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The Voicebot Podcast

Bret Kinsella

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The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

Bret Kinsella

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67
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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

Dennis Crowley Co-founder of Foursquare and Creator of Marsbot

Dennis Crowley is co-founder and executive chairman of Foursquare, a pioneer in mobile, local, social consumer apps and famous for pioneering the venue check-in concept. Today, it supports both consumer apps and a large enterprise business around consumer geolocation data. Foursquare recently introduced Marsbot, an audio AR solution (i.e. a proactive walking assistant) that whispers nuggets of content to users as they travel past specific locations or venues, harvested from Foursquare's data base.

73 min5 d ago
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Dennis Crowley Co-founder of Foursquare and Creator of Marsbot

Kane Simms Co-Founder of VUX World on Voice Strategy, User Experience, and Industry Trends

Kane Simms is co-founder of VUX World, a voice studio, design consultancy, and creator of a popular industry podcast and numerous LinkedIn videos. Today, we discuss voice user experience design and specifically cover some elements of VUX World's methodology when working with clients. We also review voice strategy, industry trends, and much more. Kane is an astute observer of the voice industry landscape and one of the technology's most effective champions.

113 min1 w ago
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Kane Simms Co-Founder of VUX World on Voice Strategy, User Experience, and Industry Trends

Dr Ben Goertzel CEO of SingularityNET and a Leader in Research for Artificial General Intelligence

Dr. Ben Goertzel is CEO of SingularityNet, an open, decentralized platform for orchestrating interactions between artificial general intelligence (AGI) agents and other software. He has been a leader in the pursuit of AGI for over 20 years. Goertzel is also a leader in NLP including recent research on unsupervised grammar induction. As chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, Goertzel led the software team behind the world's most famous robot, Sophia. He earned a PhD in Mathematics from Temple University.

78 min2 w ago
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Dr Ben Goertzel CEO of SingularityNET and a Leader in Research for Artificial General Intelligence

David Patterson Chief Science Officer of Aiqudo Discusses NLU and Semiotics

Dr. Dave Patterson earned a PhD in artificial intelligence at Ulster University where he also led an AI research lab. He also has degrees in computer science and biochemistry. Dave later was the founding CEO of Sophia, an advanced search technology company acquired by Aiqudo in 2017. Today we talk about AI, NLU, NLP, semiotics, symbolic language representations, unsupervised learning, and much more including how Aiqudo's architecture is different from other popular voice assistants.

90 min3 w ago
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David Patterson Chief Science Officer of Aiqudo Discusses NLU and Semiotics

Stanford Professor Monica Lam on the Almond Open Source Voice Assistant

Dr. Monica Lam joined Stanford University's computer science department in 1988 after earning a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. She is co-author of the textbook Compilers Principles, Techniques, and Tools, known as the Dragon Book. More recently she has been leading the Open Virtual Assistant initiative that has at its core, the Almond, open source voice assistant. Today we talk about privacy, security, and the need for choice of virtual assistants that are not controlled by 2 or 3 big companies.

98 minOCT 25
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Stanford Professor Monica Lam on the Almond Open Source Voice Assistant

Phillip Hunter Formerly of the Amazon Alexa UX Team and Founder of CCAI

Phillip Hunter is the founder of CCAI Services where he helps companies develop voice user experiences using conversation AI and ML solutions. He previously was a vice president of Pulse Labs, head of user experience for Alexa Skills at Amazon, a Senior UX manager at AWS, a senior designer for Bing and Tellme while at Microsoft, a senior designer at 24-7.ai with a few more stops along the way during his career. He earned a degree in English from Texas A&M University.

108 minOCT 19
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Phillip Hunter Formerly of the Amazon Alexa UX Team and Founder of CCAI

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek CEO of Women in Voice on Voice UX, Linguistics, and Building Community and Opportunity

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek is CEO of Women in Voice an organization she founded in 2018. It has grown to 15 chapters in nine countries and has hosted over 80 events worldwide. Bajorek is an advisor to several companies in the voice AI space and a sought-after conference speaker and consultant for voice user experience design. After earning an undergraduate degree in French, Photography, and Graphic Design, Bajorek received a Masters in Linguistics from UC Davis and a PhD in speech language technology.

77 minOCT 12
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Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek CEO of Women in Voice on Voice UX, Linguistics, and Building Community and Opportunity

Two Voice Devs Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg Talk Alexa, Google Assistant, and More

Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg are the creators of the Two Voice Devs podcast and YouTube channel where they go deep on topics of interest to voice developers. Mark is senior architect for voice technology at Soar.com. He is an Alexa Champion, Bixby Premiere Developer, and one of Voicebot's Top Leaders in Voice for 2019. Allen is project guru for Objective Consulting and has 25 years of software development experience. He is a GDE for Google Assistant, IoT, Wearables, and other platforms.

92 minOCT 3
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Two Voice Devs Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg Talk Alexa, Google Assistant, and More

Google Product Launch Hot Takes with Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot - Voicebot Podcast Ep 171

Today I have another extra episode for you to discuss the announcements from Google's 2020 Fall product launch. To maintain consistency, I also asked Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot.ai to join me. They were both on the recent episode focused on the Amazon product launch so we are getting their hot takes today in contrast to what we saw from Amazon. Jefferson Graham is the leading consumer tech reporter in the U.S. and Eric Schwartz is the lead reporter at Voicebot.

34 minOCT 2
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Google Product Launch Hot Takes with Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot - Voicebot Podcast Ep 171

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.

