Speech Technology Magazine


Biographical Information

Moshe Yudkowsky

Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky is President of Disaggregate and consults in technology, architecture, and education for speech technologies. Dr. Yudkowsky worked at Bell Laboratories and Dialogic. He led the ECTF's ASR Task Group from 1990 to 2000. He chairs the Midwest Speech Technology Association and is a board member of AVIOS.

Articles By Moshe Yudkowsky

Will Speech Technology Keep Speech Free?

The technology is magical, but can be misused
Posted 29 Apr 2019 - Winter 2019 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Will AI-Powered ‘Microservices’ Bring Back Services of Old?

The Victorian era had butlers and clerks; we have speech recognition and bots.
Posted 29 Aug 2018 - Summer 2018 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

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

To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

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?
Posted 27 Aug 2017 - Fall 2017 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Speech Technology as Job Creator—Not Job Replacer

Speech applications have often taken human jobs away. But could they soon lead to new opportunities?
Posted 17 Feb 2017 - Spring 2017 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Keep Bad ASR Out of My New Dumb Car

Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey
Posted 15 Feb 2016 - Spring 2016 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Where's the Stack?

Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together
Posted 07 Aug 2015 - Fall 2015 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Finding a Solution to Password Insecurity

Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.
Posted 02 Feb 2015 - Spring 2015 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Do Secure Communications Face a Machiavellian Future?

Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.
Posted 28 Jul 2014 - Fall 2014 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The Death of the Public Switched Telephone Network

Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.
Posted 10 Feb 2014 - Spring 2014 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

My Call Isn't All That Important to Me

When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.
Posted 06 Dec 2013 - May/June 2012 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

A Cautionary Tale of Technology Patents

An argument against innovation.
Posted 12 Aug 2013 - Fall 2013 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Singing the Praise of Speech Recognition

Applications are out there—if you know where to look.
Posted 10 Feb 2013 - Spring 2013 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?
Posted 10 Sep 2012 - September/October 2012 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Busting the Myth of Identity Theft

How safe is safe enough?
Posted 01 Jan 2012 - January/February 2012 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

HTML5 — The Last Best Hope for Voice and Video

The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach
Posted 01 Sep 2011 - September/October 2011 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

If This Passes, Only Criminals Could Do Speech Technology

Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market
Posted 01 May 2011 - May/June 2011 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Successful Failures

Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.
Posted 05 Jan 2011 - January/February 2011 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The $10,000 Briefcase

Most devices from a few years ago are already obsolete.
Posted 01 Sep 2010 - September/October 2010 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Hey, You Kids! Get Off My Lawn!

Discussions of CCXML lead to a battle of the ages.
Posted 03 May 2010 - May/June 2010 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Start the Revolution Without Us

Speech is absent from the latest social networking innovations.
Posted 10 Jan 2010 - January/February 2010 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Pardon the Interruption

Speech remains unable to keep us focused on the task at hand.
Posted 01 Oct 2009 - October 2009 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Thinking Backward and Thinking Ahead

Sci-fi paves the way for further TTS exploration
Posted 15 Jul 2009 - July/August 2009 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Talk Quickly Without Talking Faster

A new platform could cut the time spent needlessly on the phone
Posted 01 May 2009 - May 2009 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Thoughts for the Men in Black

Questions to ponder as we advance audio-mining capabilities.
Posted 06 Feb 2009 - January/February 2009 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Submitted for Your Approval

SpeechTEK attendees conduct hands-on evaluations.

The Creepiness Factor

Too much personalization in your IVR can lead to trouble.
Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Lessons from the Blogosphere

For better user interactions, the speech world could learn from Twitter.
Posted 15 Jul 2008 - July/August 2008 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Ancient Applications

Though technology has advanced, speech is still a second-class citizen.
Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The Next Small Thing

Many baby steps versus one giant leap
Posted 01 Mar 2008 - March 2008 - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Boring Is OK, but Exciting Is Better

The time has come for a new era in speech
Posted 01 Apr 2007 - April 2007 - by Moshe Yudkowsky