35 Burst results for "Bixby"
What Makes Bixby Different with Roger Kibbe From Viv Labs
"This labs is the brain behind samsung bitty. Roger has worked in voice and conversational. Ai strategy execution for quite some time he up some really great points about contextual awareness talked about how big these different from our competition really i think. Two primary ways one we're inherently multi-modal into focus on devices that are not smart speakers all devices that big is currently on have screens. The this means is that when you're building bixby capsule capsules white collar boy sap lexical skills gocha qasem actions. You're building a multi modal experience. Matter of fact you need to. I think there's a lot of voice assistance. Sue have kinda rich support for graphics and multimodality and come out but also on the input with dixie. So if you're asking for input at dixie on the i you can have a form you can have a slider ican buttons. You could interact with it via the screen or your voice really depending on contractually contractually. What works best for you in that situation. I mean i love voice but sometimes tapping button on a screen is better than speaking to things. so it gives you that capability. I love smart speakers. I have smart speakers in my house all over the place. I think they're great. I think we've done wonders with them in industry but if we're going to grow as an industry we're going to kind of move beyond the smart speaker when i mean by that is there's a whole group of people who would never go out and buy a smart speaker but they certainly might go out of by samsung tv and then they bring it home. Knock out this is cool. I can talk to my technology. And now you have a new voice consumer who's now talking to a device. It didn't buy it. Because i voice was kind of just feature of it. But now they discover it and now they get comfortable talking to their technology. And i think that's going to unlock a bunch industry. And i'm super excited about that.
The Future of Voice Technology: Where Should It Head Next?
"Where do you see the real future of voice. I mean from your perspective not from where the industry is going from the intersections that you know you personally as a creator. Let's see going. Thanks you know this gets into an. And i think we've touched on this a couple of times that the Where it's going is not is is being propelled by industry and transactional stuff whether the different sectors such as banking and financial sector. That voice is getting developed. Just for that. Then you have health and medical and where you know solutions on complex combined with your bracelet or wearable or in the automotive sector where it's all about the voice in the car and what system you're working with We still have as we all know where you only get five choices more or less. It's like the big phone carriers. We only have alexa google. You know there are smaller players like bixby and cortana which are are still very huge but all are are still separate. There is no one voice system that that we all interact with. You must choose a domain to be an and then and then that's monetize to try and get you to transact So when i think of where voices going We still have a long way to go to. Just get to what we primarily see and tv shows and movies right now which is a type of programming. But we don't interact really on a certain fundamental simple level with our. You know you're asking about a restaurant and it tells you about puppies whereas i think that a lot of the time what what is missing in the voice sector which which is part of this conversation i wanted to have was was. Why aren't we designing for a more simple human experience. Even though we need these transactions what time is the movie. get by me matt. My tickets make it all. Transparent fluid One one voice command. And i have my tickets waiting for me up the cinema but really you know we don't deal with on an emotional level voices not advanced enough with its algorithms to know how you feel with a word like in for So i think that we have such a long way to go with designing voice for humans for being human
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.
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
27 Years Of Bringing Voice Assistants To The Masses with Adam Cheyer
"Atom. Let's start off with some introductions you are an for people in the voice space you are well known and so for a lot of people watching us. They probably have a sense of who you are. But i'm sure there are some people here that don't so i'd you to take a moment or two and just introduce yourself to the audience. Sure i've been working with voice and and conversational system for a long time since the early nineties. I'm best known as the co founder. Serey technical co founder. Siri which was the at. That's all to apple. Makes jerry. And i also was co founder of labs which ulta samsung. That's powering the new bixby assistant incredible. I mean you stop right there. We're done that's a good conversation that that's that's quite a resume at an so it's it's a real pleasure to have you on here so we'd love to get your thoughts today on voice assistance over the really the decades. 'cause that's what you have decades of experience in this and also where you think it's going in the future so maybe we can just kinda start with i mean. How did you cope with the idea of siri. First of all or the the the company that became siri. What are your thoughts on that. And how did you first get involved with. Voice technology voice and where. Where did you develop that line of thinking you know. So i've been pretty consistent with the vision that i had for my career so in nineteen ninety three which was the year before i saw web browser modina was my came out in one thousand nine hundred four. Someday they're going to be computers around the world with content and services that we want to access and i never thought we would use hyper links and documents and web pages to do the away. I envisioned it is. I thought everyone would have an assistant. And you could say i wanna know. That's all i wanna do that. And the job of the assistant would be to take that request break down into sub requests route all the sub request to the right machines around the world perform the operations or gathered the data presented to the user learn from those interactions. And help these got the job done so for me. Siri or the assistance. I've been working on. Have been about and interface not the only one but an-and or face to what i imagined to be wet. You know services and content coming online dynamically and in nineteen ninety-three. I actually built a prototype of that ran on a little tablet. Pc about this big yet to connect it to a dial up modem twenty four hundred islands modern up a phone with one of those chords on it. You remember. we're dial into a server type in your your pass code into this and if you had both the little terminal device and the phone the would pair if they're logging within user then you could speak into the phone. The words would come out on the little. Pda the device. You could correct it with a pen and then you could delegate your request to dynamic set of services and not only individual services but combinations of services in a typical request some ten fifteen different services who did not know about each other with now start to be invoked to perform the request that you just ask. Kazoo added new services and new content on the fly as new sites. Were coming up on the web on the fly. What you could say and do dynamically changed and so it was a very. That was kind of my my vision. I felt ninety read The nineties. I had something like fifty different iterations of voice. Assistance can tell you about some of those. But i've been trying to get this to the masses for twenty seven years more than twenty seven years now and i keep getting closer and closer and closer in syria and big speed is all along that path. That same vision of the assistant. Who knows you and really serves as your mediator to help you achieve requests and you can do it through typing through clicking all part of one conversation where you make requests responds. You refine your requests and you work to test them. So that's how. I got started nineteen ninety-three at sri international.
Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities in Conversational AI With Roger Kibbe, Senior Developer and Evangelist for Viv Lab
"And kind of building off of that We kinda started speaking on it. But what would be your perspective on the state of inclusiveness and diversity in conversational ai. So so i like to think of things. Globally sometimes big picture and draw down to the to the more local small picture but there is something aram near eight hundred million people in the world who are illiterate and although the internet. There's something like i believe that. Internet access about sixty percent people have internet access. That means four point. Two billion people don't have internet access. So i think about. There's this huge group of people who don't have internet access and nan bear is a non trivial portion largely probably of them who are illiterate And so one unlock waste can be a technology certainly to those eight hundred million people who are literate right. it'd be a way for them to interact with technology in a way they were previously completely locked out but i also think of home bringing a voice assistant may be a way to bring technology to and the internet and access to people who otherwise don't have it because it's relatively cheap and inexpensive compared to some other technologies so i get all excited about kind of the world opening up with voice but i think even if you think about let's just take it down to an i'll just talk about the us. So certainly. the diversity of our population is not yet reflected invoiced designers and developers. And you know it's not only Being a good human to be diverse. But i also. I always say it makes great business sense when we're not diverse we you really constrain. The number of uses of our product look. I'm a white middle-aged american male. That gets when i build experiences. I build experiences that likely. Resonate with white millage american males. That's a very limited subset of the people. Though the more diverse that people are who build your product the more diverse your customers are traits so it behooves the industry to really have a diverse a As possible people building products. Because they're going to bill things that there's a whole audience that then will love that experience become engaged with it and it just makes you know you get another virtual site virtuous cycle where You build more diverse things you get a greater more diverse audience. You get more users. It's good. I think when i look at voice i think we're doing okay and i say that relative to the tech industry and i say we're doing so on a on a gender basis. We're probably doing better than some other areas of technology which is heartening to me. But there's certainly some work that needs to be on there on a racial basis. Now we have to do. I just don't see us as nearly as diverse is like. I said that the country as the world is You know we need to. We need to go out and find those people with diverse backgrounds and diverse diversed genders and diverse racial to go become part of the industry one of the beauties. This is a new technology. So i would love us not to make some mistakes that we've seen in the past new technologies where the same old same old belt built the new stuff right. So how can we go and get people who never touch technology before. Bring them in and say. Hey here's this. Cool new tack a be part of it be part of that as a consumer but i also would love to be part of it is go build design. It right are building. 'cause you're gonna build super cool interesting experiences. That wouldn't have been thought of in less someone with your background. was brought into the industry. So i could go on. And on. But i think we're we're doing okay but darn there's a lot of opportunity up there we need to keep on talking about it and besides hockey we can't keep acting upon it. It's it's kind of imperative.
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"Today. Third party skills are typically accessed by name dispatch. So you have to say assistant. Ask some skill name to do something. I hope that we reach a tipping point and more and more third party skills can be accessed just by a natural query. Like what is the weather and have that directed not to the scale that samsung or john chose but to the skill or capsule. that end user wants hi. I'm steven arcana vich. I am a professor of philosophy at we college and i'm also a developer of voice apps including big sky. It's available on amazon. Alexa and samson bixby. I'm not sure these are hidden gems. But because they're promoted on expand alexa but their use cases that i think may be underutilized. But i use them a lot so for amazon. It's voice shopping. I realized that is probably something. That amazon has in mind for a lot of people to use. But i find it incredibly convenient especially like in the morning in the bathroom of vineland running out of toothpaste during the kitchen when i find i'm running out of tea or something. It's just so quick just to say reorder. Toothpaste reorder t. It's amazing and for bixby. I actually use the remember where i parked function a lot and again. It's just really easy. You're getting out of the car. You have your phone in your hand anyway. I just pressed the button. Say remember where. I parked and it saved me a couple of times so those are two things that i do that i think really are like little life. Hacks a really helpful. Well i'm not usually one for making predictions. But i think my certainly hope that what will happen is greater and greater adoption not of physical devices. That will happen. But i assume it's slowing down a little bit but Greater consumer adoption. I think voice will continue to more and more become a primary modality for interacting with all sorts of devices. It's still. I mean it's getting adoption now but it's still not at the point where it's completely normalized and i expect that trend to continue everyone. It's john allio angeles Ads i work with our bixby.
Voice AI 2020 Year in Review with Botmock, Matchbox.io, and Willowtree
"So sarah. Why don't you give a quick introduction for What you're doing We can talk about your rebranding to if you want. But maybe that's for another day. But i'll just tell people about what you do and and how you came to be here today. Yes i'm the chief content officer at matchbox i. Oh and we are the brands behind a twenty voice. Applications on amazon alexa. Google assistant in samsung bixby and this past year. We've branched out into podcast website and mobile app as well got it perfect. Okay brielle hide. I am real. I am box head of product so my entire career has been kind of at the intersection of design language technology and we have an interactive canvas with drag oxes for anyone to create Choctaw waste at or an yards. Look so he's reading here today. But i'm glad to have you do your second appearance. And the voice podcast. Thank you rod and what we are podcast movement. A couple years ago to be us. Tell us about you. Yeah i hate to be as dangle. I'm the ceo of willow tree. We are a digital strategy design and development company helping clients like fox. Cbs hbo Synchrony bank schwab at jones etc with their apps in their websites. We believe voices the next big thing in the next two three years we think all those websites and apps are going to be voice powered. I've been working in digital and specifically around voice for a long time. I i got exposed to voice when i was at. Aol in the late nineties. I worked on the tell me acquisition which was one of the early really lay in ninety eight ninety nine. Yeah i remember. I remember driving home from from dulles to dc in testing out playing. You could play a black you could call in and play blackjack on a voice at the time right. Yeah yeah we've had a lot of tell the alums On the voice about podcasts. Over the last couple of years. So that's great. I didn't know you had that experience all right. So let's talk about the urine review. That's what we want to talk about. Twenty twenty twenty what happened. What didn't happen I think both things are probably true. It's been a strange year But it's also been dynamic urine voice. Here we'll start with you. Because i think there might be an interesting angle here. I assume the biggest story and voice this year is co vid because it's the biggest story at everything maybe not the big story invoice. We'll see But we should talk about covid and let's let's talk about the global pandemic. Did it change anything for you. What you saw in the industry at the time that we were sort of just entering into this and has that persisted is it still is. Is it the same difference as it anew. Difference is back to normal. What do you think yes or. The world changed trait in march. I mean we're all in a different place than we were thinking about. Voice applications thinking about hard portfolio in specific specifically at matchbox. So we saw right away when everyone. The entire world went into lockdown that the usage of voice applications shifted so during the week monday through friday pre covid. We had like peaks monday through friday. Seven am seven pm. Those were like the certain applications the the main peaks of usage. And then over the weekend it would be kind of spread out throughout the day But once everyone went into lockdown we started seeing that weakened usage throughout the entire week and it was slightly increased usage. stickiness increased as well So that was really interesting. There wasn't a massive spike. Everyone was talking about. Oh everyone's going to be at home and there's gonna be no smart speaker. Usage is going to dramatically spike. We didn't necessarily a huge spike. But we did see overall an increase in usage that persisted. Is it been the similar. Did we go back to normal higher different. Yeah it's persisted since since march and it'll be interesting. You want everyone at home and i know. Excuse me i know is gonna have to take a drink here in a second. Sorry sorry i know. As as vaccine becomes more available race and people star we all start coming out of lockdowns and people start returning to their their free cove lives. I think will see another shift. And as people start their commutes again we had a lot of discussions right before kobe. Hit with in-car experiences like talking with different manufacturers and that kind of thing in-car experiences and that's all been on hold and i expect once commute. Start up. I think we're going to see a really interesting spike. In use cases they're
Chris Doering talks Florida and Georgia
"We welcome in chris during Who gives us her. Quite a look ahead to tomorrow's game. Chris in most years florida hosting lsu of the sec this week. It's been pretty quiet. I am curious as you know those two teams so well especially from florida side What what are they thinking as they get one of their bitter rivals in a bitter rival that they are a prohibitive favorite. It is weird. Isn't it paula. Me and thinking back to win. This game was originally scheduled. I thought most lsu people felt like we're gonna get a chance to play later in the year we'll get healthier. We'll get miles brennan back. We'll be in better position. And i would argue that. They're actually in a worse position now than when they were originally scheduled in october. So i it's kind of a weird dynamic with a lotta florida. Fans looking forward to sec. Championship game next weekend for me. This is all about. Florida has nothing to do with their opponent. Lsu it's about getting right offensively full full-fledged dress rehearsal right costumes everything. Let's go for what we're gonna do next week. I i honestly been kind of disappointed with florida's offensive performance. The last three weeks dating back to the vanderbilt came. Because they just look inconsistent. They look like they walk through a haze periods of time. They look like they're not executing and part of it's their own fault for looking so good against arkansas in the second half and missouri against georgia. We set the bar pretty high for them but focused level has not been there for a full sixty minutes. I want to see all fence. Get back to executing at the level. They were early in the year defensively. Let's get some things shored up. Let's figure out how to keep from giving up these long passing plays. Let's get generate some more pressure on the quarterback. Let's be able to to penetrate and stop the run something. I thought they did. Well against tennessee last week but The thing i'm gonna keep my paul. What are the numbers for. Kyle trask because obviously this is a game as you said against a A bitter rival one. That beat florida by fourteen. Last year florida's got a chance to return the favor but they also have a chance to outduel in back to back weeks what mack jones get did against the very same defense. And don't think that winning the heisman trophy is not something that dan mullen really wants. For contrast and something that will help his program significantly going forward in on that subject. How do you compare. Kyle trash to meg jones. And that's really his main competition now and that we know we know what had next two weeks especially next week but what what what what separates college trask. If anything well first of all. I love both of these guys you know as a former receiver. I love the the accuracy. I love the the the way they re defenses and get the ball to the right guy. On what the defense is dictating But i would go back and say kyle. Traffic is probably had a tougher. Time than what mack jones at and. That's not taking anything away. From mac ios but look at how. Good this offense of line is for alabama. Look at how well they've run the football over the last six games or so look at what. Najji harris has done. Devante smith the reason why iraq jones's numbers look so good on the deep passes over twenty yards and no disrespect. Mac has been really accurate. But when you're throwing a guy that's five yards behind the nearest defender. It makes it a little bit easier. So again i think without the run game florida certainly not able to run the football very well. I don't think they're offensive. Line is the most consistent So i think the load that kyle. Trask bears a little bit harder to to carry them. What jones does now with that being said. Look at the weapons of florida has i. I don't think i've ever been able to say at least in recent years. That florida has more receiving weapons around their quarterback than what alabama does. They've been absolutely loaded but Looking at the way that that not only kind of is utilized trayvon. Grimes justin shorter. All those receivers. Jacob copeland has come on as well Forgetting about tony. Who might be one of the biggest Factor mismatch guys in the sec. Right now but the way. They use the running backs as well. That was something that we saw against georgia so a lot of different guys. That are helping. Kyle trask out. But i think with the advantage that alabama has on the offensive line and that run game to complement the throws down the field. I think kyle may have a little bit more of a impressive Season just because of how much he's had to do himself chris. Couple of games. I want to ask you about one. Particular auburn at mississippi state mississippi state has been up and down we. We've been through that conversation. But i'm really curious about auburn. Because they've had some really good moments this year and then some clunkers especially lately. I know what you're doing here paul. You love it. When i go off on auburn and it's been up and down year with them right early in the season. I was really down on him. I was starting to get A little bit more positive with the way they were able to run the run the football figuring out who they were with take bixby and that offensive line and then they got hit with a bunch of injuries up front Bixby was was banged up.
