Developer, Amir Hirsch, Demonisation discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
You know a lot of that was just sort of normal back and forth when you're doing some joint discovery together I love the conversation about him. Competing Against First Party <hes> the native weather weather APP and what that meant for him and how you can still differentiate even a first parties got some solutions in demonisation and some of Viz user numbers. I heard a why of a lot of feedback from listeners really thankful that someone was saying okay. This is what a successful skill looks like on the platform now pete. Did you have something to say about that. Yeah no oh that was a very interesting one especially as a developer in coming at it from probably a similar point of view but it was a little discouraged because he says he's not even a developer and he's writing in Ruby which is some developers are listening using now will will will understand. It's typically not how it's done but they have such a you know the hit hit skill and and to be so successful is really fascinating <hes> and he was really open about sharing that so that was just great here yet is funny. He built that ruby framework. I forgot about that <hes> because his the first developer he hired new Ruby and basically did some sort of weird translation with probably Java or python at the time yeah I mean he probably hired a web developer at the day at the time that was ruby yeah and then so then when he wanted to maintain it he had to teach himself Ruby Yeah. That's the not the conventional way to do it but I guess he's sort of an unconventional developer. Okay third up. We have episode ninety seven Amir Hirsch a he is the founder and C._E._o.. Or Co Founder C._E._O.. Of audio burst and Dave camp this was on your list at the top yes I I thought this was one of the most fascinating episodes that you had had <hes>. I mean this whole concept of <hes> cataloging all of the different <unk> audio <hes> sources out there starting being with podcast and radio. I think is it's paramount to the future of really this whole movement in the reason. I say that is really. I think the killer use case we keep saying what's the killer use case for this and what's the use case but I think it's pretty much staring us in the face right now. <hes> it's audio. It's audio consumption and <hes> you know I think that you look at the the rate at which <hes> just audio contents being produced with all the new I think I heard on that episode. He said something like seven million episodes are currently out there across hundreds of thousands of different <hes> podcasts and so this idea of being able to say <hes> to your assistant. Dan You know Alexa or Google Assistant Tommy about Tesla for the day Gimme Gimme an update on what's going on the Tesla and rather than just feeding you like what's what's trending on business business insider or something like that. It's actually feeding you. Snippets of different podcasts that people are discussing and I just think that's such an important component to this idea of ultimately getting to the point where you have this curated feet of audio content. <hes> that is real personalized you where you have people that are <hes> you're not even exposed to but your assistant is starting to learn based on your behavior that you might like it so you're finding all kinds of different content and I just I think that what Amir's doing audio burst is going to be the foundation in the backbone by cataloging hall yeah so I really like Amir story at a couple of different things I like about that. One is it's not just about Alexa skills and Google actions. It's a different way to use the technology in this idea of making audio content discoverable also as someone who creates audio content..