10 Burst results for "Brett Casella"

"brett casella" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

Future Ear Radio

04:44 min | Last month

"brett casella" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

"For years from now voice to be a commodity. Everybody would use it just because at the end of the it makes sense. But it's a process. Do you not like smartphones. Only came out two thousand six seven three four five days later. Everybody you know that and said well we are. We are hooked. Yeah no. I think that's a great way to frame it and it's actually interesting one of the next questions that i had I when i was parsing through all the ron the jaws interviews and i came across yours I listened to the one again. I had actually already listened to it. But i re listened to the one that you had with brett casella. So thanks again. Bradford for doing some my homework for me. Because i listened back to that one and i actually wanted to ask you about this point that you make as you made it on that podcast to about the commoditisation piece. This is really interesting to me. And i think it's cool that you're transparent about it that basically it's a building block. You know this whole text to speech engine. I'm i believe at the time you said that you were using amazon. Polly still what you're using okay. So if you're operating under the assumption that eventually all kinds of websites are going to have this Type of text to speech in that. It's just going to gradually get better and better and it's going to sound more more realistic. What's the next face you know. How do you differentiate. Where are those differentiating factors. I have some thoughts as to like what i would imagine it to be. But obviously i want to hear it from you of where these things can be differentiated. So am okay. So let's let's talk at the backstage then then we'll move to the front on the backstage we need to understand. Texas beaches is with us for the past twenty two so adult make major in the last two years. It's the technology exists for for for ages and just part is interested. It's part of the building and product itself. It's a full building so that is definitely part but then you need to a for example. One of the advantage we have is our solution. Our of the doesn't is affected..

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"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

03:20 min | 3 months ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"Of information that you would want to know right now but consider this is a this is data point but I would really like to see the google assistant logs because google assistant logs would tell me what people are doing what they're trying to do because there's a lot of air logs in there too which basically would indicate things people would like to do or expect to be able to do but can't But i also be happy to see the things that they are successfully and i think that That would be somewhat interesting on amazon too. But i think with google since we found out a couple of years ago that they were doing about fifty percent of the google sistance activity was on smart speakers and fifty percent was on the phone. And now i think it's actually much more towards the phone but they would give you sort of that nice cross section of throughout the day what people are looking at. So i'd say that. If i could have anything i mean. It's the thing that i always want to see is what the actual behavior is. So i'm able to divine what consumers say they do or what to do But i haven't been able to see the behavior very often. Consumer behavior shows you. Things will never come out and and surveys. And i'm looking at someone like google. They have a lot of that data. Nice transparency interesting okay. How can people keep track of you so you can go to. Vx world website. we're on twitter atkinson's or the world lincoln as well and we are doing. We're running a free voice strategy audit or assessment rather so if you have kind of started the journey or thinking about the journey wondering what to watch out for yourself so open the right where we're offering a free a three voice strategy assessment. So it's just the dot world slash voice and you can feel it in totally free to ten minutes and the see if we can help you get norway. You can listen to the podcast as well. Not a something else you can do with Not quite as many episodes as you brett but we've got quite a few that a lot and we tend to. We tend to dive into other mentioned. At the beginning. You know the practicalities of of implemented misconduct off the house. The wise the watson the challenges and all that kind of stuff. So yeah if you are one in some extra listening along with the voice pa-papa's then feel free agent now all right so voiced by nation. I'm your host brett casella you can find me on the twitter at brick and sela. You can read voice about that. He is you. Don't check out voice insider. We have lots of cool stuff in there. That's where we do sort of these think tank and we share information that maybe you wouldn't know unless you had all the contacts that cain simms has sometimes i do We try to yourself. That's really important to people who are in the industry and you know i definitely check out view ex world. It's something that i've listened to not all of your episodes but many of them and i came And doesn't do an excellent job as sort of getting to sort of the core elements. So i definitely recommend you try that out and come back and be with us next week. We'll have another amazing guest but kane sims. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you very much pleasure..

