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Learn how to implement voice first strategy and create world-class voice experiences with VUX World. Every week, we speak to industry thought leaders and practitioners on the three core pillars of voice: strategy, design and development. We share the deep details of how they do what they do, so that you can do what you do, better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Learn how to implement voice first strategy and create world-class voice experiences with VUX World. Every week, we speak to industry thought leaders and practitioners on the three core pillars of voice: strategy, design and development. We share the deep details of how they do what they do, so that you can do what you do, better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United Kingdom

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Learn how to implement voice first strategy and create world-class voice experiences with VUX World. Every week, we speak to industry thought leaders and practitioners on the three core pillars of voice: strategy, design and development. We share the deep details of how they do what they do, so that you can do what you do, better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Twitter:

@VUXworld

Language:

English


Episodes

Amazon's Paul Cutsinger tells us what's new

9/2/2020
After covering the top new Alexa features for marketers and the top features for developers, we were getting a lot of questions from the community about the new Alexa features announced during Alexa Live 2020. So, what better way to dive deep into them than by sitting down with someone who had a hand in creating a great deal of them. Paul Cutsinger is known within the voice community for being one of the first Alexa developer evangelists and teaching people all over the world how to build...

Duration:01:08:54

Your audio strategy's Holy Trinity with Ron Jaworski

8/24/2020
Ron Jaworski, CEO Trinity Audio, joins us to share how to satisfy the user, the publisher and the advertiser with your audio strategy. The Holy Trinity of your audio strategy Trinity Audio's philosophy is to satisfy users, publishers and advertisers in an attempt to provide value to all three with audio. Trinity Audio's technology turns any webpage into audio using text to speech and allows publishers to then distribute that on their websites, as well as through any other audio channel,...

Duration:01:04:04

Designing human-like voice bots for IVR with Einav Itamar

8/3/2020
Einav Itamar is the founder and CEO of Voca.ai, a technology company specialising in IVR automation using conversational AI. He joins Dustin and Kane to chat about how to create human-like conversations for IVR bots, the impact of coronavirus on call centre demand and how organisations are approaching automating incoming call centre calls with AI. Need help with call centre automation? Book a free 20 minute consultation. Designing human-like voice bots for IVR One thing is for sure:...

Duration:00:57:03

Automating call centres with AI

7/14/2020
SPONSORED BY PROJECT VOICE CATALYST Project Voice Catalyst is for companies working with voice and AI, whether heavily involved or just starting, it uses an extensive network to connect companies working with voice tech and conversational AI to new customers, partners, media, or investors, depending on needs and business objectives. Accelerating your business months ahead of where you otherwise would be. No matter what industry - publishing, healthcare, automotive, banking, gaming,...

Duration:01:05:06

Multi-modal design with Google's Daniel Padgett

6/22/2020
Sponsored by Project Voice Catalyst Project Voice Catalyst is for companies working with voice and AI, whether heavily involved or just starting, it uses an extensive network to connect companies working with voice tech and conversational AI to new customers, partners, media, or investors, depending on needs and business objectives. Accelerating your business months ahead of where you otherwise would be. No matter what industry - publishing, healthcare, automotive, banking, gaming,...

Duration:00:50:04

Alexa is part of the family now with Rozzi Meredith

6/15/2020
Sponsored by Project Voice Catalyst Project Voice Catalyst is for companies working with voice and AI, whether heavily involved or just starting, it uses an extensive network to connect companies working with voice tech and conversational AI to new customers, partners, media, or investors, depending on needs and business objectives. Accelerating your business months ahead of where you otherwise would be. No matter what industry - publishing, healthcare, automotive, banking, gaming,...

Duration:01:04:08

Using voice to make Scientists more productive with Dan DeAlmeida

6/15/2020
Sponsored by Project Voice Catalyst Project Voice Catalyst is for companies working with voice and AI, whether heavily involved or just starting, it uses an extensive network to connect companies working with voice tech and conversational AI to new customers, partners, media, or investors, depending on needs and business objectives. Accelerating your business months ahead of where you otherwise would be. No matter what industry - publishing, healthcare, automotive, banking, gaming,...

Duration:00:53:24

SMS conversation design with Hillary and Matthew Black

6/15/2020
Sponsored by Project Voice Catalyst Project Voice Catalyst is for companies working with voice and AI, whether heavily involved or just starting, it uses an extensive network to connect companies working with voice tech and conversational AI to new customers, partners, media, or investors, depending on needs and business objectives. Accelerating your business months ahead of where you otherwise would be. No matter what industry - publishing, healthcare, automotive, banking, gaming,...

Duration:01:00:26

The Rundown: THE API, Beeb and the most recognisable audio logos

6/12/2020
Kane Simms and Dustin Coates rundown this week's top stories in voice and conversational AI. Top stories this week: Open AI API The Beeb, BBC's voice assistant in public Beta Flipkart launches voice assistant for web Microsoft files patent for smart speaker Veritonic Audio Logo Index 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:11

The Rundown: Voice authenticated purchasing and bye bye Google Home?

