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Louisville, KY /

Speech Recognition

TEKsystems 700 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Suite 250 , Louisville, KY (map)


We will meet on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 700 N Hurstbourne Pkwy. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the presentations will begin sharply at 7:00 pm. Along with a great presentation, we'll have food and raffle prizes. Be sure to RSVP so we know how much food is needed. Afterwards, we go to BJ's Restaurant to continue the conversation.

Speech Recognition

Have you ever used Siri, “Hey Google”, or Cortana and wondered how you can build speech recognition into an app? Probably not, because they’re pretty bad. Right? Well, move over Siri – the next generation of customized speech recognition engines is here. I’ve spent the last year training and integrating Microsoft’s Speech to Text service into various apps and have a lot to share. You’ll learn how you can easily create adaptive acoustic and language models to customize a speech recognition system to account for regional dialects, word usage/choice, and obscure words and phrases. After training these models, you’ll learn how to deploy and integrate these into your apps.

About Mike Branstein

Mike Branstein is a developer and leader, who is passionate about systems architecture, team building, application life cycle management, and technology. Mike lives in Louisville, KY, and is the director of application development at KiZAN Technologies. As a consultant, he enjoys working with clients to improve development and project management processes using Team Foundation Server. Mike also en Mike blogs with his brother, Nick Branstein, at, where they are known as "The Brosteins".


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