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"brett casella" Discussed on Sound in Marketing

Sound in Marketing

11:42 min | 11 months ago

"brett casella" Discussed on Sound in Marketing

"I think that the future is bright for anybody that wants to get into space that wants to create new and exciting engagements that are complete unique from the way that we've done things before we got used to tapping swiping and pinching device. And we can move on from that. Take our eyes off the screen and start to engage with our brands and with each other in exciting ways in today's episode. We discussed this past January in Vegas at the voice at CBS event. And how that went other noteworthy events and Resources? Great on genuity and exploration examples. That have already occurred in this wide open landscape predictions for the future. We all make sounds. Let's make them on purpose. Welcome to the sound of marketing. That's wonderful and that's what I love about the voice community. It's so supportive. Everyone is so supportive of the other Because it's kind of a grassroots community of sorts. It's growing now but like I feel like people were kind of lifting each other up as they were trying to figure this out together. What does this market look like? And I hope that continues as it grows. I hope that that feeling that I have about people. In this industry it continues. Oh me too and I think it will. I think that there's you see the enthusiasm out there See a women in Voice. And you see that group. Turn out a new chapter. It seems like every week in a different city or country around the world. There is a lot of enthusiasm for this market also. I will say that I believe that the boys I community is probably one of the true fully or as close to fully. We may have some room to go to grow. It does feel very inclusive. It feels like there is a real sense of belonging in this community. We are doing things this year to make. Sure we take that. Even further with groups that aren't traditionally represented so whether they're people in their retirement years or people that are Have spinal injuries or other of other differing abilities? That need to have access to a conference. You know we're going to do all. We can to make sure that we create the most inclusive community. We can but I am very very pleased to see the believe the voice I industry in the voice I community is probably one of the healthiest when it comes to that. I still think there's room to go and I take it. I take that role for myself very seriously. About how do we get there? How do we get all the way there where isn't even talked about anymore? It just is how it is that is that's Utopia for me when we can just be in a place of belonging a place of peace a place of learning a joy in connection and thriving and that's That's something I tip my hat to this voice. I community because I think that it's I think it's doing a great job. Yeah that would be. That would be quite the thing to have a Utopian society towards I think we all have room to goals right so as long as we're all striving to be better people. I think that's that's the ultimate rate their amen to that Going back to events. You just did your voice voice at CAS in January in Vegas. How did that go? There was a lot of fun. It was our first one So we partnered with a cit a where we were an official partner and we did an official program so voice at CBS was part of the overall ees experience. It was at the hotel in what they call their see space. The intention is there to To give a space where executives brand executives can come and learn in an environment. It isn't quite so crazy. Crowded as the rest of US give me. I don't know if you've ever watched the show floors but it's it's an amazing show just the sheer size. So we were thrilled that we had a day of boys at the title sponsor. Was the Google assistant team which was great but we also had a whole host of other great companies that sponsor that day and We had a great series of conversations from the time we kicked off at ninety m to the time we stopped five That included leading brands like Disney and AMEX and You mentioned Google and Amazon Radio DOT COM so many others came and rarely shared what they are doing what they're working on so it was an exciting day for us. Also Google gave out a Google Assistant to all the attendees and Scott and Susan. Westwater gave out their new book to everybody. Rally Metro came in grave. Gave his book out to everybody More than just whether music so it was a it was a real fun day for us. It was the first time and I think it went really well for the first time we had a full room. We are already planning next year. Given everything we've learned about producing an event at the es so we're taking all those lessons and we are a were already looking forward so It was a great experience. Great to be in Vegas and great to see all the amazing products on the floor. Cas Well I concluded that. The future is electric autonomous and voice activated. Good words. Yeah and you even got some of your podcast episodes for inside voice out. Carrie was Reporting on on site. I believe she actually did her reporting on site at at project voice so okay for three days project. She did nothing but interviews and I think she got about twenty interviews down while she was there. Amazing we there are others that did podcast interviews live from Vegas Brett Casella from voice. A huge shout out to Brett. He is the Pied