40 Burst results for "Alexa"

Fresh "Alexa" from Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

00:17 sec | 4 min ago

Fresh "Alexa" from Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

"Remains closed The clicker canyon until about four years, You'll have to use ice 70 is a detour. You've got no problems on 25 at this time as you make your way from Thornton down through the tech center and actually into the camp project. There's nothing interfering with the drive on I 25 60 liquids looking good. C 4 70 eat 4 70. There's nothing slowing you down and you'll make a time out to the airport on Pina Boulevard. So I'm 31 point whether it's going to be Connie with chance of snow Today High about 43 Tonight's low 33 tomorrow Expect the Hyatt 40 with a little 22. Currently it's overcast and 45. I'm Gerri Elbow Ko a news radio life everywhere on the I Heart radio App. Hey, Colorado. Thanks for listening to K away news radio. We just want to remind you, the voice of Colorado is available everywhere even without your radio. Yep. Finest on your smart speaker. When you ask Google or Alexa to placate away on I heart radio that way you could listen at home or any time anywhere When.

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Amazon Just Announced New True Wireless Earbuds

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:27 sec | 4 d ago

Amazon Just Announced New True Wireless Earbuds

"Insurance Money Update. Amazon is unveiling the second version of its wireless echo buds headphones that are smaller and started just $99. The earbuds promised some of the features found in Apple's Airpods pro like noise cancelations and their 20% smaller than Apple's product. Earbuds also feature Amazons, Alexa Voice assistant and a compact carrying case, users can opt for an upgraded case that supports wireless charging for

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The Brain Candy Podcast

The Brain Candy Podcast

01:07 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The Brain Candy Podcast

"Really is episode five. Oh nine yes. That was a teaser. See can i am still feeling fine before. It's actually better than fine. Fine fine but i'm more like i do. Oh divine that's better. I'm feeling fine to see. This is why. I stopped rhyming. Well you know what we know. Yes we're aware. How is sarah today. What my alexis started off. What the hell is happening. What she's saying is like a commercial. Oh no that was weird. I don't like how line like that. Just like. That was like weird. Sorry somebody my house. Bathroom alexa i hey when she starts volunteering information. That's far to you like if you'd like to know i would not like to know that all ask you if i need to know anything. She's an overbearing chiming in. I don't need that. She's shooting and i don't like him should yes. You know what you should do. No don't please don't need somebody else. Tell me what. I should do not like anybody does that now. Nobody does that anybody you know. How like the woman that recorded voice for siri. She's like an actual person and she's so annoying. She follows everybody on twitter. She's one of those people like kind of like they're like certain people that just follow. Thousands thousands does sodas. Tom because he follows me yes. I hate talkers assistant or something for like a half a second. I was like oh no i know. But that's i guess the point. But like i wonder if there is an actual alexa though or if it's like just a oh there's gotta be okay. I sounds different. Yeah oh my god. This was hilarious. And i was gonna talk to. Oh my god i. i'll have to save it. But i found this article because i have to find it on. They tied it. They programmed ai to come up with a a pickup lines. No it's terrible just like malaria. O god i have to find that. Oh my god is so bad it just like they don't they have. They can't read people at all and it just shows like the stuff that we talk about and it's silly. I'm doing a terrible job explaining it. Okay well i up today. I'm going to do a roundup of some of the things i've watched..

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Vixen Labs CEO James 'JP' Poulter: The Future of Voice Tech

Voice in Canada

02:02 min | 4 d ago

Vixen Labs CEO James 'JP' Poulter: The Future of Voice Tech

"We've got jp The coo vixen. Labs joining us. He is incredible when it comes to voice. Technology in general is so knowledgeable. He is such a fantastic strategist. He's got all the tips and tricks when it comes to building your voice application when it comes to marketing and I think you're gonna get a lot out of this talks about the report that was put out by his company vixen. Labs called the voice commerce report. He goes into a lot of the key insights. And i think it'll be very interested in hearing his perspective and what this report showed so Without any further ado let's get right to the interview. Here is j. P. otherwise known as james poulter from vixen labs. Jp great to have you here. Who are you. what's the deal with you. who are you what. What is your story. yeah. I'm i'm james poulter like you say most people know me as jp. I'm finding that I'm the one of the co founders vixen lob switches. We believe one of europe's in one of the world's leading voice consultancies and design studios. We've been around alpha which is crazy even nearly two years now Coming up on all two your anniversary. I'm just off christmas and Yeah we work with global brands to them workout. What voice means for them. from sang strategy building apps and after all partners amazon and google and Yeah in the mocking space as well. So how do you kind of promote actually make voice content and an applications found outside of that father to girls husband. A wife is Diligently put up with me under the lockdown and Yeah kind of trying to push his yet. What the bounds of kind of innovation might mean. Like how do we build innovative cultures and businesses. Last the thing that's always fascinated me inside big businesses and agencies and kind of varying context before as well in the charity and religious public sector. So yeah that's that's what day on a self problems

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on Frankenculture Presents

Frankenculture Presents

01:36 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on Frankenculture Presents

"God mass maker for vr and psv time to do things the lawyers team the way music up tops down stack made hang on. We'll get back into the new releases. Ladies and gents. We'll give it up for our friend. J. p. whole format and on. We'll get to it in a second we're gonna have you been playing real quick and have you been and where can people find you on. It's time go. You can find me while you can find me at switch on dagger him. But i think that might be taken a a good long break from that. Just because personally in all jalen wasn't things Trying to figure some things out the webcam out today so we're off to a good start. No actually. I had to reinstall that software. I have no idea. I didn't i worked. Probably look you now. Change some settings. Little bit barely Things that i've been playing. I've been playing monster on horizon. That's issue that had was streaming lately because obviously switch game actually don't have a capture card yet so i can't really even that if i wanted to. Yeah and i would want to his dismay awesome game. And if you guys don't know about it you should check it out fuck. Yeah that's that's our boil. Aj aka dagger montjuich go. Look them up. Happy to be here on the podcast. Buck yeah welcome back. We've missed you. Talk in having his wedding at the sports arena and you won't put his foot to his fiancee refuses in fact she hasn't said yet. I'm just holder olive girl. Wait hold on wait. We could get married on the bow of the titanic alexa fucking good totally could now. It'd be fucking sick actually bowed because fuck next breeze man. That would be kind of cool too. That'd be a picture. But bechtel on four twenty you're going to also get. Mlb the show twenty one on ps five xbox x. series x sorry. Ps four and xbox one. The first game is on the series of xbox if not ever pressure on game pass. I'm pretty sure it is what the huck anyway. The day after.

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Alexa's Favorite Things

Voice in Canada

00:53 sec | Last week

Alexa's Favorite Things

"Hey terry here with your flash briefing four sunday and today we're going to cover some commands that you can say to lexi now. I realized i think i've been actually switching up the topics that we do on saturdays and sundays. Not your why did that. But yesterday we covered a question today. We're gonna cover commands oftentimes flip. The other way around doesn't matter the point is we're going to cover it up a couple of fun commands today and today is all about favorites. You may have discovered this already but lexi has all kinds of when it comes to favorite things. And i'm just gonna give you a couple of samples of things that you can say you can ask lexi. What is your favorite vegetable. You can ask. Lexi what is your favorite fruit. You could ask lexi. What is your favorite color. You could even ask lexi. What is your favorite day of the week and for each one of those. She has sort of a witty answer. So i would love to hear what questions you have asked lexi. That have gotten some interesting responses when it comes to favorite things

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Fresh "Alexa" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:30 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh "Alexa" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"News on air on mobile Now on Alexa. Double YouTube. The news time 9 28 traffic weather together on the eighth to Rick McLaren, the W T o P traffic center Jenny has taken through Virginia. I 95 South near Rue three through levels, so the crashes on the left shoulder definitely, and you're moving without delay on your good on the North bound side, coming up from Project Spirit have a crash headed through dumb preys. Authorities were checking both sides of the Prince William Parkway near I 95 for the crash, and so far nothing has been found, but also have a crash report. In Alexandria affecting Route wanted Beacon Hill Road. Not sure what Lane is affected that one through the district in new crash reported along North Bound D. C to 95 near Eastern Avenue. Be cautious delays reform quickly if it's there, and the freeways traveling well on both ends, and we believe the work so set up along North bound I to 95 after Malcolm X is still there. Has the right lane getting buying your the Suitland Parkway. But not much of a delay going through that one yet. And 66 East through Manassas. Watch for the work so set up near the Prince Waiting Parkway. It takes the right lane and sent over to Maryland and Rockville Crash cleanup is still work in progress along various bill wrote it. Edmonston Drive at the intersection there. Just the westbound lanes of Europe spill are affected. Now eastbound side has been reopened, works on a set up in Marlowe Heights on South Bell. Route five between Curtis driving Silver Hill Road right side of the Road, Way's blocked I 70 may have a work son set up Pettitte westbound through Ellicott City toward route 29. We're still waiting for confirmation on that, and the Beltway is still moving Good all the way around through Maryland and Virginia. Rick McClure wtlv traffic now to storm team for meteorologists. Amara Theater As this weekend draws to a close, you may notice a lot more clouds around and even a potential for some spotty showers.

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Change your Alexa Timers

Voice in Canada

00:57 sec | Last week

Change your Alexa Timers

"As i'm sure you know. Many people use their lexi devices to set timers. And have you ever had this happened you a time when you realize it was the wrong time or you realize you needed more time and then you think okay now. I have to cancel that timer. And instead a new timer. Well there's an easier way of doing that and it's just by saying add or subtract time so for example. Let's say you set a timer for your pasta and you say set a timer for seven minutes and you realize no actually. I wanted to be nine minutes. Rather than deleting it and setting a new time or you just say lexi add two minutes to my past a timer and boom. It's done you can also do the opposite. You can say lexi subtract. Two minutes from my passa- timer but then you're pass is going to be well. Maybe like your pasta. Underdone it indicates you get the idea you can add and subtract time from your timers and hopefully that's a little tip that will keep things a little bit easier for you to manage your

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on That's so cool!

That's so cool!

01:28 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on That's so cool!

"Sure to purchase my book accepting life on life's terms taoist psychology for today's uncertain times bailable in print in digital by it. Wherever you buy books. This show is now powered by transistor. If you're thinking about starting your own podcast show wanna new. You have to check out. Transistor transistor allows you to host multiple shows and has numerous features. That you'll love sa- check out my affiliate link in the show notes which will allow you to do a fourteen day free trial you can see. How good transistor is our podcast hosting so let me say that. A lot of people can get consumer territorial and become fan boys or girls. I know i started out with apple computers before they became the norman before they were cool. When i was really into apple computers i hated windows computers and then at one point when i couldn't afford apple computers i became a windows fan recently. I went back to getting an apple. Mac book when it came to smartphones. I remember over the years going back and forth between apple and android. Seems like when i had a particular device. The competition became the enemy. As i dived heavily into the ecosystem of the device in some people will be stuck being a fan of a particular device or music service. Never change kind of like the ford versus chevy truck drivers so the first answer to which services better if you're heavy into an ecosystem with alexa speakers and you love amazon. You might go that route. If you don't care about devices spotify a great all around service you to music is another great option particularly if you bundle with other google in youtube services. Were you love music videos on youtube. You can get a good family deal. Recently on my family members went to using iphones and made sense to us to go. The apple music wrapped we had sirius. Xm but when covid hit and we mostly work from home we let that go one complaint that i have about the apple music. Radio stations is that you can't favourite your stations. You can see a recently played list. But i kind of want a grid with buttons. Sorta like pushing buttons on sirius. Xm or on your radio apple if you're listening fix this now then My wife was really used to having sirius. Xm in the car so now we go places in she's driving. We use the iheartradio app and it allows saving some favorite stations. I'd issues the surge in the apple music. The music playlist that. I like at one point or another. I've had most of the music subscription services. I like them all for reasons at the time because i was into the ecosystem mytalk. Three favorites guests were spotify youtube music and apple music. Not necessarily in that order. I could see myself having done other music services as well so i don't think there's a bad service out there. Is there so there you have it today. I'd give you some of my thoughts about seven shows in music services that i think are so cool. Let me know if you have any ideas for things. Dropped me some feedback. My email address in the show notes also for as low as a dollar. You could join my pod fan. Page pod van forward slash cool in leave comments for me in. The members only exclusive forum. I'm gonna leave you with a few more messages. Don't forget to subscribe to my show in your podcast player app or to the rss feed. You can find my email address contact information.

