8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Roadmaps, Journeys and Destinations Speculations on the Future of Speech Technology Research

Ronald A. Cole

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

This article presents thoughts on the future of speech technology research, and a vision of the near future in which computer interaction is characterized by natural face-to-face conversations with lifelike characters that speak, emote and gesture. A first generation of these perceptive animated interfaces are now under development in a project called the Colorado Literacy Tutor, which uses perceptive animated agents in a computer-based literacy program.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cole, Ronald A. (2003): "Roadmaps, journeys and destinations speculations on the future of speech technology research", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2905-2908.