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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 Winners Announced
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

The AVIOS Student Speech Application Contest Winners

AVIOS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 - 2015 Speech Application Contest. Five student groups submitted speech applications developed for Android tablets and smartphones. AVIOS judges reviewed every application and assigned winners as shown here.

Best Application
Anupa Abdul Rahiman, Portland State University
Adviser: Jim Larson
Application: Story Teller

Burak Sezer, Ari Kalfus, Wei 'Wesley' Qian, and Sam Raphael, Brandeis University
Adviser: Marie Meteer
Application: Jeeves

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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...

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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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