Speech Capturing a Vicious Killer

While we were all shocked and horrified by the brutal beheading of  American journalist James Foley by militant Islamic extremists last week, but we are heartened to know that speech technologies are being used to track his killer. According to a report in USA Today yesterday, investigators used voice recognition software to identify the masked man […]

Smartphones Drive Telematics Growth

Smartphones Drive Telematics Growth

Research firm MarketsandMarkets, in a new report, notes that commercial telematics has evolved from handheld free calling devices and screen-based navigation systems to now include geo-fencing, real-time location information, driver behavior analysis and early notification of accidents. The firm predicts that the global telematics market will undergo a compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent […]

Speech Recommends My Meds

Speech Recommends My Meds

In Hungary, work is under way to develop a speech-based system that will be able to make drug recommendations for pharmacies, according to an article by Hungarian news agency MTI. According to the article, patients in a pharmacy describe their symptoms and the system is able to recommend non-prescription drugs to alleviate them. The patient speaks into […]

TTS Video Maker Software Creates Videos from Images

TTS Video Maker Software Creates Videos from Images

U.K.-based tech developer Video Maker has unveiled new software that employs text-to-speech technology to create videos from images. The company believes that its TTS offering has an edge over other text-to-speech solutions in the market since it uses real human voices versus robotic-sounding ones. Female voices are available in U.S. English, U.K. English, Spanish, Portuguese, […]

Government Workers Open Up to Speech

When news of NSA analyst Edward Snowden, accused of leaking U.S. government secrets,  went public, the government began to look for ways to better screen its employees for security clearances. It might have found the answer in voice technology. I’ve already written about the use of computer voice stress analysis, but the answer might even be […]

BigHand and Olympus Bundle Now Features Nuance Dragon SDK

BigHand and Olympus Bundle Now Features Nuance Dragon SDK

Following the release of BigHand and Olympus’ new offering,  BigHand today said that it is including  speech recognition capabilities within its securely hosted dictation solution as part of the companies’ bundled package. The BigHand speech recognition functionality features Nuance’s  Dragon NaturallySpeaking server SDK, hosted in BigHand’s secure cloud infrastructure and embedded within the BigHand Professional Edition technology. […]

Need Proof of Voice Biometrics’ Validity?

Need Proof of Voice Biometrics’ Validity?

Audio forensics and voice biometrics technology from SpeechPro was able to do what many in California could not: confirm the identity of Mr. Hidden Cash, an anonymous benefactor who’d been leaving envelopes of money in cities around the Golden State and using Twitter to provide clues to their exact locations. The nationwide frenzy to determine the identity […]