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The week in Voice Tech. Friday, 03.31.2017

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Your bite-sized weekly roundup of the Voice Tech stories no one wants to miss

Voice-recognition software in the enterprise. It's the economy, stupid

Clique: With such a vast variety of voice assistants appearing on the market, business users may wonder: how much benefit could this technology bring to my organization, now or in the foreseeable future? If we are to believe mega-investor Mary Meeker's prediction, the likely answer is: "a lot". There are several possible uses of voice technology in enterprise settings, including authentication, call center solutions, custom applications, and much more.
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Intelligent, natural, speech-based CRM. Be smarter and look smarter

Clique: We all know that intuitive voice-centric computing is set to take Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to a whole new level, but selling in Intelligent Speech Based Computing to upper management can sometimes be tough. For some companies, adding more to their CRM tech budget can be difficult. Yet, sometimes, all it takes are a few simple use case scenarios that clarify the potential advantages of new CRM technology and open up the conversation.
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A 100-year-old multi-party call, and a new calling to connect the world

Clique: The first recorded multi-party call took place in 1915. Now, more than a century later, options for conference calls and other communication have considerably expanded. Businesses can now choose from a vast variety of voice services, which are constantly improved to be increasingly efficient. Andy Powers, founder and CEO of Clique, looks back to the birth of the voice industry and discusses why "Voice where we want it" is so relevant in today's world.
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Toyota and NTT to collaborate on platform for connected cars

E&T Magazine: Toyota and the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced they are starting a collaboration to develop new technology for connected cars. The two companies plan to share their expertise in order to start developing technologies for smarter, sustainable and connected vehicles. The announcement comes shortly after Toyota teamed up with Microsoft who agreed to license some of its latest car technologies to the car manufacturer.
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The Matrix Voice is an Alexa for your Raspberry Pi

TechCrunch: Matrix Labs just finished a crowdfunding campaign for an AI voice recognition system for Raspberry Pi which allows users to create their own Alexa voice assistant. The company managed to raise $5.8M from Azoic Ventures and Rokk3r Labs, developing two components for this system: the Creator and the Voice. Combined, these two products allow users to incorporate an Alexa-like voice assistant with AI capabilities into their own hardware creations.
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Samsung's new digital assistant, Bixby, tries to push past voice recognition toward true AI,

Popular Science: Samsung has a new digital assistant that incorporates voice recognition and deep learning features to provide a new variety of tools for Samsung device users. Sriram Thodla, senior director at Samsung, introduced Bixby to the public during a Samsung Galaxy event on Wednesday. The new virtual assistant is the latest competitor to Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.
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Digital innovators set to dazzle at Amazon event

Manchester Evening News: A new app called Laundrapp is one of the digital innovation projects that should be announced at the Amazon Manchester Academy today (31 March). The application integrates Alexa's voice technology to provide a simple laundry service for its users, who will be able to address the app by saying: "Alexa, ask Laundrapp to pick up my laundry tomorrow". Once the app registers the customer's request, Laundrapp picks up his/her washing and brings it back to them clean 48 hours later.
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Conversing with your fridge: Samsung showcases S Voice

airport-technology.com: Voice recognition is moving from smartphones to all kinds of smart devices. On Tuesday, Samsung announced one of its latest voice recognition technologies, this time for integration with its latest smart refrigerator, released on the same day. This new software, called S Voice, should allow consumers to talk to Samsung's refrigerator, asking it to buy groceries or find recipes online.
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Siri and Alexa Are Fighting to Be Your Hotel Butler

Bloomberg: Amazon and Apple appear to be battling it out on who will take its voice assistant to Marriott International's chain of hotels. The world's biggest lodging company is looking for a voice assistant for its guests that will act as a hotel butler; allowing them to control the lighting, heating, and TV in their rooms via voice commands. Marriott International is only the latest hotel chain to incorporate voice into its services after Wynn Resorts installed Amazon Echo devices in December.
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Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption

TechCrunch: Telegram finally decided to add voice calls to its offerings, after most messaging apps included the feature in their packages. The company's new voice service will focus on security, as Telegram ensures that its users' voice calls will be end-to-end encrypted.
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