tomorrow

“…it delivers AudioSmart’s key speech recognition capabilities, including acoustic echo cancellation and voice targeting.” Synaptics has adapted its AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) technology for emerging set-top-boxes. Its new solution, the VideoSmart VS-550 multimedia processor, features a quad-core 15K DMIPs processor, and arrives as a single-chip solution for device makers. It’s designed for Android TV set-top…

Apple HomePod Upgrade Supports More Languages

Apple HomePod Upgrade Supports More Languages

Apple is hoping to leverage last 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…

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

Voice Control System for TVs Now Processing 1B Transactions Per Month: Nuance

Voice Control System for TVs Now Processing 1B Transactions Per Month: Nuance

Nuance Communications says its voice control system for smart TVs is now seeing about a billion transactions a month. The solution, Dragon TV, essentially brings the functionality of a voice-controlled virtual assistant like Alexa to the television, allowing users to search for shows and perform other actions through voice queries. Nuance has established itself as…

New Smart TVs Use Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech to Empower Alexa

New Smart TVs Use Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech to Empower Alexa

“Adding far-field voice recognition to our TV lineup provides consumers with a more natural and convenient viewing experience.” -Bryan Huang, Product Center Director, TCL Synaptics‘ far-field voice technology is now being used in new smart TV’s to support their use of Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based AI assistant. The TVs are made by TCL, a China-based electronics…

Experimental Authentication System Uses Speech Recognition and a Smartwatch

Experimental Authentication System Uses Speech Recognition and a Smartwatch

A pair of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have devised a novel approach to online authentication that leverages speech recognition and a smartwatch. Dubbed ‘Listening-Watch’, the system requires a given user to download a security app on their smartwatch device. When authenticating through a PC or laptop, the computer will play a…

Voice and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

Voice and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

“Clinical documentation in the healthcare market will be a leading driver going forward, Tractica says – good news for companies like Nuance Communications, which is already gaining a foothold with its Dragon Medical platform. “ Tractica is predicting some major growth for the voice and speech recognition market over the next several years. The market…

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance says it’s seeing growing international demand for its clinical dictation technology, and that it’s expanding accordingly. In a statement, the company elaborated on these efforts by focusing on its initiatives in the UK and Canada. In Britain, Nuance has begun to roll out its Dragon Medical One platform, which it has connected with the…

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

A multi-year study on the benefits of clinical speech recognition software in hospital environment has produced some compelling results. The technology assessed was Nuance Communications’ Dragon Medical platform, which is designed to let healthcare practitioners record patient stories via dictation. Nuance provided the technology about three years ago to Health Quest, a nonprofit hospital network…

Voice Interaction Coming to More Cars Thanks to Speak With Me Partnership

Voice Interaction Coming to More Cars Thanks to Speak With Me Partnership

“Speak With Me technology will be available for deployment across any automated vehicle fleet running AWare regardless of vehicle type or automated driving system.” A new partnership could help to bring artificial intelligence to more cars. The AI technology comes by way of Speak With Me, whose eponymous platform revolves around a conversational voice assistant.…

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

A Singapore-based provider of a digital healthcare platform is looking into the potential of speech recognition and voice biometrics to improve healthcare services. Called Doctor Smart, the company has teamed up with a language technology specialist called LangNet in what it calls a “first step” toward its voice-based research. Part of the aim is to alleviate…

Baidu and Synaptics Collaborate on Voice-Based AI

Baidu and Synaptics Collaborate on Voice-Based AI

“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…

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

“…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…

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