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News from the editors of Speech Technology magazine and the producers of the SpeechTEK conference.
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Smartphones Will Be More Literate Than 32 Million Americans in 10 Years

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INRIX OpenCar Expands Voice Options - INRIX has added 20 popular worldwide content providers to its OpenCar platform, with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service providing the interface. Newly formed agreements with Amazon Alexa, Audiobooks.com, Bookatable, Dash Radio, Dar.fm, Glympse, INRIX Traffic, Napster, Nest, NPR, ParkMe, Parkmobile, PayByPhone, Philips Hue, Rivet Radio, Slacker Radio, Stitcher, Wcities and Yelp will allow INRIX to deliver auto-grade […]

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Voice Makes Forays into Virtual Reality - Immerex  and CloudMinds Technology have begun collaborating on a next-generation entertainment experience using virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), with an ultimate goal of adding speech processing and natural language understanding into the mix as the central interface. Immerex is a pioneer in virtual reality. It recently launched one of the world’s lightest portable VR headsets, […]

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Amazon Alexa Enters the Robotics Realm - As further proof of the ubiquity of Amazon’s Alexa Voice Services, UBTECH Robotics this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas unveiled Lynx, a robot that features the Alexa cloud-based voice interface. Lynx combines UBTECH’s proprietary robotics with the automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, and search capability of Amazon Alexa. With this, […]

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Ho! Ho! Hold the Phone. - With Christmas just around the corner, millions of children are anxiously awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. They’ve written their letters to the North Pole, cleaned their rooms, and even tried to be as good as possible the past few weeks to avoid a stocking full of coal (although with the way energy prices have […]

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Alexa Is Really Getting Around - Amazon’s Alexa voice service is really getting around, and not in the bad way. Through a deal announced earlier this week, Wynn Las Vegas will add Amazon Echo, Amazon’s hands-free voice-controlled speaker, to all 4,748 of its hotel rooms, enabling guests to control all of the smart home features in their rooms with a series […]

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Am I Too Old for One of These? - Kids today have all the fun toys. When I was growing up, we had Matchbox cars, Legos, G.I. Joe, and Star Wars action figures. The really creative kids were able to combine the four into one fun-filled day chock full of activity. I would have loved to have had a smart Talking Dino like the one […]

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Amazon Now Voice-Enables the Turkey Prep - With Thanksgiving happening later this week, a lot of first-time bird-preparers will have a lot of questions. And rather than keeping mom on the line for hours at a time to help with the cooking, users of Amazon’s Echo and other smart home devices will have a talking personal assistant right on hand to guide […]
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