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Next week is the speech nerd-fest known as SpeechTEK, taking place in DC. I’m really excited about how speech has taken off an d is now becoming a mainstream user interface.

Some things I’ll be keeping an eye out for:

  • What are some new applications of voice?
  • What new technologies in voice are coming out over the next year?
  • What critical milestones will speech recognition hit over the coming year?

Last year at SpeechTEK, I mentioned that a trained ASR would surpass human performance before this year’s conference. It happened within six months. Thinking about what other predictions to make…

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