Listen: Amazon, Alexa, Joan Palmer Bej Orrick Jones discussed on This Week In Voice
"Hi and welcome back to this weekend voice season three episode, three. My name is Bradley met rock of CU over company called score publishing based in Nashville, Tennessee. This week invoice is brought to you by the Alexa conference. The Alexa conference is the worldwide gathering of the Alexa development community. Alexa conference takes place January fifteenth through seventeenth in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Most people don't realize that Chattanooga Tennessee has something very special about it, which is that it has the fastest internet in the United States. The entire city is built on a very progressive fiber backbone, and it has allowed the city to flourish. It's a very beautiful place, but it also has a emerging tech scene. We located the lexicon frontier there because we wanted to marry emerging technology and with emerging city. And that's what we. Done. Amazon is a major sponsor. For the first time we have many other sponsors. The website is voice. I dot FM slash Alexa conference, or if you go to voice, I that you can just navigate it to through the menu. Check it out. It's going to be phenomenal. We hope to see you there. We've got a great panel today. This is very exciting. Our first guest on the show is Joan Palmer Bej Orrick Jones. Hello, having one Joan. Thank you for joining us take a moment and share with us a little bit about what you do your experience and then share with a little bit about women invoices. Well, yeah, I send so I am currently finishing my PHD at the university of Arizona. I'm a researcher and I would call myself a specializing you ex, but I'm also technologist and trained as a linguist. And in August, I founded women voice which has been phenomenal, which is an organization that celebrates amplifies female talent in this space. So we've been very well received. We have over five hundred Twitter followers, and we've got a leadership team of twenty seven women around the world right now. So. Fun. Awesome. Thank you for sharing that. And yeah, that's it has been very well received. It's it's, it's a, it's a great resource people check it out and we will link on the page of the the this episode to the Twitter, the Twitter, Twitter, handle Regan, fine, Matt, or whatever link is necessary to link to that resource Joan. Thank you for joining us. Our second guest is Sabrina. Delilah, Sabrina say Hello. Hanno. Sabrina. Thank you for joining us. I'm sure I didn't get your name. Right, but I certainly wasn't for a lack of trying of debris. Sabrina share with what you do as well and some of your background in voice. I know I'm Fanshawe communication. And did you not getting concern too, and the I'm involved in many projects. You're in France about the voice. Specialion project. I'm specifically involve on the US side and I'm also teacher from a student. About voice technology, and then you channel that we have now was lots decanes and the and boozer voice up. I would say. Is it clear. So I think that was great. Thank you for that explanation and thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. So with that, we'll get to the news and the first story this week is sort of a summary right up from Britain. Leary who's written some great articles about voice, and this is just another one. It's not about the vices for Amazon. Alexa, it's about attention, and this article talks quite a bit about what Brent speculates is Amazon strategy, which I largely agree with. You know, this is this is about Amazon getting everywhere. They can be doing everything they can do and and and laying groundwork for for dominating people's attention. And so I wanna get the panel's opinion on not just this article, but also just m everything. Amazon has done to this point and Joan. I'm gonna start with you share with. Me and the audience, your thoughts on the article, anything jump out at you looked at that, but also just what are your thoughts on Amazon's Alexa ecosystem at this point and how they're approaching building it out in the article talks fat Alexa everywhere, which definitely is the approach that I'm seeing this very splashy Alexis here,"