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Richard Adhikari
Alexa and Cortana: Two AI Heads May Be Better Than One
08/16/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1056 Words

The global market for voice and speech recognition software will total nearly US$7 billion by 2025, up from the $1.1 billion chalked up in 2017, according to Tractica.

There has been an upsurge in the development of viable market use cases that...

Paul Korzeniowski
Speech Recognition Software Slowly Making Progress
04/27/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 984 Words

... are the bane of many consumers' existence, but the boon to many corporate executives' business plans: Speech recognition systems can make consumers' blood boil as they unsuccessfully try to respond to prompts, such as "Please enter your account number," but the technology can...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft AI Beats Humans at Speech Recognition
10/20/16 11:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

... Artificial Intelligence and Research Unit earlier this week reported that its speech recognition technology had surpassed the performance of human transcriptionists. The team last month published a paper describing its system's accuracy, said to be superior to that of IBM's famed Watson artificial...

John P. Mello Jr.
Speech Recognition a Boon for Two-Finger Typists
01/31/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 739 Words

It's a speech recognition program called Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS).

Irresistable Offer
Speech recognition programs turn what you say into text on a computer screen. Some, as DNS does, will let you issue voice commands to your computer too.

For...

Mark W. Vigoroso
Travelocity's New Speech-Recognition Option Might Signal Trend
08/07/01 5:45 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 529 Words

The new service combines automated speech recognition capabilities with voice portal technologies, including natural sounding text-to-speech and the ability to ask for and retrieve Web-based information.

Travelocity customers using the service will now be able to remotely confirm travel information, including airline,...

Jay Lyman
Big Blue Stars in Opera Voice-Recognition Technology
03/23/04 9:21 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 674 Words

Norwegian company Opera is adding IBM speech-recognition technology to its free browser software . The company, which raised about $18 million...

Keith Regan
Giants Bet on Voice Recognition for E-Commerce
07/06/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 428 Words

Analysts believe that the widespread adoption of speech recognition technology will help e-commerce reach its true potential. Freeing shoppers from their keyboards, e-commerce over cellular phones and other mobile devices could lead to an explosion of online purchases, especially among those who shy...

Richard Adhikari
AT&T's Watson APIs Let Apps Recognize Speech
04/20/12 2:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 653 Words

AT&T could shake up the voice-recognition market when it launches several application programming interfaces (APIs) for its Watson speech recognition program in June. Developers will be able to use these APIs to create new apps and services with voice recognition and transcription capabilities.

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John P. Mello Jr.
Dragon Dictate for Mac Is an Expert Listener
12/29/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 827 Words

For many years, the speech recognition world for PCs and Macs was split between Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows and MacSpeech for OS X. That changed earlier this year when Nuance , the maker of Dragon, bought its Mac rival. Both companies continued...

John P. Mello Jr.
Mac App Transcribes Speech to Text in a Snap
03/01/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 666 Words

The maker of the top selling speech recognition software for the Mac, MacSpeech Dictate, has introduced Scribe (US$149), which is designed to transcribe voice files recorded on an iPhone, second-generation iPod touch or digital sound recorder into text.

Like Dictate, MacSpeech claims...

Jeff Meisner
MacSpeech: Getting a Word In Macwise
03/23/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 580 Words

... been a dozen years since MacSpeech came out with some of the first speech recognition software for Mac users, but that hasn't stopped the company from innovating. In the last five months, the 20-employee business has released two major upgrades to its MacSpeech...

Jack M. Germain
Enterprise Fertile Area for Voice Biometrics
01/15/05 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 894 Words

Chatow said the software's speech recognition module is so secure that the company has not had any attempts at intrusion or hacking.

He said prerecorded responses from a caller do not trick the system . Attempts to use such voice recordings are...

John P. Mello Jr.
Dragon Fires Up iPhone Speech-to-Text Apps
01/04/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 723 Words

One technology that offers some promise, however, is speech recognition , as can be seen in two products recently released by Nuance , maker of the top-selling talk-to-text application on the PC, Dragon Naturally Speaking.

In recent weeks, the company has released two...

Erika Morphy
Nuance's Nina Challenges Siri, and She Means Business
08/07/12 9:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 702 Words

Nina can be used by smartphone application developers -- or any other type of user who would like to deploy the technology's mix of speech recognition , text-to-speech and voice biometric technology, for that matter. Nuance is offering Nina as a hosted, cloud-based service.

Mark Essig
IBM Makes Speech Code Open Source
09/13/04 3:12 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 522 Words

It will spur the availability of speech-enabled applications by making it easier for developers to build and add speech recognition capability in a standardized way, the company said in a statement.

Supporters of the IBM open-source initiative include Apptera, AT&T , Audium, Avaya...

Erika Morphy
IVR Systems: Are They Done Yet?
09/11/09 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1003 Words

For one thing, innovations in speech recognition and IVR systems tend to creep along. One change, though, is taking hold. Namely, there are better tools for detecting problems with an IVR menu or speech-recognition system , so companies can fix them sooner.

What's...

Erika Morphy
Avaya Unveils Interactive Voice Response 9.0
07/24/02 12:26 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 601 Words

Other features in the release include enhanced development tools and tighter integration with speech recognition providers Nuance and SpeechWorks , as well as integration with Siebel 7, Java , Avaya Interaction Center, Avaya Predictive Dialing System and multiple communication switches.

Investing...

Paul Hartsock
Live From Macworld: Hot Products Still Turn Heads as Crowd Thins
01/17/08 2:14 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 915 Words

Speech Recognition for Mac
The Dragon speech recognition engine is widely recognized as being one of the most accurate available on the consumer market, but it's currently only licensed to Windows products. Anyone wanting or needing to use a speech recognition...

Erika Morphy
Microsoft Scoops Up Tellme
03/15/07 2:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 500 Words

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that it plans to acquire Tellme, a privately held speech recognition vendor. The deal gives Microsoft functionality in Tellme's core competencies: voice-activated nationwide directory assistance, enterprise customer service and voice-enabled mobile search . Founded in 1999, Tellme doesn't have the...

Richard Adhikari
Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier
12/16/14 1:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

How Skype Translator Works Skype Translator's automatic speech recognition conducts a deep neural network analysis of what was said in a conversation, comparing the words spoken against snippets of millions of previously recorded samples.

The audio then is transformed to a series of...

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