New Language Learning App Is a Real Pal

New Language Learning App Is a Real Pal

Educational developer SpeakingPal has  just made its very cool SpeakingPal English Tutor app available to Intel Atom tablets operating on the Android mobile platform. The app includes voice recognition technology from SRI, innovative scoring logic, and a virtual speaking partner/tutor so mobile device users can practice their English skills in simulated conversations. The teaching content contains […]

Speech Analytics Market Poised for Greater Adoption

Speech Analytics Market Poised for Greater Adoption

The speech analytics market is growing rapidly and fueled by various trends, including the emergence of call centers, increasing focus on regulatory requirements, and market intelligence and competitive intelligence, according to a new report from Research & Markets. The company forecasted that the speech analytics market is expected to grow from $456 million in 2014 […]

Need an Added Incentive for Implementing Voice?

In case you missed it, U.K. research firm ContactBabel recently published  The Inner Circle Guide to Self-Service, a comprehensive 99-page report based on a survey of contact center managers.  Among its findings are these interesting facts that highlight just how economical speech technologies can be: The estimated cost of an inbound interaction is $7.76 for a […]

A Revolution in Political Messaging

The folks that brought you the Obama campaign and the Webby-nominated Drunk Dial Congress service have paired up to bring a voice-powered mobile political messaging platform called Revere. Just like the town crier who warned of the approaching British forces during our battle for independence, Revere allows Washington’s power brokers to spread the word about […]

Siri’s Latest Trick: Name That Tune

Siri’s Latest Trick: Name That Tune

Apple is playing catch-up yet again. Incorporating music-recognition into a mobile operating system isn’t exactly new, but don’t tell the folks in Cupertino, Calif that. Let’s let them think they’re breaking new ground with their latest addition to Siri, the voice-enabled mobile assistant they introduced on iPhones in 2011. Apple has revealed plans to  partner with […]

Sunny Forecast Ahead for Speech and Text Analytics Market

Sunny Forecast Ahead for Speech and Text Analytics Market

The speech analytics market is estimated to jump from $456 million in 2014 to $1.33 billion in 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.9 percent from 2014 to 2019. The numbers come from the MarketsandMarkets report, Speech Analytics Market Solutions (Speech Engine, Indexing & Analysis, (2014-2019). MarketsandMarkets segmented the speech analytics market […]

Apple Makes a Speech Deal, Quietly

Word is only surfacing now that Apple quietly acquired automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company Novauris Technologies, presumably to help it fend off competition from the likes of Google and Microsoft in the mobile device personal assistant space. The acquisition apparently took place late last year but had not been announced. TechCrunch only confirmed the […]