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McDonalds acquires Apprente to bring speech recognition to drive thrus

In an effort to bring speech recognition to the drive thru, McDonald’s has acquired conversational artificial intelligence startup Apprente, TechCrunch…

 

Deepfake voice technology claims first fraud victims

Criminal deepfake attacks have claimed their first victims, with a British energy defrauded of nearly a quarter-million dollars through a…

 

Biometric tech for cars unveiled as market forecast to exceed $300M in 5 years

Several biometrics companies and automakers have announced new research or technologies for connected cars, as the market continues to heat…

 

Microsoft contractor reveals Skype human annotation of user conversations

Microsoft contractors working on Skype’s translation function have been discovered to be listening to recordings of user conversations, in the…

 

LumenVox updates authentication suite with new voice biometric features and fraud scanning

Speech automation and multifactor authentication provider LumenVox has launched a new version of its Authentication Suite to broaden its portfolio…

 

Google responds to leak of audio data from AI assistant reviewer

A language reviewer under contract to Google to analyze samples of voice data collected by its Google Assistant software has…

 

Speech biometrics firm Uniphore receives $38M in funding to chase unicorn status

India-based biometric speech recognition and conversational AI company Uniphore has raised nearly $38 million in Series C funding round led…

 

Google building impaired speech dataset for speech recognition inclusivity

Google has partnered with the ALS Therapy Development Institute and the ALS Residence Initiative (ALSRI) to gather voice samples from…

LumenVox

LumenVox, a speech automation solutions company with over 18 years’ experience, recently integrated and merged with VoiceTrust and is a…

 

Amazon patent describes speech recognition prior to hearing Alexa wakeword

Rather than listen for a “wakeword,” a new patent application from Amazon suggests Alexa could simply record all speech, allowing…

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