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Interview with Bixby Developer Roger Kibbe

Voice in Canada

01:41 min | Last week

Interview with Bixby Developer Roger Kibbe

"Today's guest is roger cabbie. Who is the senior developer. Eventually for samsung bixby. He's one of the nicest guys in the entire voice industry so generous with his knowledge. And i've had the chance to interact with him a number of times now in various settings either at conferences when we could go to conferences or through podcasts and He just really is a real gem to the community. So i am so thrilled to be able to interview here. And have you listen in and hear about all the exciting things and his perspectives. On where voice is going so without any further ado. Let's get right to that. I'm here with my guest cohost and utility and this is a recording of a previous episode of the voice. Fluency show. I can i get you to introduce yourself to viewers. Yeah sure So i am a developer. Vangelis for bixby so sam sons. Ai conversational i assistant. And so what does that mean Evangelist it means. I go out. And i talked to lots of people. I talked to developers designers companies really about. Hey how can you build. Something interesting Using voice or conversationally. I and then how can i help you build out on bixby in so lots of talking building some tutorials Working with internal team to kind of internally evangelize. Hey here's what the outside world the saying we put my you know cruel of Finger on the scale for this feature this functionality. I really love it. Because it's really a combination of technology geek at heart. But i'm also an extrovert so matt strange combination. So i get the against to talk and and be techy at the same time.

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Conversational AI with Emerson Sklar of Bespoken

Voice in Canada

02:02 min | 2 weeks ago

Conversational AI with Emerson Sklar of Bespoken

"Jump into this interview with emerson sklar and With emmerson i introducing himself enjoy. Sure i am emerson sklar. I am the chief evangelist of bespoke spoken. Who are the leaders of automated testing tuning monitoring for conversational. Ai and how did you can. He'd get volt. How'd you get involved in voice. What's the what's of the background story. There yeah that that's a great question. I really oh my my path into voice to my good friend. Anderson who leads the voice practice at A former employer has his current employer named applause. Who focus on crowd source testing. We did a lot of work with the big name players in space and ben really dragging me kicking and screaming voice. Knew me pretty. Well said that. I would really enjoy this space and really enjoy what we could get up to and is absolutely right and it has been a been a variety of that's awesome. What do you mentioned like your thought. You would enjoy it. What what do you enjoy the most about what you do in these days. Yeah so i spent. I spent most of my career in testing space started originally automated testing Spent a number of years number of years applause. Focus more on the manual testing side. I love a good challenge. And how it impacts a user positively or negatively that was one of the fascinating things about applause community of nearly half a million professional. Qa members all over the world that you can sorta slice his dice to to get feedback where to leverage to test voice apps or regular outs and One of the things that that drew me to spoken was how different and unique quality is invoice. Different usability as and how because of the inherent a nearly infinite combinations that are introduced by the characteristics of our voice. How really it is a problem. That is uniquely suited to To being solved or to being being helped through automation

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Alexa Voice Remote 3rd Gen for Pre-Order

Voice in Canada

01:07 min | 3 weeks ago

Alexa Voice Remote 3rd Gen for Pre-Order

"I want to tell you about a new product that amazon has just released. And it's on for preorder right now. It is the alias. Lexi voice remote third edition with tv controls so this requires compatible fire. Tv devices will tell you which ones those are so this is just the remote however. What's new about this remote. is that obviously. It's got the lexi control. The button is now blue to highlight that lexi control and there are dedicated buttons as well to launch amazon prime net flicks disney plus and amazon music. So you can get into your selected shows much more quickly now. What is this compatible with. Well you have to have either a fire. Tv stick light a fire. Tv stick second generation or later a fire. Tv stick four k or fire tv cube but it does not work with fire tv smart. Tv's basically all the different fire tv devices. Except the actual tv's. This is going to be released. April fourteenth and the price is thirty nine ninety

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Calculator (MM #3656)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Calculator (MM #3656)

"The with kevin mason way back when the pocket calculator. I came about the texas instruments calculator and we were of course informed in math class and science class. We couldn't use them. The only thing we could use for math calculations was a slide rule. Which at one. Time in my life i used to know how to use force fast forward today. Can anybody imagine not having a calculator nearby. You've got one in your smartphone but you have those little simple conveniences all the time back in the day. We weren't allowed to use them. We had to do the math long ways right it out. Figure the problem out a buddy of mine. The other day on facebook was talking about the vacuum trying to impress upon his daughter. The fact that she needed to learn things instead of simply asking google or alexa. You never know. When those things aren't going to be available. He was talking about the difference of learning versus knowing everybody likes to know but few liked to learn. Think about that for a moment. The things we take for granted the things that are always in our hands now a computer in your hands twenty four hours a day and your smartphone. Something we really need to think about.

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Calculator (MM #3656)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

Calculator (MM #3656)

"The with kevin mason way back when the pocket calculator. I came about the texas instruments calculator and we were of course informed in math class and science class. We couldn't use them. The only thing we could use for math calculations was a slide rule. Which at one. Time in my life i used to know how to use force fast forward today. Can anybody imagine not having a calculator nearby. You've got one in your smartphone but you have those little simple conveniences all the time back in the day. We weren't allowed to use them. We had to do the math long ways right it out. Figure the problem out a buddy of mine. The other day on facebook was talking about the vacuum trying to impress upon his daughter. The fact that she needed to learn things instead of simply asking google or alexa. You never know. When those things aren't going to be available. He was talking about the difference of learning versus knowing everybody likes to know but few liked to learn. Think about that for a moment. The things we take for granted the things that are always in our hands now a computer in your hands twenty four hours a day and your smartphone. Something we really need to think about.

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The difference between knowing and learning

The Mason Minute

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

The difference between knowing and learning

"Way back when the pocket calculator. I came about the texas instruments calculator and we were of course informed in math class and science class. We couldn't use them. The only thing we could use for math calculations was a slide rule. Which at one. Time in my life i used to know how to use force fast forward today. Can anybody imagine not having a calculator nearby. You've got one in your smartphone but you have those little simple conveniences all the time back in the day. We weren't allowed to use them. We had to do the math long ways right it out. Figure the problem out a buddy of mine. The other day on facebook was talking about the vacuum trying to impress upon his daughter. The fact that she needed to learn things instead of simply asking google or alexa. You never know. When those things aren't going to be available. He was talking about the difference of learning versus knowing everybody likes to know but few liked to learn. Think about that for a moment. The things we take for granted the things that are always in our hands now a computer in your hands twenty four hours a day and your smartphone. Something we really need to think about.

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Yes, our workdays are getting longer

Talking Tech

05:40 min | 3 weeks ago

Yes, our workdays are getting longer

"As we've all learned over the past twelve months due to the pandemic tools like zoom in slack at made it a lot easier to get our work done without being in the office but there is a downside to all this money. You're right bret. It feels like your workday has gotten a lot longer and if you feel that way you're not alone because we have tech nearby to help us work. It's become a lot harder to call it a day at the end of the day which we never get to. Sometimes joining now is usa today. Tech reporter terry collins who wrote a story about our longer work days that you can read on tech dot usa today dot com terry. Good too heavy back in man. How bad is it Man well thanks for having again and bread. I appreciate it. It's bad because you know it just comes down to the to be having you know for many of us. We restarted decide when it's time to turn off the switch. It's one of the things we're all experiencing you know and we may be in denial about it for wine. A urine pandemic grape will be working and having jobs in order to pay our bills liberal lives and whatnot and then to. it's just also been a great distraction. Take our minds off of well. We'll still in this pandemic you know trying to ward off trying to be safe from this deadly disease subjects in my story Tina schweiger said quote sometimes to take a shower. Or sometimes i don't. It's still not to do things because of kobe. And if you enjoy working ten scale it up you'll say oh i'll do a bit more. Research knocked email out. She basically said it's very easy to slip out of work. My story i mentioned a harvard business school study of more than three million people worldwide said average workdays increased by almost forty nine minutes from the pandemic early stages now by forty percent and a gartner study damaging story about forty percent. Say the workdays become longer and and gonna research spoke to Alexa cameron said turn workdays are somewhere between the two or three hours longer when we were back mcgrew working in the office. So that gives you an indication that some many ways we were we are working longer. So are there specific trends. That experts have spotted that are pointing to why we're working longer days while we're all remote while some of those reasons. Are you know we have problems disconnecting and we have like digital attractions Overloads hurt bringing noise. We were as as i was talking and the research. I spoke to mix to working longer. It's well said up that there's a growing consensus that That we're we're more more times in stressful working together working Apart from where we were in person and it one of those reasons were having more virtual meetings in debt therefore to be harder to the gate coworkers body language there's more vigil visual information to adjust included slide shows graphics and also being seen on camera curbs need to have you know quote unquote an on air personality. Well that yeah. I think i've felt that way to you. Know yeah hold on you know we get more phone calls for tax. Were emails more messages. Almost what you said. Mike and and you know we are seeing each other in a workplace. So we're always just have this no always on mentality. Why also wonder if you know. Sometimes since i'm working at home i take a break to put a little andrea. Enter to go make a sandwich. And then i feel guilty. When six o'clock comes that. I'm don't stick around longer to any advice. These folks gave you that you found from people that you interviewed that. I'm how to cut back on some of these extra forty nine minutes or two to three hours depending on what craziness year involved in. Yeah yeah they. We should really try to take a break one possible. Whether that's a series of by timothy breaks across the day edition of maybe taken an hour hour long lunch at teachers said than done especially in our line of work. I like one of my subsequent story. Kelly christoffersen who works at a houston based opera company. Said that quote we were just ourselves becoming available as multiple worse are always online whether we admit it or not. And i said we're more vulnerable. And says that i guess is more of a share experience through the pandemic raw trying to adapt and get through it. She example Talked to her depth shit april meetings on on platforms or you can zoom will meet. Microsoft teams webex. Her meeting her. I mean again at seven and then she purposely disconnected by pm and she's doing virtual the following day she tries to go poor rhyme or take a walk and she has her poem with her but she tries to not take a look at her. Feel it when when it's going up. She wants to check. Take that break and so we just have to just try to find the strength to know when when to step away and there are some employers. Who are trying to help do that. As well as i mentioned a company in iowa tech engineering company in austin texas there were gonna initiative to create a better work life balance one things. They've done in begay their workers two weeks off without impacting their vacation time and some of the departments are tested. A no me fridays. It's as we've got into this a year ago to work remotely and we've also got a way to continue to work remotely but also without jeopardizing our welby. I'm sure a lot of listeners would love a no meeting monday in a no meeting tuesday and meeting wednesday and run down the week but thanks as always for joining us. It was great having you and look forward to having you on again. Big appreciate it

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Interactive Storytelling Tool: Twist - Christian Mahnke, EarReality

