Project Voice 2021 Awards

The Project Voice Awards honor global best-in-class achievement across voice technology and conversational AI.

Nominations closed January 31. Finalists (and some winners) are announced below - these were first shared via This Week In Voice VIP.

All winners will be announced April 15, in conjunction with Project Voice Worldwide.

We congratulate all of the Finalists, as well as all of the Winners, in what has been an amazing year for voice technology and conversational AI.

Project Voice 2021 Awards - WINNERS

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Winners:

Sanjay Dhawan / Mark Benjamin (Cerence spinoff from Nuance)

Kurt Schrader / Andrew Childs (Clubhouse)

Daniela Braga (First female CEO of voice/AI company to raise over $50M)

Jon Stine (Open Voice Network)

Iran Davar Ardalan / Nisa McCoy / Nikki McLay / Karim Ardalan / Kee Malesky / Robert Malesky (iVow.AI)

Karol Stryja / Michal Stanislawek (VoiceLunch)

Google (Google for Startups Accelerator: Voice AI)

Nick Schwab (Sleep Sounds)

Nithya Thadani (RAIN Agency)

Brandon Kaplan (Skilled Creative)

Tobias Dengel (WillowTree)

Mark Gray (Constant Companion)

Voice Developer of the Year

Cerence

Nuance

Amazon

Google

Rasa

OpenAI

Clubhouse

Voice Experience of the Year

Starfinder

Samuel L. Jackson

Clubhouse

Daily World Wheel

Spotify

The Project Voice Advisory Group Award For Best Voice Experience Created By A Large Company

Lucky Charms Magical Mission (General Mills)

Wild Turkey Tasting (Campari)

NBA Skill Relaunch (NBA)

Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year

Mark Gray (Constant Companion)

Trini Mille (TeeRead)

Audrey Arbeeny (Audiobrain)

Danny Weissberg (Voiceitt)

Aariv Modi (independent voice developer)

Joel Wilson / Sarah Andrew Wilson (Matchbox.io)

Katherine Prescott (VoiceBrew)

James Vlahos (HereAfter)

Sofia Altuna (Google)

Prateek Kathpal (Cerence)

Paul McNeil (MB Usable Security)

Voice/AI Executive of the Year

Sanjay Dhawan (Cerence)

Iran Davar Ardalan (iVow.AI)

Braden Ream (Voiceflow)

Daniela Braga (DefinedCrowd)

Scott Stephenson (Deepgram)

Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva)

Todd Mozer (Sensory)

Mark Gray (Constant Companion)

Voice/AI Journalist of the Year

Bret Kinsella (Voicebot.AI)

The Project Voice Medal for Diversity and Inclusion

iVow.AI

The This Week In Voice Award for Voice/AI Commentator of the Year

Bret Kinsella (Voicebot.AI)

Tamara McCleary (Thulium)

Kane Simms (VUX World)

Ksenia Se (The Sequence)

Best Voice/AI Chip / Processor

Syntiant

Enflame

Graphcore

Inferentia (Amazon)

Aspinity

Best Voice/AI Integration Within A Mobile App

Spotify

Embla

HCS Voice Packs

Spokestack

Audioburst

Best Voice/AI Integration Within A Website

Trinity Audio

Google (YouTube)

Alan AI

Floatbot

Best Use of Sentiment Analysis Within Conversational AI

Phebi

Cyrano

Behavioral Signals

Cognigy

Avaamo

The DefinedCrowd Award For Best Use of Data Science Within Conversational AI

Cognizant

Alteryx

Harman

Pand.ai

NVIDIA

Best Use of Biometric Authentication Within Conversational AI

Kaizen Technologies

Omilia

ID R&D

Pindrop

Cerence Drive

Uniphore

Best Use of Synthetic Voices

Skyrim Fan Video (Adriac)

Cerence Q4 Earnings Call (Cerence)

ReadSpeaker + Houndify (ReadSpeaker)

BBC News (Microsoft)

Media24 (News24)

Speaking New Languages (Resemble.AI)

Amazon Alexa Developer of the Year

Bamboo Learning (Bamboo Math)

Nickelodeon (Blues Clues & You!)

Voxprotocol (Among The Stars)

Paizo (Starfinder)

Reel2Media (Yak Talk Back!)

Google Assistant Developer of the Year

iVow.AI (Sina Storyteller)

Zynga (Daily Word Wheel)

Disney (Disney+)

LV= General Insurance (LV)

Samsung Bixby Developer of the Year

Wondery

Microsoft AI Use Case of the Year

Zammo

Apple Siri Use Case of the Year

Find Your Nearest COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Independent Voice/AI Company of the Year

Cerence

Cognigy

Rasa

Voicify

Interactions

Nuance

Deepgram

Zammo

DSP Concepts

Constant Companion

The Voice of the Car Summit Award for Automotive Voice/AI Developer of the Year 

Mercedes (MBUX)

Amazon (Alexa Auto)

Ford (SYNC 4)

Google (Android Auto)

Honda (Honda Personal Assistant)

Affectiva

The Voice of Hospitality Summit Award for Best Hospitality Voice/AI Developer Of The Year

Volara

Kea

Google

Valyant

The Voice of Healthcare Summit Award For Healthcare Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Constant Companion

Tempus

Canary Speech

Bola

Nuance

K4Connect

Suki

Best Application of Voice/AI To COVID-19

Constant Companion

Carnegie Mellon University

Hyro.AI

Nuance

Avaamo

Vocalis Health

MIT

Education Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Bamboo Learning

SayKid

Voicelets

Nickelodeon

Soapbox Labs

TeeRead

The Digital Book World Awards For Publishing/Storytelling Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Amazon Alexa (Alexa, What Should I Read Next?)

Authors AI

RealSAM

The Other America

Earplay

Novel Effect

TeeRead

The Voice of Money Award for Best Financial Voice/AI Developer of the Year

WealthVoice

Best Innovation Group

LV= General Insurance / Rabbit & Pork

Helios

US Bank

Abe.ai

Refinitiv / Rabbit & Pork

Tinkoff Bank

The Voice of Gaming Award For Gaming Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Volley

Labworks.IO

Bandai Namco

FX Digital

Matchbox.io

Amazon / Paizo​

Earplay

Zynga

Mark Tucker

Doppio

HCS Voice Packs

Smart Home Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Josh.AI

ButterflyMX

Zen Ecosystems

​Retail Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Best Buy

Speechly

Perfect Corp.

NBC (Peacock)

Amazon (Amazon Fresh)

Manufacturing / Logistics Voice/AI Developer of the Year

ConverSight.AI

Flash Briefing of the Year

Daily Almanac Flash Briefing

Gaming Observer

The Daily Show

Everyday Positivity Flash Briefing

Voice Marketing with Emily Binder

US Navy Flash Briefing

Voice in Canada

The Front Row Entrepreneur

Third-Party Voice Development Tool of the Year

Nuance Mix

Voiceflow

Botmock

Cerence Studio

Rasa

Voicify

Just AI Conversational Framework

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