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Conversing with Computers: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The AVIOS conference showed how the human-computer connection is rapidly evolving.

Natural Language Interfaces That Everyone Can Use

Users can differ widely in their ability to express themselves and understand.

Designing a Speech Interface? Learn From Web Design Fails

The annoyances and mistakes on websites can provide valuable lessons.

The Ongoing Effort for Interoperable IVAs

Intelligent virtual assistants now have billions of users. When will they be platform-independent?

An Open Letter to Voice Agent Platform Developers

You're at the vanguard of a burgeoning movement.

3 Trends That Will Shape IVA Development

Voice assistants are poised to become more specialized and less platform-specific

A Tangled Web of Intelligent Assistants

Getting them all to cooperate would tap their incredible potential

Mitigating Bias in Speech Recognition Systems

The fault, dear Siri, is not in our voices, but in our choices

Encountering a Technical Problem? You Too Can Be a Standards Author

Your brilliant new idea might just end up becoming a popular solution

As Voice Assistants Multiply, When Will We Get a Registry?

VARs can help tame the Wild West of voice assistants

Pandemic Gives a Glimpse of Life with a Disability

The day-to-day just got more complicated for us all

5G Presents Opportunities for Everyone, and That’s the Problem

It's a landmark for the enterprise—including criminal ones

The Internet of Things Needs a Lingua Franca

With the proliferation of smart speakers, voice interaction with home devices is becoming increasingly common, and on the horizon are voice interactions with an ever greater number of smart environments—cities, offices, classrooms, factories, and healthcare settings. Developers will need to be on the same page

NLU Results Shouldn’t Be Proprietary

A common format for natural language tools would make everyone's life easier

What’s Your Enterprise Strategy for Voice Applications?

It matters who your target is

Speech Translation Requires an Interface Revolution

Translation software has to cover our endless modes of communication

AAC Tech Can Help Those with Speech Disabilities Navigate Public Places

Augmentative and alternative communication puts control in the hands of people with speech disabilities, and that should be good for businesses, too

Is App Development Moving Toward User Interface Management Systems?

App developers' jobs might be getting less complicated, again

The Right Standard Makes Developers’ Jobs a Lot Easier

You'll never know whether a standard's a good fit if you don't try it out