Biographical Information

Moshe Yudkowsky

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

It’s Time to Cross Speech Tech’s Annoying Valley

Face it: IVR systems are almost all annoying.

Attack of the Smart Bots

AI-powered bots paired with TTS could be used for nefarious purposes.

Reality Isn’t Sci-Fi—It’s More Startling

Speech tech, like all tech, keeps getting more mind-blowing.

Designing a Speech Interface? Learn From Web Design Fails

The annoyances and mistakes on websites can provide valuable lessons.

Designing a Web Site? Learn from the Speech Business—Please!

Contact centers, whether with human or automated attendants, have a lot to teach corporate websites about usability.

How Can Speech Technology Help?

Looking at all the ways speech recognition can step up amid the pandemic

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

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

Will This Security Innovation Make Biometrics Obsolete?

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?

The technology is magical, but can be misused

Will AI-Powered ‘Microservices’ Bring Back Services of Old?

The Victorian era had butlers and clerks; we have speech recognition and bots.

What’s Next in Speech Technology? I’m Glad You Asked!

To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.

Ambiguity, the Illusion of Translation, and AI

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

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

Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey

Where's the Stack?

Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together

Finding a Solution to Password Insecurity

Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.

Do Secure Communications Face a Machiavellian Future?

Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.

The Death of the Public Switched Telephone Network

Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.

My Call Isn't All That Important to Me

When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.

A Cautionary Tale of Technology Patents

An argument against innovation.

Singing the Praise of Speech Recognition

Applications are out there—if you know where to look.

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?

Busting the Myth of Identity Theft

How safe is safe enough?

HTML5 — The Last Best Hope for Voice and Video

The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach

If This Passes, Only Criminals Could Do Speech Technology

Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market

Successful Failures

Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.

The $10,000 Briefcase

Most devices from a few years ago are already obsolete.

Hey, You Kids! Get Off My Lawn!

Discussions of CCXML lead to a battle of the ages.

Start the Revolution Without Us

Speech is absent from the latest social networking innovations.

Pardon the Interruption

Speech remains unable to keep us focused on the task at hand.

Thinking Backward and Thinking Ahead

Sci-fi paves the way for further TTS exploration

Talk Quickly Without Talking Faster

A new platform could cut the time spent needlessly on the phone

Thoughts for the Men in Black

Questions to ponder as we advance audio-mining capabilities.

Submitted for Your Approval

SpeechTEK attendees conduct hands-on evaluations.

The Creepiness Factor

Too much personalization in your IVR can lead to trouble.

Lessons from the Blogosphere

For better user interactions, the speech world could learn from Twitter.

Ancient Applications

Though technology has advanced, speech is still a second-class citizen.

The Next Small Thing

Many baby steps versus one giant leap

Boring Is OK, but Exciting Is Better

The time has come for a new era in speech