Is Nuance Up for Sale?

Is Nuance Up for Sale?

Nuance is reportedly courting several possible buyers who want to acquire the speech recognition giant, according to The Wall Street Journal. This is not the first time Nuance has supposedly been up for sale, but now undisclosed private equity companies as well as Samsung has expressed interest, according to the paper. Samsung uses Nuance technology […]

Emotion Analytics Meets Brain Science

Emotion Analytics Meets Brain Science

In a move that brings together two highly scientific minds, Beyond Verbal and market research firm Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) are partnering to really get inside your head. Through this unique partnership, Beyond Verbal will bring its emotion analytics technologies to  LRW’s Pragmatic Brain Science Institute, which offers a comprehensive approach to understanding consumers and why they do what they […]

Softbank’s Voice-Enabled Robot Reads Emotions

Softbank’s Voice-Enabled Robot Reads Emotions

The SpeechTech blog has often written about creepy talking robots in the past, but this one is surprisingly not among them. Most of the creepy ones that we’ve covered have come from Japan, and this one is no different. Luckily, it lacks the  eerily life-like, hard-to-tell-from-apart-from-a-real-person appearance and use case that made the others creepy. And this […]

Apple Gives Brief Overview of Siri Updates

Apple Gives Brief Overview of Siri Updates

At the Apple WWDC 2014 event earlier this week, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, quickly touched upon some updates of Siri as part of the new iOS platform. One update is “Hey Siri.” Users can plug in their phones and say “Hey Siri,” and without touching the phone the voice recognizer […]

Beyond TTS, 2Dual Changes the Way Dyslexics View the World

2Dual, a San Diego-based non­profit software startup that creates assistive technology for dyslexics and the visually impaired, is nearing completion of 2Heads, a new mobile app that provides location-specific information that can be translated and read aloud by a user’s mobile device. The location-based app provides a list of audibly-accessible info-bits from surrounding businesses, schools, […]

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 […]