Articles by Sara Basson
Speech Professionals Should Think Big but Meet Local
Local meet-ups foster much-needed community and connections.
Building Smarter Systems with Cognitive Computing
If speech technology is so valuable, why is adoption so slow?
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
The Holy Grail of Speech
Collaboration will expand speech recognition's potential
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
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.