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Status Delivered
Workspace Speech Services
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 23, 2017

We need to have Watson Speech To Text Service in German Language

35%-50% of the entire Europen market can be adressed by German language. Not all people know, that German langauage is not only used in Germany, bus in : Austria, Switzerland, partly Polen, Netherland, Hungaria, Slowakia, Tscheck Republic, Solvenia etc. .. in all these countries we have for exampe call and service center Watson opportunities with Speech... but we can not deliver ... we loose against Microsoft . ... we looose against Nuance... because IBM has no STT in German language. This must change NOW :-)

  • Admin
    Aug 9, 2019

    Added to the service in Q4 2018

  • Admin
    Nov 8, 2018

    @wolfgang - Do you have any Voice Gateway/Voice Agent opportunities in your pipeline?  Please email them to me. 

  • Guest
    Sep 6, 2018

    Watson Speech to Text will provide support for German Broadband model in Q3 2018. This will include support for our Customization services. We do not have a plan to provide support for German Narrowband model yet in our roadmap.

  • Guest
    Jul 23, 2018

    What is the point of having this Idea Portal when IBM official can, without a reason, simply ignore the most wanted feature with more than 600 votes and 100 comments?

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2017

    I totally agree with Rene: why should we reimplement others have done and did well before us? We just need to provide the capability!

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen - kind regards,

    Barbara Proske

    Software Client Architect - CSI

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    Betreff: Rene Werth responded to idea SST-I-16 We need to have Watson Speech To Text Service in German Language
    Datum: Do, 30. Nov 2017 11:45

  • Guest
    Nov 13, 2017

    We loose cognitive opportunities because we can not deliver in German language! Others can .... (Microsoft, FinTecs,.....).

  • Guest
    Nov 1, 2017

    STT in German is urgently required since a window of opportunity for implementation of new FSS regulations regarding documentation of client advisory meetings/calls is only open for next 6-9 months. Just to name a few others, we have opportunities for internal and external call center use of STT (in addition to conversation and cognitive search) for whole commercial banks sector, savings banks organization, as well as Deutsche Bank where we just announced a Cognitive partnership and need to deliver.

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2017

    We have requests from system integrators for STT in German for multiple customer opportunities cross industry!!!

  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2017

    My two clients Commerzbank and DTAG will order STT only when it is available in german. If not they will further on use google, Microsoft or Nuance. And this has the consequence that other Watson services are at risk.

  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2017

    Deutsche Bahn as the largest public transportation organization, not only in germany (!!) is seeking for STT in so many opportunities. Especially DB SChenker for Knowledge Management and DB Vertrieb at the customer dialogue and customer management are seeking heavily for STT in GERMAN!! Just imagine: Watson for every GERMAN Bahn customer as a SPEAKING assistant that LISTENS to GERMAN language