The Voice Tech Podcast

03:10 min | 3 weeks ago

Interactive Storytelling Tool: Twist - Christian Mahnke, EarReality

"Tell us about your product. The wonder for interactive storytelling to twist. I believe tell us who it's for. You know the type of clients you serve and also the problem and solve with the tow based as a tool that was made by writers for writers. It's a no coding solution with a visual interface and empowers nearly abby run from the age of thirteen to nine hundred nine to create and publish interactive stories for voice easily when we founded. We had the long-term vision to transform twist into a south publishing platform. I but when our tool was ready in two thousand eighteen we realized that we were too far ahead of the market so we simply adjusted our strategy and became a business agency. I while creating interactive stories for disney twentieth century fox audible and other great companies. We have at the same time. A hundred writers on our tool and we coach them an interactive storytelling and they provided very valuable feedback in return and while we are still doing the agency. Business and one expand our portfolio heavily especially in the english speaking markets. We also aim to open the gates of twist worldwide at the end of this year. Or maybe at the beginning in two thousand twenty two. So what makes this unique. Is that is really intuitive. And easy to use it takes us in average only an hour to show a new writer how twist works at at the same time coach him or her in how right interactivity for voice. We've done that over a hundred times and very good at that and having a tool that really focuses on the needs of writers of content creators designers that makes us unique in every way we get tons of great feedback from waiters and game writing professional telling us how much they like are a tool and help some to prototype or create produce interactive stories. They all agree that it's shields just natural to them to use twist and that it provides all the features they want the neat and nothing more than that so to create an interactive story interests. You just drop your flow chart and write down your tax simplest that afterward you can mail script up the story and the recording guidelines to your voice actor and recording studios and when they send you back all your files you can mass upload those all at once and the production part of your story is finished you can then use the testing environment twist to play quickly through this story. Check on although all your files. And if you're satisfied with that you just deploy a story with simply click on the button to amazon. Alexa and google assistant and samson bixby or you can launch your story on a website or an app. Yeah there's no need for. Coding complicated

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Use Alexa? Here are some helpful commands

Talking Tech

01:56 min | 3 weeks ago

Use Alexa? Here are some helpful commands

"You likely rely on smart assistance. Like siri google assistant or alexa to get things done on your smartphone but we're increasingly using them at home to thanks to smart speakers and of course it's always nice to find new ways to get the most out of those smart speakers you have around the house. Luckily we have usa today columnist commandos story. Recently it's on tech dot usa. Today common breaks down fifteen alexa command. You wish you knew sooner among its most interesting uses. You can listen for strange. Sounds in your house. The alexa app has a feature called alexa guard. You can set up sound detection than tell alexa. i'm leaving to activate it when you return. Just tell it. I'm home and the guard shuts off another cool feature for alexa. Which i think my wife in particular will appreciate is you can ask alexa to play white noise or sleep. Sounds which is helpful. If say you have a husband who snores and it keeps you up at night so you can do is you can have alexa play. Sleep sounds to hear whatever whatever saudi wanna hear of your choice. You can even get more specific. He can say play sleep. Sounds rain. play a crackling fire. Play four sounds whatever it is and it'll play it for you so again if you have a spouse or loved it's a lot there's a solution. What if the spouse you have snorts. A lot won't wake up can you say lady a play. Jackhammer probably a good idea like that hunter struck while when there are times when everyone's awake alexa can also played thousands of games. If you ever find yourself borders stuck at home there's games including tic-tac-toe bingo rock paper scissors. Blackjack twenty questions and many more now. Hopefully blackjack doesn't cost actual money. Because i think it'd be really big trump. I will say this though. Twenty questions popular one with my kids. So that's definitely great games if you have kids. And they need to be distracted for a while

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Drop In from the Alexa App

Voice in Canada

00:50 sec | 3 weeks ago

Drop In from the Alexa App

"Today i want to give you a little bit of a tip of how you can drop in on your other echo devices when you are out and about and it's pretty simple all you have to do is use the lexi app on your phone. So when you go to your lexi app you can click on the communications icon at the bottom of the screen. Once you do that there will be some buttons. Along the top of the screen you click on drop in and then you can choose the particular device that you want to drop in on and as that simple and then away you go and you can now talk to that device and so if you are out in. Somebody's at home. And you want to drop in on them through one of the echo devices that are in the home. You just use that feature when you're ready to hang up. Just push the red hang up. I gone and you are all set so hopefully you find that helpful. I think it's a pretty cool feature.

Bahubali Shete CEO of TinyChef on His Journey to 1M Voice App Users

The Voicebot Podcast

08:30 min | Last month

Bahubali Shete CEO of TinyChef on His Journey to 1M Voice App Users

"Remember when you and i i spoke about what you were doing that. You're working on the the knobs and the scale different things in order to automate all the mechanical parts of cooking. And then you're going to add. Recipes is just that was like sort of a secondary element in some ways and you totally flipped. It eliminated the first part. So i guess that makes more sense because you started out in the iot that's equipment and then you wound up determining that wasn't the best way to go. So what data points did you get. And and how did you collect those data points. The convince you to make the switch in your focus so Don't change the cooking equipment very often in the sense that smart kitchen appliances which are coming definitely You need smart kitchen appliance. You need robotics but consumers do not have enough space in the kitchen to add more wrote gadgets in the kitchen they already have enough and they don't chain them in unless there are no small blender on those kind of products so the basic cooking up a novel on wednesday by his dad with them for any answer fifteen years and it's it's not easy to change and you cannot retrofit on these devices because they're so attached to things that the look and feel and us except those products are very important so i felt that numis been not willing to know either it off changes equipments and hence the market was becoming very niche game smart kitchen appliances and i felt that i was right in saying that that it is going to be yields before the Plans has become a commodity. And become you know get used to them and start using them in the kitchen and in the meantime you know me as a startup definitely wanted to find where the pinpoint sought and assault them. And that's really felt that the pain points really in the journey and that's where we shifted our focus to this. How long did it take you to come to that conclusion to be already reality mad about you. Know five thousand knobs and be able to ship it to them. We made a road running campaign and all that and then we had noted on everything. Get so you had a indigo kickstarter. Yeah in new right. So you fully funded that you actually produce the product you could have shipped them the product but at that point you decided it's it'll be better for us to refund the money than to have to deploy this product in support it because you didn't really believe in that market segment anymore. I say so. That must have been a very painful decision to make. It's it's both painful as well as emotional for me. Because i come from robotics in address space and i'm so attached to hardware. I believe i can saw putting hardware than getting away from data and then being myself as a businessman rather than being technologist was said that a decision so tell me how that decision played out. was that just. You looked at the data. You made the decision or did you have a mentor. advisors other people in the company that you consulted with. How did that play out. This is really important. I know a lot of people have had go through these pivots and this is sort of a soft pivot but a significant one. Be great to share your experience on that. Yeah definitely for explain a very major role in that. So it is in vlad. I met so many People i met from meek it companies see yours to Big marketing gle ascent from campbell. Nestle and unilever walmart so many people and then i had the vehicle does the idea in understand the views on it and definitely doesn't have any clear advice coming from all of them which was also deflecting in my initial trials Consumers that it was difficult for them to add up or product in that existing kitchen and yeah a lot of an Next so it was. You talked to a lot of people they all gave you. Basically the same advice you were seeing the problems on the customer side so it just became obvious even though there was a painful decision for you emotionally given your background. Yeah well it's hard to. It's hard to kill the baby right. I mean i think that's what we would say is a baby for adoption or whatever it is you're doing and focus So then the the feature that you thought was going to be complementary to your main product became the product so once you decided that this how did you change. How did you change your strategy. What did that mean was going. You're going to be doing differently. Reduced doing more of the stuff that you already doing the recipe side or did you have to basically start over I had to start or in some sense It was in the same direction. Same solution same in a find though solid from the consumer angle but the approach is completely different. I i i i may have said this in one of the podcast but you know one of the consumer is such just nine initially conducted a focus group discussion. One lady told me a benign asked her a question that what is that your family as as it acknowledgee vici-. You had that in the kitchen to help you in the kitchen. And she said google maps to said my husband who is seventy plus. Now who couldn't drive denise back even in our own city now he's able to drive in any part of the world anyplace from any to any point with all the confidence just because he has maps. It doesn't get up. And i wish that technology was available in the kitchen with which i can walk. Can anybody can walk into the kitchen. Cook any dish they will and that goes in iowa for me. So that's fascinating so that's a really interesting insight so you you spoke with this one customer and you realize what they needed was google maps for cooking. And it's really interesting because we really think about recipes is being more mechanics of it. So how do i know what to do. When and what sequence. But it's really as much as anything a confidence builder if you could build them something like a cooking concierge or adviser that helps them through the entire process. So there's both a functional and emotional aspect to it grew and when i looked at it I also realized that there is so much of resources so many this is available in thumbs up man you can find it as a bs in a local all lack but still not satisfied for the simple reason that didn't know what to trust because it's one thing about searching for some election bleeding some reviews but other thing about cooking that dish yourself for your family it could end up being a messy meal basil. They didn't know whom trusted partner in himself. At spiezio sweaty critical of them and an back. I felt that you know be need not only a good content but a good experience in order to make be committee For consumers in the kitchen so to become the will the good expedience than realize that we need any is solution which understands colletti techniques colletti science. Which can then have a very fruitful conversation with the consumers and make that choice. I expediency really a natural expedience intense. 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The Voicefluencer Show with Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek

Voice in Canada

07:51 min | Last month

The Voicefluencer Show with Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek

"As you look forward to the future. The next six months or even more further out the next six years as the sea of women voice if we just kind of stayed in that in that lane what are you most Both passionate and also not just passion but just logical like this is kind of our strategy like this is where we're driving because this is what makes sense in this. We're driving because this is what makes my heart smile. Could you talk a bit about where you see things going in the next and just in the future whether you want to stay kind of near or further out again great question. We're currently doing our annual annual review a nonprofit at a on iran. That seems kind of silly. But we're really thinking about. What is the next twelve months. Because i feel like we're flying on rocket fuel right now and you gotta have a strategic plan know the beginning of the year. We were talking really big purse. You know big tech friends in the world and you know twenty twenty We're just about to finish nonprofit status. I e three lawyers on this project And so when michael's this year's been headway formalize headway stabilize my team had why create better assisting in early so that's of slightly boring. The really really important for the partnerships that made my team dreams out different hackathon events jobs career fair star up arm v c research. I mean we have so many products that were planning to pursue an so. I think from wasn't doing paperwork to really enable we can do in incoming future. We have so many chapters launching all around the world and how many beta than reviewing application that right now. The sky's the limit. I just have to continue impact in harmony team and on morning more team members regularly to exhausting ruling citing Really can't wait to take a little bit of time for holidays and really make sure maintain doesn't burn your head and your teams. Well that's really important to recharge laughter. Laughter is the key to not bringing out taking be laughing all the time long hours and very difficult hurdles but laughter does a lot. So that's my that's my personal. That's great. I'm also on the gratitude plan a game changer. Am i doing gratitude. Practice every night and it really refrains what's importance and the importance of my workouts. Honestly about how happy they keep me really really important to. i'm. I'm curious. I this thomas we don't talk about but i gotta i gotta ask you one specific question about women and voice the the way that you have grown this in such a short period of time is nothing short of remarkable. If there was one tip that you could give people if they wanted to grow a similar type of network or community. Is there one in. This may be hard to answer. But i'm gonna force you to give me one one answer here. Can you describe one tip or one piece of advice. You'd get these people to be able to have that type of growth for such a worthwhile cause would that be okay People are actually asking me. That higher means that growth hackers so at advice to give to people. I really think that when a to our mean he thinks are just solid. Is our mission like anyone knows. Emissions are titled super descriptive. They don't guess they know exactly what we do. How we position ourselves ecosystem and also the persona of women voice has really solid We did a rebrand. Last year remembers advocate very spicy internally but really thinking about what does the settlement which is the look who is women public facing and that is you magnified internally for that safe celebratory space where you can talk about the heart of issues so i think we can also say on feedback. I get ready for. The is whoa. You're technical like we're surrounded by powerhouses. It's it's not. A fluffy like let's through sparkles kind of place at an environmentally friendly way. But it's we love the work in love the work. And so i think those owned you can say that triumph like super mission driven celebratory persona that apparently resonates with lots around the world full and then also the technical aspects that i learned all these quilting other people are doing in india in the netherlands. All around the world looks like that's so goal like let's be by that. Wanna learn more so i feel that jazz chelsea lots. That's great great. Answer i think it gives people a really good idea ian unit to art question. Because you know when you build a community do you have. One thing that does happen is all of these. New friends and the friendships are authentic friendships. But they're also new friendships and there's a lot of them and they're all at once and you can make a lot of friends in one given time when given meeting sookie talk a little bit about how you're managing your relationships and your relationships in kind of this new community that you oversee and and how that kind of paxton's because i think a lot of times when people want to build a community they don't recognize how much relational intelligence they're gonna have to have now they're gonna have to regulate how they decided to let people into their lives in what it looks like for that to be work related purpose driven or just because you connect with another. Could you talk a bit about just the relationship aspect leading community where the house. Okay well i think i think a lot about people who are like my best friends and my family like the inner core and then i have friends who care about my hidden reason secrets that i am paying for. You know really really good advice. And i would implement mentors in that circle and there's obviously kind of more Of you know really great acquaintances. That i really respect and admire. And then there's y'all who is from the internet you who painting on a regular basis and i think really making sure to keep the private joan and the professional general like i do. It's we think this happens more and more pre-coded if people would just come up to me conferences in honey or like say i already know you And it's it's like during the creepy both So i think just really staying true to myself who i am a home. You know here in my apartment And also who. I am on the stages. Es ragu are people exist but making sure to sleep foster that itself in addition to maintaining rowing this network of friendships and also had why any other people to learn network better to make those connections to believe in insult to reach out to people. They wanna reach up to next Curious i love talking to people. It's my happy place to meet people. But that's not everyone's happy place and respecting that also pushing manatees and my team to feel comfortable in saying you can get any room like the worst thing that you get assignments or no may as well pain them in seed. They're interested in in that

