September 2013 - Broken Links Archive

Video of some recent talks Iā€™ve given

Iā€™ve had a realĀ­ly busy year for pubĀ­lic speakĀ­ing, havĀ­ing had the pleaĀ­sure of being invitĀ­ed to speak at ten events so far, from local grassĀ­roots meetĀ­ings to proĀ­fesĀ­sionĀ­al conĀ­ferĀ­ences (with more to come). Not all of the talks are recordĀ­ed but many are, so below Iā€™ve selectĀ­ed a few videos from the last few months in the vain hope that you may find them interesting.

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Speech Synthesis: Web Speech API, part one

It canā€™t have escaped your notice that iOS7 was recentĀ­ly released, and with it a new verĀ­sion of Safari. Among many addiĀ­tions and changes to its stanĀ­dards supĀ­port comes (parĀ­tial) impleĀ­menĀ­taĀ­tion of the new Web Speech API. This API has two core feaĀ­tures: speech recogĀ­niĀ­tion, which uses a web serĀ­vice to tranĀ­scribe voice input; and speech synĀ­theĀ­sis, which uses sysĀ­tem libraries to outĀ­put an artiĀ­fiĀ­cial voice. Safari for iOS7 brings supĀ­port for the latĀ­ter, so Iā€™m going to briefly explain through how that works.

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Iā€™ve updatĀ­ed my SpeakĀ­ing page to include more conĀ­ferĀ­ences, more videos, and a litĀ­tle on my speakĀ­ing requireĀ­ments and prefĀ­erĀ­ences. Iā€™m planĀ­ning to cut down on the numĀ­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interĀ­estĀ­ing offers and opporĀ­tuĀ­niĀ­ties, so please get in touch if youā€™re organĀ­isĀ­ing an event.

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