Sensory Unveils Cross-Platform Wake Word AI That Supports Multiple Voice Assistants While Maintaining Ideal Performance

Sensory Updates TrulyHandsfree with Capabilities That Align With the Voice Interoperability Initiative Led by Amazon Sensory, a leader in embedded voice, vision and biometrics AI announces new capabilities for TrulyHandsfree™, the company's widely-deployed wake word engine, that enables support for multiple wake words from any combination of leading brands, custom branded wake words, small vocabulary command sets or even user defined wake words where the end user can create their own phrase. This technology supports…

More Than Half of Consumers Want to Use Voice Assistants for Healthcare According to New Report from Voicebot and Orbita

 Orbita, Inc., provider of healthcare's most powerful conversational AI platform, announced the release of the Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report for Healthcare 2019. To develop this report, Orbita sponsored independent research by Voicebot.ai, the leading online publication and research source dedicated to voice and AI technologies. Based on a survey of 1,004 U.S. adults, the report includes these key highlights: Orbita's newest platform features provide enterprise-grade, end-to-end…

Selligent Consumer Study Reveals 69% Find It ‘Creepy’ When They Receive Ads from Voice Assistants Based on Unprompted Conversations

Global Connected Consumer Index Highlights Need for Marketers to Strike a Relevancy Balance to Deliver Personalization and Brand Value Without Alienating Consumers Global B2C marketing automation company, Selligent, published the Selligent Global Connected Consumer Index, a global study of 5,000 consumers focused on behaviors and expectations as it relates to interactions with brands. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed consumers find it “creepy” when they receive ads based on unprompted cues from voice assistants like Apple’s…

Three-Fifths of Brits Ignore Their Smartphones’ Voice Assistants – but In-Car Offers a Growth Opportunity for Voice

New research reveals that more than three-fifths of Brits (62%) don’t use their smartphone’s pre-loaded voice assistant capabilities. But for those that do, it suggests the greatest opportunity lies in their cars. AI and data-driven agency Artefact UK surveyed 2,000 British adults to understand how people are interacting with voice assistants both in and out of the home. It revealed that of the 38% of people that do use voice assistants on their phones, nearly half (47%) use them while driving, compared to only a quarter…

Whetstone Technologies Announces SoniBridge – Enabling Mobile Marketing for Voice Assistants

Whetstone Technologies announces the general availability of the SoniBridge platform, spanning the gap between voice assistants and mobile marketing via text messaging.  The company will be demonstrating their patent-pending, voice-first technology at the 2019 VOICE Summit in Newark, NJ from July 22-25. "We developed the SoniBridge platform to close the customer engagement loop while delivering a frictionless, beneficial user experience.  Our technology enables clients to increase offer redemption and lead generation…

Voice Assistants Land Brands in Uncharted Creative Territory

Branding on audio assistants is in its infancy, but brands should prepare for a new audio-focused world Voice assistants and smart speakers have become the latest consumer-electronic devices to transform the marketing industry. The number of speakers and assistants in the U.S. is now more than 180 million, and voice-driven informational searches and interactions have become interwoven in many consumers daily lives. With the rise of VUI, marketers are faced with vital questions. Does our branding transcend into audio? If…

STUDY: Nearly Half of SMB Marketers Say Amazon’s Alexa Has More Marketing Potential Than Other Voice Assistants

Uberall Study Finds That SMBs Prefer Alexa over Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana Uberall, Inc., the location marketing solution for businesses competing to attract and win local brick-and-mortar customers, released a new study about how SMB (small- and medium-sized business) marketers feel about interactive voice technology. Interactive voice is the 2-way engagement that a consumer has with a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. People can use these assistants in many different places like…

Voice Assistants Set to Revolutionize Commerce in the Next Three Years

User Spending via Voice Assistants Is Expected to Grow as Much as Six Times in Three Years Capgemini's Digital Transformation Institute has recently released a new report titled, "Conversational Commerce: Why Consumers Are Embracing Voice Assistants in Their Lives," which highlights how consumers are using voice assistants and the opportunities this creates for businesses to connect with their customers. The report, which surveyed more than 5,000 consumers in the US, UK, France, and Germany, found that voice…

OZ Partners with Orbita to Bring Innovative Voice- and Chatbot-Powered Virtual Assistants to Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries

Companies Will Leverage Extensive Knowledge in Conversational AI to Solve Customer Experience Challenges for Health Care OZ, a global consulting company enhancing customer experiences through digital innovation, has announced its partnership with Orbita, Inc., the healthcare industry’s leader in conversational AI for enterprise-grade voice- and chatbot-powered virtual assistants. OZ will combine its digital innovation and development services with Orbita’s market-leading platform to create unique, customer experience (CX)…

AI-as-a-Service in Martech: Focus on Virtual Assistants, Voice Search, and Location Data Intelligence

