James K. Baker
Distinguished Career Professor

Center for Innovations in Speech and Language
Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

jkbaker at cs dot cmu dot edu

Short History

I was the founder, CEO and Chairman of Dragon Systems, Inc. When Dragon introduced Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the first general purpose automatic dictation system in 1997, it was the culmination of a 25-year quest. I am now engaged in a second quest, seeking to expand the range and scope of speech and language technology to many more applications and languages. This expansion of scope will also require fundamental breakthroughs in technology and the acquisition and creation of a large collection of language data and knowledge. It will require the collaborative effort of hundreds or thousands of participants.


Grand Challenge in Speech and Language Technology

Game-Changing Paradigm Shift in Automatic Learning