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The industry organization Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) and conversational technology industry consultancy, TMA Associates, announce a new virtual conference, the Bots and Assistants Conference, November 9-10, to help companies understand the opportunities generated by the rapidly evolving option of using human language to connect with computers. The conference is optimized for the virtual environment, accessible anywhere and with opportunities to ask speakers questions and network with other attendees with similar interests. See more.


AVIOS warns that you need an independent branded digital assistant to stay in business, and wants to help you develop one

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry organization founded in 1981, the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) announced the second Conversational Interaction Conference will be held in San Jose, California,  February 5-6, 2018. Bill Scholz, AVIOS president, said, "We believe that every company must have a digital assistant that customers can address with human language. It will be as necessary as having a web site, and today's technology supports such an objective. The CI Conference will give a full perspective on what is available to help companies achieve that goal."

The Mobile Voice Conference is now the Conversational Interaction Conference

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) — July 06, 2016 — AVIOS and TMA Associates announced that the Mobile Voice Conference has been re-named the Conversational Interaction conference and will be held in San Jose, California, January 30-31, 2017.

IBM Announces Six New Watson Ecosystem Partners Building Cognitive Applications

IBM INSIGHT 2015, LAS VEGAS — 26 Oct 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the addition of six new Watson Ecosystem partners who are developing apps and services powered by cognitive computing. The new partners, Engage, Macaw Speech, Opentopic, StatSocial, Vennli, and Domus Semo Sancus, are developing use cases in the areas of call…


Conference Emphasizes the Critical Role of Language Technology in the Usability of Digital Systems Share Article

San Jose, CA — (PRWEB) — September 22, 2015 — The core of the Apple TV announcement was the use of Siri to find the huge variety of infotainment options, asking the remote control questions such as “Show me some action movies”…”The James Bond one”…”Just the ones with Sean Connery.” This progression, if attempted by…

Speech Recognition to Achieve 82 Percent Penetration in Mobile Devices by 2020, According to Tractica

BOULDER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 26, 2015 — Voice-based user interface technologies are becoming an increasingly important part of the user experience for smartphones, tablets, and smart watches. According to a recent report from Tractica, this growth is being driven by a variety of use cases that include not only traditional applications like…

Amazon Opens Alexa Voice Service to Third Party Hardware Makers

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jun. 25, 2015 — (NASDAQ: AMZN)— Alexa is the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, a new category of device designed around your voice. Today, Amazon announced that hardware developers can use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to integrate Alexa into their Internet-connected devices with only a few lines of code. No experience…


Meet Jibo — the World’s First Family Robot

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – Jul 16, 2014) — Meet Jibo — the world’s first family robot. He will be many things for people — most importantly, an interactive companion that knows you and brings intelligence, helpfulness and personality to experiences for every member of your household. Available starting today for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign with…


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