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Futuristic, Speech-Based Smartphones: Available This Year?

Complete video at: Kurt Fuqua, Director of Speech Sciences at Vail Systems, introduces the next big development in smartphone technology: a speech-based interface. He says the feature will allow users to have relatively complex conversations with their phones, easily using several different applications at once. ----- Kurt Fuqua, vice president of SVOX USA, explores the technical challenges involved in the future of interactive voice communication in mobile devices during a panel discussion at swissnex San Francisco. With moderator Dylan Tweney, senior technology editor, Fuqua and fellow panelists Jim Larson of W3C Voice Browser Working Group and Bill Meisel, president of speech-industry consulting and publishing firm TMA Associates, discuss just what it takes for a device to understand the meaning of language, how to make multiple applications work together, and how voice commands will soon allow smartphones to go way beyond clicks and menus to allow for truly natural conversations with the devices in our pockets. - Swissnex San Francisco Kurt Fuqua is Vice President of SVOX USA. A computational linguist who has created natural-language understanding software for mobile phones and who specializes in conversational systems, Fuqua was project manager for Pico, the speech synthesis in Android, part of Google's Nexus One phone. He created and maintains the Scalable Language API, an industry standard for natural-language applications. He has also created comprehensive grammars for multiple languages.
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