April 9-11, 2018 | Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

Focus Areas

Speech Recognition

Monday, April 9, 2018

D101 - PANEL: Voice 2.0: Unified Conversational Experiences Across Everything

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Dan Miller, Lead Analyst-Founder, Opus Research, Inc.
Daniel Hong, Research Director & VP, Forrester Research
David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Alexa and Echo, Amazon
Jay Wilpon, SVP, Natural Language Research, Interactions, LLC
Patrick Nguyen, Chief Technology Officer, [24]7.ai
Peter Hesse, EVP & Chief Security Officer, 10Pearls

“You go faster alone … but farther together.” Hear from the collective wisdom of consumer-based conversational technology heavyweights who talk about the present and future of conversational experiences in the age of IoT. Learn about how you provide consistent conversational experiences across different channels and devices, the role of the API economy for developing and improving conversational experiences, and how to prepare for the impact of AI and IoT as you build a new voice strategy.

D102 - How Deep Learning Has Changed Everything in the ASR Universe

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Brian Garr, Senior Creative Technologist, Ship Side Technologies, Virgin Voyages

What happened to SLMs and grammars? What about trigrams and bigrams? Neural nets and deep learning have changed everything about speech recognition. Are we entering a new era of tiny word error rates and higher quality speech recognition. Have we surpassed 70% accuracy for news radio transcription? We discuss how deep learning and neural nets are changing speech recognition, taking it from a nascent technology to mainstream.

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