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Creating super-human voice assistants with Nikola Mrki, CEO of PolyAI

VUX World

08:41 min | Last month

Creating super-human voice assistants with Nikola Mrki, CEO of PolyAI

"Apple for a while and then you win and create polly ai. What was it specifically the kind of took in that direction. What was it that you enormous in wasn't working either necessarily broadly speaking invoice technology. What was it that you saw wasn't quite right. In what problem did you think you could solve by by creating paula. I absolutely so What i think the challenger creating a horse assisted. Level thrive people through any of these media kardashian mobile phone speaker. Second thing it's different. Hotter product has many uses. The finish quality and other food is very different. People inside cleanable the to clear those the ottawa Negative while we're kind of like you know the future Know say amazon charged enough to have On every two will not when you aggregate fact their fifteen thousand equal working at alexa do actually as long as someone who worked on this before it was as huge as opulent as it is today. You can't help but things have not achieved back much when you know like the few scenarios that he knew any of these technology despite music you know setting larssen timers asking you questions when playing board games navigation of exiting but overall. It's really not that overwhelming. There wasn't hope that this would be the next thing after mobile really. it's kind of growing. It's growing the read. The say laptops grew up in the ninety s and the group right in compound. Interest is miraculous dion here with a laptop. But it's definitely not exploded in the way to save the iphone. Did even though. I think many of these companies that would now you hear these very articulate narrative Directly to shop is enter. Be really materialized when we have a are in vr blindly. Those are all things that will build into insomnia clear where He conditioned from the ecology by co founders through our senior research team. We were all brought up by. Crm's steve is less cambridge professor. Almost one of the guy had species mission for years. Was the leading person. Pushing hidden markov models. We wanted only way. You'd bisbee shirt mission until these learning got an and really as a matter of ernst and they were more efficient methods previously Westchester kangaroos he sold three counties As he you know supple the see that since two thousand six hundred billion dollars bermudian six Missionaries are twenty thirty years. It is impossible for measuring that you can have a sophisticated conversation with us. But see sorta developing formalism the models these errors is waste recovered specials severe to really bring converse in to the understanding. So that you're able to really elevates something we really awesome A few people in the company that there are similar problems leader in the battle management decided save depending on. Both the of the user might have met Sheet metal wall seats available shop inventory or reservation book and so on. Yeah i mean when when when you think about what has been built in where you go. Silence made sure to make progress. The most isolated followed that as scientists Both saw its customers. There's a lot of data. There's a genuine genuine. Consumer eve right at All these fools and interestingly i land look you go into a large People customer experience with people bought line of the cio's and they all really end up on with your yard also. And if you haven't done this before we ever all happened so you are brighter citizens. We were the city when we had a lot of success for us. Few years is really a shame of systems that are incredible airless. Some of the most sophisticated thought An employee narrow the bird. They're not here and talk to you about anything we can talk to you but meeting life but you know you want to book a table and you really or schedule. Data's choosier through the evening. Not after learning must really complex stuff. The the more by the customer service is are actually able to evaluate the systems breath. And how he florida track assistant done and that. The second problem is blake all frustrated. Leave users fears to Speaking we choose our battles but out we're able to perform the most human agents quite often we beyond to be probably won't really into application just until how do mean by outperform humans in in what respect to outperform. So that's your accomplice crush on the on the one hand just reaching characteristics. Aw a support. Asians or human didn't make them popular the audio voice. Speeders your other understand. The user meets all jeering answer. It didn't constraints where it is more narrow occasions where eagles Now when he reforming hugh. If i stayed in my last elections naza were. Wade's speakers Are you paying and quickly. Say that my vote is was that might or bamberg for the for scherzer. God's actually slow surprise a matter of fact but now we're able to mav performed see humans wanting to actual research the school of cool still understand really talk to the salsa just beating the baseline but there are very few most sectors so well we've been there for long enough to receive a very product where they're hundred about it like sizes of all those questions even though the answer because it's more bright they how the answers. They're connected to social system. The answer changes you know media the people because they straightaway. Don't get tired whatever language you need them to use Something's the edged. Change the So there are many hours which museums are falling like. We speak a few languages. You know we don't know the answers. We will startle both codes and in many of these many of these problems we have transactional but really currently functional assistance in place authors.

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Building a business on Alexa and Google Assistant with Tom Hewitson

VUX World

03:27 min | Last month

Building a business on Alexa and Google Assistant with Tom Hewitson

"The pandemic as terrible as it's been for many many families certain sectors of seen decent kind of growth decent actively and so in this instance. You've got a company you build voice skims you tug in alexa and google assistant. These things in people's houses people spend more time at home. Usage of these devices is going up seems as all usage of games is going up. Was it in hindsight appre. Good time to launch voice kid we. We didn't plan you know. Franklin came to launch as a as a kind of a brand in september so midway through the pandemic coming working on it before the pandemic started the we a the the idea of turning gains into the single portfolio that you could just ask to oakham voice arcade and their play any games that out. Any of that was no ready because of time. That was something that we were doing instead. And i think that's also something that's like a little tricky to talk about with like salt in assaulter. You rub is doing a lot of work to kinda like to grow the business and to you know get more uses and all the other things and so you've got these massive macro trends and then you're also doing. Stephanie is actually going very noisy to understand. Is the things that you're doing or is it a kind of democra- china reading. We need to go back to normal so that we can note to. Because i want guys the pulpit do i. It's been too long since we and since even being linden feels like forever. Yeah speaking of over the regard It was on the record. The if you haven't if anyone's listen the hasn't checked out the episode that you did with and seller on voice on the voice podcast. I was a big the beat me to the episode. Because i was there for your talk in munich and it was generally fantastic a walk over the same ground we might get into some of the top store definitely check it. Our ten takes on ways actually like to build a voice. I think is funny. Because i feel like last year you know about helping to last year. Everybody saw to say this voice winter. There's like problems in the industry. People building for google and not talk again. Cut back in out of the year before it was really kind of my articulation of those issues And it's funny. Because now league phosphor denali kind like eighteen months in a lot of people are still talking about voice. Windsor and i actually think we're in a much more positive face than we than we were. Even for people building for electron gu You know i i. I like to think that we're not down in the trenches trying to kind of figure out how that's kind of gang a slight early signals on which way the kind of the industry is going

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:28 min | 7 months ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"And that's really undertake. Connected with outside compromising. Wonderful. Now that's great. It's such a I can only imagine the technical issues that go into creating a multi lingual voice assistant I mean it must be so complex but wonderful. Wonderful. Another sort of hot topic, our topic or our. Topic of conversation. These days is indigenous peoples in Cana an issue with that, and I'm curious like how has Amazon Alexa looked? They looked into incorporating some of those. Issues and topics that are so important in the Canadian culture in our in our society. One recent example I can assure as. The? Candidate campaigns was happening in July and everyday people ask what said you'll candidate in prompted A. Daily reflection. Part of that sin on July are we had an initial about? The holkar treaties own the negotiation and eating. Engineers leaders and we'll circle so eat me trying and make sure that the new marriage are Asks you include This hobby muscle wonderful. That's really good. It's nice to be able to. You mentioned that the campaign the. Campaign again. I was I was following along with that while July. Actually started July first on candidate not mistaken and it was really neat to hear and we had some celebrities like Alanis. Morissette would give some comments on her thoughts of the day and stuff. So it was really neat way to sort of celebrate can and bring that Canadian content. Obviously another big topic these days is covert, go nineteen, and the way it's changing everything the ways changing I'm doing this podcast and trying to bring things to to people in different ways. And I know that? Time here. Alexa has been able to provide some information initially, it was quite limited, but it's has become more broad overtime. What what sort of the stance on Cobra Nineteen and information that you can attain from Alexa these from the Katie perspective. Of almost we wanted to make sure that we can support fasteners. Zero Those are slow unsolicited times and. Use. Credible sources that..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:03 min | 8 months ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Questions. Once you've done that, it'll take you through how you add custom. Things to the database of information that you want Lexi to be able to share with you. And it really self explanatory when you look at the APP when you look online if you do it online. You'll see that it is it really is a template you filling in the blanks you're following along, and that tells you exactly how to launch it on your own device and you are good to go so. Big Breath there lots and lots of information really fun things. I'll tell you the Canadians. That's a great start when you look at the templates or the blueprints that are in the United States that actually have more that are available in the United States compared to Canada. Again, that's nothing new for us to hear but hopefully, they will start coming very very soon. I will have a link to the blueprints on the show notes page, which you can always access at lax eight in Canada dot ca slash one, thirty six or you can always go to lax a in Canada dot se slash podcast to see all the previous podcasts. Thanks for tuning in again, I, want to remind you if you WANNA come and hang out with us in the voice. Then then the voice is happening tomorrow at Wednesday, it's going to be a lot of fun. The feedback has been tremendous it. I'm always struggling to find the best way to describe it because it is not like your typical Westerner on late event. It is more like we are sitting in a bar or a restaurant all sitting around a table have fun chatting with each other about voice technology and getting your questions answered, and you get to be part of the show. So I sincerely hope that you will join us there. And I'll see you again Wednesday. August twenty. Five..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

05:38 min | 10 months ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"But then down here there's invocation trays, so in this case we're talking about. How do you? How do you invoke a flash briefing? You see if I can find another skill. a crack the code skill, so here's crack the code. You'll see that the name of the skill is here. Crack the code. But here different things that you can say so actually put you actually helping technically, but here it's as Alexa Open crack. The Code hoops a here. But that's because I. need the invocation phrase purposely. Now, Lexus invoking at welcome back to crack Alexa stop. So. What I wanted to say is that cracked? The code is the name of the skill and cracked the code I've also set that up specifically to be the invocation phrase, so that is what you say when you want to open it now. Those are not always the same. Sometimes they're different, and so if you have a name that is different than you, invocation phrase than whatever the name is. That's not what the person has to say. Invoke they have to. They have to say whatever the This. This person has to say what. The invocation phrase is to open skill. So I hope that makes sense. That's that's the way it works. For sure I mean this is this is the way it is right now and. You know this is why also advise people that? When they are creating skills, they should be. Making sure that their descriptions and their keywords and their titles are optimized for for surgeons, search, engine, optimization Seo, right, and again if I go back, let me go back to. Voice in Canada. I'll share this one more time. I JUST WANNA. Show you the kind of effort that I went through when I created. My description because the description helps right when you are. When you are! Creating your skill, you want to think of ways that people are searching for things and include that in your description so that when people search for things. Then you're you're you're? There's that much more chances they're gonNA, find you, so you'll notice that if you were to read through this..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:05 min | 11 months ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode. One twenty, nine of Alexa in Canada the voice experience..