5/29/2020
Stories covered this week: Subvocal recognition MIT Alterego Communicated with a Computer Through Subvocalization NuEyes Partners with Third Eye for voice controlled device for low-vision Google assistant beta voice match for purchases Google home is no more? Microsoft Cortana - new voice for work flow features Apple glass leaked Datch - voice-visual platform for factories secures $3.2 mill in funding See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:45

Designing natural conversations with IBM's Bob Moore

5/26/2020
Magic happens when you take patterns and systems of nature and apply them to solve human problems. ✈️ Aeroplane wings are inspired by birds 🚗 Wet tyre treads have been inspired by the toe pads of tree frogs 💡 LED bulbs can be made more efficient by mimicking the scales on a Firefly’s abdomen 📸 Canon cameras imitate the structure of a moth’s eye to reduce lens flare 🚞 High speed trains in Japan were based on a Kingfisher’s beak. They use 15% less electricity and are 10% faster What...

Duration:01:14:05

What is text-to-speech and how does it work with Niclas Bergström

5/18/2020
Every voice assistant needs three core components: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Text-to-Speech (TTS). We've already covered what Automatic Speech Recognition is and how it works with Catherine Breslin and in this episode, we're covering the latter, text-to-speech. To guide us through the ins and outs of TTS, we're joined by Niclas Bergström, a TTS veteran and co-founder of one of the largest TTS companies on the planet,...

Duration:00:53:01

The Rundown: Talking volcanos finding gaps you can Read Along to

5/15/2020
This week's top stories: Google’s Read Along Vernacular.ai raises $5.1 million led by Exfinity Ventures, Kalaari Capital HR AI system, Paradox AI gets 40m funding for replacing the ‘boring’ jobs ConverseNow has closed a $3.25 million seed funding round led by Bala Investments Omilia, a conversational artificial intelligence platform developer, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by Grafton Capital Getting the tone right - automated copy generation has to be retrained in a...

Duration:00:53:29

Voice technology and music with Dennis Kooker and Achim Matthes

5/14/2020
Music has been the top use case on smart speakers pretty much from the beginning. Having any song you like at your beckoning call makes playing music around the house easier than ever. And households that play music out loud are, apparently, happier households. It doesn't require too much thought, either. So, discoverability isn't as much of a challenge as with skills, actions and services. If you want to play some Michael Jackson, just ask. Having said that, music consumption habits are...

Duration:01:06:24

The Rundown: Talking elevators and clever Blenders

5/7/2020
Stories covered: Talking elevators and the Scottish elevator sketch Contact centre voice biometrics Google Assistant's voice match Facebook Chatbot, Blender, can talk about anything. See some sample dialogues and try it out. Juniper research NPR Smart Audio Report Pandora's listening habit changes AI conference on Aminal Farm Claire Mitchell on VUX World See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:55:13

Voice technology for kids with Dr. Patricia Scanlon

4/30/2020
Dustin and Kane are joined by Patricia Scanlon, CEO SoapBox Labs, to discuss how its specialist speech technology for kids is being used and scaled across the globe to help kids learn to read and more. In this episode: voice tech for kids Imagine being able to have your child read to an iPad and have it tell them how they’re doing. Whether they’re pronouncing the words right and encouraging them to improve. Imagine, as a parent or teacher, being able to report on different child’s...

Duration:00:47:51

Ethical design with Microsoft's Deborah Harrison

4/24/2020
Deborah Harrison was the very first writer on the Cortana team and defined the personality of Microsoft's digital assistant that is used on over 400m surfaces globally. In this talk, we chat to Deborah about the importance of personality and persona in conversational experiences, and the critical responsibility of ethical design. Links Follow Deborah on Twitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:16

Measuring your share of voice with Andy Headington

4/14/2020
Voice search is growing. As smart speaker adoption increases and people use the voice assistants on their phones more and more, voice is playing an increasing role in more customer journeys. But what's your share of voice? How often does your company 'rank' for the search terms you'd like to rank for? Amazon and Google are tight-lipped about voice search volumes and don't offer any way of tracking voice search performance for websites, skills or actions. Thankfully, Andy Headington and...

Duration:00:47:00

What is automatic speech recognition and how does it work? With Catherine Breslin

3/30/2020
What is speech recognition and how does it work? Automatics speech recognition (also known as ASR) is a suite of technology that takes audio signals containing speech, analysis it and converts it into text so that it can be read and understood by humans and machines. It's the technology that makes voice assistants like Amazon Alexa able to understand what a user says. There's obviously a whole lot more to it that than, though. So, in today's episode, we're speaking to one of the most...

Duration:00:52:10

Alexa for retailers and the voice shopping landscape with Shilp Agarwal

3/23/2020
Voice shopping on Alexa and Google Assistant smart speakers is a $2bn market today, and is forecast to explode. I've wrote about the potential of voice shopping for the Harvard Business Review last year, but things are starting to pick up. According Amazon's Patrick Gauthier, 20% of Americans are ready for voice shopping now, and 39% of all Americans will complete some part of their purchase journey via voice by 2022. And while it might not generate a huge percentage of sales today, the...

Duration:00:55:38