Smart Speakers Should Embrace Privacy by Design

Privacy concerns are to be expected with always-on devices that are passively listening to your most intimate conversations. But media reports of employees and contractors of Amazon and Apple listening to such voice recordings have escalated such concerns.

Will Smart Speakers Have Staying Power?

A good user experience is integral to success. But smart speakers also need to be useful.

Media Standards for the Web: WebRTC and WebAudio

WebRTC and WebAudio add speed and simplicity.

As Technology Gets Smaller, Speech Gets Bigger

Eyes-Busy, Hands-Busy Computing

What we all have in common with an HVAC repairman.

Speech Technology Must Address Users' Needs

The Appliances Have Ears

eBooks for the Visually Impaired

Kindle and other readers come up short; Justice Dept. pushes textbooks

Listen Before You Leap

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

Combining IVR and Smartphones

Take advantage of today's visual displays and develop consumer product apps

Unify Communications Across Channels

Semantic parsing can mine a treasure trove of data

On Speech We Can Agree

Passage of legislation heralds new opportunities for the disabled.

Speech in My Pocket

With the smartphone's growing popularity comes a slew of new speech apps.

Shame On You, Authors Guild

The facts don't match the claims in the Kindle TTS debate.

The Guitar and the Case of Opportunity Lost

New game brings out a speech technology wish list.