Mobile Voice Conference to Cover the Growing Role of Speech Technology in Connecting with the User

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The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) and TMA Associates announced that the annual Mobile Voice Conference (MVC, will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, April 15-16, 2013.

The conference will address the increasing acceptance and role of speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, biometric speaker authentication, natural language processing, and knowledge representation as a means of interacting with users of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, as well as the impact of voice personal assistants and related voice technology in other areas such as Smart TVs and automobiles. The integration of voice and other modalities is another key topic of the conference.

The continuing explosion in the use of speech technology is the result of four key factors:

(1) Enthusiasm for a user interface innovation that is particularly effective and friendly on small devices such as a mobile phone or when hands-free use is safer and more convenient (e.g., when driving);

(2) The over-burdening of the Graphical User Interface by growing web and app variety (particularly evident on small devices);

(3) The simplicity, efficiency, and generality of the personal assistant model ("just say or type what you want, and get directly to the answer"); and

(4) Developments in natural language processing that aid in understanding a user request and in knowledge representation to allow giving an answer, rather than just a list of web sites.

The Mobile Voice Conference provides attendees with information to help them take advantage of the rapidly developing opportunities created by the chain reaction in the use of speech and natural language technology. It covers the implications of this development in many areas, including mobile apps, marketing, enterprise use, and customer service. The talks provide examples of how to apply this development successfully in your business and what resources are available for doing so.

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About the Applied Voice Input Output Society(

AVIOS is non-profit organization promoting the speech technology industry for over a quarter-century.

About TMA Associates (

Bill Meisel's TMA Associates publishes the industry newsletter, Speech Strategy News. Bill’s blog,, provides observations on user connections to mobile devices.

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