Robot Uses Commercial Speech Product to Detect Emotion

Robot Uses Commercial Speech Product to Detect Emotion

Japanese robotics maker MJI has integrated human emotion recognition into its communication robot Tapia. MJI adopted Smartmedical’s Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology used in various business fields such as mental health, call centers, and entertainment. With Empath, Tapia can understand human emotions, including joy, calm, sorrow, anger, and vigor, through dialogue with users. “The global robotics […]

The Bot Bonanza

Virtual digital assistants (VDAs), which are automated software applications or platforms that assist humans through understanding natural language in written or spoken form, are rapidly gaining traction in consumer and enterprise markets alike, according to new research from Tractica. While smartphone-based consumer VDAs like Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana are currently the best-known offerings, virtual assistant […]

Speech Can Help Diagnose Dementia

A new technology that analyzes natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: “Technology to Support People with Dementia.” The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of people’s speech as they describe pictures on the screen. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze about 400 variables, such as pitch, tone, […]

IBM Has Launched Watson Conversation Service

IBM Has Launched Watson Conversation Service

Earlier this month, IBM added the Watson Conversation Service to the Watson Developer Cloud in BlueMix. The move will help developers add a natural language interface to applications to automate interactions with end users. Common applications include virtual agents and chat bots that can integrate and communicate on any channel or device. This new service […]

Microsoft Extends Skype Translator to Meetings

As further proof that it aims to have a hand in each and every single activity in which businesses engage today, Microsoft later this year plans to roll out a live captioning service for Skype for Business, transcribing business meeting in up to 40 languages. The Meeting Broadcast technology will provide automated text captions using […]

Climb Mount Fuji Just to Use the Voice Technology

Climb Mount Fuji Just to Use the Voice Technology

Japanese telecom operator KDDI has introduced a multilingual sightseeing guidance app for foreign visitors using the multilingual speech translation system at Mount. Fuji. KDDI will provide route guidance and climbing advice through the multilingual speech translation system, in addition to supporting safe and trouble-free climbing. KDDI aims to convey the attractions of Mount Fuji and contribute to […]

Voice Drives Robot Toys Market Advances

Voice Drives Robot Toys Market Advances

Largely due to advances in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, research firm Research and Markets has forecasted the global entertainment robots market to grow at a compounded rate of 20.09 percent per year through 2020. The report comes as manufacturers of these products continue to develop humanoid robots with advanced technologies that can connect to […]