Piper of this industry. If you go to voice data ai he was doing a on site interviews. I think Bradley metrics did a few as well and so in our community partners were pushing content but we we certainly captured all those talks. They're up on our youtube channel. So if you've got a youtube slash Go Dab. You'll find those talks from. Cbs UP ON YOUTUBE. Awesome So this can be this can become like a a wormhole of sorts a rabbit hole. Whatever you WANNA call it. There's just so many different ways that you can go and I feel like because this is such a new thing and like I'm kind of learning as I go. People can be intimidated by this and I don't want them to be because this is the prime example that a smaller company can compete with a bigger company because sound and voice technology. Marketing is so accessible it so much more accessible than like back in the day when you had to buy broadcast ad which was way too much money. So here's here's a chance for a smaller company to get in. And the you know the very forefront and compete with like you know Google or I don't know like a big company like facebook there's opportunities for this. How how would you encourage to look at it because it can be so daunting right? I think that the first thing to do is just get involved like this. Go on line take a course of how to build your first. Alexa scale or google action and just debt. Just start simple start there. Then there's a level playing field for ideas. Your ideas are as good as anybody else's what can you do? I mean if you're let's say you're florist in a in a in a small town. Imagine starting your own voice scale maybe doing daily Micra cast that pushes out about what flowers are fresh. And what what's blooming or you know a DA and there's just so many things you can do if you're a small business or if you are a technology business or assassin business you know it's we have another avenue now for thought leadership. We have another avenue now for engagement so go back to win. Youtube started go back to went blogging. I got popular. Go back to the start of anything new where you have a chance to get in on the ground floor. It is still really early in this space. I would encourage people to get in figure out their place. It might be intimidating but everything so accessible. There are so many opportunities to get started and the tools. Get better and better so if you you know if you're a a one a figure out but you're not a developer go look at tools like voice flow or boy. Safai or voice X. Peter's a bunch of platforms out there that you can easily build on Alexa scale or Google action with no coding experience. There are so many ways for people to get in and then on the content side. I would say start Mike or Casting. Look like a whittling. Go where you can sign up for a microcosm download on your phone. You can send out you know one or two minute microcosm every day and share that with your community there are a lot of examples of how folks are really building their their businesses and their reputations using micro casting. I would look no further than Dr Terry Fisher out of Canada. He has done amazing work with Microsoft. I think he's on to I don't know maybe he's six or seven hundred days in a row where he's microstate every day. He's now speaking at conferences around the world. His life has changed because he chose this new platform in this new business to engage in a new way now. He has a global reputation. And and you know he's a real important player in this industry so I would just say that there are so many different ways to get in whether it's on the content side through micro casting and pushing out through a assistant devices or with trying to develop your first test scale naked simple naked something fun but it's all out there. It's all approach fall. My advice is there's nothing like just getting started. I think a great example to as I don't know if it was you or carry that interviewed her but Kiki Monica with her black history every day. Alexa skills. I'm GonNa find the Lincoln all I'll put it. That was Kerry man. This woman was amazing and again this. She's she's not like in her twenties or anything at that she just wanted to learn and she figured it out. Yeah I tell you that is. That is a perfect example. And that's so fun for us so I think that it just kind of comes back to. Why do we build community we want to? We want to create these opportunities for people. Dr John Paul meter founder of women. Voice I take no credit for founding. Women had voice that we did. She was a student at the time and she got a scholarship to come to the very first voice summit. It was at that event that she got the idea to build women and voiced in start women invoice and there is just no greater joy than to know that the work that we do to bring community together can have a direct impact on the trajectory of people's lives and she made that decision and now she's finished her PhD. She has a great new job and she is the founder of a global women's technology movement. And you know we got to be there you know when it started and I think that you know you bring up that podcast with Kerry. I'm going to go. I haven't listened to episode but I will definitely go and listen because it just brings me great joy to watch these people and again. I want to be careful. I don't take credit for anything that these people do. It's just a joy for me. To See people get started in this business and and go on in thrive and.

