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Patent talk: Siri with personalized responses for nice support chops

Different strokes for different folks? An Apple patent idea newly made public could mean Siri would deliver personalized responses depending on who is speaking to it. The patent "User profiling for voice input processing" ...

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A real conversation piece: Social chatbot in China does phone talk

The voice is sweet, youthful but not childish, just vibrant enough to hit all the marks of a call from a good friend who can listen and react. It is not the voice of a human. It is a chatbot to be exact. And oh, it can chat. ...

Software

IBM has launched Watson Assistant

IBM has officially unveiled its Watson Assistant, a voice recognition and assistant system meant to serve as the back end of customized customer front-end systems. IBM announced at its annual Think conference that Watson ...

Robotics

Two-wheel transporter will transform into smart sidekick

So what is the I-didn't really-need-it-but-how-do-you-spell-cool gadget would you like to buy next? A two-wheeled transporter to get around town? A personal assistant to order around town? No need to choose, because, come ...

Computer Sciences

Upgraded Deep Voice can mimic any voice in mere seconds

Via whitepaper which they have uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, a team at Baidu (China's answer to Google) has announced an upgrade to their text-to-speech application called Deep Voice. Now, instead of taking a half-hour ...

Computer Sciences

Google offers update on its human-like text-to-speech system

Google has offered interested tech enthusiasts an update on its Tacotron text-to-speech system via blog post this week. In the post, the team describes how the system works and offers some audio samples, which Ruoming Pang ...

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