speech recognition

Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

ID R&D Comes Out Ahead in Voice Liveness Detection Challenge

ID R&D Comes Out Ahead in Voice Liveness Detection Challenge

ID R&D’s voice liveness detection technology has bested the competition in the 2019 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures (ASVspoof) Challenge. The biannual industry challenge evaluates solutions based on their ability to distinguish real speech from false speech that has been generated using Text-to-Speech or voice conversion technology. ID R&D’s solution proved to be the…

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

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,…

Google Details Privacy Policy After Dutch Audio Leak

Google Details Privacy Policy After Dutch Audio Leak

Google Search Product Manager David Monsees has taken to the company’s blog to emphasize its commitment to privacy and clarify some of its policies around the use of audio data. The post was written after one of the company’s language experts leaked confidential Dutch audio data, with Monsees noting that the leak is a violation…

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Communications is releasing a new voice recognition engine that can identify a speaker in less than a second without the use of a passphrase or any other personal information. Dubbed the Lightning Engine, the AI platform is built with deep neural net technology and can be deployed in virtual assistants, smart speakers, and other…

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Communications has established a definitive agreement to sell off its India SRS division. It’s part of a larger effort on Nuance’s part to divest itself of its Subscription Revenue Services business, which is focused on mobile services in emerging markets, with the company also having recently completed the sale of its Brazil SRS division.…

Canadian Healthcare Provider Integrates Nuance’s Dragon Medical Platform

Canadian Healthcare Provider Integrates Nuance’s Dragon Medical Platform

A Canadian healthcare provider has deployed Nuance’s Dragon Medical One platform to streamline its documentation process. Northern Health treats patients in Northern British Columbia, and will leverage the speech recognition capabilities of Dragon Medical One and PowerMic Mobile to make it easier for its physicians to create and access accurate electronic health records (EHR). “We…

Speech and Voice Recognition Market to Hit $31.83 Billion by 2025

Speech and Voice Recognition Market to Hit $31.83 Billion by 2025

A new report from Grand View Research predicts that the market for speech and voice recognition tech will hit $31.82 billion by 2025. The rising demand for voice-activated virtual AI assistants is expected to drive much of that growth, leading to a CAGR of 17.2 percent. The banking, automotive, and healthcare sectors are expected to…

Red Box Integrates Nuance Transcription Engine

Red Box Integrates Nuance Transcription Engine

Nuance Communications has partnered with Red Box to offer a more comprehensive set of voice-based services to enterprise level clients. The new solution will combine Nuance’s Transcription Engine and voice biometrics with Red Box’s conversational capture tech. Together, the integrated products will make it easier for organizations to turn casual conversations into actionable, analyzable data.…

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

“The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will include voice-activated safety features and a voice-activated car manual.” Nuance Automotive has found another partner for its conversational voice interface technology, announcing that its AI tech is being deployed in BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. The Assistant offers support for 22 languages and will allow BMW drivers to control various…

LumenVox Provides Biometric Authentication for MODIS IT Platform

LumenVox Provides Biometric Authentication for MODIS IT Platform

LumenVox has formed a new partnership with MODIS to offer customizable biometric security to their customers. Specifically, MODIS will be integrating LumenVox’s multimodal authentication tools into its suite of IT services, allowing enterprise-level clients to purchase the IT solution best suited to the demands of their company.    “Our partnership serves the specific needs of…

Nuance: Automated Tools Will Make Financial Services More Efficient

Nuance: Automated Tools Will Make Financial Services More Efficient

Nuance Communications has shared the results of its second annual survey of financial services professionals, finding that employees in the financial sector are increasingly searching for automated tools that will help them do their jobs more efficiently. The survey incorporated feedback from more than 63,000 people, and highlighted workplace documentation and customer service as potential…

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

“…Nuance emphasized that its performance exceeded the expectations of its leadership in terms of margins and earnings per share, and delivered revenues at the high end of its guidance range.” Nuance Communications has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, illustrating a stronger than expected performance in certain areas. Effective October 1st of…

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…

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