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Voice Assistants

  • [New] Celebrity applications of voice clones are likely to be the most prominent in the next few years, with companies hoping the famous will want to boost their income with minimal effort by cloning and renting out their voices. The Verge
  • [New] Just Google AI voice synthesis or AI voice deepfakes, and you will see how commonplace the technology is, available from specialist shops that only focus on speech synthesis, like Resemble. The Verge
  • [New] While European authorities have channels to voice disagreement with each other's cases, there might still be a need to re-evaluate GDPR provisions in the next few years and enable broader investigations that are not overseen by one regulator alone. WSJ
  • [New] Nokia's 5G cloud infrastructure and cloud-native IMS will allow MTN South Africa to run VoLTE along with Voice over Broadband and Voice over WiFi as the foundation for Voice over 5G. Mobile Europe
  • [New] The most popular voice assistant devices in Europe are Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant, with the global market expected to double to 8.4 billion devices from 4.2 billion between 2020 and 2024. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] 2021 will definitely see more solutions to improve business processes in meetings and for business intelligence that are driven using voice technology. Analytics Insight
  • [New] Buffer over read could occur due to incorrect check of buffer size while flashing emmc devices in Snapdragon Connectivity, Snapdragon Consumer IOT, Snapdragon Industrial IOT, Snapdragon Mobile, Snapdragon Voice & Music, Snapdragon Wearables, Snapdragon Wired Infrastructure and Networking. CISA
  • Though voice is at a nascent stage, voice adoption is expected to grow 40% by 2022, including on Google Assistant, Search and YouTube. ETRetail
  • Since early last year, Google has blocked new AI features analysing emotions, fearing cultural insensitivity, while Microsoft restricted software mimicking voices and IBM rejected a client request for an advanced facial-recognition system. 2021
  • It will now provide improved roadway-centric coverage for faster music and video downloads, faster, more reliable, and secure over-the-air software updates, and faster navigation, mapping, and voice services. Inside Towers
  • The trend of customers assigning their endless digital activities to virtual assistants, chatbots and other self-service tools will grow over the next ten years. EIN Presswire
  • Austrian organic farmers fear being left behind in national CAP plan Organic associations and environmentalists have voiced their concerns about Austria's plan to transpose the EU's new Common Agricultural Policy, pointing to the risk of leaving organic farms behind.
  • The influence of digital assistants and chatbots has heavily increased in the last couple of years - a trend that is not projected to stop any time soon. International Business Times
  • An analysis of GlobalData's New Zealand Fixed Communication Model indicates that the fixed voice service revenue will increase at a marginal CAGR of 0.9% over 2021-2026, supported by growth in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscriptions. globaldata
  • Facebook will start testing end-to-end encryption for group chats, including voice and video calls, for friends and family who already have an existing conversation thread or are already connected. Techregister
  • Chatbots and voice-assistants are getting popular in the corporate application development sector with each single year, and the best app development companies in India will soon transform the way consumers interact with their devices.
  • Amazon is investing in the development of a new service that will let customers experience live concerts and other audio events through its popular voice-activated devices. Retailwire
  • Statistics Canada data shows the turnout of immigrant voters has improved significantly over the last decade which is a good sign that immigrants will continue to make their voices heard in 2021. Canada Immigration News
  • Much like automated responses using chatbot technologies, organizations could move away human support interaction to computer-generated responses that are getting better and better at solving user technology issues. Informationweek
  • Imagine now a world not so far off, where there is seamless synchronicity across mobile and CTV, where voice commands drive tune - in and fandom across a multitude of platforms and services. Digiday
  • Following the telecoms market expansion over the last 5 years, the publisher forecasts sustained revenue growth to 2025, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, fuelled by data monetisation as long as data pricing stays rational amid the diminishing impact of declining legacy voice and SMS revenue.
  • Pickell reflected that 95% of customer interactions are expected to take place via an AI chatbot or live chat by 2025.

Last updated: 19 September 2021