Speech Technology Magazine


Biographical Information

Sara Basson
Program Director, Speech Transcription Strategy
IBM Research

Sara Basson works in IBM Research, where she is driving strategy and business opportunities for speech transcription technology. Sara holds an M.B.A. in Management/Marketing from Stern School of Business, New York University, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Sara serves on the Executive Board of Directors of AVIOS, and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Speech Technology.

Articles By Sara Basson

Speech Professionals Should Think Big but Meet Local

Local meet-ups foster much-needed community and connections.
Posted 30 Jan 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue - by Sara Basson

Building Smarter Systems with Cognitive Computing

If speech technology is so valuable, why is adoption so slow?
Posted 10 Feb 2014 - Spring 2014 - by Sara Basson

Spoken Web for the Developing World

Project lets rural denizens with no technical expertise create web of information using a simple phone and speech technology
Posted 01 Mar 2011 - March/April 2011 - by Sara Basson

The Holy Grail of Speech

Collaboration will expand speech recognition's potential
Posted 01 Nov 2008 - November/December 2008 - by Sara Basson

Think Globally, Act Locally: AVIOS Evolving

AVIOS (Applied Voice Input/Output Society) was launched as a non-profit society for speech technology professionals nearly 25 years ago. Speech recognition and synthesis were not widely deployed at the time, and there were no forums for interested parties to convene and share "best practices." Leon Lerman, the founder of AVIOS, noted this gap and set off to address it. As AVIOS grew, it became the conference for anyone with an interest in speech technology application…
Posted 30 Aug 2005 - September/October 2005 - by Sara Basson

Speech Recognition and Accessible Education

Disabled populations are key drivers in many technological innovations. Many of these innovations are now so integral to mainstream markets that we can forget their historical roots. A fascinating list of a number of these innovations is chronicled by Steve Jacobs, of The Center for An Accessible Society.
Posted 11 Jul 2002 - July/August 2002 - by Sara Basson