Episodes
This Week In Voice Season 8, Episode 3 Guests: Maaike Coppens (VP of Design, OpenDialog AI), Amit Ben (CEO, One AI), Greg Whiteside (CEO, HumanFirst), Jay Ruparel (CEO, VoicePlug AI), Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (Speech Accessibility Project, UIUC) Stories for discussion: 1) Google Shows Off New Text-To-Music AI Composer MusicLM (Voicebot.ai) https://voicebot.ai/2023/01/30/google-shows-off-new-text-to-music-ai-composer-musiclm/ 2) Some Insist That Generative AI ChatGPT Is A Mirror Into The Soul...
Published 02/03/23
Published 02/03/23
Guests: Shyamala Prayaga (Senior Software Product Manager, Conversational AI, NVIDIA), Victor Riparbelli (CEO, Synthesia), Molly Duggan (CEO, Molly Duggan Associates), Freddie Feldman (Director, Voice and Conversational Interfaces, Wolters Kluwer Health) Stories for discussion: 1) SoundHound Raises $25M Weeks After Major Layoffs (Voicebot.ai) https://voicebot.ai/2023/01/24/soundhound-raises-25m-weeks-after-major-layoffs/ 2) OpenAI Reportedly Tests ChatGPT Pro. Here's What We Know About The...
Published 01/27/23
This Week In Voice Season 8, Episode 1 Guests: Peter Suma (ABR), Joti Balani (Freshriver.ai), Jason Banks (nVoq) Stories for discussion: 1) OpenAI Used Kenyan Workers On Less Than $2/Hour To Make ChatGPT Less Toxic (TIME) https://time.com/6247678/openai-chatgpt-kenya-workers/ 2) Collection Of Voice Data For Profit Raises Privacy Fears (ABC News) https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/collection-voice-data-profit-raises-privacy-fears/story?id=96363792 3) Artists File Class Action Lawsuit...
Published 01/20/23
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 10 Guests: Noelle Silver (IBM), Mike Pappas (Modulate.ai), Alex Bordanova (Voicemod), Alya Yacoubi (Zaion) Stories: 1a) The Latest Details On The Amazon Layoffs And The Impact On Alexa (Voicebot.ai) https://voicebot.ai/2022/11/15/the-latest-details-on-the-amazon-layoffs-and-the-impact-on-alexa/ 1b) Alexa, Cut Costs! Amazon Begins Layoffs At Devices, Services Units (NY Post)...
Published 11/18/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 9 Guests: Charles Cadbury (CEO, Say It Now), Colleen Fahey (US Managing Director, Sixieme Son), Gonen Ziv (Chief Revenue Officer, Onvego) Stories: 1) TV AI Startup Disruptel Acquired By Samba TV (Voicebot.ai) https://voicebot.ai/2022/11/08/tv-ai-startup-disruptel-acquired-by-samba-tv/ 2) Elon Musk Has Fired Twitter's 'Ethical AI' Team (WIRED) https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-ethical-ai-team/ 3) Amazon Alexa Misinforms Tennesseans Of Polling Hours...
Published 11/11/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 8 Guests: Kiran Kadekoppa (CTO and Co-Founder, HUEX), Susan Hura (Chief Design Officer, Kore.ai), Chetan Damani (CEO, Cashew.ai), Dylan Fox (CEO, AssemblyAI), Evan Macmillan (CEO, Gridspace) Stories: 1) RAIN Debuts 'Ortho' Industrial Voice Assistant For Vehicle Repair (Voicebot.ai) https://voicebot.ai/2022/11/01/rain-debuts-ortho-industrial-voice-assistant-for-vehicle-repair/ 2) Amazon's New Head Of Alexa Shares His Vision For The Future, Including New...
Published 11/04/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 7 Guests: Martin Ramirez (CRO, WellSaid Labs), Nikola Mrksic (CEO, PolyAI), Mark Fosdike (CEO, Datch), Shridhar Marri (CEO, Senseforth) Stories: 1) Voicebot.AI is 6 Years Old - Here Are 6 Ways The Industry Has Changed (Voicebot.AI) - https://voicebot.ai/2022/10/24/voicebot-is-6-years-old-here-are-6-ways-the-industry-has-changed/ 2) Shutterstock to integrate OpenAI's DALL-E 2 and launch fund for contributor artists (TechCrunch) -...
