Mobile Voice Conference explores major trends driving user interaction with technology

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The program topics for fifth annual Mobile Voice Conference, April 20-21, 2015 in San Jose, California, have been published at http://www.mobilevoiceconference.com/program. The conference addresses trends that will drive much of technology that connects with individuals over the next decade.

The program topics for fifth annual Mobile Voice Conference, April 20-21, 2015 in San Jose, California, have been published at http://www.mobilevoiceconference.com/program. The conference addresses trends that will drive much of technology that connects with individuals over the next decade. Those trends include:

  • Applications will adapt to the more limited screens of mobile devices with appropriate user interfaces that differ substantially from PCs, including an option for hands-free use.
  • Speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, natural language interpretation and supporting technologies will continually improve.
  • “Conversational” interfaces for specialized applications will proliferate as successful applications show the way and development tools become easier to use, in part because general personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Google’s voice search, and Microsoft’s Cortana will popularize natural language interaction.
  • Individuals calling customer service lines will expect a conversational experience.
  • Conversational interfaces will make enterprise applications more effective and the employee experience more efficient and help overcome “digital overload.”
  • “Chatvertising” will become a major way to engage customers and a major advertising trend.
  • New interactive entertainment options using speech technology will develop, ranging from toys to social robots to interactive audiobooks.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Peggie(at)avios(dot)org.

See more about the conference and limited speaking opportunities at http://www.mobilevoiceconference.com.

The Mobile Voice Conference is organized by the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS.org) and Meisel’s TMA Associates (tmaa.com), publisher of Speech Strategy News. The organizers thank the sponsors who have already committed to support the conference:

Primary sponsors:
Openstream (http://www.openstream.com)
Openstream’s Enterprise Virtual Assistant (EVA) is new way to deliver apps and content for the Enterprise Knowledge Worker. EVA is a personalized-off-the-shelf solution that addresses many of the key requirements and challenges of enterprise Line of Businesses (LoBs) and IT Departments in implementing their mobile strategy and solutions. As an assistant, EVA monitors a company’s enterprise applications and content sources and helps an employee to quickly complete tasks, reducing information overload and data chaos.

Supporting sponsors:
Cepstral (http://www.cepstral.com) licenses cost-effective, high-quality text-to-speech technology, with options for lively personalities and custom voices well beyond the norm.

Sensory, Inc. (http://www.sensoryinc.com) is the leader in user experience technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, vision and more.

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