Shopper's Guide: Cheap TVs
"Those new. Tv's on sale during the holidays are pretty amazing. Two hundred dollars two hundred twenty five dollars one hundred and fifty dollars some as low as ninety nine dollars. What's the catch folks. What's the catch will here. It is many of them use different software platforms that you really need to be up about before you make the purchase for instance. Would you like to watch. The sequel. To the wonder woman called wonder woman nineteen eighty-four that is debut on christmas day on streaming television in a few theaters. Why no. I'd like to see it. But if i go out and buy the new. Tcl roku branded tv. I can't watch wonder woman nineteen eighty-four because roku doesn't do business with hbo. Max the channel. That is running. Wonder woman on christmas day. Confused let me fill you in on the different platforms. Starting with roku they have a wonderful tv. These tcl td's that roku branded you don't have to buy a streaming stick everything is built in there's hundreds of channels everything but hbo. Max which is the new channel that debuted in may. It costs fifteen dollars a month. It gives you plus the warner brothers library films. Like wonder woman nineteen eighty-four the friends reunion. It's coming next year. Reruns of the fresh prince of bel air. Lots of really good stuff. Beyond that roku has disney plus it has peacock it has the roku channel which is ad-supported and shows everything from the hunger games movies to older. tv classics. Like bonanza roku is a great tv. But if you're gonna wanna see wonder woman you're going to need to buy an amazon fire stick streaming device for about twenty five dollars plug it in and watch wonder woman on hbo. Max on your tv. That's the workaround speaking of amazon fire. Tv addition amazon branded. Tv's are available from cigna. Which is the best. Buy house brand and toshiba. They're aimed at cord cutters the advantages that you don't have to buy a fire tv stick to get streaming since it's built into the set. The good news is amazon. Has disney channel and hbo max but it doesn't have nbc universals peacock which is another new channel. That debuted in july amazon promises voice control with these sets to direct the alexa personal assistant to turn on and off the tv and select channels for you but to do that. You need to enable the alexa skill in your app. Repressed the voice command on the remote control. Plus channel selection won't work with the cable box just antenna tv android google tv. While the google platform is best known on sets from sony. Tcl and high sense and they had the google assistant and chromecast streaming platform built in well in september. Google announced the new google tv with takes more. Google centered approach tv by offering personal suggestions to tv shows. It thinks you wanna watch. The suggestions come from google following your taste on google search and youtube us additionally google tv will enable you to run your smart home the google nest devices and use and use your google photos collection as a screensaver however google tv is currently only the the the twenty twenty fifty dollar chromecast streaming device. Google says it will come. The tv's from sony and other android partners in twenty twenty one with google no issue with hbo max or peacock. They got them. All finally ties in. That is the name for samsung's tb operating system and several new models. Answer to many including google assistant amazon's alexa and samsung's own bixby. Samsung has its own free channel. Which is similar to amazon's imdb and the roku channel called tv plus any resemblance to blow. Td is not accidental. Pluto runs the samsung channel under the samsung name questions about tv platforms. I'm here to help. I'd love to hear from you on twitter. Where match jefferson graham. You've been listening to talking tech.
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"About the technology when a pivot a little bit in the voice industry in general yup bixby podcasts. Someone ask you a question so the big marketplace it's available for phones that their helpers can build a well we call capsules phones and you can differ watches as well and you can build for. Tv's and smart speakers right now but there's not a marketplace yet so these coming to lot of new devices. i'm curious. What device are you most excited about the big cities coming to that voices coming to in general. That will unleash something new yet. So i i think that ties into sort of the voices. My os thing. Where it's such a natural way to interact. I think of devices that have really horrible user interface and how voice can make a difference on that and samsung being the the manufacture of so many different appliances. I think there's a real opportunity for bixby. There you think about the the appliances around my home have terrible user interfaces. It's things like the washing machine. Which has like our many settings or the dishwasher with my dishwasher has ten different buttons. And all you ever do is push clean. And why can't i talk to that or talk to my washing machine. And say here's a white load or this is made out of this or whatever like just take it from me and don't make me study the manual to figure out what setting it should be on so i'm not shrinking my clothes or that sort of stuff. I think that's where samsung could potentially make a big difference because you've got all these all these appliances built in the thing that i'm really interested in and editor if you jenny lewis roger. That's a question that i haven't i sort of blew this earlier but as a content creator like i'm always interested in how these voice technologies are going to evolve to become to communication And so. I haven't really seen anything yet that i would That allows me to interact with somebody. Seamlessly frustrating comes to mind on talking to 'em giving message whenever that is whatever the content is and i want to ask a question. And i want real time feedback right there or captures that that would be pretty cool and so i'm still looking for whoever can do that. Because that would be exciting to me. I so agree with you when certain mashing buttons. That's human to go. You gotta put you think money buttons. You've got to get something done. And you're like i just it's so simple. I could describe it once. I got a mass opportunity there so absolutely wherever really gets that right is going to do..
The Voicefluencer Show with Mark Tucker
"Mark. So you appeared on The Voice 10 as the open Sorcerer And for those that may didn't that might not have had the chance to join us introduce yourself and tell us where that name comes from. Okay. So Mark Tucker, I've been doing software development for a long time but started doing voice Dev in June 2016 is when I discovered that existed and immediately I started creating things on GitHub for other developers as they started learning and and I just kept that going. So now what I'm talking about content on social media or you know things about my favorite framework, which is jovo or just speech mark down just number of different open source projects that are in the voice C that I've created or participated on and it just want to share information and get it out there and some open-source work amazing amazing. And anybody that spends any time off. And social media will know that you are extremely active on social media. Particularly Twitter is where I've seen you the most I don't know if that's the one that you've seen two most active on but you're always so generous with your help and helping people out and such a great spirit. And that's one of the things that I really love about the work that you're doing. And so so thank you I'll be have for the community. Thank you so much. I just like to share I think whatever we can do to get more information out in the community the I learn from you you learn from me and we can just make this so high grow bigger by everybody an effort into it. So sharing I think is the best policy wonderful and that's yeah, I agree with you a hundred percent. That's how we strengthen the community. So speaking of a great for you feel that way. Yes, we are young Eric because I know I know personally I've referred people to you cuz like they have a question. I'm not a developer. I'm not a developer. I know he's not a developer. He's he's got a lot of a lot of brains up their page. But not a you are not a computer scientist, correct? Correct me if I'm wrong and correct me if I'm wrong. I'm waiting for my honorary doctorate in computer science. One day I won't deserve it. I won't deserve it off but I might get it. There you go. But the point is that whenever I get those questions that I just simply don't know the answer to I I tend to refer them to you cuz I know that they're going to be in great hands. So thank you again Mark and Jacob speaking of that another way that you are reaching out to the community is through your podcast which is relatively new and tell us about that cuz that's really exciting. Yeah. So Alan first American I created a podcast and it's also available on YouTube. It's called to voice devs. So it's interesting that we've we came across each other down in conferences and just met each other but really just had small conversation and then it was the pandemic and voice lunch and then just getting involved there. We we talked more and we just discovered how long Some ways we're we're a lot alike. And in other ways we're completely different and it's just awesome. You know, he he likes Coke. I like Pepsi he lives in the Northeast. I live in the southwest. He is a Google developer expert and I'm an Alexa champion in Bixby Premier developer and we talked about voice stuff. So we just finished up episode 13 wage. It's out actually was released earlier to today and we just get on and we have such a great time. Nothing scripted. We just pick a topic and we start talking about it and we try wage Explorer. You know, how does Alexa handle this? How does Google handle it? What do we like? What do we you know don't like and we just talked and we end up most times talking for almost an hour. We're just kind of get into it and just a lot of fun. It's not you know, it's it's technical. It's not a you know code follow-through. It's just us talking about tech and and development from a voice developer perspective dead. It's amazing. And so when you sit down to do one of those podcast, do you guys have any type of agenda or is it really just whatever comes to mind? So we always have a segment at the beginning where we can talk about. You know, how long that we've learned or did during the last week something that's top of mind but in other than picking the topic for the week, we just have a shared Google sheet. And we said well, let's talk about this on Monday. And we usually record on Monday mornings and just get on with that the topic and go from there. Right? Right. Do you take questions from the community? Have you thought of that like Thursday? We're open to it. You know, we're still figuring out this joint podcast thing, you know cross country. We would love to have guests on or talk about a specific topics that people that are are watching have and and we started doing getting some of that feedback mostly, you know, DMS through Twitter or comments on on YouTube. Yeah, we're open 2 to talk about topics that people have our our share things that other people learn to. Yeah, right, right and speaking of you developing and things I'm working on. So can you tell us some of the things that you're excited about that you're working on these days. Yeah. So I've got stuff that I'm working on privately that that's you know projects that are just my thoughts. I've got some side things that I've working on with other people and I've got my full-time job so full-time. I'm work for a company called sore and we our goal is to uplift humanity and we have an Alexa skill and the Google action that allows you to listen to uplifting content and we're working on processes so that you can upload your own personal audio and so just you know, whatever it is that you want to listen to or you know scrape from a website and within a few minutes. It's available to play back on Alexa with transcriptions and. Searching capabilities. So that's what I do for my my full-time job and we've got lots of different features. We're building into that earlier this year released number spies, which was a game that I did kind of a genre. It's not just a voice app. It's goes outside of a voice app and I'm working on another one that's cross-platform the home we'll have ready in November, but that's still in the secret mode and then got a side company that I am working for. We created a bath Alexis killed called home number if you think about having your own, you know home phone number and being able to give that number out and and not necessarily share your mobile number where it can be bound or whatnot. You can create your own personal home number and you can think of your Alexa device as your answering machine. So any inbound voice calls that you get we record wage And then you get a notification on Alexa that you have an incoming voice message and you can go ahead and listen to that. It also can accept text messages so that you and you can do the same thing. You'll get notified when you get a text message that that number and then you can send outbound text messages and voice and phone calls. So all three relax advice. What do you go at Gian? That's that's I I he's how do you get the number like so there's a website when you go ahead and sign up on our website. We generate a phone number for you. And then you just hook up your Alexa device your electric bill with with that account. And now you've got that number. You also have your your own mobile number. So for example on the outbound phone calls, you can't initiate those through Alexa, but you can use your web-based address book to go ahead and make a phone call out to somebody and what it does is it will call your phone your mobile phone and the other person and make a connection, but the phone call looks like it comes from a home number. So all they know about is the home number that you give them.
