The Language Connection to Computers, Always Available, is the Key to the Mobile Explosion

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Mobile devices and easy interaction with them through speech and language combine to create a critical technology innovation that will drive the economy and must be part of every company’s “mobile strategy.” AVIOS’s Mobile Voice Conference in April provides a guide to the implications of this key trend for businesses.

Bill Scholz, president of the non-profit industry organization, the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS), said, “The explosive growth of smartphones is indicative of our desire to have the resources of computer intelligence and the Internet always with us. This is the fourth edition of the conference, and AVIOS has put together a particularly impressive set of talks and panels addressing the commercial opportunities and challenges to all businesses of this fundamental development.”

The Mobile Voice Conference ( was created by AVIOS and analyst William Meisel to highlight this advance and how companies can benefit from it. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, April 15-16. The conference will address the increasing ability and role of language technologies such as 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 personal assistants and related voice technology in other areas such automobiles. The integration of voice with other modalities such as touch screens is another key topic of the conference.

About the Applied Voice Input Output Society (

AVIOS is non-profit organization which has promoted practical applications of speech technology for over 30 years. AVIOS created the Mobile Voice Conference, has local chapters in many major cities, and provides a forum for discussion of technical and commercial issues resulting from advances in voice technology and natural language interpretation.

About TMA Associates (

Bill Meisel, the president of consulting and publishing firm TMA Associates, is the author of the recently published, The Software Society: Cultural and Economic Impact. Bill’s blog,, provides observations on user connections to mobile devices. Dr. Meisel, a former professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is author of a technical book on computer pattern recognition and founded an early company developing speech recognition technology.

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