Cognitive Automation, Neural Intelligence, Emotional AI, Conversation Assistants, and Proximity Guides -- AI as a Technology Has Come a Long Way Since Its First Mention in a Sci-Fi Novel in the Last Century I always felt that Issac Asimov and Sigmund Freud would have made a fabulous pair as a CTO and a CMO, running a tech company in 2018. Why? Science and creativity, with a touch of human emotion, can solve all the pain points that marketers face today. Most marketing leaders would agree that AI will remain a …

Philips Partners with Orbita to Develop Conversational Voice and Chatbot Applications to Complement Its Telehealth Solutions

Partnership to create AI-based virtual assistants with the human touch needed for effective remote patient engagement Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Orbita Inc., an innovative provider of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for healthcare, today announced a partnership agreement to co-create next-generation conversational virtual assistants for Philips’ consumer health and patient support applications. The joint development agreement will see Orbita’s technology rolled out to…

Sabio Group Acquires Voicebot Specialist Fonetic

Sabio Group, Europe’s leading technology and digital CX service provider, has acquired Fonetic, a leading Spanish provider of cloud-enabled AI voicebots, chatbots and customer behaviour analytics solutions. The announcement strengthens Sabio’s AI and Automation solutions offering, enabling the company’s goal of supporting customers with its own truly innovative range of CX solutions to complement its broad multi-vendor product portfolio. Marketing Technology News: Latest in Content Advertising: No more Facebook News…

edatanetworks Inc. Enhances Patent Portfolio With USPTO in Broadcast Advertising, Voice For Community, And Automated Cause Marketing

edatanetworks Inc. announced today the approval of three key patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These patents further enhance edatanetworks' patent protection in the areas of broadcast advertising, connecting voice with loyalty, and cause marketing. Marketing Technology News: Infor and C3 AI Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Scalable Enterprise AI Industry Applications The approved broadcast advertising patent 16/051,797 relates to micro-targeting digital advertising and broadcast…

Haptik Introduces Conversational IVR Solution to Enable Omnichannel Virtual Assistants

Haptik's Conversational IVR solution leverages the company's core AI platform to power virtual agents to naturally interact with customers via voice The solution has been built in partnership with Audiocodes, one of the world's leading voice gateway contact center providers This solution will reduce customer support call wait times and help businesses create better overall customer experience at scale Jio Haptik Technologies Limited, one of the world's largest conversational AI companies and a subsidiary of Reliance Jio…

Sensory Unveils VoiceHub Portal for Fast, Free, Flexible Wake Word and Voice UI Model Development

VoiceHub’s intuitive interface allows users to quickly build vocabularies in dozens of languages with no coding experience required Sensory, a Silicon Valley company pioneering AI at the edge and the de facto standard for enabling a voice UI on apps and devices, unveils VoiceHub, a convenient online portal that enables developers to quickly create wake word models and voice control command sets for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. Designed with flexibility in mind, VoiceHub allows users to easily select languages…

WellBe Voice Assistant And Wellbe Watch Now Available For Holiday Gift Giving

HandsFree Health, a provider of WellBe, a secure, HIPAA compliant, voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform, announced that the WellBe voice assistant and WellBe Emergency Alert Smartwatch are now available for purchase and shipping across the country through eBay. The innovative new health tech items are sold on top e-commerce retailers eBay, Amazon and Walmart, just in time for holiday shopping. WellBe uniquely combines health and entertainment into a modern consumer electronic device for the home. "Families are…

Five9 Announces Five9 VoiceStream

Five9, Inc a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, announced Five9 VoiceStream to help customers, partners and system integrators leverage the power of real-time voice and add a broad range of value-added applications on top of the Five9 platform. Five9 VoiceStream is a developer-friendly, modern cloud-to-cloud real-time media streaming API that enables frictionless integrations with partners and is highly secure to ensure customers' precious voice data is protected. "We are witnessing a wave of…

Advice Local Adds Conversational Voice App Technology To Product Suite

Advice Local is pleased to announce the launch of their voice app solution for businesses. Creating a voice app enables a business to provide a conversational experience on devices powered by Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. This voice app integration within Advice Local’s technology further demonstrates their commitment to providing superior solutions for their agency and brand partners. Marketing Technology News: BlueConic Expands Customer Lifecycle Orchestration Capabilities Advice Local sets themselves apart…

Learn “How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment” in VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant

Bamboo Learning, CoolGames, Sony, VoiceBrew and Voicebot.ai Featured VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant announces its third episode themed, "How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment." Each episode is hosted by Google Assistant's Sofia Altuna and brings together the most innovative technologists, researchers, community builders and developers in the voice ecosystem. This upcoming premiere episode will feature interactive discussions with executives, engineers and developers from Bamboo Learning, …