Director Roberto Pieraccini Named 'Speech Luminary' by Speech Tech Magazine

ICSI Director Roberto PieracciniJuly 1, 2012
Director Roberto Pieraccini has been named a 2012 speech luminary by Speech Technology magazine. The speech luminary awards are given each year to honor those whose creativity and drive have significantly influenced the speech technology industry. Pieraccini is one of five people honored this year. He is cited, among other things, for his contributions to spoken language understanding and for his book, The Voice in the Machine, "hailed as a wake-up call to the speech industry, which Pieraccini concludes has yet to master human-computer interactions." The magazine announced the winners in its July/August edition.