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

06:44 min | 11 months ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"That's that's good. That's my sonic branding. By the way. That's what you need meeting every time you start. That's what you gotTa do and you just and I said this I think during one of our videos that we done a little while ago like I hope the audiences recognizing what they what they experience when they see you do that because that's not possible. It wasn't possible until guys did that. We're we're the only software in the world that you can livestream to Amazon's lexi device in real time. As far as I know for enterprise for businesses or for consumers there is no prog debate in addition. I think we're the only product that can livestream to you to with audio and we can put an image or a Gif image over it if you want and we do that in real time and there's maybe youtube APP maybe there's a non video auction I don't know but that's just inside Youtube. This does both saying but were adding all either social sites the voice devices. Pretty soon. You'll really be everywhere. You match what this is like for like a members of Congress. Okay so four hundred thirty five congressmen congresswoman hard senators. The presidency is up and so there's a lot of people fighting to be hurt and there's a lot of people fighting for the right information it the reality is everybody would prefer to just hear their candidate of choice. Whether that be trump or biden or this new Libertarian Guy. Right for for many people that are Internet's folks that are tuned into things like this. Maybe it was Tulsi Gabbard Andrew Yang or in the past Ron Pie. You got your person. You're Bernie Sanders right. You've got your person and you WanNa hear them. You don't WanNa read your tweets. You don't WANNA watch their super post produce. Videos are really probably done. Three months ago would just new soundbites here. Your person talking through the. Let's see the vice or through Siri and you could just say just open Andrew Yang and you just hear his nonstop twenty four seven stuff. This last live podcast and then he can erupted scheduled every knows he goes live at ten. Thirty am civic or would it or just fontaine us. That's like a real powerful case us for what we've created especially for this upcoming election and so you think about the problem that we have with communications fake news. This fake news that deep platform this person did platform that person. Who makes the rules? Is this Nin Right-leaning. Left like an for us at attention live. We plan to approach our community completely different and so one thing. I don't talk a lot about in the voice circles nor will I talk a lot about it right now. Is Our ability to decentralized lot of what we do so like our community will be decentralized Atanas community and so that means that attention live won't be the one that controls every single thing that happens in the community. We will decentralized power structure of that community of the and the consumers and the promoters Kaz always at third element. They create a lot less lot but he went out the story right. And we're going to decentralize community you see that was steam it You see that you know a other developments of people putting platforms together in basically putting the power back in the hand of Greater. Terry you and I have a viral video on facebook or youtube or anywhere and we get a ten million views and facebook sells lots of advertising against it and they sell lots of data because of it we benefit note. Nothing there's no benefit nor are we actually connected to our audience. Facebook stands in the way no disrespect to facebook and other platforms just the reality of a centralized technology up. Everything goes through them. And so if we can decentralise at least the community structure now we open up the bridges a creator and a consumer. Don't have to go through atrial. They don't have to go through a facebook or youtube or don't have all these walls Rating those that actually are the artist creators the teachers and those that are the consumers in the learners and the thankful ones for the creation right and so came decentralizing. The fragment open these things up in the state of audio and so that's also a big part of what drives me. It's not just voice interface. Because I believe in the centralized future with voice I Not Touch I right. I think touching screens and looking at screens is ultimately slow and dumb output. Be Honest and if you can speak and be heard and never look look sphere and touch it. I think the output will be faster and smarter and so that's huge for me but also I'm concerned about government corruption corporate corruption and. I think that a huge way to deal with that and even our corporation the ability for to deal within hold US accounts. What have we decentralized things like? Know WE START DECENTRALIZING. The content through tokens and giving the token ownership power back to the creator. So now Terry when you create your eight hundred flash briefings rose to our system. You have tokens own. This content can lease license trade celant right and it can have value. We've talked a lot about that you know. Obviously there's a lot going into what we're trying to help. What coming back to the beginning for the future. Yeah that attention because we haven't spoken a lot about that and recognizes the Alexa Cana. Podcast but but I I. I think part is so fascinating. I want US feel more question about that. So what you've just described the system where people excuse me where people can create their content stream. It live told these forms but now they can also have ownership proven ownership of their content. That they are producing and that in itself has value. Is that a fair statement that I made there. Can you expand that a little bit? There's absolutely so we have ledgers. 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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

14:02 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"I am speaking withdrew cost grow. He has produced many many Lexi skills specifically games and in fact he actually has twenty six of these live in Canada. He has more when you look at them. Spread out throughout the world and You know why he has more and other places is actually part of the topic of this discussion so we talk about two of his top games. Which actually in the top ten in Canada and we talk about some of his thoughts on being developers some of the challenges and where he plans to go with all this in the future so I really excited to introduce you to drew and with any further ado. Let's get right to the interview hated drew. It's a real pleasure to have you on the Alexina podcast. Thanks so much for being here. Thank you Terry. It's thrilling to the poor cost. I've listened to the show for years now so it's really good to be here to speak to person that's great. That's great well. You are not in Canada but we are going to be speaking about Canadian content. Where are you right now? So the listeners. Know where you're calling from Edinburgh in Scotland to the mall. So that's that's I'm based under. Yes so I've got quite a few games successful and kind of divine and Edinburgh. Okay wonderful. Well let's let's get a little of your background your story so I'll get you introduce yourself to to. Listeners tells a little bit about yourself okay. So I've been involved in. It in comparison for many years But why was finding was I was losing my technical skills? Is it become more and more senior? You become more and more away from the technical things which are quite interesting so I decided to re skill myself and this culminated in. How could I prove identity expresses when the device came out in the UK? I decided well I am going to build an Alexa skill. And so I built like go on scully. Animal letters which was a game that my Sister played with our kids and impressed me about the game was the seemed to even with teenagers. Who still played this game so the game is basically you pick a letter of the alphabet and then you go round in a circle. Each person guess an animal starting with letter so I can meet Linton Alexa skill because Alexa could be be that person so you Alexa contagious. You take a Alexa take suggest you took yes and so. That was a way of writing a computer program that could make use of those capabilities and and and obviously these schools. We're talking about. Today are in Canada so for the Canadian listeners. For certain can check them out in their actually quite high they rank skills and we'll get into that as well. I'd like to take back to learn a little bit more about your back. So what kind of work did you do like were with the company? Did you have an independent type of business or what? What were you doing? I was with comedy so I spent a long time working for a mobile phone company called to in the UK of anti worked for a consultancy it consultancy. So okay. Okay you know what I spend like ten trials with Saddam Law London Quello Gotcha Gotcha. I'm actually fulltime on development. That's why do nice if the past two years. That's I one hundred percent of my time is spent spent doing this. Okay and so. This is something that you're doing independently or as part of a group you depend on the everything's done by the skills by me. Everything's don't buy me fantastic okay. So as I alluded to. You've got a couple of top rank games in Canada. Wonder what you've mentioned and the other. Let's dive into a little more. So animal letters is one of them and tell us about your other skill. That's that's one of the top top ten here and it's popular in. Canada is a game called. Feel the pressure which is a quiz. Actually the first time I heard of you. Podcast was because huge feature to feel the pressure on the costs to very this and to my surprise game was very successful in Canada. Really thrilled so feel the pressure. When I finished well animal lettuce has never really finished right. It's just constant. Improvement is change after change after change. So you you are the Merano's yards and defects you allow more functionality and it just never stops the recently in the past months. I've made another change to not game is coming up for three years old now. I yeah so yeah. Your changes never stop. I did lots of varieties of letters games and then I decided to do this. Quiz and the quizzes at the time were Multiple choice quizzes. Choose A. B. C. OR D. Churn I just wanted idea of free form question because I thought it was quite much code. You just see an answer of the Balloon Alexia dancer it thus loss of technical issues for which came quite tricky. Boy It's still quite willing to do so. Feel the pressure has some constraints and the the answer to the question is always a letter so it will tell you. The letter of the alphabet is F. And then was your question and answer. We'LL BE SPOKANE WILL START WITH. F FOR EXAMPLE. You know and again. It's the same with our game. You just improve the new sections to it score. As well as those types of questions there are crashes but who am I so it will give you a description of a person you have to guess who is it will give you who they'll be a A Christians who who said this and sometimes I actually helped the actual speech itself so the speeches given by famous person. O of tried to make much of the audience possible so is he developed an. Is You build more of these games. You get better at doing things you get better compensated for the speech recognition issues. You get better art in Audio Interior Games because audio just mix same defect bring the games to life. They really transform. The game totally agree with that. In fact in fact I was playing it this morning knowing that we were doing this interview and I love the sound effects editor in there. I haven't come across at question yet. That had the actual audio or the quote. But that's a great idea. I love to get more and more in digital. Those are quite difficult because you have to find the ones that don't have any rights on their public demand and also the famous enough because the game was played in America in did in the UK and whatever still has to be something is generally you cover. Most people most people could reasonably nor the answer to this twelve. So it's really. I think the best I can describe a game and tell me if you agree with. This is sort of a twist on a trivia type game in the way that you're out you're giving them sort of a clue with the letter of the alphabet the answer starts with and like you said like you described the various types of questions that are asked to give a free forum answer onto the other thing they feel the pressure is the voice in the UK for Alexis different from the voice in Canada. Sit on the knock sense and the voice in the UK. I thought same that a lot like called on Robinson who you may have heard of she was the quits master for a game a TV show called the weakest link. Okay was successful car or not. But but she'd quests they're Voice and she is quite route to the players as well. She was a little bit route. You know I so I wanted this game a little bit snarky as makes snarky comments and is. That's not a power of this game. No has pros and cons. Some people like that part of it and some people really don't like that so About similar feature wish I'd brought in Leotard which unfortunately isn't available incontinent woman but there is a perfectly polite more which you can have which gets rid of old and mix a nice game but unfortunately conjugates only available in the US. And you could. It's interesting because I personally. I kind of like the idea of giving it a little bit of a persona and it's not just like generic Alexa rate. I personally like that but I could see some people. That just might not prefer. Yeah that type of type of interaction but that's great so so they said these are. These are two of the top ranked games in Kansas. Having two of the top ten as far as an independent developer goes so. That's really stretch. Elation good to learn a little more about developing skills for Lexi and some of your thoughts and maybe some of the challenges and how particularly that relates to also the Canadian market versus other markets. So it's quite a broad question. But how are you finding developing skills? What are some of the challenges and that sort of thing still? The first challenge was one that I didn't realize when I started. It was a challenge and not speech recognition so Alexis speech recognition is so much better than the stuff we hide in the nineties and early two thousand straight. But it's but it's not perfect. It's not perfect on it works. It's fantastic when it works as module when it works with it doesn't work is terrible if you have to pee yourself and it doesn't understand you. That's really frustration. Yeah and if you repeat yourself again and it still doesn't understand or thinks she said something else. Let's incredibly frustrating so most of my games are rely heavily on speech recognition. So we're not goes wrong. The entire experience of the game is really badly affected. People take it personally. People very personally actually margin speaking to someone and they have repeatedly didn't hear what you said. It would start to get quite personal. Still Dot bus fare. Chickasaw a huge amount of effort on my part goes into trying to compensate that ain't speech recognition issues so huge amounts tasting so taste to make sure that the speech recognition earned the shootings the live run of the game. I actually capture. What the midst answers where so if someone said the wrong answer actually capture? Because sometimes they didn't say the wrong answer just Alexa Misheard. What they said. And sometimes when you look at those missed answer as you can see clearly the Alexa has just missed. No so for example. One of the biggest ones was indeed the. Us It's answer was jog. Your us the big cart or car. Jugular it'd be picked up his job wire Josh wire so that that's a very simple example lords of examples like that and the only way you can count your issue. You store them in a database after database apprenticed spreadsheet and to subsidize sorted by the council. Which ones happened. The most? Go through one-step team and if you can correct that's fine. I've got pushed. This goes on all the time because the speech recognition capabilities sort of change. So I'm gonNA oversee tune improvements more people using the devices so different types of miss. Here's where Alexa doesn't hear correctly. Heartening and sometimes they were. Oh what the people have said and sometimes work so again kudos compensations. And and how do you correct it and so for example of Jaguar? Do you then go back and enter that sort of utterance as an option for the Animal. Or would you do so? Why do is very simple? There's a something in computing called an statement so all it says is if the answer is jog you are on. The person said jog wire then make what they said. Jog Yours just change it so I basically except on which you can imagine in. My programs are just lanes and lanes lanes of sort of transformation. Where you're changing the answer because you know that the dead say the correct on so but it hasn't been picked up correctly. I see very interesting. Okay does very tedious for. It's actually mix the games work if you don't do that and the Games will be really bad so unfortunately most people have when they experienced might not have a good experience of one review recently. That said that she had the best speech recognition expedience on this game than any other. So that made me feel really good effort. You know as I say most people if they bought experience and that can be very personal on. They really don't like sure. Sure if on top of the game is reached to them as well which is obviously they really don't like it. You can't please everybody as far as that goes but But no I understand what you're saying. That's great wh what other things have you noticed in terms of I know that You know one of the things about developers is trying to make some money. That's what they're doing. What are the issues with that and yes one of the things that went to Canadian users is the developers basically of two ways of Nikki? So they can be awarded by Amazon. Which is a symbol reward? Developers of well used scales. Not Steer Program called the electoral awards program but the alleged awards program isn't available for skills in Canada. So if you have the number one school in Canada you won't get any rewards for. It's only available in Sefton countries. A fact is available in most countries to be honest so really should be relevant. But it's not all the one is really interesting. It's something called in school purchases. So that's where the I can buy usually through small fee so Mike Games. It's usually linked to nine.

