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The Voicebot Podcast

Bret Kinsella

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The Voicebot Podcast
The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

Bret Kinsella

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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.

Latest Episodes

10 Voice Technology Applications That are Not Alexa and Friends with Jeff Adams CEO of Cobalt

Jeff Adams is best known for leading the ASR team that built Amazon’s Alexa and we discussed that story in-depth in episode 59.He has accumulated over 20 patents in speech technology since the 1990s working as an engineer and CTO. Today, Jeff is CEO of Cobalt Speech which helps develop voice technology for new applications beyond what you see from Alexa or Siri. He shares 10 of these innovative applications in this week's episode to illustrate how broadly voice technology will soon impact our daily live

66 MIN1 weeks ago
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10 Voice Technology Applications That are Not Alexa and Friends with Jeff Adams CEO of Cobalt

Gene Munster Founder of Loup Ventures Talks Voice SEO, Smart Speaker Sales, and Apple

Gene Munster is managing partner at Loup Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investing. We discuss Apple's voice strategy, Voice SEO data, smart speaker sales forecasts and much more. Munster co-founded Loup after 21 years as a research analyst at Piper Jaffreywhere he covered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. During his career, he has been named Top Stock Picker from Forbes, Best on the Street from The Wall Street Journal, and was widely followed for his Apple coverage.

62 MIN1 weeks ago
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Gene Munster Founder of Loup Ventures Talks Voice SEO, Smart Speaker Sales, and Apple

Braden Ream CEO of Voiceflow

Braden Ream is co-founder and CEO of Voiceflow which was founded in 2018. The company started by creating interactive children’s stories for voice assistants using Storyline but eventually built their own software and it so intrigued investors that Voiceflow pivoted to a code-free voice app development, design, and prototyping platform in late 2018.Voiceflow is headquartered in Toronto and there are 15,000 registered users of the platform which hosts over 5,000 voice apps.

75 MIN2 weeks ago
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Braden Ream CEO of Voiceflow

Podcasts and Voice Assistants Interviews with Google, Edison Research, Westwood One, Spoken Layer, Amplifi and Witlingo

This week's interviews are all about the intersection of podcasts (the content) and voice assistants (the channel). Interviews were conducted onsite at the Podcast Movement conference. Guests include Zack Reneau-Wedeen of Google followed by Tom Webster from Edison Research, Suzy Schulz of Westwood One, Will Mayo of Spoken Layer and Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media. We close with Ahmed Bouzid and Brielle Nickoloff from Witlingo. In all, seven guests weigh in on the intersection of podcasts and voice.

74 MINAUG 24
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Podcasts and Voice Assistants Interviews with Google, Edison Research, Westwood One, Spoken Layer, Amplifi and Witlingo

Dave Isbitski of Amazon Talks About the Early Days of Alexa

David Isbitski joined the Alexa team as chief evangelist in early 2015, shortly after the Amazon Echo launched and before Alexa Skills Kit or the skill store. When he started, it was all about developer office hours, Slack groups, and Meetups. Today, it is more often about conference keynotes and boardrooms. Bret Kinsella interviewed Dave at the Voice 19 Conference to get a sense about how things have changed over the past five years and what that means going forward for voice assistant adoption.

36 MINAUG 19
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Dave Isbitski of Amazon Talks About the Early Days of Alexa

Adam Cheyer of Samsung and Viv Labs Talks 25 Years of Voice Assistants

Adam Cheyer is co-founder and VP of Engineering of Viv Labs and Vice President of R&D at Samsung. He is also afounding member of Change.organd Sentient. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Siri and a director of engineering at Apple. Earlier in his career, Adam heldexecutive roles at SRI in the computer-human interaction center andthe AI center. He is a pioneer in the world of voice assistants building his first over 25 years ago. The interview was conducted onsite at Voice 19.

37 MINAUG 12
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Adam Cheyer of Samsung and Viv Labs Talks 25 Years of Voice Assistants

Marketer Adoption of Voice Apps as a Marketing Channel

Voicebot recently surveyed over 300 marketers to determine their enthusiasm and activity around voice assistants as a marketing channel. That report can be downloaded at voicebot.ai/research. In this episode, host Bret Kinsella is joined by David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com, and Ava Mutchler of Voicebot.ai for an in-depth discussion of the key findings. The discussion was originally recorded as a webinar and used a format that allows podcast listeners to follow along.

