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Speech Is Assured a Place on the Road Ahead

Speech in the car has gotten a lot of press in the last few weeks, thanks to key initiatives from speech processing technology providers Microsoft and SVOX. SVOX earlier this month announced that it is working with German automaker Volkswagen to develop natural language understanding (NLU) voice interfaces for the car. The ambitious goal of […]

And the Hits Just Keep Coming

GM Voices’ Epic Rock ‘n’ Soul Story Features a Geeky Twist No one would dare to call GM Voices a one-hit wonder, ready to take its place next to such bands as The Knack and Kajagoogoo. For those who have been eagerly awaiting the company’s second hit single after “The Asterisk Song” and companion music […]

Goodbye Goog-411

Google ended its week Oct. 8 by announcing that it would be discontinuing the free Goog-411 directory assistance service that it has offered for the past three years. The death knell will officially sound on Nov. 12. Goog-411, the first speech-enabled directory assistance service, was reportedly a front for Google to gather utterances to build […]