Published 10/27/22
Bradley Metrock discusses the Women Leaders of Conversational AI, Class of 2023, how they will be honored at Project Voice 2023 (April 24-28, Chattanooga TN) and shares something noteworthy about each individual. (Part 2 of 2)
Published 10/21/22
Bradley Metrock discusses the Women Leaders of Conversational AI, Class of 2023, how they will be honored at Project Voice 2023 (April 24-28, Chattanooga TN) and shares something noteworthy about each individual.
Published 10/21/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 5 Guests: Kat Giudes (Managing Director, TalkVia) Benjamin Brown (VP Marketing, ConverseNow) Brett Adler (Co-Founder, VoicePT) Stories: 1) Bank of America's Erica tops 1 billion client interactions (Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/bofaml-technology-erica-idTRNIKBN2R71EI 2) Is It My Turn Yet? Teaching A Voice Assistant When To Speak (Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence)...
Published 10/13/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 4 Special AI Bill of Rights Edition Guests: Zohaib Ahmed (CEO, Resemble.ai), Ram Menon (CEO, Avaamo), Rupal Patel (VP of Voice and Accessibility, Veritone) Stories: 1a) Biden proposes new "Bill of Rights" to protect Americans from AI harms (Ars Technica): https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/biden-proposes-new-bill-of-rights-to-protect-americans-from-ai-snooping/ 1b) Analysis: White House unveils 'AI bill of rights' as 'call to action'...
Published 10/07/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 3 Guests: Chris Ezekiel (CEO, Creative Virtual), Timo Kunz (Founder, Aflorithmic / API.Audio), Sean McIlrath (VP and GM, Americas, Artificial Solutions) Stories: 1) Siri, Alexa, and Google Home make children rude, anti-social (NY Post): https://nypost.com/2022/09/28/siri-alexa-and-google-home-make-children-rude-anti-social-study/ 2) Here are the new features Amazon is adding to Alexa (Engadget):...
Published 10/07/22
This Week In Voice Season 7, Episode 2 Guests: Maddy Apple (CEO, Women In Voice), Alex Misiaszek (SVP, Truist), Celene Osiecka (Senior Director, Conversation Design, [24]7.ai) Stories for discussion: 1) Amazon brings "Tap to Alexa" accessibility feature to Fire tablets for the first time (TechCrunch) 2) "Alexa, Should My Company Invest In Voice Technology?" (Harvard Business Review) 3) New Buzz Lightyear Toy Includes Conversational AI and Voice Recognition (Voicebot.ai) 4) Getty Images...
Published 09/23/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 11) Featuring guests Brad Hastedt (DataForce) and Andrei Papancea (NLX) Stories: 1) Spotify Rebrands Greenroom Social Audio as Spotify Live, Adds Livestream to Main App (Voicebot.ai) 2) Nest Hub Max may soon let you summon Google Assistant without saying a word (Android Central) 3) Enterprise Conversational AI Startup Observe.AI Raises $125M (Voicebot.ai) 4) You Can Now Tell Alexa to Plant a Tree for You (Make Use Of)
Published 04/17/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 10) Featuring guests Phil Hall (LXT.ai) and Lauren Cowles (Veritone) Stories for discussion: 1) Voice cloning technology may have been used in Pearland scam (KHOU-11, Houston TX) 2) Amazon's Alexa is becoming a member of the family (Fortune) 3) Restaurants leverage conversational AI to automate order taking (PYMNTS.com) 4) Your iPhone has ten Harry Potter 'spells' that really work with Siri (New York Post)
Published 04/01/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 9) is a very special episode - an interview with YouTube sensation / freestyle rapper Harry Mack. Sponsored by our friends at Deepgram (https://dpgr.am/projectvoice): the leader in automated transcription and speech-to-text for conversational AI, sales and support enablement, voice analytics, or any use case that requires super accurate, usable transcriptions. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW The interview touches on how Harry uses...
