Speech Technology Magazine


Forward Thinking

What’s Next in Speech Technology? I’m Glad You Asked!

To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.
Forward Thinking, Posted 23 Apr 2018

Intelligent Agents Are Poised to Change the Conversation

These apps can already understand what you say; soon they'll understand who you are and how you're feeling
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2017

Ambiguity, the Illusion of Translation, and AI

Will artificial intelligence result in our losing something in the way we make sense of and debate the meaning of text?
Forward Thinking, Posted 27 Aug 2017

What Will Future User Interfaces Look Like?

As we enter the 'immersive age,' we need to prepare for a whole new way of interacting
Forward Thinking, Posted 24 Apr 2017

Speech Technology as Job Creator—Not Job Replacer

Speech applications have often taken human jobs away. But could they soon lead to new opportunities?
Forward Thinking, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Interactive Text Response: A Smart Update of IVR

ITR systems let callers blend texting and talking
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2016

In a Mobile World, Voice and Graphical User Interfaces Need to Blend

Developers have to design both visual and voice experiences for today's devices
Forward Thinking, Posted 14 Jun 2016

Keep Bad ASR Out of My New Dumb Car

Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey
Forward Thinking, Posted 15 Feb 2016

Many Gadgets, One Interface

In the smart home of the (near) future, a unified user interface—letting you touch, type, or speak—will control all of your systems and devices
Forward Thinking, Posted 09 Nov 2015

Where's the Stack?

Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together
Forward Thinking, Posted 07 Aug 2015

Role-Play Apps Star in New Technologies

It's time to leverage developers' know-how to improve lives
Forward Thinking, Posted 08 May 2015

Finding a Solution to Password Insecurity

Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.
Forward Thinking, Posted 02 Feb 2015

With Product Companion Apps, the Mobile Future Looks Even Brighter

Up-and-coming tools add new accessibility to product information.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2014

Do Secure Communications Face a Machiavellian Future?

Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.
Forward Thinking, Posted 28 Jul 2014

Voice XML Brings IVR into the Future

Continuing demand gives these applications an impetus for improvement.
Forward Thinking, Posted 30 Apr 2014

The Death of the Public Switched Telephone Network

Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Feb 2014

My Call Isn't All That Important to Me

When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.
Forward Thinking, Posted 06 Dec 2013

Eyes-Busy, Hands-Busy Computing

What we all have in common with an HVAC repairman.
Forward Thinking, Posted 15 Nov 2013

A Cautionary Tale of Technology Patents

An argument against innovation.
Forward Thinking, Posted 12 Aug 2013

Assessing Speech-Enabled Help Apps

Users seeking voice-enabled service and support have several choices.
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 May 2013

Singing the Praise of Speech Recognition

Applications are out there—if you know where to look.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Feb 2013

A New Age for Computer Interactions

Advances emphasize the role of the human mind.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Sep 2012

Job Descriptions for Personal Assistants

Radar O'Reilly is a tough act to follow.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Jul 2012

Balancing Content and Control

When consumers use multiple devices, give help where it's needed.
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Mar 2012

Busting the Myth of Identity Theft

How safe is safe enough?
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Jan 2012

IVR Has a Black Eye

Stop using frugal policies and start satisfying customers.
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Nov 2011

HTML5 — The Last Best Hope for Voice and Video

The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Multimodal User Interfaces Supplanting Voice-Only Apps

Trend driven by statistical language models, speaker verification, video clips, and multilingual apps
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Jul 2011