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The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is a not-for-profit private foundation founded in 1981. AVIOS provides a forum for promoting practical applications of advanced speech technology, such as speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and speaker authentication, along with supporting technologies such as natural language interpretation and knowledge representation. AVIOS organizes the Mobile Voice Conference annually in collaboration with TMA Associates, continuing a long tradition of AVIOS conferences. AVIOS local chapters are active in areas that range from New York to Boston to Israel, providing informative talks and valuable networking.

Having established this strong base, AVIOS is now emphasizing its role as an internationally recognized organization with a leading role in the dissemination of knowledge and material essential to speech practitioners.

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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

Digital Overload Threatens the User ExperienceDigital overload—too much of a good thing—can significantly complicate our interaction with smartphones and the growing range of digital systems and devices. The maturing of speech and natural language interfaces—“just say or type what you want”—is an answer to digital overload, according to experts speaking at the Mobile Voice Conference, March 3-5, in San Francisco, presented by the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS).
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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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