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode one twenty six of Alexa in Canada. The voice experience. Hey there I'm Dr Terry Fisher. One part physician. One part voiced newscast when big part Canadian and one small part of our community northern voice together. Let's explore how Boyce technology is transforming our lives north of the border. Let's talk voice. Hello and welcome to election candidate episode one twenty-six today. I have a fantastic guest. Drew cost growth all the way from Scotland talking about these tremendous success that he's had in producing games skills for Lexi Here in Canada before we get to that I do want to just tell you a little bit about an upcoming event actually to events in fact one of them is a group chat. We had the first one last Wednesday morning and we had a couple of people on it was great and we decided that we're going to do it again so you just go to A. L. A. In Canada DOT CA slash chat. And you'll be able to join us on Wednesday morning if you're listening to this day the podcast comes out then that'll be tomorrow At eight o'clock. Am Pacific Standard. Time or eleven eastern. So that's the first Event the second one is the following Wednesday may twentieth is a big day. Because I'm watching a brand new event. The voice den and this is all about bringing the community together having a chance to chat with some of the leading personalities and influencers in the voice space And so if you want to check that out it's going to be a lot of fun. It's very different than any other type of online experience you know. It's not like a typical web and over their lectures or anything like that. It's all about having fun. And having some real connections real discussion with these people so you can check out the voice dot com now. Let's Today's podcast episode..

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode one twenty five of Alexa in Canada. The voice experience. Hey there I'm Dr Terry Fisher. One part physician. One part voiced newscast when big part Canadian and one small part of our community northern voice together. Let's explore how choice technology is transforming our lives north of the border. Let's talk voice. Hello there and welcome to the podcast. Hope you're having a great week Terry Fisher here and today This podcast is all about some of my favorite skills that you can use at home particularly while we are all kind of cooped up at the moment with the social distancing or or physical distancing that we are all trying our best to do before we get to that I do WanNa tell you about today's sponsor and this is a company known as vocal. Here's here's what they do. Imagine this you got voice. Assistance in kiosks wearables smart speakers the whole bit. There will actually soon be more things that talked to people in the world. Then we actually have people in the world thing about that friend that's crazy. And here's here's the deal. If you are a brand if you are a company and you want to differentiate yourself from others than it's really important to have a voice that sounds different than all the other generic voices that are going to be out there and that's where vocal. Id comes in. They are a voice. Ai Solutions Company. They create custom vocal personas for individuals and for brands. And they use breakthrough technology that leverages decades of research and the power of modern day machine learning to generate these unique vocal identities from just a few hours of audio and they are custom built in days the power of twenty four seven text audio conversion without compromising brand consistency. And it's possible. Vocal idea so please check them out vocal. Id Dot all right. So let's get to today's podcast again..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

12:17 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Was titled The voice to Voice Design with obeyed amid of bought mark and obey obeyed came on. He is an entrepreneur. He's mentors technologist and He has been involved in a lot of early stage startups and he came on on to talk about this really cool platform that is created bought mock and allows people to publish skills to Alexa but also to other platforms and bought. Mock is designed find to create these conversations between a user and Alexa in a simple drag and drop type editor. So you don't need to really know no how to code to do it. which is pretty pretty cool it allows these developers to share these prototypes and get feedback? All in one centralized I location. So it's basically a wire framing tool and it's helping companies brands individuals and designers build these better experiences through this platform and they can then actually push these out to ten different platforms. Not Just Alexa. So that is pretty pretty cool so if you want to check that out then of course do so. He's got a really cool a use case that he talks about about how they use this device with acadian blood services to To create some I'm conversational design Experiences so check it out. That would be alien candidate dot ca slash seventy three okay. The next one number nine was a podcast with a whole bunch of people. It was a very popular podcast. This is it was titled the Two Thousand and Nineteen Alexa Conference Roundup and episode Sixty Two A. L. E. X. in Canada dot ca slash sixty. Two and what I did was when I was at the Alexa. LEXA conference back in January of two thousand nineteen I approach a number of key influencers a number of key leaders in the voice space and ask them each for a little bit of a sound soundbite and then I put them all together sort of a mash up and you get to hear from some of the Like I say some of the real leaders in this space in fact there are about twelve of them on this one podcast. So it's a really nice way to get a taste of what number of these people are thinking so. Check that one out. I think you'll enjoy that one very much number. Eight is a podcast that I recorded how to set up Alexa in Canada in two thousand nineteen and this is number over seventy eight and this one was very interesting because as you'll hear later on there was another podcast that did that was about setting up Alexa as well. Now no because so much has changed from Amazon in terms of feature releases and different Things you can do with Lexi or Alexa. I decided to record this particular one as an update to my original. which we'll talk about in a little bit so if you're looking at the latest if you WanNa see and hear about the latest way to set up a Alexa with all the most current features then this would be the episode for you to have a listen to and again this one is episode number seventy the eight now the next episode on the list? The seventh most popular episode for Twenty Nineteen was an interview that I did with our if mody and he is in grade five and this was a really fun to me His Dad was on there for a little bit as well and I talked to him and our of is making skills. He's making lexi skills. He is creating educational videos. He is all in on Amazon Amazon Alexa. And he's in grade five and it was so much fun to chat with him. He's such a break bright young man and it was a real pleasure to have him on the podcast. For those of you that are going to be at project voice in the New Year in Chattanooga in In January are if it's actually going to be giving one of the talks there and I'm really really excited to hear him him. Speak there as well. So if you WanNa hear a really interesting fun and very intelligent and well-spoken man then you want to check out this episode. This episode was number seventy five so you can go to candidate C. Slash seventy five. Okay the six. We're getting to number six now. The six most popular episode episode was with Brian. Romley and for those. That don't know Brian. Romley is one of those visionary type people that don't come along very often he. He has been termed the oracle a voice. He's the one that actually came up with the term voice i. He has often been described as the modern day. Thomas Edison and Brian has been gracious enough to come to my podcast. A number of times and this podcast episode titled the Last Interface With Brian. Romley talks about or is all about Brian's ideas of where we're going with voice technology and how he feels. That voice is the primary input input and output device of the human being. He talks about his vision of the future. It literally sends chills down my spine when I think about his ideas. So this is is an episode that you certainly do not want to miss. You can check this one out. This one is episode sixty six say in candidate dot ca slash. Sixty six all right into the The the top five now number five was the most popular the number fifth most popular episode. And this surprised me. Actually but this is what this is. What you say was number three? My third podcasts that I ever produced and it was titled how does Alexa Alexa Work. And this is very fascinating to me because obviously this is a very common question. People are wondering. How does the technology algae actually work and so in this particular episode? I go through some of the basic terms of what is the difference between Alexa an echo. What does the skill? What are the different components? There's there's a there's a microphone is a speaker. There's a computer their lights on echo device and what happens when you speak to To Alexa and so this was the number five episode for two thousand and Nineteen. And so if you want to hear that one you simply go to alias candidate dot ca slash three okay the next one and then the number four spot is held by the podcast number sixty one and this was a podcast that I recorded about about how to create an Amazon Alexa. Flash briefing as you know. I have the foster briefing voice in Canada. Actually have another Flash briefing called voice as I health health tips. And I am all in on flash briefings and I have spoken about that a lot over the last year and so I did an episode. That would basically walk you through how to get started with creating a flash briefing now yes of course I encourage you to check that one out. The episode is number sixty one as I mentioned. However if you really are interested listed in creating your own flash briefing? This is what I talked about. Right off the The opening here of this podcast is. I've created a complete course. It's the most comprehensive course out there and it is entirely early free. It's my gift to you. You simply go to Flash BRIEFING FORMULA DOT COM and you can check that out all right and now we're into the top three. The number. Three spot is episode number sixty and this one was titled Two Thousand and Nineteen Top ten Alexa skills in twenty nineteen. And so what I did there was. I went through the Amazon skill marketplace the Amazon skill store and I looked at what were the top skills in Canada. At that time this was just done a few weeks ago because I was curious what was at the top of the leaderboard so to speak at or are heading into towards the end of two thousand nineteen in into twenty twenty and so this podcast is all about those top ten skills. I did not include the ambient sound skills in that episode because is really there are so many ambient sounds. Don't get me wrong. They are really really good skills but if I included that the top ten list would have basically been ten abby sound skills so I included other skills sales and you can check those out and I said these are all available in Canada number. Two the number two spot belongs to you amy stapleton. Amy is another one of those thought leaders. She is incredible with what she has done and actually in her background as well. She's a very unique person and we talked about interactive storytelling And that in the context of her company tables and in particular her skill called my box of chocolates and it's a very unique concept. And what she does is she allows you to talk to Alexa and ask her about boxes of chocolates where the different chocolates in the box represent different stories and the different storytellers have different personas. And it's very very fascinating. What she put together? And so if you want to hear from a very creative person in the voice space a very intelligent person and something somebody who's doing something very unique unique then definitely check this one out Amy Stapleton and interactive storytelling. This is number sixty five and finally the number one spot the most popular popular podcast episode four Twenty Nineteen Goes Way back to the fourth episode that I ever recorded and this one is titled handled how to set up Alexa in Canada. And this was the very first one that I did that. Would specifically address that question. Now as I mentioned I I did do an updated one for nineteen and that was episode number Seventy Eight But if you want to go back and hear the original one that was number four and it is quite fascinating to me. The Bat was the most. Listen to podcast of my podcast series in all twenty nineteen and in fact it was way ahead ahead of anything else so. I'm very pleased to know that my podcasts are being used as a resource by you the community and and I'm very honored to be able all to provide that service for you. What I wanNA tell you is that I've taken the podcast and I've taken the updated podcast from two thousand nine hundred and what I've done it is I've actually created a separate Quite a big blog post that goes through how to set up Alexa and all the key features and what I tend to do with that is is i. Try My very best to keep that as updated as possible so whenever a new feature comes out I add that to this guy the guy the ultimate guide to set it up Amazon Alexa and cannon. That's actually what I call that. You can access that particular post at A. L. E. X. in Canada dot ca slash setup Owen word and. That'll take you to the most recent most current Blog post on how to set up Alexa in Canada. Okay so there you go so On this Christmas Eve. I hope that you are in joying your family time enjoying your time with your friends and I want to again. Thank you so much for being a part of this community. Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast this year in prior years. If you've been with us for that long and I look forward to bringing you some great great podcasts. Coming up in the New Year. There's some great surprises coming up as well as I mentioned I have a contest. Starting from project voice it will be starting on either January fourteenth or fifteenth. Please stay tuned for that exact date you can subscribe to the voice in Canada flash briefing. And I'll be speaking about it there as well and I love for you to have the opportunity to win some prizes and have some fun with the flash briefing and trying to crack the code so to speak for more information on that you can go to alien candidate dot ca.

