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Talking With Your Car is No Longer a Future Concept

When I was growing up, talking cars were the stuff of science fiction. On the show Knight Rider, Michael Knight worked alongside his car, KITT, to solve crimes across the highways and byways of America. Long before Knight Rider, we had Dick Tracy. His two-way radio wristwatch might just be on your arm today, paired to your smartphone.

This Voice-First Startup Helps Parents Boost Their Child's Development From Home

In 1983, a three-year experiment began. Trained observers sat in 40 homes of rich and poor families to record hours of babbling between the parents and their babies. Researchers at the University of Kansas set up this ambitious project to investigate whether the language parents use during the earliest years of their child's life affected their academic success later on.

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. 

“Ask Mercedes” Uses IBM Watson To Answer All Your Car Questions


Image credit: Daimler

You know that feeling when you just got a brand new car? You sit inside marveling at every little detail, maybe caress the steering wheel and breathe in that "new car smell". But wait, how do you make it open the garage door? And what does this button do?

Voice Interfaces are Making Banking and Finances Infinitely Less Frustrating

Voice Tech Helps Physicians Focus on Patients Instead of Paperwork

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Chatbots in Healthcare and Designing Sensitive Conversations

VOICE Summit Announces Dynamic Slate of Speakers and Keynotes from Amazon, LEGO and Yext

Newark, NJ—May 23, 2018—VOICE Summit, the nation’s largest multi-day voice-first conference, today announced a slate of more than 150 industry speakers. The event will feature voice-first experts David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo at Amazon, Howard Lerman, Founder and CEO of Yext and Chiori Hori, Principal Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories.

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