How Voice Tech Podcast's Carl Robinson Got Started In Voice
"So Carl. Comey how you got started invoice? What was your first experience? The voice device in? How did he interested in voice technology? So. I found voice few years ago while I was doing my data science master's degree in. Paris France has a two year cost studying machine learning and saw looking around at different fields that interested me decide. I would work in after the after I graduated house okay. And traction studying robotics, the Voice of course, and also different fields that involve the human in someway I call it the interaction element of things I ended up doing an internship. At a laboratory could come on voice emotion transformation as it basically means I was creating machine learning model that would accept recording of human speech and then transform its characteristics so that it would output a new file of the person speaking with the emotion in the voice changed in some way. So it would sound more angry or happier or whatever you would like. This is fantastic. First introduction for me into the world of voice allowed me to me a lot of people who specialised in voice technology and really started a spot, my nation, and this was exactly around the time when you know I'm an Alexa and be smart speakers really taking off as well. So I could see that was a real opportunity in the industry to to work in that field as well, and so this is this is what really got me into voice surfaced of all. I think the first voice interface I us apart from the. Toys R., US a child and we can all think back to the eighty s when there was some kind of voice interfaces But. In recent times I think that the the most the first voice choice I used was on my mobile phone. Many people had an android phone. So I started issuing a few voice set his and commands to it was paying more attention to the space immediately went out and ordered an Amazon Echo. DOT started playing with that set up my smart home a couple of light switches asking questions hooked it up to Jesus, so I could ask her music tracks and things like that and it grew from that. Started using my phone in the car as people do I start buying the Google devices. So how? A range of different ecosystems in the house now but that was my first experience basically. So those experiences on my phone and on the the smart because really convince me of the potential voice in has been a fan of the idea of Ambien computing that the star Trek Vision. Well, you just walk into a room and asked what we want and none of this late word business. You just have thought ask for it and keep and computer response and I see this is a big step towards that vision as not the full it's not the full vision. Of course, there's going to be other modalities introduced, but really sparked my. Imagination and it really made me made me think that this is the technology that has the most potential to advance the quickest in the coming years thinking about my career and what I wanted to work on I was thinking strongly about the by Thornton VR. Still has a long way to go before it really takes off in the mainstream but this voice thing this really looks like it's got a lot of attention on the short term and I think it was right in in that prediction as well because looking the proliferation of smart because. So many searches conducted over voice today. It's definitely it's definitely a trend that's going to stick. The voice tech podcast is a must listen. So listeners go listen to it. You have over seventy episodes right now carl and I enjoyed being a guest in episode sixty one. Please tell listeners more about your podcast. Thanks Roger, I really appreciate that. Yeah, like signed. Before as you mentioned, we've done over seventy episodes. Now I can mention a few that really stick in my mind deals with a personal favor. Actually I the thing I liked to buy our conversations that it was very well-structured. You've really got into the the details of the the bixby system as well. I left that conversation failing some impressed. So in in. The the way that you guys have done over there, but we've had lots of conversations like that on there that was podcast to me. Personally, it's been a wonderful experience for personal branding reasons expanded my network hugely by doing. So I've spoken to lots of people that I would've never had the opportunity to just be to otherwise. So it's been, it's been a wonderful experience,
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"Many ways for marketing Google ads on facebook ads creating my own websites enduring some search engine optimization. But what really helped try awards like facebook community. And building a website and having a newsletter way, you can keep in touch with your user base. Also, but really helps is just to have a good voice ebb that really works without any era. So it's useful for people keep coming back to use it. The mouth marketing is really important as we all struggling discover ability s bixby has its own store and Amazon has its own Amazon Alexa Stork. It's really hard for new skills new capsules for for new voice develop us to get attention to get discovered by by new. US. So. What what really helps? Maybe also have an email address or or help desk support where you can address issues that people might up when you're using your skill and just be there for them. Help them give them support happy customers hippie users would always come back. And this may be like the most important part of the most important part. I guess for me in marketing was to. Have a happy customer and make them happy tried to solve the problems when when the are any and. This would. Keep coming back. Bill. The quality experience. Is, key, and then tell me more about facebook groups. Do you have other facebook groups for some of your voice experiences or? Yes exactly. Stream Afra- stream plan I do have voice facebook group, and this is how to keep in touch to push out messages if there are any new channels or if they're like an outage of the service, this is. Really had to always to also get feedback from the users. Get feedback and listen to it. So you're just down the advice I hear from when I talked to Sarah and Wilson and recently Nick Bob Two super successful people invoice in there like you gotta listen to your users and I think this is not a technologist I king. They think when they get out the door they're done you've just started. Now, accepting it out the door start listening refining and really over and over again. The people who are successful in and indeed anyth- any. Software are the ones who know the journey starts with release one. And it's a never ending journey to keep on listening to users and getting feedback and building at an ad. I totally. Seattle Sarah. May this great comment even if you get the worst negative feedback, they're giving it to you because they care because they really don't care. They wouldn't even bother give me feedback. So correct me anybody gives you feedback has valuable input and so listen to them and try to build it. Yeah IT'S A. Great Way to think about I think people need. It's the beginning is the first rolling. Not. The. But it's really hard to get into the head of the potential client like a brand or third party that you have to stick with a plan. You have when you are released the when you're release the voice experience, you have to listen to the customer you have to build upon it and it's not done yet like you said. It's just like they won or when you're studying just they've beginning of the journey. It's interesting when you talk about an, I was talking about individual developers. About. So with companies right and I think that differences right now if I'm a new company. I CAN PRETTY EASILY CREATE A website, a mobile APP there. I'll say pretty decent because the tooling. So sophisticated they are. There's a lot known about what people like to do. Voices so NASA new are the biggest companies in the world building voice experiences. Nobody really knows how customers want to interact with you as a company, and so the nature building voice right now is go building. Go try it. You're mostly GONNA. Get it wrong. and Go build again, this interest hospice, but that's really different. Than where we are with other mediums right now are you finding you're finding challenging with clients to say the beginning is the first release and you're GONNA have to integrate over and over and over again to get this don't work really well. s exactly the that's the problem you have to make sure that they understand that this is just the start we skills or voice experiences based on the MVP. It's the minimum viable project product and restored with a minimum set that is required and its rate on that and to to expand the voice experience, and this really helps to push out first version rather easily and quickly but. Again. It's just start and you have to listen to the US. You have to listen to the customers that are using scare and build upon the. Amended that. Daniel let's talk bixby. You've published several bixby capsules including stream player mosquito stop once upon a time in history. Tell me how you got started bixby and what the experience has been like. I heard about bixby used before I got started working on it because I already owned or something on the like rush I version of fixed installed. and. But it wasn't easy to build for the first expe- thought it really changed when the the second version of XP got released and in I guess it was March or April two, thousand nineteen. I got a message from the be my team and they were asking me if I wanted to be a part of the speed program, and if I was interested in building for bixby and of course, I lost it was the great opportunity. To Dick into a new voice assistant, and so a few days later, I had a call with a Sarah Pack and Jeff and David David Gino APP and talks a foreign our about bixby and what they were thinking about how big would be changing the market, how it would be developing a for it and I wanted to to have expand bixby. It was just a pleasure talking to them and. They were so friendly and helpful, and so I got him bought critically and when I saw and I use bixby and saw the development platform, the bixby studio it was a really great experience. It was very different from the. Emerson system and how to build for for Alexa but it was a great experience to see how different. For can be And so the first capsule bird was a mosquito stop and saw how easy that or how easy is it was. So just like pets relaxed and once upon a time off the street capsules within two three weeks, and because the the documentation was sub-grade and capsules were so great. It was just so super easy and Super Fund to Bixby. This is how I started rooting expe-. Great. Lots of music to my ears that I will. Of the team are nice they were and it's great to just say that I absolutely accurate Haitian the knack because we work really hard nat we continue to try to improve in that. So speaking about Bixby, it's primarily on phones. Today, you can start building some simple things are watches. And it's coming the TV's and sparred appliances this year what are these new devices are must excited about? Three. Honest. The Watch, the TV than. I think the watching the t the phones watches devices that you carry with you. Around that you have around and with you all the time this very different than the TV or the smart appliances like Fritsch, and because they are stationed at home while you're on the go and you often want to use location based services and it's.
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"To switch gears a little bit, and I, want to talk about the actual building voice experiences. You've found a lot of success building them Daniel, can you tell me though how does it start? What's the creative process when you're thinking about I'm going to build something new But how's that work? Yeah. So I has to be like an idea what do you want to build I do like to look at what problems are are there to solve its voice like the right technology for it, and because if there are other ways to solve a problem that is faster than boys I, don't like to use voice as solution to the problem. So it has to make sense to use voice for the problem and then I when I do have an idea like. To sketch it out on paper, I do like paper because you have something in your hands you. Can Rewrite it and it just makes more sense to stop. They are about when it get further into the idea I put all of this in like a powerpoint presentation. The voice user interface and get a feeling how the assistant. So when I have the voice interface, I'm going to write down the hippy off and also. It helps to do a little role playing where one person like face user and the other person talks like a voice assistant because writing down is always different than hearing it talking like it there's always difference between it. So. This is. When I started with an idea. The first steps? Interesting, I haven't thought about using powerpoint. As a tool, but you've used that as a tool to early prototype and think about the flow I love hearing what tools were two industry Nassan. And the nettles are so simple. I love hearing about what new tools what existing tools people have repurpose. And thinking about the design and things powerpoint that's interesting in such a tool to so many of us know sometimes too well. Yeah, but that's great and then yeah, you gotta you gotTa Test I love the idea of some of the voice assistant someone's user you gotta tested vote verbally the way we communicate verbally and retinas so very different and. Not. We clearly learned how to speak and dialogue, but we don't right when you're in school when you do your writing, right you're not. You're not writing screenplays writing the dialogue. About it and so it's actually a big challenge. It's a different kind of cognitive process going through to think about speaking rather than writing something that someone will will read so. Good stuff there and and what I also like to do at this role play in cop because when you're driving, you're already been focused on the traffic and your car and driving itself and. We are still able to think about and use the words. The author insists and have a feeling about how the skill voice APP or capsule might fee like looked like or listen really helps a lot in doing this in the car. Super Interesting I love that. So try the car out and and use it there and see if it works. You were talking about testing in the car. I was thinking back to some of the musicians recording studios they actually have a car. Connected because the musicians WanNa, go listen in the car to see how it sounds in the car because the car is completely different environment right now in place to do that cognitively different, you're more distracted than the car and I also think that there's such a huge promise for voice assistant us. In. The car and the auto guess ovation based services. Yeah. Yes exactly doing interesting things they era just we spent something maybe a little less in these times of COVID bill go back to spending way too much time behind the wheel. In voices, systems are way to provide some entertainment there. Now when you go to actually develop it Daniel, there's that standard tools Amazon's asked bixby developer studio, Google dialogue flow, or extra forgetting the name of the Google tool. But the Migraine that way do you use these standard tools? Are there any other development tools, e US tell me about you Kinda tool set for development us. Yeah, I'm using those tools correctly locally. Whistle Studio coach to write the code and for Bixby of course, if the bixby develop a studio. But for the four first prototyping catching out, I often use voice flow. But. As a technical person, I need full control of the code and the set up so I don't like using boys flow for life life. Voice. I'm really looking forward to the day when they have like voyage code export just be like a game change on but other than that I'm using sketch or adobe. Photoshop for creating visual components that might be needed for like supporting display devices. Now that is what I'm using. It's interesting. I like using voice flow for prototyping too but I've never released anything on it because I always want the control. Funny at Sea mentioned I've had some conversations brayden about that exact topic and they just introduced I think it's a Beta. For their COQ enterprise users code. Expert. Oh, really voice flow. So I think they're thinking along the same lines of, hey we have all these kinds of sophisticated user using this as a prototyping tool. Maybe we can use this as kind of a kickstart coding tool. The add on tips I'm excited to see where that goes but. That tooling I think it's great for prototyping and it clearly people build some pretty cool stuff and had some success just using it. So what about for developers Danube invoice for a while now who are just starting out with voice and they're trying to figure out what to build or how to build it what advice would you have for them? Okay, I would give them the advice to just start. There are so many like theriault videos out there. Just, give it a try using the from Amazon from speech from Google an ever look at the video theriault it's like. John do creating on or after publishing on Youtube. Just, think about an idea, you might have give it a try. Maybe use boys flow to sketch out the idea. To, build the first prototype and see if it's working tested. And Yeah that that would be my advice just try it out. It's easier than than you might think especially when you're using voice flow at the beginning. And don't be afraid to ask in the community if you have questions and. So maybe the voice industry should steal the Nike logo just do it. Because I've heard that advice before I agree with it just go jump in and build something. Regular. See how it works and understand it and it's fun and interesting, and maybe we can build something cool and I would say whatever you build you have at least one passionate user base, Fan Yourself. A lot of fun. It's fun. That's great technologist we love to build. So go do it. Hate one of the things that. You've definitely had some success in the voice industry. So I'm really curious about. Your thinking around discover -bility, the challenges there and what you've done overcome that made me Oscar questions out. If you're doing. What you're thinking thoughts around getting your voice experience discovered. I tried many ways for marketing Google ads on facebook ads creating my own websites enduring some search engine optimization. But what really helped.