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"brett casella" Discussed on Voice First Health

Voice First Health

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on Voice First Health

"Revolutionized the way experience healthier. Let's talk voice it aired Dr Terry here and This is a short special episodes. This was actually not a regularly scheduled. Episode of this podcast. Go with everything going on with Corona Virus Kobe. I wanted to share a couple of quick thoughts with you and I wanNA tell you about a couple of resources that are available for you if you choose to look into those number one. First of all of course. I hope that you are doing well. I hope that you are staying healthy. I hope that all of your loved ones. Your family and everybody is doing well. It's critically important. I'M GONNA put this message out as well that we all practice social distancing actually think a better term for this physical distancing because we don't want to socially isolate people still reach out to people make sure that they're doing well virtually and by phone and take advantage of our technology but physically. Make sure that you are distancing yourself other people. This is how we're going to do our best to have the best chance to try to minimize that rate of infection from one person to the next now two things I want to tell you about number one You may or may not be aware. I originally had a corona virus doc skill publish to the Alexa skill store. I also wasn't the process of publishing a corona virus tips briefing. Both of those are no longer available. Amazon in addition to Google Another big companies. They have decided to pull those resources from their skill store from there marketplace wherever that is for the companies because they don't want misinformation to get out. I can understand that. Unfortunately for me minds mal information was evidence based but nevertheless. I understand that. So if you've been looking for those that's the reason they're not they're number two. I have been producing a flash briefing called health tips. So it's health tips by voice I health. You can find it by searching health tips flash briefing on the skill store. This I've been doing number of months And it's generally been about all different things after with your health. Nutrition Exercise Mental Health Various things however given what's going on today I am transitioning to doing more tips with regards to pandemics the social distancing as I mentioned things about covert and so on so it's not specifically covert But if you are getting some evidence based information encourage you to check out that flash briefing as well and finally I wanted to let you know about a special virtual conference Webinar. That is going on this week. March twenty fifth at two eastern To Register for this you go to voice. I health dot com slash live. The topic of this is the Kobe. Nineteen pandemic how can voice technology help and I have lined up a tremendous selection of speakers for this. I'll just run through these quickly with you. Brett Casella. The host of the voice bought Podcast I if you've been following the voice base. I'm sure you know Bret really excited to have Brett Talk about Heartaches impact on the outlook with voice and Corona virus. On then I have a two speakers. Shmuel and tall a window They're talking about vocal biomarkers and how we can diagnose cove in nineteen by voice potentially and I'm very curious to hear that discussion Then we have our Roger Kibi. A senior developer forbid labs Talking about voices mental health and pandemics. And how can voice technology health help us in in that regard Then we have a panel with Patrick Gins Daniel Marts Patrick it's from Bainer. Media Daniel March is from E. Q. Care and they're talking about informing and guiding designing voice experiences for Bolton moments. We know what we have to look about. Look at when we are designing voice Experience in this type of Scenario that we are experiencing Then we have Christie Yvonne from Cova talking about virtual assistant and a cove nineteen for question and answers and screening and they've created a A very valuable voice assistant specifically for this topic And then I'm really excited to have a keynote speaker. Brian Romley often referred to as the ORKLA voice The Thomas Edison Modern Thomas Edison Really excited we're GONNA be doing a fireside chat and we're going to hear about Brian's take on the future of healthcare.

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"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

