I am planning my attendance to SpeechTek 2016 next week. After reviewing the agenda, and having attended the event off and on over many, many years, I’m finding it really interesting to see how much the show has matured consistently with what is happening in the industry. Many years ago, it was all about if, how, and when speech might take root – there were lots of fundamental technology discussions. There has always been a lot of talk about the vision of speech applications. I think that vision has arrived….and there’s still a long way to go. But in looking at the agenda, there will be key sessions on advanced uses of speech in applications such as intelligent assistants, voices biometric, tuning and analytics, and the Internet of Things. These are really cool topics – all very focused on solving problems in new and interesting ways.
With all these applications of speech, it’s important to remember how they get developed, deployed, and tuned. Here at Dialogic we are very focused on real time communications applications, including speech-based ones that solve problems for customers around the world. To that end, some applications such as our visual IVR application and many others are deployed around the world. We are very confident that our approach to supporting developers through real-time media platforms and app development tools advance delivery of new and cool applications to support business goals.
I’m expecting a very energetic and stimulating event. I’ll blog back.