SpeechTEK 2017 Speaker List

Jeff Adams Mary Alsayegh David Attwater Larry Baldwin Deepak Batheja Samrat Baul Homayoon Beigi David Bliss Jonathan Bloom Allyson Boudousquie Bernard Brafman Daniel C Burnett Jenny Burr Yishay Carmiel Raul Castanon-Martinez David Claiborn Jordan Cohen Reid Coleman Deborah Dahl Erik Delorey Advait Deshpande Cuong Do Eric Dolman Mike Dwyer Aaron Fisher Kristie Flenord Keri Fraser … Continue reading SpeechTEK 2017 Speaker List

SD302: A Hike on the Slopes of Uncanny Valley

SUNRISE DISCUSSIONS – Wednesday 26 April 08:00 – 08:45 The IVR community has created seemingly natural interactions over a couple of turns—in short, faking it. Recent assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Voice, have tended toward one-shot question/answer approaches that have little dialogue context and multi-modal presentation of information—in short, a smart-Alec with short-term memory … Continue reading SD302: A Hike on the Slopes of Uncanny Valley

STKU-4: Using a Data-Driven Approach to Design, Build, & Tune Spoken Dialogue Systems

SpeechTEK University – Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Wednesday 26 April 13:30 – 16:30 This workshop addresses the whole lifecycle of using data-driven approaches to design, train, and tune practical dialogue systems. The workshop focuses on natural language solutions in call center applications, but many of the techniques are equally applicable to building robust intelligent assistants. … Continue reading STKU-4: Using a Data-Driven Approach to Design, Build, & Tune Spoken Dialogue Systems

Attwater, David

David AttwaterSenior ScientistEnterprise Integraton GruEnterprise Integration Group David has over 17 years of experience of speech and touch-tone user interface design and test.  David has a specific focus on customer usability testing and is an acknowledged expert in the design and test of natural language solutions for customer service.