President - Disaggregate
Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky is President of Disaggregate and consults in technology, architecture, and education for speech technologies. Dr. Yudkowsky worked at Bell Laboratories and Dialogic. He led the ECTF's ASR Task Group from 1990 to 2000. He chairs the Midwest Speech Technology Association and is a board member of AVIOS.
Articles by Moshe Yudkowsky
Attack of the Smart Bots
06 Dec 2022
AI-powered bots paired with TTS could be used for nefarious purposes.
Reality Isn’t Sci-Fi—It’s More Startling
19 Oct 2022
Speech tech, like all tech, keeps getting more mind-blowing.
Designing a Speech Interface? Learn From Web Design Fails
02 Dec 2021
The annoyances and mistakes on websites can provide valuable lessons.
Designing a Web Site? Learn from the Speech Business—Please!
25 Feb 2021
Contact centers, whether with human or automated attendants, have a lot to teach corporate websites about usability.
How Can Speech Technology Help?
01 Aug 2020
Looking at all the ways speech recognition can step up amid the pandemic
5G Presents Opportunities for Everyone, and That’s the Problem
07 Feb 2020
It's a landmark for the enterprise—including criminal ones
Will This Security Innovation Make Biometrics Obsolete?
28 Oct 2019
Public/private key cryptography relies on an exchange of unique data. Will this latest innovation change the way we think about security and make biometrics obsolete and create problems for the speech industry?
Will Speech Technology Keep Speech Free?
29 Apr 2019
The technology is magical, but can be misused
Will AI-Powered ‘Microservices’ Bring Back Services of Old?
29 Aug 2018
The Victorian era had butlers and clerks; we have speech recognition and bots.
What’s Next in Speech Technology? I’m Glad You Asked!
23 Apr 2018
To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.
Ambiguity, the Illusion of Translation, and AI
27 Aug 2017
Will artificial intelligence result in our losing something in the way we make sense of and debate the meaning of text?
Speech Technology as Job Creator—Not Job Replacer
17 Feb 2017
Speech applications have often taken human jobs away. But could they soon lead to new opportunities?
Keep Bad ASR Out of My New Dumb Car
15 Feb 2016
Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey
Where's the Stack?
07 Aug 2015
Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together
Finding a Solution to Password Insecurity
02 Feb 2015
Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.
Do Secure Communications Face a Machiavellian Future?
28 Jul 2014
Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.
The Death of the Public Switched Telephone Network
10 Feb 2014
Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.
My Call Isn't All That Important to Me
06 Dec 2013
When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.
A Cautionary Tale of Technology Patents
12 Aug 2013
An argument against innovation.
Singing the Praise of Speech Recognition
10 Feb 2013
Applications are out there—if you know where to look.
Be Careful What You Wish For
10 Sep 2012
When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?
Busting the Myth of Identity Theft
01 Jan 2012
How safe is safe enough?
HTML5 — The Last Best Hope for Voice and Video
01 Sep 2011
The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach
If This Passes, Only Criminals Could Do Speech Technology
01 May 2011
Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market
05 Jan 2011
Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.
The $10,000 Briefcase
01 Sep 2010
Most devices from a few years ago are already obsolete.
Hey, You Kids! Get Off My Lawn!
03 May 2010
Discussions of CCXML lead to a battle of the ages.
Start the Revolution Without Us
10 Jan 2010
Speech is absent from the latest social networking innovations.
Pardon the Interruption
01 Oct 2009
Speech remains unable to keep us focused on the task at hand.
Thinking Backward and Thinking Ahead
15 Jul 2009
Sci-fi paves the way for further TTS exploration
Talk Quickly Without Talking Faster
01 May 2009
A new platform could cut the time spent needlessly on the phone
Thoughts for the Men in Black
06 Feb 2009
Questions to ponder as we advance audio-mining capabilities.
Submitted for Your Approval
06 Feb 2009
SpeechTEK attendees conduct hands-on evaluations.
The Creepiness Factor
01 Oct 2008
Too much personalization in your IVR can lead to trouble.
Lessons from the Blogosphere
15 Jul 2008
For better user interactions, the speech world could learn from Twitter.
01 May 2008
Though technology has advanced, speech is still a second-class citizen.
The Next Small Thing
01 Mar 2008
Many baby steps versus one giant leap
Boring Is OK, but Exciting Is Better
01 Apr 2007
The time has come for a new era in speech