West Coast / Silicon Valley Chapter
AVIOS-Silicon Valley Local Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 pm
There is no admission fee, but you must register to confirm your attendance.
There will be 3 presentations, along with time for networking.
Cathy Pearl, author of the O’Reilly book Designing Voice User Interfaces
If I'm talking to my computer, does that mean it's not a "natural" conversation?"
Bob Moore, Research Scientist, IBM Research-Almaden
Understanding Natural Conversation
Chen Levkovich, Founder & CEO @ Conversation.one
Building Conversational Solutions that Don’t Drive Us(ers) Crazy…"
About Cathy Pearl:
Cathy is the author of the O’Reilly book Designing Voice User Interfaces. Most recently, Cathy was VP of Experience at Sensely, whose virtual-nurse avatar, Molly, helps people engage with their healthcare. She has worked on everything from NASA helicopter-pilot simulators to a conversational iPad app in which Esquire magazine’s style columnist tells users what they should wear on a first date. During her time at Nuance and Microsoft, Cathy designed VUIs (Voice User Interfaces) for banks, airlines, and Ford SYNC. She holds a BS in Cognitive Science from UCSD and an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University. She also enjoys getting her Amazon Echo & Google Home to talk to each other: https://youtu.be/G_m_HzzMwDc
About Bob Moore:
Bob Moore works as a research scientist at IBM Research-Almaden, in San Jose, California, and previously worked at Yahoo! Labs and Xerox PARC. His research examines the intersections of social interaction and technology. Currently he is developing a general methodology for conversational UX design, which leverages patterns of natural human conversation in designing UX patterns for conversational interfaces. Bob holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.A. degrees in sociology with concentrations in ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and ethnography.
About Chen Levkovich:
A passionate technology executive, entrepreneur, and internet visionary with an intense interest in voice and chatbots, mobile, enterprise mobility, Fintech, the Internet, and security. Chen has over 15 years of practical experience in R&D leadership, project management, software architecture, network security, mobile, cloud computing, and constant evaluation of technology divisions to further the vision of the company.
Local Chapter Background:
AVIOS is an international speech technology applications professional society, which exists to:
· Build community among developers and designers of speech applications, researchers, industry suppliers, companies using speech technology in their business, and individuals for whom the technology is of critical importance.
· Bridge the gap between the emerging voice technology and its application by providing an interactive forum for the technologists, students, system developers, business managers and users involved in the field of Voice Processing
The goal of local AVIOS chapters is to provide opportunity for people with interest in speech technology to meet, network, and stay abreast of new developments in the area, by holding quarterly or semi-annual meetings.
Our local chapter plan is to get together at different sites, to meet, mingle, and network with other speech technology professionals in our area. The host site will provide soft drinks and light dinner/snacks. We generally have two speech-related presentations at each event.
I am looking for volunteers to host this at other sites in the future. I am also looking for volunteers to propose topics they would like to present, or that they would like to hear about. (Assume a 20-minute presentation slot.)
Thank you - -Sara
Accessibility Evangelist - Google