Companies could soon tailor what they try to sell you based on the mood conveyed by the sound of your voice.
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Marketers will soon be able to use AI-assisted vocal analysis to gain insights into shoppers’ inclinations – without people knowing what they’re revealing or how that information is being interpreted.
Can you recognise voices?
The people who are excellent at recognising faces might also excel at recognising voices.
Machines that listen – such as Google Home – are now more common, but the technology can ‘hear’ so much more than just our voice commands.
Smart speakers can listen out for more than just your voice commands at home. They can hear what’s going on around you and react, security systems can even listen out for gunshots.
Sure your AI assistant can book an appointment for you, but what about any meaningful conversation?
Google’s latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it’s limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of everyday life.
A new study analysing the outcomes of couple’s therapy shows computers are getting ever closer to determining what we are really think and feel.
Computers can pick up the specific acoustic features of each individual voice.
Would you be able to recognise the voice of your first primary school teacher, if you heard them again today?
Voice interfaces are becoming increasingly popular.
‘Intelligent’ voice interfaces like Alexa and Siri are much hyped, but they have limitations, not all of which can be solved with better technology.
Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.
Saying they are is to dangerously misunderstand the limits of scientific enquiry.
The future’s bright… the future’s virtual?
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Your friendly AI helper could be available on many devices, from your robot at work to even your smartphone.
Imagine a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day and become our trusted friend. Well, science fiction is becoming science fact.
Plans to introduce voice and facial recognition technology for online shopping and banking point to a password-free future.
A masked face but experts still have his voice to go on.
When facial recognition isn’t possible, it’s time to bring in the voice recognition experts.
Your smartphone is learning to better understand your voice commands.
Voice recognition technology is getting better at understanding what we are saying, even if we only say part of what we mean. So how does it work?
Samsung’s new Smart TV’s could be listening to every word you say.
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Typing on a computer keypad could be a thing of the past as voice recognition takes over.
With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for…
It’s listening, but can it really
Pretty much all of us work with computers these days. The problem with computers is that while they can complete complex calculations and recall distant details, they’re terrible at sensing how you’re…