#Speech Recognition
  • How AI and voice analytics can improve the call center experience

    Sep 11, 2019

    Learn how voice-based data analytics and AI can help enhance call center agents’ performance and improve call center customers’ experiences. We’ve all had our experiences with call center agents who can’t answer questions or get us to the right person for the right answer. This makes it all the more important for technologies like voice-based data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to bring relief to call centers and those who are calling those centers.

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  • McDonald's Doubles Down on Tech With Voice AI Acquisition

    Sep 10, 2019

    When McDonald’s spent over $300 million on big-data-crunching startup Dynamic Yield earlier this year, the move came as something of a surprise. The follow-up should not. Today the Golden Arches announced the acquisition of Apprente, a voice AI system focused on fast-food ordering. It’s a niche, but it just paid off.

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  • Amazon’s voice-synthesizing AI mimics shifts in tempo, pitch, and volume

    Aug 22, 2019

    Voice assistants like Alexa convert written words into speech using text-to-speech systems, the most capable of which tap AI to verbalize from scratch rather than stringing together prerecorded snippets of sounds. Neural text-to-speech systems, or NTTS, tend to produce more natural-sounding speech than conventional models, but arguably their real value lies in their adaptability, as they’re able to mimic the prosody of a recording, or its shifts in tempo, pitch, and volume.

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  • Issue 15 - Focus on Emerging Tech: TinyML and Augmented AI

    Issue Fifteen focuses on the emerging technologies TinyML and Augmented AI, as they begin to take their place in the world of machine learning and deep science technology.

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  • Issue 15 - Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny, and the Future of AI is Augmented

    Augmented AI and TinyML are fast becoming key elements of the ML and AI revolution - Issue Fifteen of INSIGHTS takes a deep dive into these exciting technologies through the lens of Azafran’s Investment Thesis

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