voice interfaces

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…

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…

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

“The time needed for voice identification has been reduced from 10 to seven seconds, while enrollment time has been brought down from 35 to 20 seconds.” Phonexia has launched the fourth generation of its Deep Embeddings biometric voice recognition platform, delivering significant improvements over the 3rd generation system. Next Generation Voice Biometrics Whereas the previous…

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…

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…

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…

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 and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

Voice and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

“Clinical documentation in the healthcare market will be a leading driver going forward, Tractica says – good news for companies like Nuance Communications, which is already gaining a foothold with its Dragon Medical platform. “ Tractica is predicting some major growth for the voice and speech recognition market over the next several years. The market…

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.…