55 MINAUG 3
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Marketer Adoption of Voice Apps as a Marketing Channel

Voice Summit 19 Onsite Interviews with Audioburst, AgVoice, Dabble Labs, XAPPmedia, Videmme, and Nodes

Voice Summit 19 was the largest gathering of voice industry professionals globally in 2019. Voicebot spoke with six industry leaders to get their perspective on the conference, voice adoption and where it is all headed. Host Bret Kinsella is joined by Amir Hirsh, CEO of Audioburst, Bruce Rase, CEO of AgVoice, Steven Tingiris, CEO of Dabble Labs, Pat Higbie, CEO of XAPPmedia, Guilio Caperdoni, head of innovation at Videmme Consulting, and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald, the global head of voice at Nodes Agency.

56 MINJUL 29
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Voice Summit 19 Onsite Interviews with Audioburst, AgVoice, Dabble Labs, XAPPmedia, Videmme, and Nodes

Voice Assistant SEO for Brands with Ben Fisher and Ava Mutchler

This week's episode is from a webinar reviewing the Voice Assistant SEO Report for Brands. Ben Fisher of Magic + Co. and Ava Mutchler of Voicebot.ai discuss the results from over 4,000 questions about 200 consumer brands asked of Alexa, Bixby, Google Assistant, and Siri. The results showed that voice assistants are worse at handling queries about brands than for general knowledge questions and run counter to SEO consultant recommendations. We discuss the implications for brands and what they should do.

62 MINJUL 21
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Voice Assistant SEO for Brands with Ben Fisher and Ava Mutchler

Amy Stapleton, Dave Kemp, and Pete Haas Discuss First 100 Episodes

There have been so many rich insights offered by Voicebot Podcast guests that I wanted to figure out a simple way to unlock a few of those nuggets in case you missed the episodes. I also wanted to hear some discussion among dedicated and erudite listeners about what was said by past guests and what they thought mattered most. Amy Stapleton of Tellables, Pete Haas from Conversation Curve, and Dave Kemp from Oaktree join me on the 100 episode retrospective. What a long, fruitful trip it’s been. Enjoy!

92 MINJUL 15
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Amy Stapleton, Dave Kemp, and Pete Haas Discuss First 100 Episodes

Latest Episodes

10 Voice Technology Applications That are Not Alexa and Friends with Jeff Adams CEO of Cobalt

Jeff Adams is best known for leading the ASR team that built Amazon’s Alexa and we discussed that story in-depth in episode 59.He has accumulated over 20 patents in speech technology since the 1990s working as an engineer and CTO. Today, Jeff is CEO of Cobalt Speech which helps develop voice technology for new applications beyond what you see from Alexa or Siri. He shares 10 of these innovative applications in this week's episode to illustrate how broadly voice technology will soon impact our daily live

66 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
10 Voice Technology Applications That are Not Alexa and Friends with Jeff Adams CEO of Cobalt

Gene Munster Founder of Loup Ventures Talks Voice SEO, Smart Speaker Sales, and Apple

Gene Munster is managing partner at Loup Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investing. We discuss Apple's voice strategy, Voice SEO data, smart speaker sales forecasts and much more. Munster co-founded Loup after 21 years as a research analyst at Piper Jaffreywhere he covered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. During his career, he has been named Top Stock Picker from Forbes, Best on the Street from The Wall Street Journal, and was widely followed for his Apple coverage.

62 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Gene Munster Founder of Loup Ventures Talks Voice SEO, Smart Speaker Sales, and Apple

Braden Ream CEO of Voiceflow

Braden Ream is co-founder and CEO of Voiceflow which was founded in 2018. The company started by creating interactive children’s stories for voice assistants using Storyline but eventually built their own software and it so intrigued investors that Voiceflow pivoted to a code-free voice app development, design, and prototyping platform in late 2018.Voiceflow is headquartered in Toronto and there are 15,000 registered users of the platform which hosts over 5,000 voice apps.

75 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Braden Ream CEO of Voiceflow

Podcasts and Voice Assistants Interviews with Google, Edison Research, Westwood One, Spoken Layer, Amplifi and Witlingo

This week's interviews are all about the intersection of podcasts (the content) and voice assistants (the channel). Interviews were conducted onsite at the Podcast Movement conference. Guests include Zack Reneau-Wedeen of Google followed by Tom Webster from Edison Research, Suzy Schulz of Westwood One, Will Mayo of Spoken Layer and Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media. We close with Ahmed Bouzid and Brielle Nickoloff from Witlingo. In all, seven guests weigh in on the intersection of podcasts and voice.