Education and Voice with Daniel Mittendorf
"I would also love to talk to you about you co-founded Luba and my little by. Dot, and that's a startup for educational voice experiences which gets excited just talking about it. So tell me more about Lavar. Live by first shortfall lauren voice in battle. Re Edit the second Ohio because us like a antibioticum in eastern Europe that is called Bar with one single. Oh so we went ahead and just edit the second. Oh This is like real focused on educational voice APPS and. Experiences for kids as. I have two kids on my own and my two co founders also have kids. And in early twenty twenty, there was an attack challenge by Amazon so we teamed up. With altria three of us and we came up with the idea for live Bouba and live about an educational voice experience where kids can compete against classmates from school when the are at home. So we came up with this idea even before corona hit. But the even better idea. Now, a kitsap sitting at home was closed and lockdown happening. So teachers can use our system at questions and quizzes for classes. Am The wild sitting at home can use our skill s or ski lists like the first ever. Life Moody Play Skill where you can play against your classmates Alexa Alexa device. To stay in the lobby and wait for the players to join, and then you can challenge your classmates, only your classmates and so you know who are playing against and then you get five questions that are. Teach out. Enters into our system and you win the round when you're answering the most questions correctly the shortest amount of time. I. Love that. That sounds like a lot of fun. So you get a little bit alerting. Competition in their and game game of buying it, which always makes it more fun education. I think we many of us believe and I have two kids. Myself is a place where it definitely needs to be reinvested and I love when I hear about technology reinventing education and I think voice has such a powerful of log conversation many conversations with Julie Daniel Davis about this. Voice in education and the opportunities there Nadan just I love it because not only. Is Re using tack to reinvent education but voices the different medium. There are kids who maybe they struggle with reading. But Craig are really good or label what they hear things they understand and so I love the idea yes you get the lecture from the teacher but using voices systems, the way of augment that type of learning even if you don't struggle with it, it's a different type of learning when you hear it and speak than when you read and so it Augmentin. Completes the education and outside of the classroom. Now, if I can use voices away to learn, it's a great unlock for education. So great job. Thanks.
Voice and Podcasts with the Dynamic Duo: Kane Simms and Dustin Coates
"So background if you go back far enough used to. Say I to produce music. But the reality is I was a kid in my bedroom, filling around samples and make some Junes and writing lyrics. So they used think the funds myself as a bit of a wrapper. and. If you look back at some podcast episodes. Complete row. I think a little bit rusty other minute. Did do one for Frank Schneider of speakeasy. and. So He's Best I'LL PHILADELPHIA. So when we introduced him on the podcast did version of the fresh prince of bel-air theme tune with Franck Schneider. So they going to know So of caught a long relationship with audio and woods essentially audio together and important words into it ended up realizing the making music it is not easy to make money from. And etc. Went throughout my career ended up in marketing agencies ended up in user experience design. Consultancy Service designed eventually managing digital service transmission teams and then out freelance writing on the side as also had kept up the right and stuff, and then all of a sudden not come across. I think it was an adver around the launch of Alexa in the UK. Fiddle around with Siri, but it was reuben time in submitting bothered with it. But I see in this advert for Alexa launched in the UK and I was thinking lot seems crazy that I didn't know anything about I. Didn't know you could build for. I. Didn't know that you create anything for it. I didn't have a clue about and just thought when I see now thought wouldn't it be good if you could create something for much and if you could actually design like an old your based conversation, best experience that people could have with this thing and immediately I thought that sounds fantastic and Few monthly God device etc Pierre Around it and I thought to myself I. Think. It'd be good to try and learn really well how these things were technology is what hangs together how the build Sephora and then similar justin really start thinking about how we do that and I thought one of the best ways to learn about an audio I medium will be to create an audio I kind of piece of content, and if I'm going to learn about then a ms well share that with everyone else who might want to learn about it and so that was how the world was the podcast was born. The demand demand name in two thousand, seventeen couldn't find anybody to interview for any kind of cost couldn't come across anyone all just maybe I wasn't right using the the pro search phrases because I didn't i. Didn't quite come across y'all content that's I'm and then eventually in November of twenty seventeen. I realize that the voice book podcasters around and this week in voice podcast was around those thinking what the Hell's going on like I had this idea months ago. What's in a thought? Well, lots of evidence basically the the something that there must be something that most people are confined to speak to that was in the US, convinced that it was going to come to Europe and so that's what was not doing not like research in China in touch with trying to meet people's to flat out recorded a couple of the episodes over Christmas. The first episode might even still be on Youtube. It said, I've got my garland hanging on the the fireplace damning. And then was just about to launch I. Think Miami might have even put one episode out on immediately someone commented on twitter and said, Hey, you know that was really good. But what would be really interesting would be if there was some kind of person around the hard technical knowledge someone that could cause for me I'm astrologist in the design and always been the design of always gaping on the condor like the creative end, the Kinda strategic, figuring out what it is, we should be doing and then managing the team that kind of goes ahead and does it all during the design myself and stuff and then I. It was the on Conan I. Think he said, are you going to get into any technical content? Is that I love to I don't really have the technical background myself. Exactly. That's right. That's exactly that was young. Yeah, and then you've sent a tweet us in. You responded I think it was it was a tweet or you direct message right now I think it was on I think it was a tweet i. Very very rarely on twitter. So if you look at our different social media's canes, the Social Media Social Butterfly me, I can take it or leave it but I just happened to be there is a one day voice conference at Paris a day just happened to be on twitter following along and I saw that and I think I replied I was like Hey let's try I. do it yeah. I don't think literally within the space of. Our can probably seven days later, we recorded an episode episode four or five or something. And that was the beginning we did. We've done ever since and we've kind of as I said, the first six months foucault was doing the podcast and then we got speaking engagements and hosting conferences and events to flat now, and then twenty nineteen start getting involved in workshops training consultancy. We picked up Kanda design development projects, and still like out and then yeah, it's been more of the same of US insights Crazy. So Sir Tippety. Dustin winter. saw. Replied in a super successful podcasting percocet came out of that. People don't realize it took US two years I think two years right canes actually meet in person it wasn't until two last summer I happen to the giving a talk in London and came down. So there's the you X. Trivia for you. To Gain Dustin podcast together to. Not, each. Other. Exactly. Not just poke. We've been working together. You know it's like it's crazy how you know how I don't think we understand people don't really I. Think we take for granted the Internet basically is trying to say you don't realize the power that the house you know imagine being able to create a company with someone who you've never actually met in. Real life and work together, and you know build up that kind of relationship over two years without even an oxygen meeting is i. think is absolutely unbelievable. Crazy. It is amazing. You might think of this time of turn cove. It is all of a sudden working remotely I think more and more that's going to happen right where people are getting super comfortable. Where come outlay you were working with someone in completely different areas will be different times on different countries. All works. Great. So I see that little bit we kind of accelerated the future of work. Unfortunate events that that happened to us.
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"Glad to see that. APP As had the success that Tad. And also things like a big Sky Stephen Economy which is built that for Alexa. I think he has it on Bixby as well. This guy is a philosophy professor ethics professor and he's building these voice apps on the side, not only as building voices on the side, but he's really going up against like native functionality in some of these platforms right and he's going up against the weather channel these huge companies, and he's doing a remarkably good job at it because he's giving customers. A, little bit of extra detail that they can't really get through other means in his doing it in a way where he's put a lot of thought into the experience more. So than I think these major companies like the weather channel do. So, spun on. Stephen was Augusta few episodes ago and we talked about it will you must be a weather geic and he's no, I'm not. I just didn't like the way built in weather experience worked. It was clumsy in. So I could build a better mousetrap and so steven built for himself much like asleep sounds and Nana's found a lot of success joined that and yeah, some great examples I love your examples of Song Quiz. I lose to my teenage daughters I play that I can cheap choosing the decade that I now know that, right? Yeah. Exactly. So. Hey Nick. If people WANNA keep in touch with yourself or sleep jar. What's the best way to do so? Yeah, you can figure out or learn more about sleep jar. Asleep. Jarred. Dot Com has links to pretty much all the APPS that we have out there.
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"I'm much more multiple specific and a much tighter group of questions than the topic questions that anybody at home would that that's must be correct and so it's much easier to try to an I. Model to handle those and provide a high level of accuracy and intent resolution, and therefore delight the customer. Another example with these voice comments be commerce solutions out that. So that was one that was acquired by coke would voice. In, pull a product catalog from a website and then website. This is when they office to see certain products from that website. They get such results which are very accurate. So again, they delight the customers is the result is exactly what the customer is looking for. So I, think when you identify a real need and it seems to be possible to solve that problem using a voice system then really try and tighten up the use case around that, and then you've got the best chance of success. Let's definitely sage advice. What advice would you give those? Who are considering a career in voice? Where do you think the big opportunities in voice our? While the voice industry is still relatively new with God to other technologies. It things are in flux thing the moving very quickly all the platforms competing and releasing new features all the time. So no one's really sure who the winner is going to be a where we're going to be in a few years time say Bella in mind one of the BRAS I see popping up more is the role of conversation designer. This is a cross platform role. So if you acquire skills in compensation design, it complied to any platform whether it's Google something or or whatever. So I, I would say that's a safer bet in that. If you invest in time your time in developing skills in that area, they will be valid longtime from a learning point of view there's plenty of courses on compensation design as well. This one as I was mentioning before by rubber copy get voice asked come slash rubber copy. Now. There's actually a discount on there as well, but there are many more. There's one career foundry there's another one that escapes me, but there's a lot going on in their conversation designed space and a a great support group as well. On the developer side, it depends how you want to do it. So a allergy that. People talk about Jovo because it's cross platform. So again, you'll kind of hedging a bats in your learning one system that can deploy two multiple different big tech platforms, or you can just dive headfirst into one of the platforms and become a specialist in that area, which may be more appropriate or looking to what with an agency he's looking for a specialist to develop for that platform. So for example, Bixby is the new kid on the block I was really really impressed by the guys that they'll actually the last project voice back in January. So by now, I can only imagine. All the the advancements you guys have implemented. So, perhaps, that is a is another strategy for developers. So you've had your bets with with something like Jovo or just dive into something like bixby get in early you can be one of the first developers to actually develop deep skills there, and then you can command higher rates of course, because they'll be less competition and along with that I would say, don't underestimate the importance of crap personal brand. So let's say you do become one of the foremost bixby developers on the scene then don't just keep it to yourself actually do some marketing. For yourself cry website and the thing that's what best for me is actually crying podcast actually talk about your experience interview, the customers you're working with speed to thought leaders, elevate your yourself post on link ten and become a face recognized because when people think we need a big developer, who do we go to of course, your name is going to be the first person on their minds and instead of running a search is going to give you a coast I. I would take the aspect of the business quite seriously as well whether you're an individual aura, you'll sign a company. Let's talk a little bit about bixby the bixby marketplace's coming the TV's watches and smart appliances. That is refrigerators this year. One of these new devices are excited about how do you think of? Voice Experience. Different. On these new devices. While I'm really excited to see what you guys do with backstage because you know as I think he said before five hundred million devices that something sell every year, which is just a phenomenal number. Correct me if I'm wrong lab that really presents a unique opportunity for developing a a very tightly tightly integrated ecosystem. I. Think Integration is one of the things that is currently missing the most from the existing platforms I have to buy. Smart Speaker. For for every room, but still have to be near that small speaker for it. The hammy the handoff between the because it's still quite poor in my opinion. For example, we know my Google home. I can't seem to transfer podcast playing in the bathroom into the bedroom without having to stop it and then re requesting unconscious type play that in the bedroom maybe you guys have got working I can't seem to get it to wet for the life. Of Me. So I think tight integration across the bixby range of products would be fantastic. You can imagine if it's built into my fridge then I don't need to buy smart speaker for the for the kitchen do is because I'm I can just tell straightly to straight to the fridge same for a watch I think mobile is one of the biggest missing pieces for this. You know we've got the the hairballs and things that have come out. Now, not wearing if day whereas award is something, you can keep on your wrist all the time and so that contacts can be preserved and especially if it's very tightly integrate says the basically system seems to be that you can have that continuity of experience which I think is really important for voice at takes us again one step closer to that vision of Ambien competing with Charles earlier, and we can't forget about TV's of course, smart TV's that. Something is going to be incorporated in I think TV's are probably one of the most influential of all of the devices because they all the information hub for most homes they are, of course, inherently multi-modal device and I know that you guys a bixby of bill with multi-modal by default. So every every APP that you guys build in Bixby is comes with a screen by the which, of course, you can customize depending on the device and I think that. Poses a number of interesting. For bringing the screen into the home where for other devices, it might make sense to just have a voice only aura voice fast with a TV. It really is visuals I and acting as a hub, an information hub for that control these other devices I think it's the presents a lot of interesting.
