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Published:May 27th, 2013 19:00 EST
Judyth Piazza Interviews Technology Industry Analyst Bill Meisel on The American Perspective

Judyth Piazza Interviews Technology Industry Analyst Bill Meisel on The American Perspective

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Technology industry analyst Bill Meisel says software advances like voice recognition technology in smart phones can make the economy more efficient, but when automation is carried too far, jobs disappear.

Meisel`s new book, The Software Society, digs into the economic risk caused by automated technology moving faster than individual`s ability to adapt to the change, and suggests solutions to address this danger.

"The collective impact of over-automation is a declining economy, leading to even more over-automation and job loss "a dangerous downward spiral," Meisel says.

William Meiselgraduated from Caltech and earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Meisel was a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at USC, published a technical book on how computers can recognize patterns, and applied that technology to military and intelligence goals as Manager of the Computer Science Division at a small defense firm. He also founded and ran a company for 10 years developing speech recognition technology and products, and is the executive director of a 30-year-old nonprofit industry organization, the Applied Voice Input Output Society. Meisel is currently an independent industry analyst with a technology newsletter, blog, and organizes the annual Mobile Voice Conference. He resides in Tarzana, Calif.