Published 03/25/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 8) Guests: Kumar Rangarajan (CEO, Slang Labs), Tobias Dengel (CEO, WillowTree) Stories for discussion: 1) The Rise and Stall of the US Smart Speaker Market (Voicebot.AI) 2) Vizio Will Integrate SoundHound Voice AI Across Smart TV Line (Voicebot.AI) 3) Telehealth Visits Now Available Through Amazon Alexa (The Verge) 4) Star Wars Fans React To Learning Luke Skywalker Was Voiced By A Computer (ScreenRant)
Published 03/04/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 7) Guests: John Campbell (Rabbit & Pork), Tom Livne (Verbit.ai), Jen Heape (Vixen Labs) Stories for discussion: 1a) Google, a big fan of safety, expands Assistant Guest Mode to 9 other languages (Android Police) 1b) Apple says a ‘small portion’ of iPhones recorded interactions with Siri even if you opted out (The Verge) 2) Report: 62% of orgs use voice technology to increase revenue (VentureBeat) 3) Amazon’s new Super Bowl ad features a creepy...
Published 02/11/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 6) Guests: Naresh Kuppuswamy (DataForce), Liz Persaud (Georgia Tech), Johan Stromberg (Wanderword) Stories for discussion: 1) Jaguar Land Rover adds Amazon Alexa voice control as standard (Autocar) 2) Apple was a smart-speaker laggard, but its strategy is working (Fast Company) 3) iHeartMedia Leads $3M Funding Round for Social Audio Startup Gimme Radio (Voicebot.AI) 4) Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes—And That’s No Laughing Matter...
Published 02/04/22
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 5) Guests: Paul Welham (Cereproc), Audrey Arbeeny (Audiobrain), Sean Austin (Helios) Stories for discussion: 1) Voice assistant maker SoundHound to go public via $2 billion SPAC deal (Reuters) 2) "Alexa, play something on Netflix." (The Verge) 3) Voice AI company Skit looks to hire 1000 people across US, SE Asia, India (Economic Times) 4) ReadSpeaker Debuts Voice User Interface Platform For Nintendo Switch (Voicebot.AI)
Published 12/10/21
This Week In Voice, Season 6 Episode 4, features guests Rana Gujral (CEO, Behavioral Signals), Jon Stine (Executive Director, Open Voice Network) and Thomas Lindgren (Executive Chairman, Wanderword). Stories include: 1) M&A Watch: LivePerson's Transformational Acquisitions (Dan Miller, Opus Research) 2) Healthcare's Use Of Voice Tech Seen As "Game Changer" For Diagnostics, Patient Experience (PYMNTS) 3) A Start-up Says Its Voice Recognition Tech Beats Google And Amazon At Reducing...
Published 11/05/21
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 3) Featuring guests Kerry Brix (conversational AI consultant), Todd Mozer (CEO, Sensory), and Alistair van Moere (Chief Product Officer, MetaMetrics) Stories for discussion: 1) Microsoft and NVIDIA unveil enormous language model with 530 billion parameters (Voicebot.ai) 2) Wendy's to use Google's AI to stop burgers from burning (ScreenRant) 3) Bowers & Wilkins "Zeppelin" gets rebooted as a $799 smart speaker (Digital Trends) 4) Where Have All The...
Published 10/16/21
This Week In Voice - Season 6, Episode 2 Featuring guests Ken Sutton (CEO, Yobe) and Brandon Kaplan (CEO, Skilled Creative) Featured stories for discussion: 1) Hey Siri, what happened? (The Verge) 2) Amazon give Alexa more patience (Ars Technica) 3) Conversational AI market to reach $32B globally by 2030 (Yahoo) 4) AI is still awesome, 20 years later (Cult of Whatever) ------- Project Voice X takes place October 25-27 in Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For more information, visit...
Published 10/08/21
This Week In Voice returns for Season 6! The season premiere is an interview with Cerence CEO Sanjay Dhawan, covering voice's evolved role in the car, how the company views the return to work and future of work, Cerence's positioning relative to big tech, and what's next for the company.
Published 10/01/21