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The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is a not-for-profit private foundation founded in 1981 with the goals of informing, educating, and providing resources to developers and designers of new and changing speech technologies. AVIOS endeavors to create linkages between users, developers, and researchers to advance speech and multimodal technology with a long tradition of conferences and varied workshops around the country.

  1. Mobile Voice Conference
  2. Student Contest 2016
Mobile Voice Conference 2016
The Westin San Jose – April 11-12, 2016

The Annual AVIOS Conference

In collaboration with TMA Associates, AVIOS sponsors an annual professional conference, continuing a long tradition of such conferences for the speech technology community. This year's conference is entitled Mobile Voice Conference 2016 and will be held in San Jose, California on April 11-12, 2016.

Details on the Mobile Voice Conference | Prior Year's Conferences

Student Contest 2016

The AVIOS Student Speech Application Contest

Demonstrate your creativity and programming skills in voice-enabled and multimodal applications by entering the AVIOS Speech Application Development Contest. Develop a speech-mediated application by January 9, 2016 and win a cash prize of $500 and travel expenses for attending the Mobile Voice Conference in San Jose on April 11-12, 2016.

Critical Dates
“Intent to submit” email by December 15, 2015
Application submitted by January 9, 2016
Winners notified by Feb 5, 2016
Winners announced April 12, 2016

Details on contest participation
Contest entry form

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Meeting the demand for natural language interaction is becoming easier—and essential.

William Meisel

In her column "Building Smart Systems with Cognitive Computing" (Speech Technology, Spring 2014), Sara Basson argued that what people really want from speech recognition is speech understanding. Understanding implies that the software can take action on what is being said—i.e., interpreting what is intended by the speech rather than just displaying it,

sometimes called natural language interpretation (NLI). Speech understanding is exemplified by mobile personal assistants: Apple's Siri, Google's voice search, Microsoft's Cortana, and others. These virtual assistants try to address much of what we do with smartphones and...

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