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Transportation Companies Bet On Safer Driving With Voice

Voice tech in transportation is typically a mix of cool cars with voice assistants and voice assistants in cool cars. Between global brands and their flashy voice-first systems, no-one really gives Uber drivers or humble truckers a second thought (or even a first).

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AI Can Tell If You Have a Chronic Disease—From Your Voice

Healthcare has become somewhat of a muse for voice tech startups, inspiring countless admirable innovations including smart assistants to monitor aging patients, automated transcribers to streamline doctors reports, Alexa-powered medical devices, and even hearing aids that translate over 27 languages. 

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AI Chatbot Upgrades Fan Experience at Sports Venues

Where's my seat? What is the best hot dog vendor? Which beer tastes less like water? 

Alan: The AI Companion For First Responders

Here's the problem: there are 2.25 million public safety officers in the U.S. and only 100.000 dispatchers. This means police, firefighters, and medical service providers—all of whom are usually in time-sensitive situations—have to wait for a dispatcher to become available so they can get the 101 on the situation ahead. 

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Inside VOICE: Designing the Westworld Alexa Skill and Voice Casting for Brands

Have you played the award-winning Alexa skill: Westworld: The Maze?

In this skill Alexa immerses you in the fantasy playground of Sweetwater, where your mission is to find the center of the maze. You can converse with different characters, hear the trains steaming through town, catch the notes of a piano playing nearby, and strategically choose your next move (to avoid an unexpectedly violent death).  

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How Voice Tech Could Help Counter Fraud in eCommerce

Remember listening to Google Duplex make that terrifyingly human-like phone call to book an appointment at a salon?

While most of us were thinking "Well, I'm never making phone calls again," cybersecurity experts thought "We might be able to use this for fraud prevention."

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How Voice Assistants are Helping People With Dyslexia

AI Hearing Aids Talk to Voice Assistants and Track Your Heart Rate

One of the fastest growing audiences for virtual assistants isn't Millennials or Gen Z, as many would predict, it's actually adults aged 55 and over.

These adults are using smart speakers and virtual assistants for everything from medication management and accident prevention to keeping in touch with their families. But an intriguingly personal form of virtual assistance is now making a dent in the AI market: hearing aids

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Meet Pillo: A Smart Health Companion To Keep Your Meds on Track

Credit: Pillo.

Microsoft's New Patent Makes Using Voice Tech in Public Less Awkward

When someone says "smart speaker," most think "Alexa". 

It's a reasonable association since many consider Amazon Alexa the glowing face of voice technology; a crown earned for its relentless progress in the last few years. But Google Assistant is catching up, stepping on Alexa's heels while Samsung's Bixby power-walks a few miles behind.

And Cortana? Well, Cortana is hobbling along with no real intent of running. (Let's spare Siri from the race altogether.)

But Microsoft could jump to the front with its latest voice-first innovation. One that could change how we interact with voice-enabled devices in the future—particularly in public. 

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