The Voicebot Podcast is about the intersection of voice and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is a weekly look at trends, founders and newsmakers and supplements the daily research, analysis and news found at https://voicebot.ai.
Amazon Product Launch Event Hot Takes with CNET, Voicebrew, and USA Today
Today's episode is all about Amazon's big 2020 product launch event. We break down what was announced, what will be successful, and what it says about Amazon's product strategy and the future of Alexa.
First up is Ben Fox Rubin, the lead Amazon writer at CNET. Next, we have my interview with Katherine Prescott of VoiceBrew, the most popular newsletter for Alexa users.
Then, I throw down again with Jefferson Graham of USA Today.
I wrap up with Eric Schwartz, the head writer for Voicebot.ai.
Alexa 2020 Product Launch Preview with Jefferson Graham of USA Today
Amazon's 2020 product launch is coming up in a few days. Jefferson Graham of USA Today joins me for a preview of what to expect from Amazon this year. We also look back at the many 2019 announcements and discuss which ones look like a success and which do not. We talk about video, smart displays, smart TVs, Echo Frames (smart glasses), Echo Dot with clock, and more.
Jefferson Graham has been USA Today's tech columnist for the past 20 years and published over 1,500 episodes of the Talking Tech Podcast.
James Vlahos of Hereafter AI Discusses Avatars That Preserve the Memories and Thoughts of Real People
James Vlahos is founder of Hereafter AI, a company that enables anyone to create a chatbot avatar of a real person. It is the outgrowth of Dadbot, a chatbot he created to capture the memories and thoughts of his father.
James earned a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for many publications including The New York Times, GQ, Popular Science, National Geographic Adventure, and WIRED. He is also the author of Talk to Me, a history of tech's path to modern voice assistants.
TalkSocket Co-Founders Andrew Delorenzo and Chandler Murch
TalkSocket just launched a Kickstarter for a physical product that makes Alexa (and other voice assistants) instantly accessible hands free on any iPhone or Android smartphone.
Today's guests are TalkSocket co-founders Andrew Delorenzo and Chandler Murch. Delorenzo is CEO and has nearly a decade working in the cloud hosting business for AWS, Tencent, and Joyent. Murch is CTO for TalkSocket and has a background in IT management for companies such as game maker Valve and Ed Tech pioneer Promethean.
Ian Bicking Talks Firefox Voice and Observations About Assistants Today
Ian Bicking spent 10 years at Mozilla as a software developer and research engineer. His last project was Firefox Voice, a custom voice assistant for the Firefox Browser. He recorded his observations on the state of voice technology and conversational AI from a developer perspective in a 3,300-word blog post. Today, we discuss Bicking's 12-month journey building a custom voice assistant and what he learned.
Bicking earned degrees in computer science and mathematics at Earlham College.
Richard Weeks Head of Conversational Experiences at US Bank
Richard Weeks is head of conversational experiences at U.S. Bank which has an Alexa Skill, Google Action, chatbot, and a new custom assistant in its mobile app. We discuss the organization, the tech stack, objectives, and more.
Richard has been with U.S. Bank for the past four years after nearly 23 years with Wells Fargo where he concluded his tenure as Senior Vice President for customer experience strategy. Richard earned an undergraduate degree from USC and an MBA from the Univ. of San Francisco.
Maybe the best VUI podcast
I love all podcasts of this channel very much. The speakers are great, the questions are the most I wanted to ask myself, very cool. Highly recommended!