speech recognition

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

Google Nest Hub Max Features Facial Recognition

Google Nest Hub Max Features Facial Recognition

Google is consolidating its Nest and Google Home divisions with the Google Nest Hub Max, a slightly bigger version of the Google Home Hub (now the Google Nest Hub) speaker. Beyond the larger size (a 10-inch touchscreen instead of a 7-inch touchscreen), the Nest Hub Max’s most noteworthy addition is a new camera with facial…

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

“Perhaps most importantly, the system is designed to operate entirely on a given device, with no need for data to be sent to an external server for processing, helping to protect end users’ privacy.” Sensory Inc. is looking to bring sophisticated speech recognition technology to a range of mobile and Internet of Things devices with…

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

A new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests that the demand for far-field voice recognition tech will skyrocket in the next few years. The market is expected to jump from $969 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion by 2024 thanks to the rising popularity of smart speakers, smart TVs, and an ever-expanding range of other smart devices. North America…

Google Significantly Improves its Mobile Speech Recognition

Google Significantly Improves its Mobile Speech Recognition

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

MWC 2019: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks Embedded AI, Biometrics [Audio]

MWC 2019: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks Embedded AI, Biometrics [Audio]

FindBiometrics is in Barcelona, reporting live from Mobile World Congress: the most important mobility conference in the world. This year, MWC’s theme is ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, and with AI, IoT, biometrics and identity all converging to bring about new and innovative user experiences, it was only appropriate we catch up with Sensory, Inc., an industry leader…

DSP Group Teams with Snips to Build Multi-Room Voice Recognition Platform

DSP Group Teams with Snips to Build Multi-Room Voice Recognition Platform

DSP Group has announced that it will be partnering with Snips to create a multi-room voice recognition network for smart homes and other buildings. The new tech will combine DSP’s ultra low energy modules with Snip’s voice recognition software to extend the reach of voice-controlled devices in a closed environment. The Snips and DSP Group…

HIMSS: How Nuance is Revolutionizing Healthcare with Advanced AI [AUDIO]

HIMSS: How Nuance is Revolutionizing Healthcare with Advanced AI [AUDIO]

The 2019 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is currently underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and FindBiometrics is reporting live with expert interviews from the front lines of identity and healthcare. On day two of the conference FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke with Kenneth Harper, Vice President of Emerging Solutions, Nuance Communications.…

Voice Recognition Market Expected to Hit $15.5B by 2029: IDTechEx Research

Voice Recognition Market Expected to Hit $15.5B by 2029: IDTechEx Research

Voice recognition technology has been commercially available since Radio Rex hit store shelves in the 1920s, but it is only in the past decade that it started making serious inroads into the consumer market. The latest research suggests that trend will continue in the next ten years.   A new report from IDTEchEx Research suggests…

Sensory Announces VoiceGenie Smart Speaker Reference Design

Sensory Announces VoiceGenie Smart Speaker Reference Design

“Many consumer electronics OEMs want to get into the fast-growing market for smart speakers, but they don’t want to use another brand’s wake word or risk their customers’ privacy and personal data to do so. Sensory now has an affordable solution that offers these companies access to a user-friendly voice UX for Bluetooth speakers that…

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…

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