Next week I'll be at SpeechTek in New York City and, on Monday afternoon, I'll be speaking on the Emerging Technologies panel that's scheduled for 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm as part of the AVIOS-sponsored Advanced Speech Technologies Symposium organized by Bill Scholz. The other panelists are David Pearce from Motorola Labs (UK), Mark Clements, Professor, George Institute of Technology and Juan Gilbert, Associate Professor, Auburn University.
I'm an outlier in this crowd. The other panelists are all serious speech technology researchers. I've long been interested in speech technologies, I've use speech technologies for many years (at NMS we provide multi-vendor speech technology with many of our platforms) and I've been friends with a variety of serious speech technology researchers over the past twenty plus years. But I'm not a serious speech researcher myself.
Apparently I gave a rousing presentation on "Future Platforms for Speech" at an AVIOS conference some years ago which Tom Schalk and Bill Scholz still remember. In any event, Tom called to recruit me a few months back. Hopefully, I've come up with some relevant points for Monday's presentation. If you are attending SpeechTek, please come by and participate (listen, throw fruit, whatever...).
If you will be far from NYC on Monday, I'll try to provide a synopsis here in my blog shortly after the event.