Google and Canadian Down Syndrome Society to improve voice recognition technology

Voice recognition technology - Project Understood - Canadian Down Syndrome YouTube

Digital voice assistants have a long way to go when serving people with speech challenges. It’s no mystery that voice recognition technology has a long way to go before it’s anywhere close to flawless. Anyone who uses Google, Siri or Alexa has had to deal with misunderstood words, phrases and commands. People with speech difficulties are coming together to help improve this situation with Google’s tech. Therefore, Google is working with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, which launched a campaign to enhance its voice recognition technology. The company is working…

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Timpson uses QR code tech to obtain instant feedback from consumers

QR code tech - POS Mobile Payment

The British multinational retailer has deployed a plan to encourage customer reviews. The in-store QR code tech has been added at the point of sale in 170 Timpson shops around the UK. The purpose of these codes is to increase the amount of reviews from customers by providing them with a fast and convenient way to leave quick feedback. Feedback has doubled since the review system was introduced. When customers reach the point of sale, they are invited to scan the quick response codes with their smartphones. This will prompt…

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The central bank of the Philippines to adopt National QR Code Standard for Payments

National QR Code Standard Philippines - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved adopting the quick response code on a national scale. The Bangko Sentra ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, recently announced that the monetary board approved adopting a National QR Code Standard for payments. The nationwide adoption of the quick response code is to ensure interoperability of QR-enabled financial and payment services. The BSP sees the value in QR codes for transferring money. QR technology has become the most convenient and cost-efficient method of transferring funds from one account to another,…

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Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

Interac Debit m-commerce - Google Pay mobile payments

Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

QR code transport ticketing system - Commuters in station

AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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