5 Ways Voice Technology Is Increasingly Making Itself Heard
Aug 3, 2020Read More
Voice technology is among the things that have gotten a big boost from the global pandemic as consumers shift to buying things online and avoiding touching items in public places for fear of contracting COVID-19.
Apple Acquires AI Startup to Better Understand Natural Language
Apr 3, 2020Read More
Apple Inc. acquired Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup that developed a platform for digital voice assistants to better understand people’s natural language.
Natural Language Processing is an Untapped AI Tool for Innovation
Apr 1, 2020Read More
Natural language processing (NLP) will improve processes including technology landscaping, competitive analysis, and weak signal detection
Picovoice Debuts Platform for Building Voice Assistants Without the Cloud
Dec 3, 2019Read More
Most voice interaction relies on the cloud. Audio gets recorded, digitized, then sent to the cloud for processing before the user hears a response. Picovoice builds around the idea of maintaining the same functions of a standard voice engine, but all operated locally, known in the industry as on the edge as opposed to in the cloud.
AI researchers translate language into physical movement
Sep 11, 2019Read More
Carnegie Mellon University AI researchers have created an AI agent that is able to translate words into physical movement. Called Joint Language-to-Pose, or JL2P, the approach combines natural language with 3D pose models.
Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care
Aug 12, 2019Read More
Zero UI (Zero User Interface) is an interface without a physical presence – no screen, no buttons, no keys. Instead, a user moves, talks, looks or thinks, and artificial intelligence (AI) interprets that interaction in order to respond. It sounds simple, but Zero UI is an intensely complex effort requiring extremely robust capabilities.
Amazon’s Text-To-Speech AI Service Sounds More Natural And Realistic
Aug 11, 2019Read More
Amazon enhanced Polly - the cloud-based text-to-speech service - to deliver natural and realistic speech synthesis. The service can now be leveraged to present domain-specific style such as newscast and sportscast.
Yobe Launches With $1.8m Seed to Pinpoint A Voice In Noise
Feb 4, 2019Read More
There are times where voice-driven systems don’t work all that well because of background noise or other voices.
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Issue 17 - Voice and Acoustics Now Front and Center on the Healthcare Mainstage
The power of the human vocal instrument enters a new dimension as healthcare accelerates innovation to meet the incredible demands of the COVID-19 crisisRead more
Issue 17 - Business Finland: Rethinking Healthcare, Pushing Innovation
Accelerating healthcare innovation by promoting the latest technologies via a leading research & development infrastructureRead more