And now, I scene from My Private Life: This weekend was like any other. On Saturday, I woke at the crack of noon, wandered downstairs, picked up the newspaper and began going through my neighbors’ mail. In my building, the postman opts to sidestep the entire mail-sorting process by simply depositing everything on the small […]
This morning I received a phone call. To many of you, this may not seem particularly exciting. But consider that since I started working here, I have received exactly two phone calls: A wrong number from someone trying to reach a local falafel stand. A call last week that was mostly heavy breathing and curse […]
Dear Friends, This is just a quick note to let you know that even now my editor and his editor and his editor’s editor are gathered at a secure location, planning the Mother Of All Speech Technology Conferences: Speech TEK 2009. The website is up. The Call For Speakers is forthcoming. So SAVE THE DATE: […]
We here at Speech Tech Blog still have election fever. When the results finally came in, some of our staffers were last seen running nude in the direction of Times Square with a wild look in their eyes. And after watching democracy in action last night, we don’t want the magic to end. In short: We want to here […]
Political candidates have a better chance of winning my vote by leaving the robocall behind.
If you read the feature story in Speech Technology‘s most recent issue about IVVR technology, then you already know about H-Care and “Chiara”–the Human Digital Assistant (HDA) that Umberto Basso and H-Care deployed for Fiat in Italy. And if you read the Editor’s Letter in that same issue, then you have been waiting to see […]
It seems that my last post about the really creepy talking tombstone generated massive waves of fear and confusion among readers. All across the internet, babies were crying and women were weeping and grown men were dropping to their knees and shouting at the Heavens. Even my editor reported being “weirded out” by the idea […]