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 […]

Two Speech Technologies on the Rise

In two separate reports released this week, research firm Research and Markets has predicted very robust growth for two speech-related technologies through 2020. They are biometrics, which is forecasted to grow in North America at a compounded annual growth rate of 12.28 percent, and the global mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market, which is projected […]

BBC to Improve Captioning

Swedish communications technology and services company Ericsson is working with the BBC to improve live captioning for TV programming by reducing the delay between the live audio and the appearance of the transcribed text on the screen. Other partners in this effort include European IT services firm Atos and England’s own Screen Subtitling Systems. Together, the four companies are looking […]

Jibo Releases a Speech SDK

Jibo late last month released a software development kit (SDK) and developer forum for its conversational social robot, which will be able to interact with its environment by recognizing people’s voices and faces, responding to questions, and displaying visual content. The Jibo SDK will enable developers to create Jave-based “skills.” It includes an animation editor, behavior editor, speech editor, and simulator, […]