08:27 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"Daniel Rouse Amazon Jefferson Graham from USA Today Chris Albrecht from the spoon and Ben Fox Ruben of CNN. We get real time reactions from the Amazon product launch in Seattle. Hello OVOID BOT nation. This is your host. Brett Casella and I'm just back from a trip to Seattle for the now annual Amazon product launch event there were more than eighty announcements made during the day up from seventy last year Amazon and its divisions introduced fourteen new products and we saw several from third parties ranging from third reality to Hamilton Beach in my interviews views. We mostly cover the key product demonstrations largely because those are what received the most prominent in the onstage demonstrations after the four interviews. I have a segment in my analysis will conclude this week's episode be sure to share your thoughts and ideas here on twitter and linked in the first of my forecast is Daniel Rouse. He's he's Amazon's vice president of smart home. He's the most senior person from Amazon. We've had on the podcast thus far and giving his portfolio speaks with authority on Amazon's products in on their strategy. I know you're going to appreciate his insights in the first segment next up is Jefferson Graham of USA Today. Jeff is an expert in consumer tech reviews just about everything in offers unique insights and how the announcements from Amazon fit into the larger tech product landscape we Jefferson on last year for the Amazon product demand event and it was really great to give thoughts again after another year of Amazon expansion and the smart home and voice activated space third. Today's lineup is Chris Crispell Brek. He is writer at the spoon. He's the leading publication on food tech. I invited Kris to join the interview today because he's able to offer some unique insights into a few of the announcements from the event such as Amazon's new smart partnership with Food Network in even how echo buds will help you navigate a whole foods market. That was a really interesting demonstration. I have to say closing out. The interviews is Ben Fox. Ruben have seen it. He is seen as Amazon reporter with a long tenure intact attack and business reporting gives an uncommonly deep and broad understanding of Amazon and it was great to get him to weigh in on the recent events around Lexa Echo products addicts and privacy. I will then follow up the interviews with some of my own analysis. The newly announced products and services okay. Let's get started. First off is Daniel route vice president of SMART Home Amazon. ooh Okay breckon seller here. I am at the Amazon Alexa Product launch event. I don't even know if that's the official name. Is there an official name Daniel Jonathan. Is there an official name okay so this is the annual gathering now at the spheres that Amazon rolls out seventy eighty different announcements including new products and updates to products. I and I'm here with Daniel row. She was vice president overseeing all of the smart home initiatives for Amazon Daniel. Thank you for joining me super happy to be here okay so we've had an opportunity to talk a couple of times in the past and I think a lot of things that we talked about. We see a lot more of today so tell me what happened today. It's a continuation of your existing strategy and what happened today. In terms of the announcements that you think of his new I think there were kind of two broad themes as I say at one you saw saw US carrying Alexa along everywhere customers are asking for so you saw announcements about integrations with GM bringing Alexa deeply into another automaker in a great integration you saw Alexa on the dough with a whole set of wearable products that we announced today in our pods in frames in lieu so that's about selects ubiquity you saw US bring Echo studio out which is a great new echo for your home dot with the clock. You know all the traditional ways that you the peculiar announcements I guess if you'll call them that from Amazon here bringing Alexa every corner of the home and beyond that customers are asking for that sort of the first bucket as I associate I think the other bucket and the one that frankly spend most of my day job on is the smart home making it the three things we talked about today we're making it simpler making it smarter overall and making it safer for customers and there we had a whole series of announcements you know the first bucket on simpler. We WanNa make it so that any human can use a smart art home product. You don't have to be a hacker smart programmer. We announced a programme called certified for humans today so that we can make smart more approachable and we had a whole succession of announcements about making Alexa smarter through things like hunches and safer through things like Alexa Guard okay so let's talk about that certified for humans because because that has to do with Alexa connect kit but it's a lot more than that that's right so our notion with the sort of peculiar name is that the only only prerequisite for the smart home should be that your human being so we convene what we called non expert panel basically no. It directors allowed folks that would self admittedly say they're just unfortunate with technology and we basically had them test these products themselves a hundred percent of our panel channel was able to set up the Amazon smart plug with frustration free setup in two minutes the first time so we knew that these products would hit the bar. It's a it's a program over for a dozen criteria that we use to make sure that these products are truly simple and easy to use okay so setup is a big part of that but you explain to me earlier that it goes beyond setup so setups really important but what is it beyond setup. It's important for this certified for humans well. I'll tell you you know you want to make sure that those products stay connected. They're reliable and they don't have Gotcha. So I think a lot of smart home products today you end up thinking they're smart you get them set up through a bunch of arcane processes and a bunch of steps. APPs with your smartphone and then there's some Gotcha you have to pause using your door lock to wait for a software update when you're dumb door lock worked better in that moment when you can just use your hand and so I think those gotcha frustrating for customer so the certified for humans criteria include a ton of reliability requirements requirements like like software updates need to happen in the background when customers aren't using the product so we've got a lot about built into the program knowing that customers care about reliability and no Gotcha okay okay so last year you made a lot of headlines by introducing a microwave and some people thought it was funny. Some people thought it was I guess serious and maybe that you were going to go l. In start trying to kill off the most important categories that sell three Amazon dot com tell me a little bit about the Alexa connects kit and the chip and what you're doing along those lines and what we see with the Amazon oven in the microwave and what the real intention of those is the the the intention with the microwave last year and the Amazon smart of this is of course to build a great consumer product. That's our best selling microwave what we launched last year. It's a four point one star a product. We sophisticated that product by making a foreign one of in this year in the Amazon Smart Evan but of course the real story is having the pervasiveness of Alexa control in the home home for customers that want that and so the Alexa connected is what enables any manufacturer and developer to suddenly become overnight a developer of smart products. They don't have to worry about building cloud services. They simply integrate this chipset in series with their existing microcontrollers so that say fan or a light or anything in your home that uses power can become smart overnight through the integration of this chip. It's truly amazing for developers we when we launched the UK last year we had over a thousand developers expressed interest within weeks and now we're working with hundreds of developers to bring products to market so this year we already have that we've seen launch and there are launching in coming weeks a connected smart. Christmas tree where you can put it into candy cane mode. We've got a slow cooker. We've got an air freshener from procter in gamble. We've got of course our own smart oven and you'll see sort of this whole Conga line of products coming out over the next year from hundreds of developers working with the A. C. K. okay. I think a lot of people don't realize that the Amazon us. I don't remember the name of it but the microwave the Amazon oven don't have have microphones. That's right yeah.