Voice Technology with Carl Robinson
"How did you get interested in voice technology? So I found voice a few years ago while I was doing my data science master's degree in Paris in France has a two year course studying machine learning and I was looking around at different fields that interested me decide what what I would work in after after I graduated I was okay. Human computer interaction studying robotics, the voice, of course, and also different fields that involve the human in someway I call it that the human interaction element of things I ended up doing an internship. At a laboratory called air come on voice emotion transformation. As that basically means I was creating machine learning model that would accept recording human speech and then would transform its characteristics that it would output a new file of the person speaking with the emotion in the voice changed in some way so it would sound more angry or happier or whatever you would like. This is a fantastic first introduction for me into the world of voice. Allow me to me a lot of people who are specialists in voice technology and really started a spot, my generation, and this is exactly around the time when. Alexa and be smart speakers are really taking off as well. So I could see that was a real opportunity in the industry to to work at in that field as well. So this is a this is what really got me into voice festival. I think the first voice interface I us apart from the you know the toys I used as a child, and we can all think back to the eighty s when there was some kind of voice interfaces available. But in recent times I, think that the the most the first voice I, was on my mobile phone like many people had an android phone. So I started issuing a few voice searches and commands to it. I was paying more attention to the space immediately went. Out and Amazon Echo dot started playing with that you know set my smart home, a couple of light switches STOSKOPF questions hoped it up to Jesus. So I could ask her after music tracks and things like that and it grew from that. So then I started using my phone in the car as people do I'd start buying the Google devices. So I have a, you know a range of different ecosystems in the house now, but that's that was my first experience basically. So those experiences on my phone and on the smart speakers really convince me of the potential of voice of been a fan of the the idea of ambient computing star Trek Vision. Well, when you just walk into a room and asked what we want and none of this weight word business, you just have a thought ask for it and the computer responds and I could see why this is a big step towards that vision. Is Not the full, not the full vision. Of course, there's going to be other modalities introduced, but really sparked my imagination and it really made me made me think that this is the technology that has the most potential to advance the quickest in the coming years thinking about my career and what I wanted to work on I was thinking strongly about the by thumb VR still has a long way to go before it. Really. Takes off in the mainstream, but this voice thing this really looks like it's got a lot of attention on the short term. I think it was right in in that prediction as well because looking at the proliferation of smart speakers and the so many searches are conducted over voiced today. It's definitely is definitely a trend that's GONNA stick. Voice Tech podcast is a must listen. So listeners go listen to it. You have over seventy episodes right now carl and I enjoyed being a guest in episode sixty one. Please tell listeners more podcast. Thanks, Roger, I really appreciate that. Yeah, like signed before the mentioned we've done over seventy episodes. Now I mentioned mention a few that really stick in my mind. Yours was a favor. Actually it was the thing I liked about our conversations that it was very well-structured. You've really got into the details of the bixby system as well. I left that conversation failing some impressed. So in in all of The work that you guys have done over there, but we've had lots of conversations like that on the podcast to me. Personally it's been a wonderful experience for personal branding reasons of expanded my network usually by doing. So I've spoken to lots of people that have never had the opportunity to speak to otherwise and says been it's been a wonderful
Big Sky with Dr. Steven Arkonovich
"I'm Steven, Arcana Bitch and I think most people know me as the developer of the big sky weather skill. But I have lots of other skills that nobody cares about, but that's fine I know resentment just. Out there how heels avid, altogether, it'd be idea. I have like six seven eight. I took some off like some of the really early ones because they just couldn't handle them, they were so. Atrocious okay, took them away from the market, but there's still a bunch of them out there all right we'll get. We'll get to that. What's your story so? I'm really I'm a philosophy professor. At Reed College in Portland Oregon and I do Alexa skill development on the side. So I'm of the, Alexa. Champions Program. I am are the bixby premier developers program, so you can get big sky on Bixby as well. That's the that's. That's what I do. So you know what questions coming next. How does a philosophy professor? Get into Amazon Alexa envoys technology. Right, then is the president well. I think it was A. Combination of a sabbatical where I really was trying to put off doing the research project I was supposed to do. together with a injury to my Achilles tendon that had me like boot and sitting in a chair for a long time. So those two things together made me like cast around or. Something else to do what I should be doing. and. I got an Alexa device early on, and I thought it was super cool. And I just started wanting to around with it and have a do things that it wasn't capable of doing at the time like play music through my stereo or even turn on and off the lights. It wasn't I don't think it was capable of doing that at the time so with IQ lights, so that's got into it. So what was your first device? Then because it's a this is a while ago, then was it like the big? The big tall cylinder. All, black cylinder. Gotcha Gotcha so. As, a philosophy, professor and skill developer. Those are somewhat somewhat different skill sets. Have you coded before? How did you get into that? Or what's the story there? Yeah, no I didn't I hadn't coded before. There are a little bit more similar than people think. They are just because the kind of law, Sophy I. DO is a little bit more technical. So you know it involves some formal logic, and so you know working in a formal logic and working in programming languages. You know they're not worlds apart. So that was helpful. and. No, I just got started because I've told the story before there was I wanted integration to my music server software I want to be able to tell Alexa play. A certain album was earned song that I had. I don't exactly remember. How would I got hooked up with? A an actual developer was doing some early Alexa stuff. And he's and he wrote some like really basic code to do that. Which I actually paid him for, but then I looked, and I looked at that code and thought well. That's cool, but I'm not paying you. You know that again to fix the. I'm sure I can figure out how to modify this, and that's just how it started like once I win started down that rabbit hole. I just couldn't stop
Reinventing Podcasts with Rachel Batish of Audioburst
"I like to say that podcasting is both old and new in new, because it's so hot right now. But I, just looked it up a few days ago in the first podcasts, two thousand four, so. Yeah, so it's been around for sixteen years as A. Jay and I think that anyone has created a podcast. You're dived under the hood and seen the tech works podcasting, realize Anna quickey in old. Some of those make it run. They give a really fresh take on the PODCAST. Listening experience can come urban more about our is different to listen to. Audio bursts versus your traditional podcast player. Yeah so I don't see ourselves as a competing with traditional podcast player, but actually is a complementary solution to improve the later on experience on your traditional a service audio burruss these again. If you remember at the beginning of Said we're focusing on search and discovery and I think this is today. The greatest challenge that off castres have we're talking about over one million podcasts on Apple podcast today. How they'll be find what you WANNA listen to right now, and this is what we're trying to solve. And the way that we do, it is both by analyzing the entire content so getting a little bit more techie we will listen to all of this content than our system transcribes it automatically of course and Ben Segments, directive topics, and then cuts it into those short snippets that we call I based on understanding the story that is compiling the entire episode or compiling tire radio show. And we extract in this process week. Strike a lot of words and entities and audio cues in speaker identification to make sure that we can take those five minutes or one hour, and actually cut it into stories that would make sense on their own, and it's very difficult very different. Different than the radio, because sometimes a podcast could be on one topic for forty five minutes. And then where do you start? And where does it end? which is a challenge that we're trying to overcome with our own data scientists, and so the first thing that we're changing guess first of all the ability to for discovery, a so through search and abilities of really drilling down into the content of the episode, and not just under description that the podcasts are gave for writes a lot of time you're you're saying okay. Let's hear something about Madonna and made you a Donna was the name, but there's nothing about her. So this is what we're changing on that. And then through the process of actually creating those short snippets, we decided to create a different experience. Just like you've said so. If I were to want to listen to Pakistan Madonna I. Don't want to I. Don't want to spend forty five minutes or even thirty minutes until I figure out that it says nothing about the Donna. But if I can get some highlight if I can get a short snippet that of provide me with information of what's this podcast is all about I can then decide if I wanted to listen to, or I want to skip to the next one, and in many cases just like we talked before we started recording. You know even now with covid. We tend to listen to podcast because we're at home. We're not commuting than. Spending our time in on discovery if we can get those snippets and maybe even get educated on several podcast, listening to five seven ten minutes from each one, which is talking exactly to the to the topics that I'm interested in and kind of keeping me up to date, and if there is one episode that I feel that I really wanNA listen to more, we always provide that option and then sends you back to your favorite service provided to listen to the. The entire podcast so I know it was a long answer, but if I summit up then I, think that ERC, influence or impact theories on the search discovery on the one hand, and then on the other hand in the ability to expose as many podcasts as many content in short snippets. It's kind of like the twitter of audio right, so it's sure it's fast and It keeps you up to date with anything that you WANNA that you, WanNa, listen to.
What is Audioburst
"I joined audio burst as if product and managing everything around our product strategy audio versus spoken-word search and discovery engine that provides the ability to analyze radio, content and podcast content, and delivering it in short-form audio snippets, which we call bursts, answer the the name audio bursts, and of course everything is done totally automatic leveraging. And although technologies around it to eventually build a unique listening experience for spoken word audio, so just like you have your spotify or apple music for experience audio, versus changing the way that people listening to audio, cutting them into short snippets and keeping you up to date with everything that is interesting for you.
Hiring A Players
"Why do I say voice I space? What does that mean? K. Have. You heard this in called Alexa or Siri or Bixby? These are what some would say. Artificial intelligence devices to help you do a better job of whatever it is you WANNA do. And so if you create voice skills, let's say for Alexa which has over one hundred million devices out there. then. We say you're working in the voice first base. And so, if you're a hiring manager and you're trying to hire talent inada arena arenas. Yes in some regards, it's twenty thirty forty years old, but really. From a acceptance perspective. From demand if you will. It's only three or four years old. So. Had Laugh I saw job posts the other day. They were looking for. Can't remember exactly. WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY WAS IN A. And they wanted twelve years experience, but the technology was only six years old. So. That's what happens when you let hr. Get involved, right? They're going to bump the stats up the specs. If a an associate degree is good than a bachelor's degrees going to be much better right and while we go for a master's. Excellent. K May was Hud. Even masters. Degrees offered. So, as a hiring. The deck is stacked against. You and you already know that I mean if you've been at it more than a few months, you realize. It's. Is? They said when I enlisted. In the marine, corps the theme song was, we never promised you a rose garden and believe me. They deliver on that promise. So as a hiring manager, you're learning or have learned that. It is not as easy as the brochure makes it sound. In hiring one of those most difficult things. I worked on a project a number of years ago, staffing four insurance agencies. and. The thing was. Their business model, this particular company was take successful people with some money in the bank and say well. You ought to have a franchise for our business. And so they see yeah, that makes sense you know. The money looks good, and and as okay now you need to hire these three typical. Positions for your company. The only problem was the people that have been successful in life in different areas. They had no comprehension of what hiring men. Or. How do it effectively and so? I could go on and on your problem is. Your challenge is you've got stuff to get done? And you don't have the right people noth- people to get it done. That's where we come in. Particularly if you're looking for software development. Software developers. That's our. That's our sweet spot, so if you're in that space acid to reach out to me and the best way to do that, pick up your phone and dial pound two, five zero and the prompt say contact ski man. That connect us. Now. Let me know that you need some help. We'll have an old fashioned phone conversation. We can even do a video version one, but we're going to get on the phone. We're GONNA. Talk about what it is. What deadlines you're on what challenges you're facing from personnel perspective. and. I'll tell you how we can help. And if we come together. We're going to want some money to solve this problem. It's only fair, right. You want heat in your building. You have to pay the. The Heat Bill Right. You want the right staff you, WanNa, motivated staff. You want the best of the best. You want a players because if you don't know this if you're new hiring. You may not understand this the minute you hire a be player. You've set your copy on course to the bottom. And you may not recover from it. You need the a player. It's like you can't put something. You know rock and roll was exception right evert especially close enough for rock and roll. You've heard it. Pizzas Pizza. There is no really bad pizza. Might take exception that but. Pizza's good right. Well people are not all good, and not all people are cut out to do the role that you're asking of them, so take advantage of my thirty plus years in recruiting hiring of hard hundreds of employees for myself and for my clients. Only ever had to fire three. You know sometimes people sneak in there, but if you want somebody who's consistently able to deliver for. The A player. Then you want to reach out to me. Is that simple? And, if you've got questions again, call me. We don't really like to email. And by the way we've got a no ghosting policy. You can't ghost me. I won't go S-, you. In the talent that we work with will not ghost. You and you're not allowed to go stem. That's the number one complaint I get from talent. If you didn't know that K- hiring manager now you know. GHOSTING is a thing. In it tries people crazy as it should. It's disrespectful
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"Whereas you could take the same story in like you said walk slowly. Look around or walk quickly and bill dot all out. Wow, that I could see that that happens and what a great advice that is! It's not only about what happens in the story, but it's mostly about who am I in that story? and. That's great. That is what people actually love. Right so getting your player or listener involved in in the story makes us. Hey guys! You've been building Alexa skills for some time. I know you built a bit with Google, but more recently. You built some capsules for big. Can you tell me what your experience has been like bixby? Every really liked the approach. kind of different approach. The speed cakes with the developers read. It was good that we will after the. Developer program that really helped us and developing our first capsules, because it was clearly easy to get feedback during the development. For example, he had issues because this audio snl features nudity published and was new for everyone, and that's while we needed. Because as we stated before text to speech is not good enough so v rare like what's audience and a possible, but then it was implemented, and we really got great help from. Yeah from you from Pitas was involved. I guess and one and. Our friend Daniel Mitten dove. He really helped us in developing. Undercuts Ulan that was great, so it was all in all. It was really create great experience, and yet we'll looking forward to will come on bixby sites, and what we can use to trust rate, even better stories. That's great. Thank you and I didn't know you. Guys had collaborated thallium BETTENDORF. Wow some great brains. All collaborated together love what Daniel. What you guys built, so keep that collaboration going because both of you are very very creative. People Hey SUSPI bixby lights on phones right now. I just released. It can build experiences for the watch, but it's also coming TV's inspired appliances later this year. What are those new devices? Get you most excited. We Love Innovation, and we are very excited about the development on the new devices. I guess. Is Very very cool are big screens and displays, because I think boys will perfectly match up with video or even gaming. That will be awesome I guess it will take some time to. Have some cool capsules, running as a game are very -ality of gaming and voice Merch, but this will be absolutely fascinating. You can't live in a virtual reality and walk through a fantasy world, and you're interacting with voice it's. Be like. You're actually there. Yeah I share your excitement about the TV I think that giant screen invoice adds such an amazing opportunity and thinking about more interactivity, and not in the traditional video game, xbox. Playstation Kinda joystick way, but while you're talking to your TV, I think that's going to unleash norris amount of creativity. Some interesting things come of the future so this share that I I share your excitement for the TV. Now Sidley. So speaking about this industry. What about the voice industry in general, what are you excited about? That's emerging are right now or you're hearing is going to happen in the next year or two or made me a better way to put it would be. What would you like to see happen? In the short term in the next year or two out with voice. What while maybe wise assistance that can finally recognize. Catch me owing. Mentioned it. Quite sometimes I really like our text to speech is emerging, and that it will eventually gets to the point where it can be really use for longer texts without annoying listener, but really to most him. That's what we're looking for. And also what we hope for is features like. That you can use background silence Oh background music, while utilizing as as L.. That's would be really cool to have. So, what about longer time what about five or ten years from now? Ask you use your crystal ball. What do you think voice is going to be like five or ten years? Where would you like to be five or ten years? Yeah the two possibilities. One! No one will. Voice like the data from the C sixty four. The young listeners won't know what I'm talking about. But also possible and much more probably the higher chance will be. That voice is an everyday standard in ten years. And all kinds of devices and media's will be connected by it and products. Moist services will have become much more individual than now. Maybe. There won't be any movie or a serious have one movie for everyone. You will have interactive movies which will follow your own like kings. Because the artificial intelligence learning what you like what you want, so I guess this would be really great. It will have a great impact and big impact on our everyday life, and are consuming behavior and an entertainment especially I guess. Yeah I share your optimistic viewpoint. You know it's just. I, have a teenage daughters. I called the touch swipe generation they expect to have. I think kids young young kids now kids being born in the last couple of years. They're kind of the voice generation, and they're going to expect to be able to talk to things. Right! What do you mean? I can't talk to my technology. It's I think it's going to be kind of ubiquitous is certainly. Not The only way to interact with technology won't be. Ten years now will still be probably swiping tight being in at but. You'll be able to go up to technology. Interact with it and talk with it. It'll be expected part of that technology, which is a pretty exciting future for us. Definitely, and it's not only about how the use our make use of technology. It's also how they see technology because I listen to. Keeps arguing with the father. And they said why. Why can't we play side with our friend? Alexa or why does a bixby has to go to bed? So for them as smart speakers, they are like France. There therefore them, they provides a cool input and cool things, so they have a whole different way of interacting have a different attitude towards technology than we have and I guess that this will be very creative generation. Who is growing up now? I'm very excited to see what those kids. Will create and do intend years..
