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Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion
Voice recognition software
voice recognition

Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

The tech giant's biggest acquisition since buying LinkedIn is aimed at accelerating the growth of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
12 Apr 2021
What are biometrics?
A scan of a fingerprint's papillary lines displayed in green on a dark screen
Security

What are biometrics?

Your face, iris, DNA and typing style can all be used as a password
5 Jan 2021
EasyJet's voice search feature takes flight
voice recognition

EasyJet's voice search feature takes flight

Customers can now speak into their smartphone when searching for trip options
6 Sep 2019
Apple axes 300 ‘Siri eavesdropping’ contractors in Ireland
An iPhone user activating Siri
voice assistant

Apple axes 300 ‘Siri eavesdropping’ contractors in Ireland

Workers in Cork see contracts terminated after the company pledges changes to the 'grading' project
29 Aug 2019
17 hidden secrets of the Amazon Echo
amazon echo
Technology

17 hidden secrets of the Amazon Echo

Amazon’s voice assistant can do a lot more than just play music and tell you the weather.
15 Jan 2019
17 hidden secrets of the Amazon Echo
amazon echo
Technology

17 hidden secrets of the Amazon Echo

Amazon’s voice assistant can do a lot more than just play music and tell you the weather.
15 Jan 2019
Is the UK headed towards a voice tech skills shortage?
voice recognition

Is the UK headed towards a voice tech skills shortage?

Report predicts voice tech will be integral to future businesses, but firms will struggle to meet rising skills demand
21 Nov 2018
HMRC amasses five million UK citizens' voice recordings
HMRC branded email used to fuel scam
data protection

HMRC amasses five million UK citizens' voice recordings

Tax office creates "mass ID scheme" by the back door, Big Brother Watch claims
25 Jun 2018
Researchers uncover new exploits in voice-powered assistants
voice assistant

Researchers uncover new exploits in voice-powered assistants

'Voice squatting' and 'voice masquerading' are new methods attackers can use to steal users' information
31 May 2018
How to put Alexa on Raspberry Pi
Hardware

How to put Alexa on Raspberry Pi

Here's how you can build a home-brew Amazon Echo
24 May 2018
Satya Nadella: Microsoft will build ethical AI
Satya Nadella
cognitive technology

Satya Nadella: Microsoft will build ethical AI

Microsoft chief says ethics must be taken seriously as AI begins to change society
23 May 2018
Microsoft buys conversational AI startup Semantic Machines
Cortana
machine learning

Microsoft buys conversational AI startup Semantic Machines

Machine learning firm to make Cortana and Azure Bot Services better at chatting
21 May 2018
Microsoft wants to make Azure your AI destination
Microsoft Satya Nadella on stage
machine learning

Microsoft wants to make Azure your AI destination

Developers get more tools to build AI in the cloud and at the edge, plus Microsoft 365 customisation
8 May 2018
Intel and Amazon create Speech Enabling Developer KIt
voice recognition

Intel and Amazon create Speech Enabling Developer KIt

The developer kit will make it easier for third party developers to integrate Alexa Voice Service into products
20 Oct 2017
The rise of voice search in 2017
voice recognition and commands
voice recognition

The rise of voice search in 2017

Voice search has been revealed as one of Gartner’s top tech trends of 2017, but what is it and why will it become so big?
21 May 2017
Build 2016: Why Microsoft predicts a world of talking bots
Business strategy

Build 2016: Why Microsoft predicts a world of talking bots

Satya Nadella’s big vision for Microsoft is around intelligent conversations with machines
31 Mar 2016
Nuance Dragon Professional Individual
voice recognition

Nuance Dragon Professional Individual

Nuance’s new take on speech recognition promises still further customisation and integration with Dragon Anywhere, in 2016
21 Dec 2015
Facebook buys speech recognition startup
Speech recognition
voice recognition

Facebook buys speech recognition startup

Social network hopes Wit.ai will help it close ground on Siri and Cortana
6 Jan 2015
Chrome updates to include voice-activated searching
A man opens his mouth as if speaking and a cloud of letters comes out.
voice recognition

Chrome updates to include voice-activated searching

Chrome users will now be able to use their voice to search the internet following an update from Google
22 May 2014
Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris
apple logo
Mobile

Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris

Consumer electronics giant bolsters voice capabilities with recent purchase.
7 Apr 2014
Doctors use speech recognition to cut NHS waiting times
Doctor and patient meeting in an office
Software

Doctors use speech recognition to cut NHS waiting times

The use of speech recognition tools could revolutionise the NHS, but departments are slow to adopt.
9 Oct 2013
Skype scoops up international voice traffic
voice recognition

Skype scoops up international voice traffic

VoIP service leaves traditional international voice call carriers for dust.
18 Feb 2013
Microsoft demos real-time language translation
Microsoft Translate
voice recognition

Microsoft demos real-time language translation

New software lets English speakers talk in Mandarin in user’s own voice
9 Nov 2012