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Roberto Pieraccini

Director
Google Assistant
Google Switzerland

Picture of Roberto PieracciniRoberto 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. 

SpeechTEK 2020

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
    • 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
    • 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

  • Monday, August 8, 2011
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. D105: Advanced Research in Human Machine Spoken Dialogue Interaction
    • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. D104: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Customer Experiences

SpeechTEK 2010

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    • 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. C302: Next-Generation Natural Language Processing
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. C304: Toward Anthropomorphic Systems
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C301: Advanced Research in Human Machine Spoken Dialogue Interaction

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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