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"For eight? I wish we did that today. So bixby starting the head in that direction to some extent, but there are still many aspects that got left on the cutting room floor that we still can't do. Like we did that. So Amu-, we definitely have entrepreneurs listeners, so I think they're definitely be interested in some of the things that you did to raise money for Siri I'd love to hear about you. Launch the successful APP Steve, Wozniak. Says as best app he's ever seen. Then something happened. So late utilit- story or so let me I'll start with how we raise money. quickly, so we were trying to create a new category back. Land was Google. The iphone just come out. It was two thousand seven. But investors happy. They'll I've got this new bill smart Song thank. sonnet got Google the web. What more do I need so as an entrepreneur? You need to solve a pain point, and sometimes it's a pain. Investors don't even know they have so. Dodd hitless marketing genius. Here's how he did. It walked into a room. Full of investors took out his wallet pulled out a couple of hundred dollars and throw it on the tape. That's like the start at the meeting. Like what the heck is that? and. He goes. You know goes you guys. have any of you have that newfangled smartphone iphone that came out. Of course they all had it. The proud of you have apps on that phone. Do you have? Google on that found. Goes I have this problem question. If you can solve this one little task for me in five minutes, you can have this money would be worth it to a couple hundred dollars on the tape, so they're like coys. They've got their phone that ready to to to. Make us, here's the problem. See my best customers coming into. Town tomorrow staying at the Hilton Hotel in mountain view, he loves Indian food, so make a reservation for the best rated Indian food restaurant within three miles of the Hilton, hotel. Easily posed. Very typical, but then they're like. Oh, now number, two thousand seven open table can make a reservation, but they don't have any reviews. Oh Yell can do reviews best rated. But, neither open table. yelp where able to like. Tell me which ones are within three miles of a particular location and to do the join between this rated restaurant is even open table and. It was like they started out in La. Just put down the phone and then dot. COM GOES UP..
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"The development tools are just kind of a joy to work with their super polished and developer, friendly and early on I was a big premiere developer so I got some. Sort of Nice kind of white glove treatment to walk me through the initial stages of that was great, so I think I found building for Bixby, although there is a bit of a paradigm shift. For sure you definitely have to. Change to this idea that you're kind of modeling, the information as opposed to writing a lot of declarative code. But once you make that shift. It's very natural and yeah. I really enjoy doing it. In fact, I haven't I have to go back. Because I'm getting deprecation warnings now so I have to go back and update things and I'm really looking forward to going back into bixby studio and working. It's fun. It's kind of like a playground in there. It's great. Well very nice to hear speaking about. It's on the phone right now. But it's coming to TV. Watches will actually deploy to watch his right now. Just recently announced its smart appliances this year. What are these devices gay most excited? Well in terms of Big Sky in particular I think watches, and actually the re refrigerators, also another really good use case for whether, but I think watches getting whether on the go win. You're out running, and you want an starting to look a little ominous and you WANNA. Know it's right. How long until it's GonNa rain I have a half hour left on this run. There's a case where in the middle of the run you're not gonNA pull out. Your phone or even open up the watch. Enter the small watch interface. Try to get this little piece of information so I think a great use case for voice, and also just the refrigerator. You're up the first thing you do in the morning might be opened the refrigerator. Get some orange juice or some milk. If you saw the weather forecast right there without even having to speak anything that would be I, mean I think those are both great use cases. So I'm really excited about those things. Yes, interesting of the watch because I've been playing with developing with it in watch apps today, whether sansom watches or apple watches they were, but there's a lot of your swiping on this tiny little one inch screen in boy. That doesn't feel very natural. It feels to me like the real natural interface for that screen. At is GONNA. Be Voice inside I get I. Get really excited because I think it's a modality. We haven't figured out a really great way of interfacing with. In hopefully voice will be kind of an unlocked to go. I talked to mostly, but many used that very small. You I! Used that way kind of augment works together with what I'm actually talking with the device about I think there's a lot of interesting things to be built there so to speak. Yes, I absolutely agree so really excited to get going in. Green big. Big Sky to the watch. That's one of my top priorities in the next few weeks. Also well look forward to it. How bad for voice in general what else you're excited about? What would you like to see happen in the voiced industry in the near term next year or so? What's happening? Let's get an excited or what would you like to see happen to get you excited in the shorter? Yeah well in the short term or medium short-term. Going back to some of these, we talked about I really would like. To see voice become more conversational. We started talking about an obvious use case for voices where you just want a particular piece of information. Don't to throw website to find it again. There's other cases where it would be. So much better. If in an extended interaction with an assistant that felt more natural, more conversational less like a phone tree, and I know Samsung is working on this and Alexis. Working on this Amazon is working on this you know trying to. Implement the things that are required to get that to happen like much more sophisticated context carryover right much more sophisticated understanding of what the context is. I really think that is the next thing that needs to happen and I see people working hard on getting it to happen in the next year or two or three. I think that would be. That's what I'm really really excited about. Yes it moving on what I call the kind of Bark Command states right now you Barca command the voices does something yet. Tour actually is conversational in. You can actually have a back and forth. Let's face it right now in any of the voices. That's pretty. Darn Limited. Yes, that's right. Yeah, yeah! I was just GonNa? Say I think that both of those things are great cases right so the bar command is, it's perfect for voice. It really is, but then so is this other thing and so we just need them we. We need them both. Absolutely no, no barking man's not GonNa go away. It's kind of the natural. What TUMBLR AUTOMATION BARKING MAIDS? That's what's a lot of playing music right? I want to listen to this music. By this artist and I wouldn't listen the live version from this concert will that's perfect voice Ui, but you really saying go started in a get out of the way less let me enjoy music. That's arcane coming out so nothing wrong with that. It's just kind of the state of where where it is right now. How about project further five ten years? Where already voice? Going in. Boy that's a tougher one I. Definitely see it being more pervasive. I think that is the one thing that I that I assume it's going to happen that sometimes voices referred to his ambient computing. And I think that's what's going to happen. That voice will be everywhere, and it will be interconnected with all right. All kinds of modalities and devices, so computing will just as it were in the air will just be able to speak almost anywhere to anything at any time, right and things will happen. like there's no reason why I couldn't be just in my car. Right and just say preheat the oven I. This thing and then I'll be out on the run and just be able to say actually change that three hundred degrees. Right in a context carryover will be there and so whatever device I'm talking about will know that in the car I set a temperature and the air. So I think that's going to be the future of voice. Will I hope that will get to us in the next five or ten years? Yeah. to think of. NBA competing kind of almost. Device Lois, competing in a sense that I don't have to worry about where the device is went device. It.
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"You know one of my favorite gifts of all time. I neither confirm nor deny these allegedly jurors. Hey what are that conversational. Ai In voice. A Jonathan made quite the career switch going and becoming developer. Enjoying Vivian was conversation on a I. I think that was your first professional. Experience with APP. Told me what does he? But that yeah absolutely I mean conversational is are really becoming mainstays within a day to day. Lives and to me. Like they're ubiquitous. Nature is really telling in terms of how much impact that they currently have in that they're going to have in technology and in the role in technology and actually really ties back into like Adam shires vision where you know the guy that built Siri rate. I mean he's the one that made this a reality for us to begin with in a way and to be working with him as well. It's incredible to see like the passion and also the usefulness and the vision that we have for voice and that ties back into you know like what is bixby's vision and why should we be excited about it and there's so many reasons to be excited and one of the first ones. I can think of is the incredible device ecosystem right and we're seeing progress towards really making that reality in terms of. Let's say if you do have a lot of Samson products around like you know I do right to have it all tie into a seamless voice experience. You know where you don't have to go through the usual cumbersome nature is of working with whatever a voice that you might be doing to calve of that conversation flow across would be an incredible experience and yet you know like just with with bixby. I've had to see so many creative ways to make games and things like this as well which also ties back into one of my original passions and I've had a ton of fun building like a various silly games or fun games and also playing games that the developer communities bill. So whether it's based on you know the pragmatic aspect of having all your devices works seamlessly or whether it's the fun aspect both Lewis to me seem really promising and exciting as an individual. Because you know I just have really had a blast making stuff for bixby and seeing what other people make for Bixby so yeah I mean that's really about it cool. Yeah you know. It's interesting because one of the things I have always loved about. Technology is kind of enables us to do things better humanity to get things done better and quicker Williams I dislike is kind of it. Always gets in the way right. I mean happens to me all the time. Sit DOWN TO GO. Check something on the computer in half an hour later. Right Pending Kinda sucked in and so one of the things when I first experienced voice got Alexa. Like Twenty fifteen or something like that. God Fun Toy Do it started thinking about the professional had been thinking. How do we have technology to help? Then gets out of the way right. I was like wow. This is really promising is I can ask it to go do something in this short interaction with it and it gets done but then it's not in my face and in the way kind of distracting me from doing other things. The more I thought about that the more excited I got about it in you know enough to go like I said. I left my job at gaping. I had this idea. Wordpress for voices may start up by the up him worked on that for almost eighteen months. You know I always say startups ideas. Cheap execution it's hard we add. Delete some challenges on the execution side members. A little early start voice. Start up in two thousand seventeen but who knows but I'm really like it because it's a really natural wade interact when we learned talk by talking. We're we're mumbling like as a baby right in first words the baby like Mommy or Daddy. You get excited. But it was a way. We learn to talk and communicate with humans whereas I had to learn to type in I had to learn to interact with the technology. I had to learn to swipe on my phone tap. I'd the learn the way that technology WANNA learn. Would strikes me. The voice is in verse. I know how to talk now. We're trying to teach the technology how to listen to the most natural way for humans to communicate and to me. That's really empowering in really interesting I don't think is not going to take over. Everything I think in ten years will still be type it in Swiping in all that but it really has a bright future. Because it's so I'll say human compared to having learn how to interact with the technology in thinking about that quite frankly what the opportunities are. What we can do really gets me. Jazzed and excited about conversational. Ai and embracing and that's really the fundamental underpinnings. Why get super excited that John? Bet You came at it from the other side you know having been I would do machine. Learning does machine learning with lots of different companies in lots of different engineering machine learning solutions. And you know. I look for confluence of acknowledges coming together and I knew that one of the places where humans and computers would work together is on software as software is something that is going to lend itself more and more and more to being built by Algorithm. It's very boilerplate. For the most part as developers. Everybody knows ninety percent of a plumbing code. It's protecting eva from one place to another form soon. Other whether it's database or or removing it from here to there you know the business logic is of dental vip berry small piece of what it is you're building a software Albert so I knew she learning and artificial intelligence or going to working together with humans in lots of different ways and I fully expect I say this on stage I fully expect to work for a CEO or at least an assisted CEO short because is are going to make decisions better than we are in in domains. You already see it in lots of different domains. Right into trading and reading x-rays and all the different scenarios a. I am or just going to make decisions other than we do. And software development is another one of those places it's going to enable us to build software more quickly and more accurately than we ever have been able to win in the and big be and what team vivid labs built is the first real tangible application. I ever saw you are actually working together other with an a I with a machine learning algorithm to produce something great and that would captivate. Oh Yeah it's interesting. I mean bixby. It's not just a for. The End. User is a is involved in development that's relate the first time I've seen that combination. There may be other products out there but that was a big direction so we.
