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2018-05-16 14:08 CEST
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VoiceBase Partners With University of Sheffield to Launch Centre for Speech & Language Technology

Together VoiceBase and the University of Sheffield are pioneering the future of speech recognition and speech analytics

San Francisco, CA, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, VoiceBase, the leading provider of AI-powered speech analytics announced a partnership with the University of Sheffield, to develop the next generation of speech and language technology. Together, VoiceBase and world-renowned Professor of Speech and Audio Technology, Thomas Hain, will run a Centre for Speech & Language Technology. This Centre will be at the forefront of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications within automated speech recognition (ASR) and other language technologies.

"Professor Thomas Hain is notably one of the leading experts in the highly competitive field of speech technology," stated Walter Bachtiger CEO VoiceBase. "VoiceBase is honored to have found tremendous synergy around our speech technology vision, in order to jointly advance the science of automated speech recognition."

We believe that the Speech & Audio Technology research team at the University of Sheffield around Professor Thomas Hain, is of the top university research teams within Speech Recognition related technologies in the world. With partners such as Twilio, Amazon Connect, Voxbone and AVST, VoiceBase is committed to bringing the next advancements of speech recognition and analytics to the enterprise.

This Centre of research combines cutting edge university research with the leading platform of AI-powered speech analytics.  VoiceBase and its customers will have access to the best research and state of the art technology, while VoiceBase provides opportunities to world class researchers to have their technologies be used on a massive scale within the world's largest enterprises. 

"By bringing together exceptional University resources and VoiceBase's 'big voice' vision for enterprise business intelligence, the centre's researchers will be in touch with real world problems and have the satisfaction to see their hard work realized in the largest enterprises around the world," commented Professor Thomas Hain. 

About VoiceBase

VoiceBase is defining the future of deep learning and communications by providing unparalleled access to spoken information for businesses to make better decisions. With flexible APIs developers and enterprises build scalable solutions with VoiceBase by embedding speech-to-text, conversational analytics, and predictive analytics capabilities into any big voice application. VoiceBase's customers include Amazon Web Services, Home Depot, Twilio, Nasdaq, HireVue and Veritone. The company is privately held and is based in San Francisco, California.

The University of Sheffield

With almost 29,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the University of Sheffield is one of the world's leading universities.

A member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, Sheffield offers world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students at the university are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.

Sheffield is the only university to feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 and was voted number one university in the UK for Student Satisfaction by Times Higher Education in 2014. In the last decade it has won four Queen's Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield has six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Global research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens and Airbus, as well as many UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

Emily Blazensky
VoiceBase
408 702 7160
Emily@VoiceBase.com

Kathryn Roden
The University of Sheffield
+44 (0)114 222 1899
k.m.roden@sheffield.ac.uk

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