Inspire and innovate, emphasizing wearables, voice user interfaces, speech recognition and synthesis, NLU, and AIML.
I am focusing on embedded, mobile, and open source technologies and help accelerating the discovery and adoption of emerging mobile technologies.
SwixML represents ideas that today are heavily re-used in Google’s Android SDK. (Graphical User Interfaces are described declaratively in XML documents that are parsed and rendered into UI widgets hierarchies at runtime.)
But I have create so much more that I’m extremely proud of.
Take a look at Artist on Android, the Horsemen of Speech Recognition, or other apps that I have published under the Techcasita Productions brand in Google’s play store.
I’m appointed to the advisory committee for the Mobile App Development Certificate at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speaks at conferences and user groups on topics ranging from Embedded Technology to Declarative Programming, emphasizing UI Generation at Runtime, and everything Voice User Interface related of course.
Have a look at some slide from my most recent talks.
Take a look at some high quality short HD films that I have created over the last few months and years.
If you like, take a look at some of my photos and the stories behind them, at http://ramonaphoto.com
I was able to attend this year’s SpeechTek 2014 conference in New York City. Organized in four parallel tracks, the conference’s advanced technology track was devoted to topics like virtual agents, voice biometrics, natural language understanding, or speech technologies for smart devices.
Bruce Balentine, @brucebalentine Chief Scientist at the Enterprise Integration Group, gave the keynote on the 2nd day of the conference, which was probably the most impacting and insightful talk of the whole event. One of this key points was that, “We can now stop selling the future,” all basic technologies are at our disposal, empowering us to succeed, building smart speech systems. However, he also pointed out a major shortcoming of Voice User Interfaces: micro-interactions were never established, have not been learned by users. In comparison, micro-interactions like pinch/zoom, were successfully taught to users of touch enabled user interfaces.
The main idea for this blog post was using the Mac, for quickly developing and deploying a Web app in Java. I’m using RestEasy on top of Tomcat as my server platform and Intellij IDEA as my preferred IDE. Once the webapp has been built and tested locally, IDEA is also used for archiving the webapp and remotely deploying it to a Linux box.
RESTEasy is used to build a simple wrapper, exposing the implemented functionality as Web Service, but without having to modify the core implementation and to keep it independent from all Web-Service related resources.
As most of us, who still maintain their own web presence, instead of totally giving in to FaceBook or posting exclusively on Google+ maybe, I’m never really satisfied with the layout and look and feel of my site.
I don’t remember the exact date, but I published my 1st HTML on a server running at the University of Marburg Germany, in fall 1995. I still remember the URL, which appears on the WayBackMachine as early as May 2nd 1997.