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

09:35 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"By local ID vocal ID is an incredible company it is a company that is looking at creating synthetic voices for people otherwise may not have a voice would be losing their voice it takes recordings of a person's voice and can create a synthetic voice that sounds virtually identical to the person's real voice when I learned about this technology I was completely blown away with it and I've got to know the CEO Rupel Patel and she's doing some absolutely incredible work so if you want to check out what they are doing please go to vocal ID dot ai they're doing some ground own breaking work in this area of synthetic voices now for today's podcast we are talking about all of the incredible announcements that Amazon made at its recent event just last week as you may know typically for the last couple years Amazon has had a big event where they announce all their products wchs and this was no different this time around they launched a number of new services for Lexi and they also launched a huge number of new products some of which are in Canada for preorder right now we'll get to that and some of which are really only offered in United States now and only under invitation only have to subscribe well not subscribe to put in your your willingness to buy the product at a discounted price and then it is expected that you would give some type of feedback almost like a Beta program so we'll get all that stuff as well the first thing I want to go through then is a little bit about the different features that are coming online and there's a whole bunch of these now some of these granted are not necessarily in Canada yet some of them are actually aren't even live yet in the United States but they're coming I want to let you know about some of these because I think some of them are quite relevant to Canada and some of them well knowing Amazon's history they likely will come to the states first and then eventually they will come to Canada so the first one of these which is definitely a welcomed feature for Canada is a multi lingual mode this is going to allow lexi to be able to speak both English and French at the same time in Canada and they've said that Canada's one of the first countries that this features come into that is fantastic I know that was one of the questions about when was this coming well it's going to be great so basically you're gonna be able to talk to your echo device in English or French or go back and forth and Alexis should be able to deal with that all right so that's pretty cool the next one is they have this new what they're calling the their neural text to speech auto which can use machine learning to help Lexi to be more expressive and to learn voices from recordings of celebrities so for example Amazon announced that the voice of Samuel L. Jackson will be one of the voices that you can choose four Lexi and actually going to be an explicit in a non explicit version that you can subscribe to these are going to be these are these are actually products is going to sell so it's going to be a revenue generator and they say they're gonNA charge ninety nine cents to add on a voice I think this is going to be a big business actually because you're going to start to see different voices different celebrity these different personas depending on the way you like to interact with your device so very interesting a couple of other services that have been announced during the event the the executives did announce that Alexa is coming to GM so two eight two thousand eighteen newer cadillacs Chevy Buick GMC vehicles there's something called scan to cook which is an upgrade for the echo show which lets you scan a barcode and you can then have the new Amazon Smart Oven just one of products that was announced prepare the item correctly so that's GonNa work with a whole bunch of different foods of course whole food brands because Amazon owns wholefoods certified for humans is up is a new program that is going to highlight smart home products that are very easy to set up its basically saying that if this product is certified for humans that it's very easy to set up so there you go if that's an issue for you and you want something that's essentially plug and play when it comes to it the idea is that it list for breaking glass it acts like a home security system and it is also now going to be able to listen for human activity too so if there's footsteps talking coughing etcetera while guard is in a way mode it can alert you to those sounds there's also a routine aspect to Alexis guard that is going to be available and so if you're going to say Lexi I'm headed out it can arm your system lock your door turn on Alexa Guard and so on K. with regard to Privacy Amazon made a big deal about privacy at the recent event and you're now going to be tell me what you heard or Lexi why did you do that if Lexie says something or trigger something and you're not sure why it happened you will be able to go back and ask Lexi why why and that can help to clarify what is going on with your system Alexa will be able to answer your door belt when you're not home through ring and Lexi will say things like hi this is lexi is this a delivery or hi this is Lexi how can I help you so that's interesting I'm trying to think sharing on Lexi you're going to be able to share photos between echo devices and the LEXI APP and you can react to those with emojis there is something called Alexa connections and so on so that's pretty cool and on top of that there's a couple of other interesting services that were launched in partnership with a couple of other companies that were announced one of them is the LEXI powered food network kitchen service and basically food network on your echo show invite cooking classes so you can actually learn how to cook with the Food Network and your echo show there's something called Amazon sidewalk that is being launched as well and this is some type of there's not a lot of details but at some type of wireless protocol that can allow the geographical area of your smart home devices to be expanding out into your yard towards your mailbox The lights in your yard and so on so that's interesting I suppose if you've got a bigger property that will be even more interesting to you there's something called the basically it's a little tag that goes on a dog and this basically will tell you when your dog leaves Gio fence area like a yard that you can yep and this says it's going to be launching next year now let's get to all of the interesting actual new hardware product the Amazon announced there was a lot so let's talk about some of the ones that were not maybe as surprising and probably the first one is just the echo the regular echo cylindrical device it's getting an upgraded speaker the echo plus had better speakers the new Genet Co and you will see all the information about it there by the way I'm GonNa give you a bunch of links in this podcast I'm going to have all of them on.

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

11:21 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Podcast. Man it is is great to be here dave. It's really nice to be here and i gotta say you've had some really distinguished guests on the podcast so i feel very very honored and privileged to be able to be chatting with you here i i i mean you have a medical degree so you are way smarter than me my friend after and and you can do all all of this stuff <hes> on top of it which is just you know great to hear an you know plus. We're starting your like the episode of <hes> after it's been a while you now i had a break got real busy and you've probably seen and people have seen in the community been all all sorts of other podcasts which i thought was was a good idea this kind of go out there and and see all of that stuff grow but now starting up the alexa dev chat again and seeing you at boy summit recently and hearing all this stuff and i was like you know what this this works out great yeah and people know you i mean your podcast <unk> zyppah the you know we were just joking about literally like you connected end the mike's just were never hurt. That's right which never happens when you send you to record the podcast but anyway so far so good. We'll keep our fingers crossed that it continues to work and there's no little glitches here so yeah exactly that's when we lose power that that site so let's talk about like interesting background right <hes> i mean for me seeing any big huge disruptive wave steve of things coming across <hes> like the internet was like mobile was in my career the one thing i would always see as different backgrounds what's and voice definitely has that and the i mean i remember seeing a couple of years ago and i was like oh he's a doctor and yet he's like all all up to speed on alexa flash briefings and you're asking excellent questions and then i got <hes>. When was this like. I got an invite communicate. You wanna come on my podcast. Which is alexa lexcen canada right right yeah. That was boy. When was that now 'cause. I time flies. I've been doing this now for about two years now just about and <hes>. I don't exactly have to look it up but i think it must have been probably within the first six months of me doing it. I think that i had you on the podcast and i even know if we were in canada yet. We had just been yes. Amazon just come to canada. It's it's actually kind of a funny story because when i launched the podcast and my blog lexin in canada when i did that <hes> alexa wasn't actually in canada yet but i was just so intrigued by the technology and for information about it. I couldn't find anything i can the do this and sure enough within a couple of weeks. It was coming to canada so it was just crazy timing. Yeah and i have to ask if you don't mind me asking because i don't think i even know this. What is your unlike medical practice our general practitioner are you in a specific area. Like what do you do outside of the alexis stuff so so yes question so my day job yeah. I'm a i'm a family physician and then i did a <hes> a year fellowship in sports and exercise medicine so now i i work at university of british columbia in vancouver <hes> and i do take probably three quarters of a practice is sports medicine and then another quart is general family practice <hes> and i love that but of course i love technology before medical school. I didn't education degree which is why i'm really interested in the educational aspects of technology <hes> and so when i can whenever there's an opportunity to confine to combine education <hes> healthcare technology and of course now voice technology particular. I'm all over it. So oh yeah i mean and that's great to hear because i <hes> you know a somebody who's had a medical condition since it's been ten <hes> coming across all sorts of a different doctors. I think there's a tendency like the thing i constantly hear his. I'm i follow evidence based medicine which to me is a cop-out. It basically means the stuff that i was in medical books thirty years ago and i it's like whenever i meet someone like yourself who has the emotional intelligence to understand how people feel jio when confronted with all this information that's out there and is not also afraid to kind of embrace new tack figure out how that happens especially with patient care the ability to voice in and south van <hes> i know one of the stuff you talked about was like daily tips hips in things around different conditions that people may have whether it's arthritis diabetes and all of those kind of things so it's great. I just want to say as a as a patient for many years of all sorts of <unk> at that's great to say <hes> a super appreciate that yeah thanks and like i say it's so early we all know this is still very early days and i'm really excited to see how i can continue to contribute to those sorts of experiences for patients through the technology to see how we can help them live their lives in the ultimately provide better better care for these patients yeah and and so let's talk about the tack like how did you come across alexa and get into the the entire podcast like were you on twitter before i was on twitter <hes>. I'm trying to think how i i actually i think the first time i ever really was exposed to voice technology <hes> in in the context that we're talking about it in terms of smart art assistance in smart speakers was through <hes> gary chuck yes 'cause i know he's been a big influence on a lot of people in the voice face and and <hes> you know a couple years like i say i was practicing and practicing medicine. <hes> and i've always been technology whether it was i can remember never these like little. Maybe you remember this digital diaries back in highschool dating myself here where i would there would be little miniature keyboard. You could type in your friends <hes> phone numbers and it'd be that's a little diary thing i would use those at us the palm pilot in and certain and i was always all over the the the early tech and i love can i say love technology and then i heard gary v talking about voice technology and flash briefings. I remember thinking this is really interesting as a way to get a message across cross to to a population and identify podcasting in the past and that's when i started to like i said i started to search for information as you do when you interested in something that went went on went online started searching couldn't really find anything about the tech specifically in canada recognizing that there are differences between canada and the states which is another whole conversation but i couldn't find it and i thought hey why don't they combine my passions here technology education health care <hes> and a. and create a resource for people to learn about the technology and that's really how the election canada blog and podcast started in they mentioned i started started before alexa was announced alexa was announced a couple of weeks later that it was coming to canada time could have been better and i started to interview guests including yourself like said and it has just taken on a life of its own the interest has just obviously as you know has been growing and growing and growing in the space and it's really really the exciting to see and being a position where i can interview people. It's fascinating to the different ways that people are thinking about using the technology and so that was the beginning of it of course i do have some entrepreneurial tendencies. I love getting out there and and speaking about things i i love teaching and so the last two years i mean just trying to get involved in in helping to educate the community grow the community and show people the benefits of voice technology. Yeah i love that about you and your audience to who is pretty encompassing like you have people following you who aren't technical. Maybe they have an echo device and they're like. I want to actually do something with this because i've seen that going. All the way back to two thousand fourteen is when people would use this device is didn't didn't matter what industry they're in and what they did for living they had ideas about what the how they could use that in their line of work <hes> and you cover a lot lot of those things too so the blog is alexa in canada dot c._a. But if you're not in kennedy you could put dot com and i think it goes there too right it does it does yeah yeah okay and so if folks go there. Are they gonna see the podcast on okay limits yep all right so i can see the podcast and you've got everything set-up there <hes> for people check out yet so i mean when they go to the page they'll see over the over the couple years <hes> so i've got some common commands commands that people can say to alexa if they are if they're new to election and not sure what can i say to this device so i've got a you know a page there. I think it's got you know however many hundreds of commands. I'm not sure how many neither are there. <hes> i've got a pays at highlights different blog posts a page of course highlights podcast page highlight some devices that are compatible with alexa <hes> tutorials on there but how to create routines and how to get people started in the flash briefing pages air which highlights my flash briefing. It's gotta be super interesting like running. If you don't mind sharing any kind of analytics like do you get all sorts of interesting searches <hes> like what used to be interesting when i worked in app store for kindle it used to be super interesting types of searches that i would see come across my kindle developer. Blog posts like a lot of it was like people people wanting to know how to load a case by and they had no technical background and there was nothing else out there on the internet so it would come through the technical <hes> side of it. You gotta be seeing some kind of interesting traffic coming in for that having yeah well. You know what i mean. One of the really neat things one of the really cool things about this is that because because <hes> i've done a spent a lot of time really to try to create viable resources is that organically getting a lot of traffic simply because anybody that types in the search terms uh-huh alexa and canada. My sight is essentially the number one site that comes up after amazon of course and so <hes> uh-huh regardless of you know you literally have no you have nothing on the site yourself altruistic. I have i have yeah. There's nothing there at this point in in any way <hes> and it's just you know but a lot of the questions that i get coming to me and the searches do kind of go back to what i needed to before and that's because there are differences between cannon the u._s. A lot of the searches are can. I do this in canada with alexa yeah and so those are the kind of questions in my <hes> twitter. We've talked about this before so anyway but like. I said we have talked about it. I understand that but for the person that's uninitiated or new to alexa it. A lot of this doesn't make sense than what we both digging listened to kansas. Why can't it just be the same thing again so that's a lot of the stuff that chiefs but it does generate a lot of traffic to the site for sure those types of queries and so out of that out of doing your podcast you..

