After 50 Years, Digital Voices Speak Again: A chance conversation revives speech digitization samples from 1973 (IEEE Spectrum)

IEEE Spectrum: After 50 Years, Digital Voices Speak Again A chance conversation revives speech digitization samples from 1973 . “This flexi disc is, in effect, an audio time capsule preserving the state of speech digitization research in the early 1970s. (It is telling, for example, that women’s voices are not represented in any of the sound samples.) Yet despite its historical significance, its contents remained buried within the pages of a half-century-old Spectrum back issue until this spring, when special projects editor Stephen Cass brought it to my attention following a meeting of the magazine’s editorial advisory board.”

IEEE Spectrum: Introducing the New IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website

IEEE Spectrum: Introducing the New IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website. “The platform lists a variety of IEEE resources such as its nondiscrimination policy, code of ethics, and accessibility statement. The new site also highlights ongoing efforts by various IEEE groups that are taking action toward building a diverse, equitable, and welcoming environment such as IEEE regions and geographic units, technical societies, the IEEE Board of Directors, Technical Activities Board committees, and IEEE Women in Engineering.”

Science|Business: IEEE and CERN Agree to Transformative Open Access ‘Read and Publish’ Deal

Science|Business: IEEE and CERN Agree to Transformative Open Access ‘Read and Publish’ Deal. “The transformative read and publish agreement enables CERN-corresponding authors to publish open access articles in all IEEE journals and combines reading access to over five million documents from the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, including scientific journals, conference proceedings, and IEEE standards. The agreement also makes it more convenient for authors to publish open access articles with IEEE as article processing charges (APCs) are prepaid by CERN’s centrally funded IEEE open access APC account. CERN’s authors are now able to publish open access articles in 160 leading hybrid journals and all fully open journals published by IEEE, making articles instantly available and free to read by the general public.”

IEEE Spectrum: How IEEE Conferences Thrived Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

IEEE Spectrum: How IEEE Conferences Thrived Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. “If you have enjoyed attending any of the thousands of IEEE virtual conferences and events held around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, you have a dedicated team of IEEE volunteers and staff to thank. The IEEE conferences committee and the organization’s global Meetings, Conferences, and Events team, in collaboration with IEEE organizational unit partners, worked behind the scenes to make sure the gatherings went off without a hitch. By keeping the customer as their North Star and taking quick action, the MCE team was able to support the community, helping organizers hold more than 1,600 conferences.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Provides Free Access to COVID-19 Relevant Research Articles and Standards in IEEE Xplore(R) Digital Library (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Provides Free Access to COVID-19 Relevant Research Articles and Standards in IEEE Xplore(R) Digital Library (PRESS RELEASE). ” IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, is committed to supporting the global response to COVID-19. The organization is providing free direct access to a collection of various COVID-19 related research articles, and standards to help researchers understand, manage and combat the different aspects of the pandemic.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Introduces TechRxiv™, a New Preprint Server for Unpublished Research (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Introduces TechRxiv™, a New Preprint Server for Unpublished Research (PRESS RELEASE). “IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the launch of TechRxiv.org, a preprint server for the global technology community. TechRxiv.org is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science and related technologies.”

PRNewswire: IEEE Computer Society’s Top 12 Technology Trends for 2020

PRNewswire: IEEE Computer Society’s Top 12 Technology Trends for 2020 (PRESS RELEASE). “IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) tech experts unveil their annual predictions for the future of tech, presenting what they believe will be the most widely adopted technology trends in 2020. Six of the top 12 technology predictions have been developed into peer-reviewed articles published in Computer magazine’s December issue, covering topics that include cognitive robotics, practical drone delivery, and digital twins. The tech future forecast by the world’s premier organization of computer professionals consistently ranks as one of its most anticipated announcements.”

IEEE Spectrum: IEEE Expands Open Access Journal Offerings

IEEE Spectrum: IEEE Expands Open Access Journal Offerings. “IEEE is providing more high-quality publishing options for authors and researchers. It is launching 14 gold fully open access journals. The 14 new gold open access publications will cover topics such as automotive technology, biomedical engineering, power and energy, computing, signal processing, industry applications, and telecommunications. The journals will begin accepting submissions later this year and publish their first articles early next year.” The article explains gold open access, about which I did not know, or you can see Publisso’s explanation of gold open and green open..