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"You didn't know what evangelism is. I didn't know what evangelism is still a couple of years ago. I didn't know what it was and when the opportunity came up. There's a couple of things. One of US evangelism. I kinda raised the web to figure out. What the heck are they talking about in an ended up? It's interesting because I sat worked at GAP INC for years it did technology strategy and I spent my whole time thinking about. Hey How do we take? The giant retail business use technologies businesses napier rapes but budget times. You know really talking to internal people but hey how can we? Technology is part of the solution to that right that it everything from colleagues sea level suite executives and everybody in between and I realized I was like doing evangelism kind of internal evangelism right right have been talking about how technology can help solve a problem for you in the other thing. Go back and say one of the best basic advice I ever got was a boss. I had a Boston. I add for short time GAP GAP INC in. He told me he's like you know what he's like. You're all focused internally. You GotTa go external music you gotTa Talk to be believed Geiger conferences. You gotta go to cocktail parties. You GotTa do ask me Labor or not. It's funny because I love doing that stuff and so I kind of force myself to do it at first all nervous. I don't know these people and then I was like like this like I like meaning people pretty extroverted about technology. I do that so you know when a wetness of eight vandalism sounds pretty cool. It's a combination that you can still keep your hands on the keyboard and technically proficient and understand what you're doing but if you'd like to meet people like to talk to people and interact with them. Wow I don't see a lot of jobs that have that combination. Yeah and this is a combination of being technical but also being on top people so I love it. It's funny I I. I wish I had known about this career path. Maybe twenty years ago they go to does not never say back what. You didn't do anything different than I think. It's a fabulous career path something. It's a lot of growth in opportunity. A half had people ask me with AC as an evangelist. And I say well. I don't know it's an extrovert developer. Jonathan Woodson of Angeles. Yeah I've been at this evangelist GIG shorter than both of you but to me you know. Being an evangelist is really is the ideal combination of interacting with people and also coating right because like a as a developer. Like swinging code all the time you know you. Kinda just live on your computer and then it drives you crazy sometimes like some now thousands of lines of code every day or whatever whatever it is right and yeah I remember. That was my life before I joined. Viviana working for Samson Research. America is Code Code Code Code Code and then maybe at lunchtime I could talk to someone and then back to coding. So but that's the thing like evangelism. It's been great because it's not just like interacting with developers or creating content but also a lot of interacting with other people live right because I find that we're often conduit from developers to. Let's say the platform team or documentation or the capsule review team. You know I find myself often conveying like web people have told us to then and that's also a really rewarding part of navene evangelist. Because we get to see some of we get to see a lot of you know things that affect bixby or changes to come into big sleep because of or you know partially because of the feedback that we've received in that we've provided as well now kind of being the frontline people that deal with the developers and stuff like that. We really see what they go through and see their problems and and also we live their problems too because you know we were the ones work on platform as well. Right so yeah. It's been a really great combination and you know right now. We have a pandemic so we having gone to go to any of those fancy cocktail parties and those a cool events and stuff like that. And you know I will say I do miss that part of this job even though I personally a traveling much but the traveling that I've done four of this evangelism job is incredible. It's been awesome going to those voice events. Yeah I if I known about this job early to just like Roger you know I I might have gone earlier as well but I didn't know about it until I tried getting a job of it as well where you know we keep the evangelism named me. It's in vogue in the industry all it advocacy as the voice of Bixby and give to the community. Like you said on like you said we're also the voice of the community inside of vivid right so it's a dual role and mostly it's referred to as advocacy because of that right. It's the external of nationalism where audited. Alpers in its internal advocacy reached. A you know. Hey this is where this is where the community stuck a little bit. This is where we can help. This is how will can build. That will make their lives easier. And we're that voice back internally in most companies called advocacy. I Keep Bengalis idol as I love it and I. I didn't find it necessary. It's just in vogue in the community of endless advocacy. Now 'cause you tooth things. It's not just evangelism but it's my fault that we should give them vital. Well that's why I had to tell my father-in-law when I sit evangelism he's like you door to door in cell technology basically in a white shirt and black tie and. I'm not as people knocking your door. It just kind of explain it. You know exploiting Jonathan. You're talking about cutting all the time. Tell you guys a little little secret of people who work at the back in the day. So you guys know. I'm not an excitable type and I used to code all the time. I was quite excitable and so I. I broke in a couple monitors. Things didn't compile slamming monitor up and down or throwing monitor on the floor actually related build mile because I was absolutely sure. Why backyard is Developing Java? The My is right and of course it wasn't this pretty darn excitable cutting me. My need outs pretty fun. So people are not Writing Code. All Day was my savior through. My excitability is developed. Get Cranky. Are you like that? Jif of that guy like smashing his keyboard and then hitting the computer screen with the keyboard and all that stuff..
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"Cats. Yes fourteen cats so I keep calling you John. Without the twitter handle you could but you know. It's a bit cumbersome. I feel we'll call you Jonathan. He's twitter handle is John. Without the H H on without you. Yeah Don Elliott. Oh here a developer evangelist as well for Labs so if you as you know. It's the three of us out air in the community and building project with all the developers out air this project. And so you know it's it's been good for the last couple of years I've worked for if doing L. or vandalism but we'll get into it a little at our backgrounds been doing of Angeles him for a while now so off through that and he ruin Roger Kibi you may know me from past odd cast by developer Vangelis and just been super exciting and fun. I think I join a week before John. Bits we got some similar experiences along the way and just meet a lot of fun. Going out and talking to the community and developers signers companies about bixby and seeing the platform grow and this is just an incredibly Challenging and rewarding job and. I love it so Jonathan. Tell me about your background. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Where did he go to school? What was your major your background before. You really started a career Yes sure I was born in Tucson Arizona and then I grew up in Colorado so I never went to California until college which I went to the University of California Davis and studied economics and physics. And Yeah I mean pre work. Experience in my life was an too exciting. Just had the typical American suburban life in Colorado and stuff. But what was really interesting in struck me about. California was that the Christmas is here. Nothing like Christmas. You grow up with anywhere else in the country pretty much. You know. There's no snow. There is nothing like that so out. Here is kind of a shock to me to see how like non at no American cartoon light that Christmas is here. Were like when you grow up. You Watch all the shows and you see what Christmas is like but now not not out here. So that's one of my first things about California. Christmas are different here. Debate if anything's are different in California John. How about yourself? I was born in San Francisco. I've lived here my entire Life Bay Area. I went to the same Al-Matar as you cal. Go Over in Berkeley Co bears. Yeah exactly right by degree in computer science so I started out in mathematics when I first went to college. That's what I have applied for out foreign doing mathematics for a while and realized kind of very shortly. I'm never going to be great at this. You know I'm adequate is at best and just kind of found a computer science course. There was an elective and I was like I've been doing with computers and we'll get into kind of background my first computer hat Atta Apple. Plus so that tells you until you how old I am and I I work on a Dr Eighty so so back. When I was ten years old so I've been doing computers my childhood prior to call it but never really thought of it as a career or anything. You know It was it was not a career per se n as it is right out. You know it's just a thing people did but I took this computer science class and it was in the language Lisp as remember that Languid List and currently fell in love with it. Yeah and it was like this is really great and then I took another another another and found that I had an aptitude for it in much different than mathematics and I was like this is really cool and was kind of stumbled into my passion situation in university and so I wound up with the science awesome. You know we were talking. We both went to Berkeley. I win Ian and I was going to be a physics major in. I gotTa Tell You you know. I thought I was pretty darn smart hot stuff. Come out of high school and go to Berkeley as a humbling experience. A lot of ways. You're like wow. There are just some kids who are just smarter a heart out. And I grew up in Fairfax twenty miles north of San Francisco West Moran if your local. I'm a local as well lived all around the bay area and I think it's a great place to live so I went to Berkeley. I was going to be a physics. Major went for a year in. I didn't know what I was doing. And I ended up dropping out of dropping out for five years in rediscovering myself figure out. Who THE HECK. I was as a person and then went back with a completely different mentality while ended up majoring in psychology. Because I was like you and behavior is super interesting. A major dinette. But it's interesting John. You talked about list is I take some. Cs classes on the side for fun. And I remember it was an introductory class in was list was so much fun even if my mind When we got serious Persian right right near like Whoa. It's happening but I'm not quite sure. This function is called itself like a hundred times the courses at talented in the same for ages so the introductory computer science for Non Computer Science Majors thought this three and then I remember the physics courses to seven. Abmc man those were are. Those were tough courses. Yeah I think it was physics seven. I think that dangerous and I was like okay. I'm now been humbled. Yeah Yeah. Those are not easy psychology. Thought I was going to go to law. School ended up talking to lawyers. Who are like you'll like law school. You won't like the profession which made me have second thoughts in kind of stumbled into technology Summit always been doing because I went to this attack. Dan was I interesting consulting now extension. When other events on campus met some people ended up working for them to come start my professional career? But Hey John is funny. You're talking about an apple as your first computer mind in. Tari four hundred and actually for that at school. They had these commodore pets and back. Then Yuli could do you turn them on interview prompted. You can only write a basic program and so what we used to do. Is You're right basically And of course we wanted to do was play games right because those days you went to their and I spent a lot of money. What money they had on arcade games going and place. We wanted to build that in the computer. We wrote these basic programs and to do that. There was this magazine called compute that list like pages a basic and you go and you type it all in you get all excited run it in most of the time and it would be a bit of disappointment you know the hype was beyond the reality and then we got so into the. I really Geeky thing I did. Was We decided the commodore sixty five hundred to chip. We wrote six five two assembly games. Which was some cases ways? The hardest core pergamum ever done because writing an assemblies pre interesting but we just wanted the game. We wanted that. Arcade said painted a quarter. We wanted to avenue on that computer school. And then I had the Atari four hundred houses six five two and tried to write in assembly in Games there so you know his games. Were all the fun. All rage just like they are today. Will you hate Jonathan Similar eight? Jonathan different the story. I have not heard of this stuff. What was your first technology? What was the first thing you did? The first technology thing I did was making custom maps and I'd say starcraft one so that's my first foray into programming and even by today's standards as probably considered cryptic by like a jazz ears and stuff. So they're like starcraft what you know. So yeah I mean that was my first experience in college. You know I I did I. I do think a lot of us probably tried building games like when we start programming so in college I made stuff for a fighter factory and just like this custom fighting game thing where you can make characters in the Mason fight each other so that was something that I did too but nothing as as like an old as you know what you guys were talking about That's for sure. Well if you look at what makes a great of endless in it's super interesting Hired and and work with so many evangelists over the years. You're going to hear the same type story again and again and again. It's this individual. It's this person who gets assassinated by technology some aspect of ames. A lot of people are hardware tinkerers. You know they like Oh hardware and those sort of things but but one way or another the a fascinated by an element of technology and it just becomes their patch. You know looking for that. Passion for technology is almost the highest order. Bit when you say who's GonNa Evangelists who's going to be a successful evangelist whether it's voice or games or whether you're Yara vandalised cloud ambulance of difference but you have to be super passionate about acknowledging and that's how people get into it you know they grab something they're interested in and they just run with it and then find at at something they wanna do for the rest of their lives junk. So that's what leads to successful evangelist. You've been doing evangelism for a while. So you are a computer. Science major CAL s inland so I got traditional developer developer for years. Just through slinging coke know just code plus US Seek C. Code professionally and this is back prior leading into it. You know it so we quickly. This was an era that you think you think now is in era of startups but back then was an era of startups. To right we have lots of startups in everybody was kind of working for startups and it was really a wonderful experience back. Then I mean I still highly recommend it to people now. is just working for a startup. Because I learned so many things outside of being developed. It's like today you're writing codes C. Plus plus the next day doing eight obese queries. The next day you're working on you know distributed systems and the next day. You're you're hiring cat five cable or or pulling cable or configuring. A windows server writes in this. We get this. You used to get this very broad base of experience and it's probably similar. The would bad roger as no you broad experience working for lots of startups and then get into consult after that bright because you just have this kind of general ability at becomes valuable over time so I worked as a developer architect or Lodhi years.
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"This in this dot from that they knew really has true by brought up. Amac nicotine on a non-combat tree. Main reason to have got me really got started will thank you on yourself. Happy while doing so. Well thank you thank you are. Mel obviously music to our ears. But you know I think a lot of what you see in that architecture and what you. Bill is reflective of Adam Shire. Here's the founder a series so he kinda around one a voice assistance then been allowed. Which is the brains behind? Bixby is really gen to of voice assistance and trying to be. I'm really easy to easy is not the right word power. I think you were set at right at first. It seems complicated. But then you realize it's very our fallen away to put things together and build assistant. That's truly useful. I think Adam's vision is that assistance to far more than the kind of bark commands at mode that we're in right now and I think you see some of that in architecture is kind of enabling an unlocking Those capabilities to our oil based on on that subject. I think the wave me before I have to Kinda give a visual representation but we had to move at the block. You see some tools like bill the now but it's a drug rupturing and you can get up those who actually pretty cool better not very quickly but was attorney can really build a very functional use. What why because bill uncertain premises so it's very limited Do something easily candidate who something spectacular useful now on the other side mobile blood when you have needed London white. Hot Rod will be more cold. You have to know how the platform works. Get READY DO ANDREW IN. I bet devout if that is because you construct Ground must've the Of the platform at analogy to do more in create more one trusting a solution that Very trusting problem well in new internal user between the way at think when a translate transposed at that Using analogy he big speed and see what I saw in bixby. Was that really using a tool the actual really build to build a powerful and useful application in because I felt like maybe some of the other tools that can maybe was more bill to do. Mini drugs will be easy but powerful and so good. Well thank you. I think those will be music to many of our people working internally and they'd love to hear that that's a really good description. Hey I want to jump back to trouble again and tell me more about the business side. So what is Your Business Model for trouble? How you make money so good. The question Dexter so so whipped off the with trouble mixed money by allowing people to come to him to get more of the contents spill. 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Nah I should say the trouble is not making any revenue get by. That's the plan. She should actually Jin monsoon. Just being alarmed critters you'll have engineering money People whatever continent creating them is really truly valuable for people to pay for it Formula You just kind of helping with that equation. Great and I knew very generous free tear that leads people really create some things and I think if you go and correct me go and actually I tried it out and it's super easy to make recording. I can never release anything. Maybe maybe I need to start a short cast. I know I like to talk too much for short but I think it's really generous in across all the trouble platforms and then I also believe he has something that makes it really easy to enable an Alexa Flash briefing in your platform as well. So that's really powerful. It sounds like your idea is if you're starting to make money or have enough audience for your short casts. Then start charging you that makes sense. Is this your future business model? Is Your Business following all? We always have this purpose of mich should support creators Mitch. allowed to create content mixture image as many as possible. But when if they had the most money from the context as long as we wanNA build all the necessary tools that allow them to genuine from the content and allowed them as much as possible to focus on the content. That's really where the true by the several can never be able to create creek. Four them we want to be with his foods that can have that Critic content all generate from that content would any possible to mission. Could we want to be able to monetize that experience? And the witting of dialogue you an example when ticking Adrian simple from the gaming observe as example. Let's see you're listening to a short cast on gaining Adrian mentioning that. The new walk craft game coming up this week. He for example might put a link to purchase the game media actually linked to purchase the game. And you're listening to Weei like this game has signed up to produce the game now and if you could say your deal assistant I would like to purchase a new game that Adrian was mentioning intrepid tenure requests and no follow up and purchase the game for you probably only take to Adrian to just put the link yet. You Link Hey these link. Here's after link from on Amazon or any other platform in in we'll build entire pipe to understand with PM in that way. Adrian is making money truest content in travels having in making money true offending So I've tried to mention Exploring certain be making money true creators but also had allowing listener to dive into the content. So for example. Let's say just going to take another example here. You know maybe you having a show I so you're not us. Maybe taking the music example example talking about it on his. That has a show next week coming at you and the host of the short cast matching. She'll Yuma have linked when you van bright ticket for you to purchase to attend the show and you listen issue entrust Mr. Hey a love to to to participate for that show coming up next week and then you can just By just saying that in travel. Take Yoga Query make the purchase. You'll be have an will be probably just collecting a little. Small percentage of that that transaction. You know I think there's an opportunity there and what you talk about and I think you're real thought later on now so if you're interested contact our mail around us because I think our Mellon. I've talked about this at length about how to monetize and but to do short firm audio and you probably could spend an entire hour talking about just that but I think you're just in such a great position being such a pioneer in short cast and thinking about this and to go and find a way to monetize that because that's where the industry it has to go beyond might think you're right. Some interactivity were there. Some commerce added or something interest or premium content. Just so many things there that can be done but I do want to switch gears and I wanNA talk back about bixby and one of the things. That's happening right now. You can develop and deploy to Samsung phones from beyond but right now you can develop for the watch the smart refrigerator. Tv and later this year will open a marketplace. So if you'RE SAMSUNG. Watch or a Simpson Fridge over the world's largest TV manufacturer Samsung TV Experience Bixby on knows. What those devices gets you excited saw. Talk to travel. Suspected untucked from generate Speed perspective I think. traveller's perspective at the watch is really interesting. Just because of the someone has watch. I'm just thinking about people running hall Try being just being able to access. Would you on the man Galaxy Baas then you can just access. You'll you'll be doing this. We need your phone a powerful. Maybe one thing we haven't talked on the PODCAST BIANCA. Briefly touched Interesting that I feel like one one thing that people are battling with Mr. Without knowing is this concept of information overload that think in this day and age people a Guinea Too much information that you can actually put this in. That can be very overwhelming community stressful at think knowing especially with the Kobe. You can see it right so you get. Don't have to you you look Listen couvert it's everywhere enacting Israel well-meaning and you actually we as human reduction only much. You just need you most of the time. You just need to know enough to be to be good to go with this. Dangerous conduct everywhere. But I think what's also about? The voice questions asked me about the future Things entrusting that would voice. You can have this ability to to help people Step back that informational below and kind of fighting will be more with travel. I think it would show gas. That's also been Of the motivation addition behind the platform is allowing people to be able to to to filter to the Nice right because the unfortunate baffling twitter facebook in a bunch of other platform. I think one of the challenges that unfortunately was plus Architect it for you to spend as much time as possible day. Which means that you know when you're going to pass on you have to consume more continuity probably need which is not a good thing. I think with trouble is different. Pie them because We thinking how can we help you spend less time with the platform bay? Get exactly what you need right so I'm really happy I'll be worried if I say someone's being dwells on travel What what's going on? Why so much time right the goal with troubles happy get wet wedding. Ni Insurance SORTA short amount of time Pasta in one win. We we do that by further format short gas for short. No people don't get more than what they actually need to get and you can have the ability to dive in if they get mall but you can make that choice if the need to force force do that but also got the platform when you sign up actually get to choose for out the dead. You actually want to listen to you. And that's a conscious decision because it's forcing you to make Actually care about the most right. So you come platform at one of the senators from this person from that person and you kind of creating. White wedding was entrusted by. That's I step is reading. Imported allows you to take Position What is important to you now. I feel like I have to go back to. Your question is the wanting I thought it was exciting. This watch because the small screen of the West might allow people to be considered with the full on the on the phone as much and by having you have this device that deacon used to still stay connected getting permission to the unique without the have to allow screen. 'cause the problem with the screen that kind of it's like a snowball effect cuts the screen is very small insects. The data looked Keeps quoting coding? So all the screen is small and you can also get a lot contents we industrial Should and I'm excited about the West because I like watch always had this potential to allow the people to take a step back with the sweet. That's personally the one that made me from travel in speak perspective By but I feel like from a big P. Perspective on general it. I'm rick.