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"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

23:10 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"Voiced by nation this is your host Brett Casella and I'm just back from a trip to Seattle for the now annual Amazon product launch event there were more than eighty announcements made during the day Kazadi there were over eighty announcement this year there were seventy something last year so they took it up a notch did it seem like it was more than last year we so we missed a bunch of them but the ones they asked for doozy's I mean it was one after the next it was breath breathtaking really defiled at first okay so I like the clock because it's it's mindless what a little clock radio with Alexa next year it just makes all the sense in the world and the DOT is the best thing Amazon product era Amazon Alexa product and I wake up every hour on the hour wanting our time it is and I can tell you eh well we're not conceited hotel rooms by these great idea so I love that if it really did it well they opened with the clock and they closed with the glasses so I love the way I love the idea of having these classes and talking to Alexa the promised you can hear her I don't know if you try if you could hear anything so the ear buds solves all also issues it for one hundred twenty nine dollars you by the ear buds put him in the areas Alexa with Dimas was weather the song for me what's the roommate and how do I get to so-and-so place so you you get your directions they send you the directions on the oh I think it'd be the biggest seller for them over the holiday season okay now those does come in to one hundred twenty nine dollars so less than air pods which is what the ended everybody goes against it's like half the half the market is air pods today all these wireless ear buds you've tried you've you've tried air pods how do you did you think that in your really brief introductions to them they compared Erika's do not stick in my ear okay so I can't use them for whatever reason the way are built they will not stay in my ear these wants today stayed in my ear and I shift my head really fast try to throw them out they stayed there that enough is for me rate has supposedly eighty five percent market share worldwide which means the airports don't work with any of those devices These Amazon months will so have you tried Pixel buds or the galaxy buds or any of the other competitors Pixel Buds a big no I did try them I hated them they wouldn't stick in the air I've been using something from a company a one more those state of the year in I like them a lot but the charging it's just is a killer the must people are used to it by you know you WanNa grab for them and you forgot to charge them and but I think most people will be charging their Alexi ear buds they'll find a way more useful because Alexa tends to be a useful product so one of the things that struck me about those 'cause I'm an airport user they do stay in my ear pretty much like if I can't do vigorous exercise they will come out I like them I think they're very good product I was really impressed by the base and the new echo buds I thought that the low end sound quality was just much better I couldn't really tell we were crowded room and and they started good they certainly sound a lot better than the echo frames dance for sure I had it up all the way and I could barely hear it and I can only imagine mm-hmm what it'd be like walking down the street on a busy street now I arose maybe it's okay busy street would be another story I think that's probably right I did eventually here the volume I turn to him all the way up I could hear the audio is listening to the news I was getting the demonstration was allowed room deserve probably forty people in that room is pretty small a I I don't wear glasses so it's not something that I would normally have on my face anyway but I did like the idea that they didn't have the visual interface because anytime I've tried one of those demonstrated those this is just a bad experience in this really says okay we're GONNA wear these you're going to have voice accessible and then if you can hear them you can get half for maybe three quarters of the daily news the worst experience I had was thrown glasses so you're flying your drone and you put these on and you're seeing what the drone see he's while you're flying but it's illegal to not have line of sight of the drone so is like totally messes you up and you have to take those things off the make sure you haven't flown into a tree who has epsom okay all right so the glasses you do not think are going to be a winner nobody definitely got my attention but it's the ear buds the ear buds and the Echo studio stole the show the co studio is a high end wonderfully sounding speaker that sound so good I couldn't believe how good it sounded I've always been a fan of the Sonos one as that way better sounding speaker than any echo speakers this one is way better than the Sonos wants fifty dollars more and if I was Sonos I'd be a little concerned is now okay so the Sonos is the exact same price as the echo studio if I was so I'd be really really concerned I agree it sounds great actually my my tweet when it came out was like Oh Amazon built a home pot way more effective it gets better than the homepage I didn't think the home was very good I didn't think the sound is very good it was originally to ninety nine and most of the series functions