voice interaction

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…

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

The mobile biometrics revolution of the last several years has helped to drive excitement about a number of modalities, with voice being one of the most prominent. Voice has emerged as a key user interface on smartphones thanks to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, and on smart home devices via platforms like Amazon’s Alexa. People…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…