speech recognition

Novel Voice Biometrics Give Story Time an Upgrade

Novel Voice Biometrics Give Story Time an Upgrade

“It’s an unusual application for voice recognition, but one for which the technology is well-suited, assessing the unique characteristics of a reader’s voice to provide the appropriate soundtrack for whatever is happening in the story.” A novel idea for voice recognition technology is gaining traction with the news that digitally enhanced storytelling startup Novel Effect…

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

“At its core, it’s essentially a teacher-focused AI assistant along the lines of Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s Bixby, responding to end users through speech recognition. But it can also generate virtual avatars to interact with students…” A China-based company called NetDragon has launched what is says is the world’s first AI teaching assistant. Called 101…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

With the growing popularity of voice-based user interfaces and interaction, Sensory‘s technology has been widely embraced. It was in play through a number of offerings from partners like Amazon, Honeywell, Huawei, and Motorola at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and, as Sensory CEO Todd Mozer points out, it has enjoyed a repeat performance at this…

Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

The next generation of Captcha, that prove-you’re-not-a-bot staple of the contemporary internet, could revolve around not only whether users are able to respond to a given prompt, but in how they respond on a physiological level – in other words, a biometric Captcha that combines facial and speech recognition with a knowledge-based test. Dubbed “Real-Time…

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features Natural Speech Controls

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features Natural Speech Controls

“While these technologies reflect a broader trend of increasing convergence between IT and automotive technologies, they also illustrate Mercedes-Benz’s particular leadership in this area…” The latest model in Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class model features speech recognition and voice control, signalling the latest turn in the drive toward the smart car. Mercedes-Benz says the car’s voice control system…

Nuance Launches Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4

Nuance Launches Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4

Nuance has launched a new edition of one of its clinical use speech recognition platforms. Aimed at smaller medical practices with 24 clinicians or fewer, Nuance’s Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is designed to speed up the process of patient documentation, and features machine learning technology that Nuance says will enable it to adapt to…

Enacomm Strikes Reseller Agreement with Telecom Consultancy

Enacomm Strikes Reseller Agreement with Telecom Consultancy

“In a statement announcing the partnership, Telvoyant CEO Kurt Amos suggested that it’s a response to changing demographics and demands from the marketplace.” A new partnership should bring voice and speech recognition technology from Enacomm to many more customers. The company has announced that it has established a reseller agreement with Florida-based telecom consulting firm…

Sensory Tech Underlies Various Voice Interaction Products at CES 2018

Sensory Tech Underlies Various Voice Interaction Products at CES 2018

A number of companies are going to be showing off devices featuring voice-based interaction at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, and in many cases Sensory Inc. technology will be the common denominator. The company has announced that versions of its TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure solutions will be showcased at more than three dozen exhibits on the…

Alexa for Business Brings Voice-Controls to the Workplace

Alexa for Business Brings Voice-Controls to the Workplace

“Importantly, the solution is already compatible with a number of enterprise platforms that are already popular in numerous workplaces…” Amazon is trying to bring its flagship voice-based AI platform into the workplace with Alexa for Business. Alexa for Business can do the usual tasks like scheduling meetings, reordering office supplies, and starting conference calls. But…

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

“These efforts are part of a larger one on Google’s part to extend the ecosystem of its artificial intelligence technology amid a general AI boom in which multiple major tech firms – Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and more – are competing.” Google is now actively encouraging tech makers and developers to build products featuring its voice-based…

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Integrated Into Google Waze App

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Integrated Into Google Waze App

Google’s Waze driver navigation app now features voice activation functionality thanks to the integration of Sensory Inc. technology. Thanks to Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree system, Waze users can now activate the app by saying “OK Waze,” and can proceed with commands such as, “Find an alternate route,” or, “Drive home.” And of course users can also ask…

Nuance Anticipates Growth in Automotive, Biometric Solutions in Fiscal Update

Nuance Anticipates Growth in Automotive, Biometric Solutions in Fiscal Update

Nuance Communications is seeing strong growth in the medical sector, and is expecting the automotive sector to lead its mobile business going forward, according to the company’s latest corporate update. The update covers the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30th. The quarter saw GAAP revenue of 465.9 million, down from $506.2 million in…

Google and Stanford Researchers Collaborate on Healthcare AI

Google and Stanford Researchers Collaborate on Healthcare AI

Google and Stanford University researchers are working together to develop AI technology that can listen to conversations between doctors and patients and take relevant notes on them. The technology is based on the kind of speech and voice recognition technology already in use in products like the Google Home devices. The system in development with…

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are warning about the vulnerability of voice recognition systems to effective mimics. Their findings are outlined in a new study published in Elsevier entitled, “Acoustical and perceptual study of voice disguise by age modification in speaker verification”. Essentially, the researchers sought to see if they could fool automated…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. The conversation begins with some highlights of Sensory’s exceptional year before diving into the details of a recent major milestone for the company: the integration of its TrulySecure biometric software into LG’s latest flagship smartphones. LG’s move came in anticipation of Apple’s recent Face ID announcement, and…

Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics Team Up To Spread Voice-Powered AI

Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics Team Up To Spread Voice-Powered AI

Arrow Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, and Synaptics have announced a new joint solution aimed at helping device makers incorporate Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant into their products. Synaptics and NXP technologies form the foundation of the solution. It’s based on Synaptics’ AudioSmart 2-Mic Dev Kit for Amazon AVS, which features Synaptics’ dual microphone board, voice input processor,…

Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. Sci-fi fans have been well acquainted with its principles since Isaac Asimov started getting books published, and more recently a generation that has grown up on video games has spent countless hours trying to outsmart AI entities. But in recent years AI has really come to the forefront…

Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

“…developers had a wealth of data upon which to train Alice using Yandex’s ‘SpeechKit’ platform, making it a particularly sophisticated AI assistant.” A Moscow-based IT giant has just launched Russia’s own version of Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Called Alice, the AI system is designed to respond to a wide range of voice-based queries, from…

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers at the College of William and Mary in Virginia have developed a continuous authentication system for smart glasses devices that combines behavioral and voice biometrics. As the IEEE reports, the system, called GlassGuard, analyzes six types of user interactions with their smart glasses devices, mostly revolving around how the swipe their fingers across an…

Pages