Listen: Alexa, Amazon, Joan Palmer Bej Orrick Jones discussed on This Week In Voice
"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, Alexis present. I think this is a phenomenal strategy because especially on the tips of the tongues of all the consumers. When I talk about my research dinner parties, Alexa is the name that everyone knows when I talk about Google duplex, mainstream consumers are not as a wear of the Vance's that Google's making. So I think it's really important for Amazon to state this forefront. I'm doing these fun things. I've heard a lot of comments like they're throwing everything at the wall, trying new things. I honestly think there's a little potential fear mongering if you don't produce products with Alexa, we will. But I think it's also really testing the field. I really wanna try so many of these products and see what could be done with these type of technology, especially with the smart blow. I think it's a really cool win. Put the microwave is quite comical, but I think it also could be really fun to us.."