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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 2015
  3. Press Releases
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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 2015 and will be held in San Jose , California on April 20-21, 2015.

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

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 16, 2015 and win a cash prize of $500 and travel expenses for attending the Mobile Voice Conference in San Jose on April 20, 2015 Critical dates:
“Intent to submit” email by December 15, 2014
Application submitted by January 16, 2015
Winners notified by March 1, 2015
Winners announced April 20, 2015

Details on contest participation | Contest entry form

Mobile Devices Drive the Use of Maturing Speech Technology"Smartphones and other mobile devices are clearly increasingly important as customer and employee portals into company activities, and speech and language technologies make the use of such devices more efficient,” indicated Bill Meisel, executive director, AVIOS, and President, TMA Associates. “This conference is focused on helping companies understand…
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View from AVIOS

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...

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AVIOS-SIGdial Collaboration

SIGdialthe ACL’s Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, has established a collaboration with both organization’s events.
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Speech Technology Consortium

The STC is dedicated to helping increase innovation in speech recognition technology by fostering an environment of cooperation among companies, universities, and research institutions.  
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