50: Jeff Adams | Speech Technology: A Tech Pioneer’s Story

Episode Description

Jeff Adams is a leading figure in the world of commercial speech technology. He has been managing top-level speech and language technology research for more than 20 years. Prior to founding Cobalt Speech, Jeff held roles at Kurzweil AI, Nuance/Dragon, Yap, and Amazon. Jeff led the teams that developed the core technology for Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Yap Voicemail, and Amazon Alexa. At Cobalt, Jeff has assembled a team of elite speech scientists and engineers to build custom applications to meet the needs of their clients. Jeff is the author of 25 patents and several published research papers and serves on the board of several companies. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Jeff Adams of Cobalt Speech about Jeff’s journey through technology, specifically speech technology, and what it has been like to be a pioneer in one of the world’s most influential areas of emerging technology. Jeff talks about how his early days working as a codebreaker for the U.S National Security Administration led him to various roles in speech technology, and how he ultimately became head of the team responsible for creating the Amazon Alexa Natural Language Understanding engine. Jeff also shares some expert insights into the future of Voice and speech technology, as well as where his new company, Cobalt Speech, falls into this rapidly growing field of tech.

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