74 MINAUG 24
Comments
Podcasts and Voice Assistants Interviews with Google, Edison Research, Westwood One, Spoken Layer, Amplifi and Witlingo

Dave Isbitski of Amazon Talks About the Early Days of Alexa

David Isbitski joined the Alexa team as chief evangelist in early 2015, shortly after the Amazon Echo launched and before Alexa Skills Kit or the skill store. When he started, it was all about developer office hours, Slack groups, and Meetups. Today, it is more often about conference keynotes and boardrooms. Bret Kinsella interviewed Dave at the Voice 19 Conference to get a sense about how things have changed over the past five years and what that means going forward for voice assistant adoption.

36 MINAUG 19
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Dave Isbitski of Amazon Talks About the Early Days of Alexa

Adam Cheyer of Samsung and Viv Labs Talks 25 Years of Voice Assistants

Adam Cheyer is co-founder and VP of Engineering of Viv Labs and Vice President of R&D at Samsung. He is also afounding member of Change.organd Sentient. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Siri and a director of engineering at Apple. Earlier in his career, Adam heldexecutive roles at SRI in the computer-human interaction center andthe AI center. He is a pioneer in the world of voice assistants building his first over 25 years ago. The interview was conducted onsite at Voice 19.

37 MINAUG 12
Comments
Adam Cheyer of Samsung and Viv Labs Talks 25 Years of Voice Assistants

Marketer Adoption of Voice Apps as a Marketing Channel

Voicebot recently surveyed over 300 marketers to determine their enthusiasm and activity around voice assistants as a marketing channel. That report can be downloaded at voicebot.ai/research. In this episode, host Bret Kinsella is joined by David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com, and Ava Mutchler of Voicebot.ai for an in-depth discussion of the key findings. The discussion was originally recorded as a webinar and used a format that allows podcast listeners to follow along.

55 MINAUG 3
Comments
Marketer Adoption of Voice Apps as a Marketing Channel

Voice Summit 19 Onsite Interviews with Audioburst, AgVoice, Dabble Labs, XAPPmedia, Videmme, and Nodes

Voice Summit 19 was the largest gathering of voice industry professionals globally in 2019. Voicebot spoke with six industry leaders to get their perspective on the conference, voice adoption and where it is all headed. Host Bret Kinsella is joined by Amir Hirsh, CEO of Audioburst, Bruce Rase, CEO of AgVoice, Steven Tingiris, CEO of Dabble Labs, Pat Higbie, CEO of XAPPmedia, Guilio Caperdoni, head of innovation at Videmme Consulting, and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald, the global head of voice at Nodes Agency.

56 MINJUL 29
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Voice Summit 19 Onsite Interviews with Audioburst, AgVoice, Dabble Labs, XAPPmedia, Videmme, and Nodes

Voice Assistant SEO for Brands with Ben Fisher and Ava Mutchler

This week's episode is from a webinar reviewing the Voice Assistant SEO Report for Brands. Ben Fisher of Magic + Co. and Ava Mutchler of Voicebot.ai discuss the results from over 4,000 questions about 200 consumer brands asked of Alexa, Bixby, Google Assistant, and Siri. The results showed that voice assistants are worse at handling queries about brands than for general knowledge questions and run counter to SEO consultant recommendations. We discuss the implications for brands and what they should do.

62 MINJUL 21
Comments
Voice Assistant SEO for Brands with Ben Fisher and Ava Mutchler

Amy Stapleton, Dave Kemp, and Pete Haas Discuss First 100 Episodes

There have been so many rich insights offered by Voicebot Podcast guests that I wanted to figure out a simple way to unlock a few of those nuggets in case you missed the episodes. I also wanted to hear some discussion among dedicated and erudite listeners about what was said by past guests and what they thought mattered most. Amy Stapleton of Tellables, Pete Haas from Conversation Curve, and Dave Kemp from Oaktree join me on the 100 episode retrospective. What a long, fruitful trip it’s been. Enjoy!

92 MINJUL 15
Comments
Amy Stapleton, Dave Kemp, and Pete Haas Discuss First 100 Episodes