14 episodes

Both true personal stories & professional field experts worldwide sharing the impact that the Alexa wake word has had. Fields include technology, education, phycology, and more. Young children, teens, & women experiencing severe bullying, sexual harassment, name changes, suicidal ideation, and identity erasure. We will discuss corporate ethics and responsibility, name bombardment, and the choice to use a human name for technology.

Wake Up: The Truth About Alexa Lauren Johnson

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Both true personal stories & professional field experts worldwide sharing the impact that the Alexa wake word has had. Fields include technology, education, phycology, and more. Young children, teens, & women experiencing severe bullying, sexual harassment, name changes, suicidal ideation, and identity erasure. We will discuss corporate ethics and responsibility, name bombardment, and the choice to use a human name for technology.

    Season 2: Episode 1 Human names in AI Expert Panel

    Season 2: Episode 1 Human names in AI Expert Panel

    A discussion of AI ethics and naming with incredible expert guest panel including Alexa Ard (videographer/producer/editor for Well-Being at The Washington Post), Dr. Alexa Hagerty (Associate Fellow University of Cambridge), and K. Alexa Koenig JD, PhD (Co-executive Director and Adjunct Professor Human Rights Center, UCLA Berkely School of Law.



    #names #ethicalAI #alexa #amazonalexa #amazon #equity #corporateresponsibility #humanrights #ethics #women #children #girls

    • 38 min
    Special Episode 14: Alexa Ard of the Washington Post at Project Voice 2022

    Special Episode 14: Alexa Ard of the Washington Post at Project Voice 2022

    Special Episode: Alexa Ard of the Washington Post presents her story https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/people-named-alexa-name-change-amazon/?itid=ap_alexajulianaard  with a panel discussion moderated by Bradley Metrock.  

    https://www.iamalexa.org

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/alexa-can-i-have-my-name-back/

    #womenhelpingwomen #alexa #amazon #amazoncanwehaveournameback 

    • 47 min
    Episode 12 with Bradley Metrock CEO of Project Voice

    Episode 12 with Bradley Metrock CEO of Project Voice

    Bradley Metrock is CEO of Project Voice, a media and consulting company, and General Partner of Project Voice Capital Partners, a $20M venture capital fund investing in early-stage voice/AI startups. Project Voice 2022 takes place April 25-28 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    • 33 min
    Episode 11 : Joshua Montgomery - Founder of Mycroft AI

    Episode 11 : Joshua Montgomery - Founder of Mycroft AI

    Episode 11 with Joshua Montgomery, Founder of Mycroft AI, the world's largest leading open source voice assistant

    One of the few entrepreneurs in the United States to build a gigabit fiber network from scratch, Joshua brings more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience to the Mycroft project. Joshua’s previous project, Wicked Broadband, has been featured in Wired, ArsTechnica, and Forbes. He is a firm supporter of the open source movement and committed to an open future for AI.

    • 32 min
    Episode 10: Shyamala Prayaga

    Episode 10: Shyamala Prayaga

    As a product manager for the Autonomous Digital Assistant, Shyamala currently leads the company-wide Ford's Autonomous Digital Assistant innovation for voice and chatbots by owning the roadmap and overall vision and working with cross-functional teams to bring that vision to reality.

    She is a self-driven evangelist for UX and voice technology and recognizes the societal and cultural benefits of voice tech evolution. She possesses the insight and knowledge that comes with experience and leadership from her technical, development, and design roles. Her design and research work is presented nationally and internationally to general and field-specific audiences, and she has 18 years of experience designing for mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces.

    Shyamala has more than six years of experience designing voice interfaces for Connected Home Experience, Automotive, and Wearables. Publications: Her work on research into usability, accessibility, speech recognition, multimodal voice user interfaces, and user interfaces for research and educational use cases has been published internationally, and her interviews have been published with several magazines and podcasts, including Forbes, the healthy code, Automotive, and TU-Auto magazines.

    • 40 min
    Episode 9: Alexa W.

    Episode 9: Alexa W.

    Episode 9 with Alexa W.   

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tunas hub ,

Eye opening!

Eye opening, heartbreaking and sad to hear what these young children, teens and adult women have to experience just because their name is Alexa. Amazon should change their wake word!
No person should have to experience what some have just because of their name.

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