No time to read all tweets, scoops, blogs? Here is a summary of the Top Ten LT stories of the month, selected by our LangTechNews editor Andrew Joscelyne. Enjoy – and if you have a newsworthy story, contact us.

  1. Home Assistants: French firm Snips enters the market with a privacy-protected device. And is also disrupting data collection.
  2. Spoken Data-sets:  Mozilla open-sources Common Voice ASR resources.
  3. Blockchain in the Translation Industry: Singapore’s LIC starts the ball rolling.
  4. Voice Quality Assurance: the games localization industry needs a voice Q framework.
  5. LT in the Press Room: NLG produces story lines, journalists adapt them to local readerships.
  6. Interacting with Migrants: Experiments in the UK and Sweden to use technology better.
  7. Report of the Month: Find out how social robots are performing around the globe.
  8. Reinventing Translation Suppliers: what if they started marketing popular apps, a memoQ has done?
  9. How Big Industry goes Conversational: German company SAP is widely promoting an internal chatbot kit while boosting ‘conversational’ access to analytics results.
  10. Speech Tech Expanding in Education: Acapela has just launched 100 voices for school content (part of the 8.63% growth in educational text-to-speech app), while the English language-learning market is compound-growing by 23%.