Len Klie

The Case Against Assistive Technology

‘In an effort to increase schools’ use of assistive technologies (AT) for students with disabilities, AT software developer Don Johnston yesterday released a video titled “The Case Against AT.” The video, which is just over three minutes long, maintains that many children with learning and physical disabilities are being overlooked in schools because, among other […]

In Defense of Speech-to-Text

Speech technologies took another hit recently when an article in PCWorld, titled “Google Voice Failures: Lost in Transcription,” pointed to several pretty bad inaccuracies in Google’s voicemail-to-text translation service that is being offered as part of Google Voice. In a FierceVoIP blog about this particular subject, writer Mike Dolan suggests that “probably the major reason […]

No Excuses

The British government earlier this week eased flight restrictions related to the giant ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland, so you can’t use that as an excuse for not attending SpeechTEK Europe in London May 26-27. But don’t get me wrong: This is not an invitation to come up with a better excuse. On […]

Come for the Tea and Crumpets, Stay for the Show

With less than a month to go before the first-ever SpeechTEK Europe, we’ve prepared a list what you’ll hear at the show, which kicks off in less than four weeks’ time: Day 1 – Wednesday 26 May KEYNOTE: Listening to Your Customers: How Companies can Mobilize Consumers as Co-creators and Innovators, by Charles Leadbeater, author and strategist. […]

The clock is ticking

Time is running out to get your nominations in for this year’s Speech Tech Industry Awards, honoring the top companies, thought leaders, and deployments of 2009. The deadline to submit is next Friday, April 30, for the awards, which will be highlighted in our July/August issue and distributed at SpeechTEK 2010 in New York Aug. 2-4. […]