98 minSEP 28
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Amazon Product Launch Event Hot Takes with CNET, Voicebrew, and USA Today

Latest Episodes

Dennis Crowley Co-founder of Foursquare and Creator of Marsbot

Dennis Crowley is co-founder and executive chairman of Foursquare, a pioneer in mobile, local, social consumer apps and famous for pioneering the venue check-in concept. Today, it supports both consumer apps and a large enterprise business around consumer geolocation data. Foursquare recently introduced Marsbot, an audio AR solution (i.e. a proactive walking assistant) that whispers nuggets of content to users as they travel past specific locations or venues, harvested from Foursquare's data base.

73 min5 d ago
Comments
Dennis Crowley Co-founder of Foursquare and Creator of Marsbot

Kane Simms Co-Founder of VUX World on Voice Strategy, User Experience, and Industry Trends

Kane Simms is co-founder of VUX World, a voice studio, design consultancy, and creator of a popular industry podcast and numerous LinkedIn videos. Today, we discuss voice user experience design and specifically cover some elements of VUX World's methodology when working with clients. We also review voice strategy, industry trends, and much more. Kane is an astute observer of the voice industry landscape and one of the technology's most effective champions.

113 min1 w ago
Comments
Kane Simms Co-Founder of VUX World on Voice Strategy, User Experience, and Industry Trends

Dr Ben Goertzel CEO of SingularityNET and a Leader in Research for Artificial General Intelligence

Dr. Ben Goertzel is CEO of SingularityNet, an open, decentralized platform for orchestrating interactions between artificial general intelligence (AGI) agents and other software. He has been a leader in the pursuit of AGI for over 20 years. Goertzel is also a leader in NLP including recent research on unsupervised grammar induction. As chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, Goertzel led the software team behind the world's most famous robot, Sophia. He earned a PhD in Mathematics from Temple University.

78 min2 w ago
Comments
Dr Ben Goertzel CEO of SingularityNET and a Leader in Research for Artificial General Intelligence

David Patterson Chief Science Officer of Aiqudo Discusses NLU and Semiotics

Dr. Dave Patterson earned a PhD in artificial intelligence at Ulster University where he also led an AI research lab. He also has degrees in computer science and biochemistry. Dave later was the founding CEO of Sophia, an advanced search technology company acquired by Aiqudo in 2017. Today we talk about AI, NLU, NLP, semiotics, symbolic language representations, unsupervised learning, and much more including how Aiqudo's architecture is different from other popular voice assistants.

90 min3 w ago
Comments
David Patterson Chief Science Officer of Aiqudo Discusses NLU and Semiotics

Stanford Professor Monica Lam on the Almond Open Source Voice Assistant

Dr. Monica Lam joined Stanford University's computer science department in 1988 after earning a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. She is co-author of the textbook Compilers Principles, Techniques, and Tools, known as the Dragon Book. More recently she has been leading the Open Virtual Assistant initiative that has at its core, the Almond, open source voice assistant. Today we talk about privacy, security, and the need for choice of virtual assistants that are not controlled by 2 or 3 big companies.

98 minOCT 25
Comments
Stanford Professor Monica Lam on the Almond Open Source Voice Assistant

Phillip Hunter Formerly of the Amazon Alexa UX Team and Founder of CCAI

Phillip Hunter is the founder of CCAI Services where he helps companies develop voice user experiences using conversation AI and ML solutions. He previously was a vice president of Pulse Labs, head of user experience for Alexa Skills at Amazon, a Senior UX manager at AWS, a senior designer for Bing and Tellme while at Microsoft, a senior designer at 24-7.ai with a few more stops along the way during his career. He earned a degree in English from Texas A&M University.

108 minOCT 19
Comments
Phillip Hunter Formerly of the Amazon Alexa UX Team and Founder of CCAI

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek CEO of Women in Voice on Voice UX, Linguistics, and Building Community and Opportunity

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek is CEO of Women in Voice an organization she founded in 2018. It has grown to 15 chapters in nine countries and has hosted over 80 events worldwide. Bajorek is an advisor to several companies in the voice AI space and a sought-after conference speaker and consultant for voice user experience design. After earning an undergraduate degree in French, Photography, and Graphic Design, Bajorek received a Masters in Linguistics from UC Davis and a PhD in speech language technology.

77 minOCT 12
Comments
Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek CEO of Women in Voice on Voice UX, Linguistics, and Building Community and Opportunity

Two Voice Devs Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg Talk Alexa, Google Assistant, and More

Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg are the creators of the Two Voice Devs podcast and YouTube channel where they go deep on topics of interest to voice developers. Mark is senior architect for voice technology at Soar.com. He is an Alexa Champion, Bixby Premiere Developer, and one of Voicebot's Top Leaders in Voice for 2019. Allen is project guru for Objective Consulting and has 25 years of software development experience. He is a GDE for Google Assistant, IoT, Wearables, and other platforms.

92 minOCT 3
Comments
Two Voice Devs Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg Talk Alexa, Google Assistant, and More

Google Product Launch Hot Takes with Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot - Voicebot Podcast Ep 171

Today I have another extra episode for you to discuss the announcements from Google's 2020 Fall product launch. To maintain consistency, I also asked Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot.ai to join me. They were both on the recent episode focused on the Amazon product launch so we are getting their hot takes today in contrast to what we saw from Amazon. Jefferson Graham is the leading consumer tech reporter in the U.S. and Eric Schwartz is the lead reporter at Voicebot.

34 minOCT 2
Comments
Google Product Launch Hot Takes with Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of Voicebot - Voicebot Podcast Ep 171

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.

98 minSEP 28
Comments
Amazon Product Launch Event Hot Takes with CNET, Voicebrew, and USA Today
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