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This week’s articles round up

Key takeaway of the week

Call to Action of the week

Practical tips article of the week

Witlingo skill of the week

Witlingo Flash Briefing of the week

Podcast of the week

Voice First Video of the week

Voice First Thread of The Week

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Voice talent of the week

Voice First Fact/Finding of the week

Voice First Term of the week

  • Far Field Speech Recognition: Speech recognition technology that is able to process speech spoken by a user from a distance (usually 10 feet away or more) to the receiving device, usually in a context where there is ambient noise. The first performing mainstream Far Field Speech Recognition device and system was the Amazon Echo, which launched its product to the market in November 2014. The Speech Recognition technology that handles speech recognition on hand held, mobile devices (e.g., Siri) is called Near Field Speech Recognition.

Throw back of the week

Quick Twitter Poll of the week

New Twitter Poll


Notable upcoming events


Useful Voice First links