Who’s Who in Voice-Assisted Banking [VIDEO]

  • JJ Hornblass
  • April 17, 2015
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canstockphoto0564396With the uproar this week over Siri’s seemingly homophobic responses to Russian queries about gays (Question: “Are there any gay bars around me?”; Answer: “You are so rude!”) and Apple’s refusal to comment about them, we decided to take a look at one of the more compelling areas of fintech: voice-assisted banking.

Besides stating the obvious — that voice-assisted computing is somewhat fraught with potential programs — creating reliable, effective voice-assisted banking is anything but easy. There are at least four companies playing in the VAB space: Nuance Technologies, Ask Ziggy, Interactions, and Kasisto. Recently spun off from SRI International, the same organization that sold Siri technology to Apple in 2010, Kasisto plans two commercial product releases this year.

What follows are demos of each the players in VAB. As far as we know, no knowledge of Russian is required.

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JJ started the first iteration of Bank Innovation back in 2007, and has been working on it ever since. He also serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal Media, Bank Innovation’s parent. He founded Royal in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified media company. Prior to forming Royal, JJ was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, he has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and son. He counts among his accomplishments one New York City Marathon, two New York City Triathlons and the 2010 Father’s Day 5K, the first race he ever ran with his daughters. He can be reached at hornblass@gmail.com or 212-564-8972.

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