Articles by Patti Price
A Look at AVIOS' Speech and Multimodality Contest
Students introduce voice to apps covering everything from airplanes to arithmetic
The Next "Great Leap Forward"
Voice has long been an integral part of education and societal growth. About 40,000 years ago, Homo species underwent what Jared Diamond characterized as the "Great Leap Forward," when human culture changed at an accelerated rate. Diamond, a professor of geography at UCLA and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, maintains this "leap" coincided with the spread of human language.
Matching Technology and Application
If the Star-Trek Communicator existed, communicating with machines would not require learning a programming language or the 'pidginization' of language it often feels like we have to endure today. Communication ease is limited by the state of core technologies; improving these technologies can lead to more speech applications. Improved speech applications can also come from rethinking the voice user interface. However, the greatest bottleneck to widespread adoption of speech technologies is the difficulty of balancing