speech recognition

Sensory Speech Command Tech Integrated Into Enterprise Smartglasses

Sensory Speech Command Tech Integrated Into Enterprise Smartglasses

Smartglasses developer Vuzix has teamed up with Sensory Inc. to bring its TrulyHandsfree voice recognition technology to its M300 wearable device. Compatible with Android and iOS, Vuzix’s M300 smartglasses are designed for enterprise applications. They feature an HD camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, head-tracking, and GPS functionality. Now, Sensory’s low-power voice command technology will provide a more…

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

The Windows Apps Team continues to promote the sophisticated technological capabilities of the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) through its FamilyNotes app. While Microsoft was keen to emphasize the impressive facial recognition technology of UWP, its Windows Apps Team’s latest and final developers’ blog post on FamilyNotes emphasizes its voice command and speech recognition functionality.…

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice-based interaction is on the rise, with a new report from ABI Research predicting that by 2021, the number of users interacting with such systems will reach over a billion. That will reflect a CAGR of 80 percent, the market research firm says. In the enterprise, the hands-free functionality of voice-based interaction will prove highly…

Amazon’s Voice-Based AI Has Over a Thousand Skills

Amazon’s Voice-Based AI Has Over a Thousand Skills

Amazon’s voice-based AI assistant Alexa now has more than a thousand “skills”, the company has announced. ‘Skills’ in Alexa’s case refer to the AI system’s compatibility with certain kinds of queries. They’ve been ramping up over the last year, ever since Amazon opened up skills development to third parties via Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).…

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

As other major IT companies step up their efforts in speech recognition and AI, Microsoft is following suit with respect to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The company is offering a new set of APIs for UWP developers called Microsoft Cognitive Services. The cloud-based APIs revolve around speech recognition, but also take things a step…

Nuance to Give Voice Command Tools to TV Developers

Nuance to Give Voice Command Tools to TV Developers

Nuance Communications has announced that its Nuance Mix NLU developer platform will offer support for its Dragon TV solution this summer. The move will allow developers with TV OEMs and cable companies to use Nuance Mix tools to create custom Dragon TV interfaces, with the end result being smart TV systems based on voice interaction.…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

The Need For Security in IoT Increased connectivity is leading to all sorts of technological innovation, bearing the potential for a great deal of increased efficiency, not only in the world of industry, but also in at home and in the car. The Internet of Things, both industrial and commercial, promises levels of automation, customization,…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

May is Voice Biometrics Month 2016 at FindBiometrics, so for the next four weeks we will be examining the hands-free modality in our featured articles section, culminating with an expert webinar on the topic: Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World. In order to get things started, we’ve put together a voice biometrics primer to familiarize…

Alexa Speech Recognition Featured on CoWatch

Alexa Speech Recognition Featured on CoWatch

Amazon is moving into smartwatches with a new device integrating its Alexa voice-controlled AI assistant. The device is called the CoWatch, and was developed by Danny Dong, CEO of iMCO. It features a high-resolution touchscreen and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and it also runs on the Cronologics OS, an operating system designed by Google and…

Philips SpeechLive Offers Almost Immediate Dictation Transcription

Philips SpeechLive Offers Almost Immediate Dictation Transcription

Philips’ Speech Processing Solutions has upgraded its Philips SpeechLive dictation system with integrated speech recognition technology. The speech recognition service is being aimed at busy professionals as a means of saving them time in their work. It’s available in 21 languages and is compatible with recordings from Philips voice recorders and the Philips dictation app,…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Devices Feature TrulyHandsfree Tech

Samsung Galaxy S7 Devices Feature TrulyHandsfree Tech

Samsung has licensed Sensory Inc.’s TrulyHandsfree technology for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. The integration brings embedded speech recognition to the flagship devices. That includes when the smartphones are offline; TrulyHandsfree’s speech recognition will allow voice-based interaction with the devices even without an internet connection. It also enables effective voice activation of the…

News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT

News Roundup: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 with an exclusive webinar event while border control, fingerprint authentication, speech recognition and voter ID made up the big headlines in the news. Here is a look back on the top identity management stories from last week: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT On Friday we hosted the…

Google Researchers Develop High Speed Offline Speech Recognition

Google Researchers Develop High Speed Offline Speech Recognition

Google researchers have developed a speech recognition system that runs “faster than real-time on a Nexus 5 Android smartphone.” Moreover, it can sustain high speed and accuracy while running offline. The researchers accomplished their aims partly by integrating contextual data directly into the app; for example, in order to process the voice command, “Text Kendrick, ‘On…

Intel Integrates Sensory’s Voice Activation Tech into SoC Offerings

Intel Integrates Sensory’s Voice Activation Tech into SoC Offerings

Sensory Inc. has found a major new distribution channel for its TrulyHandsfree voice command technology: It’s now embedded in a number of system-on-chip (SoC) offerings from IT giant Intel. TrulyHandsfree has been integrated as an embedded port in the low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) of Intel’s Anniedale, Broadwell, Broxton, Merrifield, and Skylake SoCs, which are…

Steady Growth Predicted for Smartphone Voice Recognition Market: Technavio

Steady Growth Predicted for Smartphone Voice Recognition Market: Technavio

Market research firm Technavio is predicting steady growth for the smartphone voice recognition market, forecasting a CAGR of about 10 percent between 2015 and 2019. One key market driver is the rise of speech-recognition based AI personal assistants such as Google Now, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, and other emerging systems. These systems tend to…

Nuance System Lets Lawyers Draft Docs By Speech

Nuance System Lets Lawyers Draft Docs By Speech

Nuance Communications has announced Dragon Legal, a speech recognition system that allows users to prepare legal documents via voice command. The system features a robust vocabulary of legal terms, which Nuance says was developed based on 400 million words from legal documents. It also offers transcription capabilities for voice memos, and is compatible with Dragon Anywhere,…

Google Docs Introduces Dictation

Google Docs Introduces Dictation

The latest version of Google Docs introduces dictation, or “Voice typing”, as its makers call it in a blog post announcing the feature. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Users who turn on the feature will be able to dictate the content of their documents, with Google’s speech recognition deciphering their language and producing…

DSP Group Announces New Voice and Audio Processor

DSP Group Announces New Voice and Audio Processor

Wireless chipset solutions provider DSP Group has announced a new voice and audio processor called DBMD4. It’s designed to offer ultra-low-power, always-on voice command for a range of potential applications, and is based on Google Hotword and Sensory TrulyHandsFree technology. The system features noise suppression and echo cancellation capabilities, and “built-in handshaking with Sensory’s TruleHandsfree,”…

Speech Recognition Is Leaving a Mark on Our Accents

Speech Recognition Is Leaving a Mark on Our Accents

Apple users are changing their accents to accommodate Siri, according to The Guardian’s Tom Dart. And the same applies to users of other apps designed for speech recognition; all are struggling to sound more like northern Americans to ensure that their apps can figure out what they’re saying. Speaking to Dart, Language Technologies professor Alan…

Google Capital Backs Pindrop in Latest Financing Round

Google Capital Backs Pindrop in Latest Financing Round

Call-based fraud prevention specialist Pindrop has raised another considerable sum in investment. The company has announced that its Series C funding round raised $75 million. This latest pile of funding complements the #35 million raised in the companies Series B round of financing, continuing the company’s momentum as investor interest rises. This latest round was led…

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