Ok, Google: Tell me about Israel’s voice recognition technology
Startup Nation is one of the biggest hubs for voice recognition technology - and different solutions make the possibilities endless
Galperin: “This is fascinating for me, in terms of the potential. Especially in Covid-19 days, when you want to order something and you don’t want to touch the screen.”Voca.ai We’ve all had conversations with machines, and we know this because it’s so obvious when we talk to them. Voca.ai automates and scales customer conversations with ‘friendly voice AI agents’ - meaning, you’re likely talking to an intelligence system next time you are on a call with a call center implementing Voca.ai’s solution. Galperin: “Google just signed with Verizon on things like this. It has potential in terms of natural language understanding.” Voiceitt
Voice is more consumer-facing and helps those with severe speech impediments speak via a mobile or tablet app. Using artificial intelligence, the system learns how each user speaks and then builds up a vocabulary to help translate slurred or unintelligible speech patterns. In July 2020, the company raised $10 million in series A.
Galperin: “If you can take someone with a speech disability and understand and translate it, this is an amazing solution and tool. This is like using voice recognition to do good in the world.”
Verbit is a smart transcription and captioning solution for healthcare professionals, universities, and journalists. Its speech-to-text technology is 99% effective and can be invaluable for organizations that rely on transcription at a fast and effective pace.
Galperin: “Imagine you are in a doctor’s office and instead of waiting for the doctor to write everything, the machine listens and transcribes everything for the doctor. This is amazing.”Gong.IO Gong.IO helps sales teams prepare for their calls with potential customers by recording phone conversations and analyzing the way each person speaks. It then provides feedback on what language and tone to use for specific marketing personas. Galperin: “The machine records me, and analyzes, and gives me the proper way to speak with the right personas in order to make the sale.”
After outlining all the potential companies coming out of Israel, it became clear that the latest instrument in the tech sphere will not be a device or a software download, but our own organic tool that requires no guidebook. “You had touchscreen technology, and you needed to learn how to use swipe and how to zoom. With voice: it’s something you know from the moment you’re born. You are hearing your mother’s voice, you know how to speak the language.”There are many use cases that show that voice technology is not just here to stay, but it’s about to thrive. Now Siri, write that down.