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"Yeah. That's a tough one. The current plan is to stay the course. Things have been going really well at least for twenty twenty. That's the plan like I said things have been going well. I'm going to be finishing my degree after a period of time where I thought I wasn't going to be so I'm comfortable just continuing to do what I'm doing because it hasn't been working looking at the year after. That is the year that I start looking at making the observer a full-time thing maybe a part time thing with another part time job in real life Really trying to monetize Because then that's going to obviously be a huge life change. I'm going to be graduating. I'm going to be looking for a job if the observer can't be my job but as it stands. I'm really just looking at head down yet through school. Keep producing really great content for twenty twenty and hopefully that's going to really propel me in the twenty twenty one. Sounds like you'd like to make the The observer your job I would. Yes it's a. It's it's complicated. It's complex. There's a lot of things to consider but it it's certainly an opportunity and and I don't expect to make it my full time job. I have I'm going to try to but I'm going in with no expectations because I have gone in with no expectations. This entire time and anything I could ever conceivably think of has been blown out of the water. I never thought I would get to the point where I am today. So who knows where I can go in? The future is really the approach. I'm taking up yet. You know before the podcast started you and I were talking about pursuing your dreams and how you should always go do that so give you your own advice. Go pursue your dreams happen. Yeah absolutely I mean. That's that's the goal right and ultimately if it doesn't work out I'm comfortable you know we the original plan before I started. The Observer was either to go work freelance in the theater industry or to go teach. English overseas With my partner and I'm comfortable doing both of those things right and so I'm excited for those things. And and if the observer doesn't work out it was all worth that I've had just an absolutely tremendous experience creating. I don't I haven't had a chance to say this yet but I do. WanNa throw it out there if you're thinking about creating a flash briefing. I highly highly encourage you to do it because for me it hasn't just been a business or a whatever you. WanNa call it you know. Fill in the word business and entrepreneurial thing it has been really a life changing experience on I get people reaching out to me on a frequent basis saying how I've touched them or how I've I've helped them through life. I the example. I always give us their dad. Who was out of touch with video games for a long time He didn't play video games anymore but his son played video games all the time and he was like okay. I I don't know video games very well. GonNa to listen to this show. And he started listening show every single day and then he left me a message saying hey. I'm closer with my son now because I've been listening to your show and it's like I got that message in my heart was breaking like that is what I'm doing this for now. That has been my inspiration to keep going through all of this and I'm getting messages like that frequently. And so even if this were to end tomorrow it would have all been worth it for that so anyway. I love that story. I love stories like that. That's really what keeps you going. I touching people so Adrian simple question that people want to hear the Gaming Observer. How do they do so short? Yeah if you WANNA find the links to everything that I'm doing you can go to via gaming observer DOT COM. You can also find me on all of the major voice platform so on Alexa. You can find the flash briefing on Google talk to the Gaming Observer and on bixby say hi bixby play the Gaming Observer vailable on all of those platforms. Yeah we'll put links to the gaming observer in the show notes and from my listeners enable the capsule Play the gaming observer it a people. WanNa keep in contact with you. I understand where you're going. Or where the gaming observer is going. What's the best way to do? So I'm I'm on twitter at gaming underscore observer. You can also find me on Lincoln Adrian. Simple or if you like. The website is currently down by my email is Adrian. Simple DOT COM Adrian. Thank you it's really been a pleasure talking to you about Short Casts. Wason gaming and I can feel really your passion for what you do your passion for Games and for sharing your views and news about gains with your listeners. Which was what has led to all your success. I really think is sharing mashing. You've accomplished incredible amount. He built the amazing work. Pursue those dreams and thank you very much. Oh my gosh well thank you so much for for having me on It's been great to see what is doing in this space. I'm really excited to see how things move forward with you guys and it really means a lot to me for to be on this podcast. So thank you. Well thank you Adrian. That's all folks till next time. This is Roger Kibi the dixie developers chat podcast signing off..
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"Allow this bixby. Welcome to the developers podcast. Here is your housing housing Roger. Hello bixby developer chat listeners. Last week the bixby developer team was at the project. Voice Conference in Chattanooga catalyse. It was really an amazing experience. The conference was basically A. Who's who of voice and we Samsung and vivid labs? Were there along with Amazon Alexa. Google Microsoft mercedes-benz some incredible smaller voice companies and some really innovative startups Well the conference. I had the pleasure of interviewing thirty. Three voice developers designers podcasters at all around voice. Curry's Bruce in today's episode. We're going to hear from the I. Sixteen people I interviewed next week will release a second set of interviews without further ado. Do let's go to the floor. Project Voice Conference. I'm with Martin Lens Fitzgerald Martin. Money tell us what you do so bill for over three years now. I'm a voice evangelist. So I helped companies find their way into this new channel. Maybe even a new medium and I do this in Amsterdam so most of Europe is where I work customers like Vodafone. KLM TALL POW all kinds of companies. That I talked to that I help inspire action. He gets simple skills skills or actions going or even help them scale. AWESOME UNWARE HAIR project voice What are you doing a project voice? What do you do you like will here? I am actually sleep tech talking to people about project silver which is my project that helps elderly people yeah get better life uplifting there live using voice technology and it's consorts you. Mike created together with Google in Holland as well as the local AARP and insurer and the government ban and what we found. I'll be sharing this research tomorrow. Is that over. Twenty one percent of the elderly had talked to the vice is already up and running and yeah basically it's a very promising medium medium for them so with the consortium and trying to get customers are basically trying to get organizations to create services for the elderly because Handy Handy. That's great you know. I M super bullish on the elderly invoice because it's not technology they need to learn just talk and and it just works and I think it's one of the. There's such an opportunity for the voice industry to get in and help Italy and have them lead a better life. I it's what I've found with snow already for a year and a half is that it's a flywheel effect I found platforms. They get more users at more of a positive a PR angle. It's not just light bulbs on and often buying flowers knows making people's lives better. There is so much impact their customer or the organizations get more customer service purpose than better and then the elderly whose lives get ab- lifted so and that together it creates like a magic potion if you will and we started now also in Denmark. I'm looking to start in Germany in the UK as well as in the US news. So that's my mission so you touched a bit with talking about your project and silver and elderly but where thirty one of the voice and what do you see it going in next year five years. Where would you like to see it so if I was younger? Now I would steady the anthropology collagen emerging tech. So how do you emerge a new channel like voice. This is my fourth new medium or fifth new medium. started out web did email we all did. Mobil did augmented reality. And now this and so where are we now. And what's going to happen. It's Daily. I wonder I ponder that so on one one hand I think are we still. I wonder are we at the gopher stage of see remember ads. Remember that this tree whip creates are are we at compuserve and AOL live at further was walled gardens which suites the platforms aren't or are we at the stage age. Where you had just Nokia blackberry but no iphone or android and I think we are before the iphone moment of voice and Actually Salihi standing in the sand or that? I think the approach that bixby house is one of the key next generation approaches that we need that is different than almost the APP model. which you find with Amazon with herbals? I'm really yeah following. Let's go on with gigs. Because I think that is very well. Thank you very much. Yeah we're trying to push the industry forward and you know we have very able and great competitors and I think it's all it's all just a rising tide for all going on right now. So Martin. People want to follow what you're doing project silver or yourself. How would they keep in contact with Zilmer with a z dot com where we will publish publish our research results next week? We'll be launching tomorrow here in formerly the next we could we Downloadable as a pdf and then if we want to know more about me use me in your company any any which way as a talk as it were jobs or helped me help. Create Services Lens Dash Fitzgerald Dot Com. Everything's they're awesome pleasure talking to you. Martin.
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"Of just voice in general. Where do you see the voice industry going now? When the next year the next five years where where do you see going? Where would you like to see it go? I think the the biggest this trend. I've kind of noticed I think is a lot of cases. Larger companies are taking voice More serious than they were before. When I first I started out there were you know not a lot of skills out there? People were Kinda like pooping the whole concept like. Oh it's not going to stay around and everything like that and and now it seems like all these companies are really getting interested in. How do we have our own power? We represented in this new platform. So in general I I feel like that trend is going to continue forward where there's going to be a lot more demand for this in the other thing is user. Confidence in voice is definitely going up to. I think people before I mean like me as a developer. I think it's even more so but like you could go to Google and you type in something and find results way faster than you could for voice but now that's really changing now effort asking a really simple question can usually get you just as good results just as fast and I think that that's going to be another trend. That's going to continue forward which leads into the security concerns where people are going to start hurting a lot more about their privacy their security is there information being used. It's I think it's going through kind of like that. Technological Life Cycle where as people get more used to using it. They become more reliant tawny they become more concerned about it and then cycles back into they become you know they use it more while. That's so well put because I think it's it's indicative of a technology becoming more mass market when there's greater concerns owners completely valid concerns there also oh indicative of Kinda mass you know the populists general accepting voice and using it and asking some tough questions that definitely should be asked and we is. The industry definitely need to have answers. And frankly in some cases bettering answers than we've we've currently
"bixby" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat
"How did you get started developing for bixby. I will still with bixby. It was a completely different system. I really actually haven't even heard anything thing about it. My wife was always like an avid apple phone user and then I convinced her not to use apple phones finally and we ended up getting her Samsung Samsung. And then from there I kind of heard about it and was like invited to like Joined the speed premier developer program since I was already a skill developed before Alexa Sir. So I started with the like I said I pretty much that I really haven't done. Hardly anything with The exit on time basically focused on trying to build new things for bixby because the the interface design like behind. How you put things together is just so like friendly? Developers will thanks. We're definitely liked to To hear that on anything else you WANNA share about your experience with bixby and being from like you started started out with Alexa Development. And now you're doing more big Alexa Development. You want to share anything with the listeners about your experience with Vicky Well I started out with it. It was very different very kind of like much more rudimentary than like The complex interface model so it took took some getting used to how to actually like design the interactions. But I stuck with it and I would definitely recommend anybody who wants to really stick with it because it's incredibly the powerful how much you can do. I mean it's the biggest reason I really fell in love with it was I could do in an hour. What would take me a month to do with the Alexa Development and it's just getting through that initial hurdle of like understanding that? I didn't need to do all that extra to something really working. That was really cool. And that's why I said that's why I have a lot of fun just prototyping things because I can just find an API when a try out build something up in in a couple hours happened working. Intestinal that I can play around with it will. That's clearly music to our. Here's Ryan but you know. I sympathize with the kind of the learning challenge. Initially I know and I I could Tried to work with big speak. You know that really declared a programming model. Where Model I and code later was really quite different than anything I'd ever done so it was a little bit of Hump to get over but yeah I'd agree with you? Once you get over. That Hump could be related productive and fast to go build. Then try some things and see what works. And what doesn't work