August 13 - 15, 2012
New York Marriott Marquis
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.
Thursday, August 23: SpeechTEK University
Articles By Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky
Will artificial intelligence result in our losing something in the way we make sense of and debate the meaning of text?
Speech applications have often taken human jobs away. But could they soon lead to new opportunities?
Cars equipped with the latest technology, including speech recognition, can complicate your journey
Speech technology should take a page from Web site builders: freely available tools that work together
Two-factor authentication is a big step toward no passwords at all.
Competitors can cooperate—or scheme for domination.
Assessing the damages of the NSA's actions.
When battling an IVR, there's not always a clear winner.
An argument against innovation.
Applications are out there—if you know where to look.
When it comes to our privacy, how far will technology go?
The spec obviates proprietary plug-ins and promotes an open approach
Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market
Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.
Most devices from a few years ago are already obsolete.
Discussions of CCXML lead to a battle of the ages.
Speech is absent from the latest social networking innovations.
Speech remains unable to keep us focused on the task at hand.
Sci-fi paves the way for further TTS exploration
A new platform could cut the time spent needlessly on the phone
Questions to ponder as we advance audio-mining capabilities.
SpeechTEK attendees conduct hands-on evaluations.
Too much personalization in your IVR can lead to trouble.
For better user interactions, the speech world could learn from Twitter.
Though technology has advanced, speech is still a second-class citizen.
Many baby steps versus one giant leap
The time has come for a new era in speech
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