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Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky
Disaggregate Corporation

Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky has twenty years of experience in product development in high-technology industries. Dr. Yudkowsky is president of Disaggregate Corporation , a consulting company that helps companies create, understand, and apply revolutionary technology. He is author of "The Pebble and the Avalanche: How Taking Things Apart Creates Revolutions" (Berrett-Koehler, 2005). He specializes in consulting and education for a particular high-tech industry: speech recogntion, text-to-speech, and biometrics. Dr. Yudkowsky received his Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University; he joined Bell Laboratories in 1987. At Bell Labs, Dr. Yudkowsky worked on several large-scale deployments of speech recognition applications, with responsibilities ranging from architecture to DSP development to application design. Dr. Yudkowsky joined Dialogic Corp. in 1996 to nurture speech development (Dialogic was purchased by Intel in 1999). Dr. Yudkowsky left Dialogic/Intel in 2002 to found Disaggregate. Dr. Yudkowsky was editor of the ECTF's Automatic Speech Recognition Task Group for over a decade, and served as Technical Chair of the ECTF in 2001. He was a board member of AVIOS, a national organization that promotes speech technology. In 2002, he became the first Chair of the Midwest Speech Technology Association, an organization of speech technology professionals.

Conference Sessions By Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky
SpeechTEK 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD203: Shred the Past: How to Create New Innovative Applications

SpeechTEK 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD203: Are We Close to Really Universal “Speech as a Service”?

Monday, April 24, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D101: PANEL: Can You Trust Them?

SpeechTEK 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD103: Sentiment Analysis

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Voice, NLU, AI, and the Dawn of Intelligent Systems

SpeechTEK 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD102: Speech and the Ebook Experience
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. D103: Speech in Mobile Apps

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Intelligent Voice Assistants, Part 1: The Vision

SpeechTEK 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LAB 4: Voice-Enabled Personal Assistants
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD204: New Opportunities for Using Speech Technologies

SpeechTEK 2009
Tuesday, August 25 2009
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A204: Cross-Modal User Experience
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. D201: Special solutions

SpeechTEK 2008
Thursday, August 21
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. STKU-9: Stop Rude Calls: A CCXML Tutorial for VoiceXML Veterans

Monday, August 18
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. B101: What End Users Really Want

SpeechTek 2007
Monday, August 20
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. E101: Open Source Development Environments
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. E104: Which Tools Are Right for You?
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. E105: Techniques for Reusability

Wednesday, August 22
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. A203: The Future of Speech

Thursday, August 23: SpeechTEK University
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CCXML Application Workshop

Articles By Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky

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

To shed light on what's coming, try looking at developer queries.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 - Winter 2018 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

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?
Posted 27 Aug 2017 - Fall 2017 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Speech Technology as Job Creator—Not Job Replacer

Speech applications have often taken human jobs away. But could they soon lead to new opportunities?
Posted 17 Feb 2017 - Spring 2017 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Keep Bad ASR Out of My New Dumb Car

Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey
Posted 15 Feb 2016 - Spring 2016 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Where's the Stack?

Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together
Posted 07 Aug 2015 - Fall 2015 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Finding a Solution to Password Insecurity

Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.
Posted 02 Feb 2015 - Spring 2015 Issue Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Do Secure Communications Face a Machiavellian Future?

Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.
Posted 28 Jul 2014 - Fall 2014 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The Death of the Public Switched Telephone Network

Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.
Posted 10 Feb 2014 - Spring 2014 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

My Call Isn't All That Important to Me

When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.
Posted 06 Dec 2013 - May/June 2012 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

A Cautionary Tale of Technology Patents

An argument against innovation.
Posted 12 Aug 2013 - Fall 2013 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Singing the Praise of Speech Recognition

Applications are out there—if you know where to look.
Posted 10 Feb 2013 - Spring 2013 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?
Posted 10 Sep 2012 - September/October 2012 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Busting the Myth of Identity Theft

How safe is safe enough?
Posted 01 Jan 2012 - January/February 2012 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

HTML5 — The Last Best Hope for Voice and Video

The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach
Posted 01 Sep 2011 - September/October 2011 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

If This Passes, Only Criminals Could Do Speech Technology

Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market
Posted 01 May 2011 - May/June 2011 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Successful Failures

Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.
Posted 05 Jan 2011 - January/February 2011 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The $10,000 Briefcase

Most devices from a few years ago are already obsolete.
Posted 01 Sep 2010 - September/October 2010 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Hey, You Kids! Get Off My Lawn!

Discussions of CCXML lead to a battle of the ages.
Posted 03 May 2010 - May/June 2010 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Start the Revolution Without Us

Speech is absent from the latest social networking innovations.
Posted 10 Jan 2010 - January/February 2010 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Pardon the Interruption

Speech remains unable to keep us focused on the task at hand.
Posted 01 Oct 2009 - October 2009 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Thinking Backward and Thinking Ahead

Sci-fi paves the way for further TTS exploration
Posted 15 Jul 2009 - July/August 2009 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Talk Quickly Without Talking Faster

A new platform could cut the time spent needlessly on the phone
Posted 01 May 2009 - May 2009 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Thoughts for the Men in Black

Questions to ponder as we advance audio-mining capabilities.
Posted 06 Feb 2009 - January/February 2009 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Submitted for Your Approval

SpeechTEK attendees conduct hands-on evaluations.

The Creepiness Factor

Too much personalization in your IVR can lead to trouble.
Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Lessons from the Blogosphere

For better user interactions, the speech world could learn from Twitter.
Posted 15 Jul 2008 - July/August 2008 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Ancient Applications

Though technology has advanced, speech is still a second-class citizen.
Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

The Next Small Thing

Many baby steps versus one giant leap
Posted 01 Mar 2008 - March 2008 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky

Boring Is OK, but Exciting Is Better

The time has come for a new era in speech
Posted 01 Apr 2007 - April 2007 Issue - by Moshe Yudkowsky
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