AAC Tech Can Help Those with Speech Disabilities Navigate Public Places
Augmentative and alternative communication puts control in the hands of people with speech disabilities, and that should be good for businesses, too
Integrating TTS in Web Browsers Is Harder Than It Sounds
Text-to-speech for webpages has to tackle modern English's dizzying complexity
Healthcare CX Is Increasingly Fraught, but Speech Tech Provides an Answer
AI-powered bots, armed with natural language understanding, are giving vital help to users navigating healthcare
Embedding Speech Biometrics on Devices
Voice biometrics just might be the next great hope in securing data and other content. But as people use their mobile devices for more and more, embedding speech biometrics on these devices becomes more important
Reaching the Reluctant with Speech Technology
I'm not a Luddite, but I am skeptical about the latest shiny new toy. People like me want tech that works for us.
Speech Translation Requires an Interface Revolution
Translation software has to cover our endless modes of communication
Toys that Talk to Kids
Toymakers are increasingly incorporating speech technology into their dinosaurs, robots, unicorns, and the like
4 factors health systems need to consider when protecting PHI
Evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, connected devices, and virtual assistants are continually simplifying our lives. While they simplify our lives however, they make our technological environments much more complex and difficult to mana
At the end of the day…create value
I was asked this week by an analyst firm, “How do you create value for your customers?” Value is defined in both tangibles and intangibles. The tangibles are dollars, time, and quality. Dollars are measured with cost savings, additional revenue or profit.
Is “slow and steady” your best career move?
“Slow and steady wins the race” in fables. But how would the words “slow and steady” look on your next performance review?   How long should a patient wait for critical test results? How long should it take to process a lawyer’s billable time, so cli
Integrating great technology with great talent in financial services
When it comes to the hiring process, aspiring candidates aren’t the only ones trying to stand out, as employers across industries aim to showcase their innovative chops in the hopes of securing promising new talent. Financial institutions are no exception
How big is your AI imagination?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Albert Einstein   When enterprises undertake the crucial step of inc
Contextually aware cars – Advanced sensor fusion in a multimodal world
The vehicles we drive are becoming progressively more complex, with increasingly advanced technologies being added to each new generation of cars. These systems help enhance performance, efficiency and safety in our cars, but it is perhaps the convenience
Winning game-changers for really “doing AI” in radiology
The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) reliably produces a lot of important radiology news, and it would be fair to say that this year’s conference was no exception. In fact, it’s more accurate to call the news from this ye
Voice Market for Children Is Ripe for Innovation
Children are exposed to technology at early ages, and voice recognition is emerging as a common way for adults to interact with technology. Yet little work has been done with children's voice recognition systems
“How many ounces in a cup?” or “Show me pictures of a pup.”?
Quantum Leap There was a TV show called “Quantum Leap” where Sam Beckett, a scientist, is trapped in a time travel experiment gone wrong and “leaps” into a different person’s body each week. Every episode starts with the moments after he
The real insider threat — the printer on our network
  For years we’ve been talking about insider threat as the biggest cybersecurity risk. While many insider breaches are attributed to human error, the result is still the same—a cybersecurity breach resulting in a drain on the company’s fi
The pitfalls of manual documentation
Completing reports, filling out forms, to sending emails or responding to general notes, on any given day, professionals can spend a large bulk of their time on paperwork. While manual documentation processes can have its pitfalls, from being error-prone,
Extracting User Data from Speech Applications
Speech applications are a great source of user data, but there are questions to be considered before undertaking any data-heavy project
Bringing Deadtime to Life
Tap, tappy, tap…this is me drumming at the steering wheel waiting for the car to warm up just a few more degrees so that I may peer through the frost-covered glass and start the weekday commute. Detroit is a city of drivers. Shaped like a pinwheel, branch