were things that we don't era about Alexa actually has a better track record in the home I get it and we have Echo Plus Echo Saab which is actually a really good setup in the in the gym in my house but I agree that the base on that is actually better than the homepage home it's actually quite a good machine but okay what what do you think are the losers from today the well let's see no watch no toaster oven I know somebody who would predict a be its own struggling now instead there's been a two hundred and fifty dollar oven which looks really interesting and if I was June I'd be concerned you know they just take to these companies that they've been doing business with and they just beat them and then slashed the price I didn't hear anything about fire TV they claim they introduced a bunch of things earlier but nothing of any note last year there was a lot of fire TV announcements well there was a lot of discussion of fire TV at Isa a couple of weeks ago we ran some news on that I didn't think it was that amazing I think the story around fire TV is interesting is that it's just a proliferation of Climbing market share sort of third parties are integrated oh ass but yes did not talk about our TV and they really didn't spend a lot of time trying to shepherd us to look at that in the smart home air into the other things I think if I will say you did ask me I said maybe a toaster oven that would be sort of obvious I also said coffeemaker but don't think you actually put that your story I saw on the counter Amilton beach coffee make no I did put it in the story of my friends and I it said in the slide I didn't see it on the desk MM slide so your track record was pretty good because you said what I really WanNa see earlier buds I wanna see toaster-oven we got an oven instead of its Australian and a copy maker so you're three for three I'll take it I'll take it Jefferson Graham thank you very much for joining us on the voice podcasts all right thanks okay this is Brechin seller I'm at the Amazon Alexa Product launch event here in Seattle and I came across Chris Albrecht from the spoon and he is an expert in technology I think that's a fair way to say it isn't it yeah it's pretty very yes I cover food technology intersection of innovation and Food Okay and what does the spoon the spoon attack is basically just sorta chronicles how technology is changing the meal journey from farm to fork absolutely okay so there's a lot going on in that space right now you can be covering a lot of things why was it important for you to be here this week well anytime Amazon moves you know you just can't tell which way they're gonNA go right and it's in the food area right so they own foods Amazon go cashier's check out they're really pushing that technology they've invested in deliver ru over for food delivery and even today you saw they released their smart oven which followed their microwave from last year a voice controlled kitchen appliance right so what's interesting he is not only how does something the size of Amazon they're reaching power able to push a device right one so you look at the device itself it's a smarter and has Alexa but it also four in one device features in air fryer microwave and a convection oven so I'm like Oh airframes interesting because it's a very hip thing probably got data on Air Fryers or a big buyer we should include that we need to include that in our device but as they enable it for scandal cook so you can scan what you're going to cook or tell it what you're going to cook then it's getting data about how you're eating and how everybody who buys one is eating and how does that feed in to the Alexa machine or its ability to sell you do things those are that's really interesting to me also today What caught my eye was the ear buds the echo buds being able to tell you where tomatoes a whole foods so that was interesting the the location capability I I assume it only works in whole foods and won't work another grocery store I'm GONNA assume yeah they're plugged into because it'll tell you if the if it's in stock right and then I was talking to the guy and right now it's only like your favorite whole foods or like your local whole foods so you'd pick one and then it would go and interface with that inventory Lori and then go okay they have it and then you walk in the store it just knows that you go to that store if you went to a different store right now it won't be able to tell you the same thing but that kind of guidance this is really interesting because then what can I do go like you buy tomatoes and meet and they'll goes hey just wanted to let you know if you're looking for if you're making a spaghetti the doodles are.

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02:44 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This episode one thirteen of the forest by podcast this week's cast gene munster managing partner of lou ventures. We talked voice assistant. I q global smart speaker sales and where funding going invoice voiced by nation. This is brett casella l. A. hosted the voice by podcast. Today's guest is from the research investment community gene munster offers a different take on the rise of voice assistance consumer adoption and how venture venture capital of us. This space bullet starwood this. Did you know that ninety percent of people who try to track their meals with the mail tracking app like my fitness pal for example they give up within the first week part of the problem is.