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

06:40 min | 2 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

11:52 min | 2 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Hi, and welcome back to the Alexa podcast for August twenty eighteen. My name's Bradley met Recco CEO of company called score publishing based here in Nashville, Tennessee. My co host on the Alexa podcast is Kevin old Kevin, say Hello? Hey, everyone. Hey Bradley, good to be back. Our guest today is a very special guest. We are very privileged to have on the show by Yukon a Dehnieh who will be joining us at the Alexa conference in January and Chattanooga, the website for that. It's WWW dot voice. I dot FM slash Alexa conference. We will link to that on the show notes Maya say, Hello. Everyone. I am de Nehemiah going very happy to deal with you. Thank you, Brian, five Kovin symbols to you. Thank you. Five by great to have you on the show. Tell tell us about what you have done in creating the first Alexa Mita in the continent of Africa. Share with this, what she did, why you did it and what you're trying to accomplish? Again, I'm out from the from points ovum technology. Now we know allies look at the just making something easier on fussed. Jesse technology, something Meeks on TV faster. Now you much. We've all jobs groom from remember the days, of course, little went to a lab tulips worldwide, web everything. Now the good the face of voice that's future movies. You'll be see people duck into machines into them. Jio executes command. So we are in that age now voiced clergy as thinking what now imagine Africa. Now I forget psychologists, continental world. We have one win to two billion between Africa voice technology as not. In fact as not taking ground in Africa versus energies, everyone US kinda diets in euro. It's everywhere. What's nothing in Africa. Imagine we have one way through billion people in Africa. Now it means I won't win. Two people have not been introduced to faster a new always to do things. So now what's my dry folk written is middle Expos, people in our OB facts, Expos, everyone's the one voice out as tone to mankind. That's a great mission. Great purpose for what you're doing. Share with us a little bit. I know that the folks that voice XP who are good friends of ours. With voice. I f AM were involved in facilitating the meet up share with us a little bit what Bob Stolz in that crew did to help y'all with your meet up. Okay. Okay. Now, you know, Bob, especially as being very, very, very, both of experts in Alexa development. Yet we murdered to be exposed to waste the agenda sue. We actually need experts to Jesse, train of introduce or show small. So Bob was really, really in funding, especially on the okay. What both Mitch was visit websites, mental, those e epilepsy creek group. So my task was to, you know, get put any fights ask, I went for six defending tops, like not convey not Alexa. This, maybe when biz get full six to people about socio. Join the group sharing. This was going to happen. So voice be all those involved in person was really, really, really. So your meet up focuses on Alexa, hurry managing the fact that elect says not currency available. Are you share with us what you're doing? Yeah. Okay. Mice I wasted vigil have gone through from Google stance. When you look at Alexa, you see, you ask, I think seriously, ask Syria by lex should be like while that's legs as lot of stews and you know, like size really some dean, everybody should want to get so. So basically what I've been doing, I've been critics qs obvious. I've won absence us published as fide on them. Damas are Muslims console, just I know Africa fragile for now does bear busy busy things as I fact Alexa avilable in Africa. So what we have for now. Is is no greatest us and pushing it out there. Actually, Alexa is I think, in South Africa and. I think Egypt, I'm not sure about currently in Alexei available. So why we've been Vinnie just shrimp out, use it out to use cues, so so that when it because of who you know, full blown usage and we have major cities are graduates were sent rec- fully Alexa. So of dozen for now this cues on the, it'll d, they undesired Amazon. Alexa icon those game up. So in abused us getting ready for when is really. Yeah, after got Africa's move out. I mean, just on the Alexa as soon. So so generous, be move out. Imagine not Africa is less deceptive on after issue in the mobile to confuse marching Alexa on those body vices. Imagine imagined. Kind of you get what I'm trying to kind of us aid to of skews beauty kind of. In fact, that's what's majorly. Driving that was my mind now. So I'm really, really executives join you United States for the conference to share my beliefs, adults elect second for Africa. Awesome. Yeah. I'm interested here about your interested in your interest in being a part of Alexa. From a development standpoint, do you currently develop for the software or the web at my interest is at least from this last one day about the issued. The problem. I also very system not solve any problems in the chamber useless. Now Africa is. You know, we still developing so lots of issues to fix from l. citizens to security kitchen. So Alexa is a very, very, very versatile, good Minch to tackle these problems. We had. The Bishen speaks to Alexa where the speech Aleixandre activism symptoms l. Alexa AM finished out now let's just maybe you ops. Oh, you to see you guys have been so. Have basically Africa is developing my drive for becoming ago east, you know, to help Africa Bill by the ELD sinks of about security again by Jay Sean talking about different. So that is actually my points from comments, Alexa. So for now, my expression has been. Air fun at the. I obvi- published up just African though something Africa and the other costal. And I also joined the the Alexa, the Alexa Akhavan that's going to be submitted. I think it's close in September. So where you have to submit excuse me, dance elds security or the last. So I'm really working on once was else and security. That is what I've been doing Alexa. Awesome. So it seems like you're you're real goal is just. My next question was gonna be kinda. What market you were you would target with a skill that you focus on. It seems like there's a good chance they develop something for healthcare. Yes. Next question I have. So I run a meet up here in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States and its around a technology used for web development. So I, I welcome you to the meet up organizers club. How talk about your meet up and the first one that you had? How did it go and how many, how many people were there and what Kate us currently, it'll be fastest Alexa in world. I think in sue weeks we made over two hundred members. So according to we have almost six hundred man buzz in my United in Africa, Alexa. So the middle was mutual. July sevens are, we are over two on streets. People are for. So Elden it yet. That was way be. It was actually proposed the old in Lagos butts. Legals is, should I say is is planning to old illegals should be ready because statuary you. You crowd on that. We were not really ready to take that slash amount of crowd magic, two hundred hundred people DP how we could never get also yet movies down. That's buffing doing this. So I'm I was actually good because we add develop, as you know, used, obviously you are interested. So all I did was different mutual. You know, maybe those middle on be HP may be job. I mean, dope Indianapolis going speak, though them. So as good while I was dreaming spreading social media, this is that. So the mental we add ova we almost entre pupil on site that the we I just guys myself on both those big. So I spoke for forced. I think for five minutes involved to give women for he was attorney shot goes away. Note was introductory. So we asked just while gestion than was, you know, you didn't business skills introducing. I am asked the Alexis in kids, brains introduce them to what's Alexa walls. Basically, what voice technology was engineer does the was about. On the above was really up full provided funds to for feeding internet's power. So. Ah, so it was also of we sent down stick as which we, you know, spread out on these ripen to able to get two hundred guys. So we gave out those because on the anyone's really was in fact it was very, very, very, very on the will get what getting positive responses Mitchell. The comb, the website at the, I think the the own as something at the go back to our like where religion good jokes kilo. So I'm into group as being fax. Currently, we have almost six hundred people. You have to drink everyday. Ask me questions. I just advice technology. 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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

09:27 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

07:37 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Cool. And share with this this right here at the top, what you do for that program and what that program tries to accomplish. Awesome. So I. M. e. Techstars managing director of the program on Techstars is the, we are the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed in one of the ways we do that is through our our accelerators and this program specifically is exceleron or that we run with the on Alexa funded. It's a three months pergram where we work with companies that are in what we kind of you is the seed phase of the startup life cycle. These are all companies that are doing really interesting and novel things in voice and things that are specially relevant to Alexa. And so my job is is to work with Alexa fund to select the companies that I'm hands on day in and day out during the three months of the program working super closely with all those companies in helping shepherd them towards demo day in the nice stay very actively involved with the company's for pretty much as long as they'll have me after the program finishes cool in. So y'all have done your first crop. Of companies right in your moving on in your selecting the second currently? That's correct. We ran the first year program last July through October. We are actually about to kick off this next year's program. This July it will once again run July through October, and you know we are right now in that process of getting everything up in going. You know, you should keep your eye out for us to announce the participants in all that in July when the program begins. Thank you for joining us. We also have joining us Ruggerio Prudencio from the Alexa fund Ruggerio de pronounce that right. You got it right on. Thank you. So share with us a little bit about

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Envision or do you think there are holes that are um left and what are those what's left to develop if anything well the biggest missing piece right now is just the the maturity of the text a speech i that again i don't know whether that's something that that everybody envisions the way i the way i envision it i i really want the the the interactive experience to be between the person and that the personality sought that's why i am relying on the texas beach you know amazon is really doing a lot of cool things with that and and cory and i are going back to our skills and were trying to leverage some of the capabilities with the the speech markup language and summit an on the speech cons that amazon has recently brought out that at a lot more dimension to her voice so if we can do that and then he venom find a way to like easily layer the dynamically geno rated texas speech with with sound effects and background music that would be perfect because what we want to do is create a rule storytelling experience but again with alexa or you know the google assistant talking in their own voice from in one of the challenges with being a third party developer with a google assistant as right now they don't even let you utilize the riyal google assistant voice you have to use a different voice and those texttospeech voices are not nearly as good as the the one that you hear it here in if you interact with the you know first first party skills ana google assistant so that's kind of frustrating whereas if you're if you develop for for the alexa platform you can you can leverage the alexa voice as well as all the speech cons and all that kind of thing so that makes it easier to create a better story telling experience so that you know that that muendane type of thing right now with just text a speech limitations and that's the biggest hurdle that i think we're facing right now because of listener that has the choice between listening to one of our stories told.

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Welcome back to the alexa podcast for november 2017 episode seven my name is bradley met rock mco of a company called score publishing based here in nashville tennessee my co host is kevin old kevin say 'hello hello roundly great to be back great to be back with you as well kevin looking fortunately every great guest today as well we'll get into that in just a second but i want to give a shout out to our sponsor for voice first f them boy sex p boy sex p is taking the lead in developing alexa skills for some of the best branson in the world with boyce xp all you have to do is say it to revolutionized marketing strategy check them outvoicexpcom and look up bob stoles berg is doing great work invoice if you need an lexus skill or gugel action go see them you'll be glad that you did our guest today is amy stapleton amy say hello higher by amy thank you very very much for joining us you welcome i'm really looking forward to the conversation thank you for having me baths lutely so amy is the ceo and founder of tell a bulls and she'll tell us of what the that isn't just a moment but she will also be joining us as a speaker an guess panelist at the alexa copper it's coming up in january which is january eighteen through the 20th in chattanooga tennessee if you are not registered this is going to be a voice i have done not to be missed get information on that it w www lexicon effortscom.

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