Alex Castrounis and Kim Harvey, a voice designer at Google, discuss the field of voice design (aka conversation design). Voice design topics discussed include the current state of the field, speech parsing and the goal of understanding, phrasing of questions and responses, conversation error handling, human assumptions and expectations around machine personas, the hype vs reality of assistants, potential impacts of AI on voice design and its future, and the combination of linguistics and...
Alex Castrounis and Kim Harvey, a former user researcher and current voice designer at Google, discuss UX design, user research, and usability as these important fields apply to software, hardware, and general object product design.
Alex Castrounis and Skylar Roebuck discuss the value of data science and advanced analytics, including how to sell both. The discussion includes selling a process vs a product, AI hype vs reality, data science as being non-deterministic, abstraction and automation of AI and machine learning, explainable AI, and more!
Alex Castrounis and Zac Seigel discuss and compare cloud service providers, including service offerings, costs, performance, differentiators, strategies for choosing a provider, developer friendliness, and more!
Alex Castrounis and Zac Seigel discuss all things containers, including prominent technologies and their benefits, considerations, orchestration, and management. Technologies discussed include Docker, Kubernetes, and more.
Alex Castrounis officially launches and introduces the Pod as a Service [PODaaS] podcast!
PODaaS is a podcast on emerging, trending, and state-of-the-art advanced analytics, software, and hardware technologies. PODaaS also covers entrepreneurship and business topics as it relates to these technologies. Episodes feature Alex Castrounis and his guests discussing artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, big data, IoT, and more.
Episodes are typically released every...