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Roberto Pieraccini
Director of Engineering
Google Switzerland

Roberto Pieraccini is a technology expert in the fields of speech recognition, natural language, dialog, and human-machine interaction. He worked as a researcher at CSELT (Torino, Italy), Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ), AT&T Shannon Laboratories (Florham Park, NJ), SpeechWorks International (now Nuance), and IBM T.J. Watson Research (Yorktown Heights, NY). In 2005 he accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer at SpeechCycle, a company specializing in sophisticated technical support systems based on voice recognition technology. In 2012-2013 he was the director and CEO of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), at Berkeley, CA. He was the Director of Advanced Conversational Technology at Jibo, Inc. He is now at Google Switzerland as a Director of Engineering for the Google Assistant. He is the author of “The Voice in the Machine: Building Computers that Understand Speech,” published by MIT Press, a general audience book on the history and technology of human machine speech interaction. He is a fellow of IEEE and ISCA, and a member of the AVIOS board. In December 2019 he received an honorary degree of Dotctor of Science from the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. 

Conference Sessions By Roberto Pieraccini
SpeechTEK 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. D102: PANEL: Will Digital Assistants Kill Our (Remaining) Privacy?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE PANEL - The Future of Conversational Robots

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. B204: Why You’ll Want a Robot

SpeechTEK 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C105: Building Skills for a Conversational Robot

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A304: PANEL: A Decade at SpeechTEK: Speech 2005–2015

SpeechTEK 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D101: PANEL: New Technologies Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. D204: PANEL: Voice UI Meets Ubiquitous Computing

SpeechTEK 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Open the Pod Bay Doors, Siri!

SpeechTEK 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D101: Advanced Spoken Language Research Summary TT
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. D105: Advanced Speech Technologies

SpeechTEK 2011

SpeechTEK Europe 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A204: Customer interaction anywhere, any time, any device

SpeechTEK 2010

SpeechTEK 2009
Wednesday, August 26 2009
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A303: Evolution of Multimodal Customer Care

Monday, August 24 2009
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C105: Natural Communication Technology

Tuesday, August 25 2009
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C201: Evolving Standards, Part 2
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. C202: Advanced Interaction Technology
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. C205: Next-Generation Dialogue Systems

SpeechTEK 2008
Monday, August 18
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. C101: Advanced ASR: A Global Perspective

SpeechTek 2007
Monday, August 20
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. C103: Advances in Natural Language Processing

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