Biographical Information

Kashyap Kompella

founder, RPA2AI Research and AI Profs

Kashyap Kompella, CFA, is an industry analyst, author, educator, and advisor. He is the founder of the AI advisory outfits RPA2AI Research and AI Profs and a For Humanity Certified AI Auditor.

Articles by Kashyap Kompella

Voice Cloning Using Artificial Intelligence Is a Pandora’s Box

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times for this powerful technology.

Audiovisual Speech Recognition Takes ASR to the Next Level

Humans rely on audio and visual cues to comprehend speech, and ASR should do the same.

Generative AI and Speech Technology: Proceed with Caution

With great power comes great responsibility.

The Need for Explainable AI in Speech Technology

As artificial intelligence becomes more widely adopted, it will have to be more responsible.

Recognizing Atypical Speech Is ASR’s Achilles’ Heel

Accessibility can't be an afterthought.

Voice Assistant Technology Struggles with Monetization

Alexa, Siri, and the like are popular but not profitable.

The Brain-Computer Interface: The Frontier of Speech Tech

BCI offers hope for assistive technologies that help people who can no longer articulate speech.

The Rise (and Risks) of Speech Synthesis Applications

The use cases for synthetic voice abound, but companies will need to guard against malicious actors.

Why Speech Tech Is Key to a Well-Rounded Metaverse

Voice adds an exciting fourth dimension to 3-D virtual worlds.

NLP and Data Statements: Let’s Speak the Right Language(s)

‘Natural' language processing must not mean ‘English' language processing

Building the Next Generation of ASR: Speech Emotion Recognition Apps

Getting rich real-world data is critical, but it's only half the battle.

Speech Emotion Recognition: The Next Step in the User Experience

Enhancing speech technology's emotional quotient will do wonders for human-machine interactions. The first in a two-part series.

Digital Assistants and Privacy: Artificial Intelligence Weighs in

AI has some thoughts about whether it knows too much about you

Mitigating Bias in Speech Recognition Systems

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

Voice Interfaces and Contactless Interactions

A shift in our preferences toward eliminating or reducing touchpoints seems inevitable

Consumer Voice Apps and Smart Devices Lead the Way for Speech Tech

Interface and data security challenges remain, however

Smart Speakers Should Embrace Privacy by Design

Privacy concerns are to be expected with always-on devices that are passively listening to your most intimate conversations. But media reports of employees and contractors of Amazon and Apple listening to such voice recordings have escalated such concerns.

Security Threats to Speech Apps in the Age of Deep Fakes

As machine learning marches forward, we are becoming aware of the dangers of "deep fakes" generated by deep learning algorithms. Not surprisingly, machines can be both the problem and the solution.

What’s Your Enterprise Strategy for Voice Applications?

It matters who your target is