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 […]
Happy Halloween from everyone here at the Speech Tech Blog. To help you celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, we bring you the following: 1. Speech Enabled (Sort Of) Halloween Toys 2. The Truly-Creepy-But-Not-In-A-Good-Way Talking Tombstone 3. The Top Five Speech Technology Magazine Halloween Costumes: Dragon Naturally Speaking V10 The CosmoCall Universe Architecture Overview Steve Jobs Possibly […]
Dearest Readers: I have returned from Florida–the sun, the sand, the interactive voice response system workshops–and now seems like a good time to update you on a couple of things: In the wake of Nuance Conversations 2008 in Orlando, it would be foolish of me not to remind you about Speech TEK 2009 at the […]
Well, this is the end of the line for Conversations 2008. All around me, people are packing up their bags, pocketing complimentary donuts and heading off in the direction of a fleet of airport-bound shuttle buses. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood closed out the convention with a hilarious improv comedy show before a packed house […]
As promised, we at Speech Tech Blog deliver the goods on the great Keynote by MR. DAN ARIELY: What follows is a collection of excerpts and summaries from Dan Ariely’s Keynote, “Serving the Irrational Customer: What Drives Consumer Behavior.” Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden forces that Shape our Decisions and is […]