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  • Check mail, research a subject, fill out a form, play music, talk to other people Limits derive from mode of input/user interface Difficult menus and windows distract a user from performing their task. Simple switching of windows to check emails causes loss of focus Platform limitations Inspiration strikes anywhere Home/Office/Car/Mobile Capabilities are different between hardware platforms
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  • Voicemarketstack

    1. 1. The Voice Software Nathaniel Cooper Principal 703-349-0509 [email_address]
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The Voice Software LLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on producing quality intuitive applications that use speech as a primary method of interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer of the ZVoice framework </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Problem <ul><li>User needs are simple to express </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are difficult to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications are complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information is scattered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distraction/Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>No unified experience across platforms </li></ul>
    4. 4. Solution <ul><li>Focus on the task rather than the interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remind me at 2AM to go to bed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utilize the method of input that is the most convenient at the time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouse and Keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touch Screens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other (Kinect, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the cloud … </li></ul>
    5. 5. ZVoice Framework <ul><li>Natural language processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines what you meant to do </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimodal Input </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typed commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouse Gestures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotkeys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM/Text/Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freely switch between input modes </li></ul><ul><li>Freely switch between languages </li></ul><ul><li>Common experience across platforms </li></ul>
    6. 6. Architecture
    7. 7. Products <ul><li>ZVoice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family of software titles that focuses on intuitive methods of human computer interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional windows dialog interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative input utilizing natural language, speech, mouse gestures, and natural language commands. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Available Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core – Controls programs and applications on the desktop. Transcribes analog speech to text, reads text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time – Displays an analog or digital clock that responds to clock oriented commands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music – Controls the media player on the computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculator – Speech oriented calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web – Directions, search, Wikipedia, Dictionary </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Win7 Screenshot
    9. 9. CloudTop Screenshot
    10. 10. Products (cont.) <ul><li>Future Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Automation – Control lights, appliances remotely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal/Diary – Speech and transcription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social – Access to Twitter, Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Voice – Voice ‘Text’ messages between clients. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Products (cont.) <ul><li>Unified Modular Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar user experience accross platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 7/Vista Native Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CloudTop HTML5 Browser/Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Android Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct telephone voice access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Message </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Community <ul><li>Newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>MarketPlace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a 2 nd tier market for independently developed modules and addons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage 3 rd party development </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Timeline <ul><li>4 th quarter 2011 – Base capability (complete) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 core modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time, Program Control, Calculator, Music, Web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>License/Update System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online store </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML 5 CloudTop GUI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 st Q 2012 – Cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Web interface to data stored on EC2 Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native Android Client </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Quarter 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional modules (Automation, Journal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iOS Client </li></ul></ul>

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