VOICE Summit announces finalists for first awards

The VOICE Summit 2019, returning to New Jersey Institute of Technology this month, has announced the finalists for its first awards, to be presented July 24 as part of the event.

The inaugural awards will be presented to individuals and organizations in 12 categories at the voice technology summit’s Awards Dinner.

“The VOICE Summit Awards were created to raise the bar for the voice-first community and drive the industry forward by showcasing the next generation of voice tech pioneers,” Pete Erickson, chairman of the conference, said in a prepared statement. “The creativity and ingenuity of the almost 200 submissions we received made the selection process incredibly difficult for our esteemed panel of judges. Each entrant should be applauded for their efforts.”

The finalists are:

Best Banking/Financial Experience

  • EnHelix – Apsley
  • BOND.AI – Empathy Engine
  • ID R&D – Safe Chat

Best Brand Interaction

  • Audible – Alexa “Choose Your Own Adventure” Skill from Audible
  • The Earplay Platform – Jurassic World Revealed
  • The Earplay Platform – Mr. Robot Daily Five Nine

Best Conversational Design

  • SoundHound Inc. – Houndify
  • Audtra – The Canceller
  • Bamboo Learning – Bamboo Books

Best Educational Experience

  • MyBuddy.ai – AI Buddy, Inc.
  • BBC Voice + AI – BBC Kids
  • RAIN, Inc. – Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny

Best Game

  • The Earplay Platform – Jurassic World Revealed
  • The Earplay Platform – Mr. Robot Daily Five Nine
  • Gamefly, Inc. – StreamBeing

Best Healthcare Experience

  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority – Speak2 Software
  • Suki – Suki
  • Vocera Communications – Vocera Smartbadge

Best In-Car Experience

  • Volley – Song Quiz
  • iNAGO Inc. – TaikenPilot
  • SoundHound Inc. – Houndify

Best IoT Voice Device

  • Mobvoi, Inc. – TicMotion
  • SmartBeings Inc. – WooHoo Enterprise AI Assistant
  • SayKid – SayKid
  • UnaliWear – UnaliWear’s Kanega LTE watch

Best Media Experience

  • Resemble AI – resemble.AI
  • Send Me a Sample LTD – Send Me a Sample
  • AlphaVoice – Radio Lab

Best Multi-Modal Experience

  • Vocala – Pointless
  • Bamboo Learning – Bamboo Math
  • Volley – Song Quiz

Best Shopping / eCommerce Experience

  • Send Me a Sample LTD – Send Me a Sample
  • Snips, a Private by Design voice assistant that runs on the edge – Snips
  • Jetson – Jetson

Best Travel, Leisure, or Hospitality Experience

  • SmartBeings Inc. – Woohoo
  • Angie Hospitality – Angie
  • Orderscape – Orderscape

Judges were:

  • Audrey Arbeeny, Audiobrain
  • Jon Arnold, J Arnold & Associates
  • Andreea Danielescu, Antilipsi
  • Taseen Peterson, Gamefuly Inc.
  • Emerson Sklar, Applause
  • Ann Thyme-Gobbel, Sound United
  • Maikel van der Wouden, Voicebranding.nl
  • Anne Weiler, CEO, Wellpepper Inc.

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