1st VOICE Summit Awards to honor voice tech community

Voice Summit 2019 organizers announced Thursday morning that its 2019 Voice Summit Awards Dinner, which will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on July 24, will honor innovators in the voice technology community.

“We are excited to bring attention to the outstanding technology, innovation and leadership within the voice-first community,” Conference Chairman Pete Erickson said. “The VOICE Summit Awards set a high standard that will drive the industry forward while nurturing emerging industry leadership.”

The event will recognize individuals who have contributed to the emerging voice technology community and have advanced overall adoption and been pioneers of innovative experience, the organizers of the event said.

An independent committee of leaders and sponsors will select finalists from the follow categories:

  • Best Conversational Design;
  • Best Multi-Modal Experience;
  • Best Game;
  • Best Shopping/E-commerce Experience;
  • Best Educational Experience;
  • Best Healthcare Experience;
  • Best Travel;
  • Leisure or Hospitality Experience;
  • Best Brand Interaction;
  • Best IoT Voice Device;
  • Best In-Car Experience;
  • Best Banking/Financial Experience;
  • Best Media Experience.

In addition the awards, the dinner will also honor winners from competitions created by Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung.

“The way humans interact with machines is at an inflection point and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is at the center of the transformation,” Erickson said. “Certain voice technologies are known for enabling customers to interact with the world around them in a more intuitive way using their voice, and these challenges from Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung are an effort to progress the way this technology is used.”

Applications are due May 31 and finalists will be announced on or around June 21. To apply, click here.