Monthly Archives: May 2020
AI speech startup DefinedCrowd has closed a $50.5 million funding round from current investors. The Seattle-based model-training platform plans on..
Australian virtual assistant developer Flamingo AI is selling itself off for $100 Australian dollars after failing to raise enough capital..
After Whistleblower Letter, Irish Regulators are Asking Apple About the Revised Siri Recording Program
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is discussing potential privacy violations by Apple and the Siri voice assistant. The communication began..
Enterprise virtual assistant developer Leadspicker has raised around $2.2 million in a seed funding round from Reflex Capital and J&T..
Google Introduces Google Assistant Voice Match for Some Purchases, Adds Security by Maintaining Voice Model On-Device
Over the past week, Google has been rolling out a new Voice Match setting for voice-enabled purchases of some digital..
Global Smart Speaker Growth Cools in Q1 as Pandemic Leads to Declining China Sales, Amazon Retains Top Spot Says Strategy Analytics
Over 28 million smart speakers were sold globally in Q1 2020 according to research firm Strategy Analytics. That is up..
Specialty and Custom Voice Assistant Design with VUI Agency’s Esslinger, Hassan, and Baumeister – Voicebot Podcast Ep 151
Over the past few weeks, I have brought in executives from three companies with specialty assistants that have shown early..
Voice assistants are usually very polite, but a fan of Futurama decided he wanted one with a little more attitude...
Cerence announced this week that Audi’s upcoming voice assistant will be built on its Cerence Drive automobile voice AI technology...