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02:10 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This episode one thirteen of the forest by podcast this week's cast gene munster managing partner of lou ventures. We talked voice assistant. IQ global smart speaker sales and where funding going invoice voiced by nation. This is brett casella l. A. hosted the voice by podcast. Today's guest is from the research investment community gene munster offers a different take on the rise of voice assistance consumer adoption and how venture venture capital of us. This space bullet starwood this. Did you know that ninety percent of people who try to track their meals with the mail tracking app like my fitness pal for example they give up within the first week part of the problem is that entering food information with a touch based user interface like a mobile app is simply a bad user experience. This is a classic example voice in natural language can help as many of you heard me say many times before voices exceptional at complex input and simple output so the seems like a natural fit for voice for example. I salmon green beans a potato in water for dinner. Last night. I can see that <hes> and fewer than four seconds however it would take me many seconds typing with thumb swiping selecting if i was in a mobile app however there's been an issue with bringing voice to this problem in the past. There hasn't been a solution particularly a natural language understanding solution specifically designed for voice however there's a startup recently out of stealth. That's been working on this problem for a year. They have two million utterances from for twenty thousand real users. The company's name is entree. You can find a bit entree dot. AI if you're looking to create a voice experience related food definitely take a look. You can follow them on twitter at app food. API at food API like application programming interface food API and if you're looking to create a better user experience or just check out their demo my which is really interesting. You can type in a bunch of different things. It'll show you exactly the information terms calorie cow protein all the other macronutrients that you're trying branding track so if you want.

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"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This is episode one oh four a deep voice by podcast my guest today are ben fox ruben i've seen that pete ericsson a motive in the voice summit in eric schwartz of voiced by this all star panel discussion de biggest stories of the first half of twenty ninety voiced by nation this is your host brett casella june is over that means the first half of twenty nineteen is in the books we grab some people the watcher industry very closely in ask them for their perspectives on the top stories of twenty nineteen dust far ben fox ruben have seen that thinks the billions of voice devices is this just testicles sleight of hand pete ericsson a motive end the big voice boy say i show of the year voice nineteen says that hit the feature from alexa was a big deal even a few people are talking about it eric schwartz from voiced by daddy i is knee deep into wearables in sees privacy is a focus area that won't soon go away get ready for an hour fast paced discussion we start with news from the first week of twenty nineteen and conclude with discussions about the short cut the nowhere in life on mars i think you're really gonna enjoy this one before we get started i do wanna do a quick shout out about some things going on in voiced by land in this goes to voice nineteen so what's voice nineteen if you don't know what it is it's the largest annual conference and the voice industry they will have over three hundred speakers and five thousand attendees if if you're any industry you're likely planning to attend already if it's not on your calendar i highly recommend you consider it if you could work it in voice nineteen begins on july twenty second with workshops end they exhibit hall in keynotes on the twenty twentythird so the twentysecond is the workshops the exhibits and keno start the twenty third location in newark new jersey at the new jersey institute of technology which turned out last year it'd be a great venue i was skeptical at first but it was actually great it's it's really nice college campus nice facilities it's near newark airport is near the train station in of course it's right outside of new york city i will be presenting a moderating a panel during the conference sessions will also be doing some livestream interviews from the venue and then one day david twentysecond i will be doing it three our voice strategy workshop to ten that you need to get a super pass and seating will be limited so if you want a quick start the kickoff in new voice strategy initiative or get a gut check on what you're already doing today this is a session will be useful to you after three hours you'll have some new ideas new insights a framework and they plan of attack for monday morning i hope to see you there definitely get the super pass in sign up so you grab grab one of those seats in that room if you'd like to sign up also used the discount code voice spot for fifteen percent off that's enough on boys nineteen i hope to see you there tweet at me if you have any questions okay time for this week's panel discussion on the top news of twenty nineteen okay brecon sally here i'm thrilled to be joined today by ben fox ruben have seen that pete ericsson of mode as an my colleague out eric schwartz from voice bob are goal over the next hour is just discuss the top stories from the first half of twenty nineteen related to voice in technologies but before we get to the questions i thought it would be good have are panelist introduce themselves pete why don't you leaders off sure so i peter jackson i am the founder of motive i'm also the creator of voice summit a which will be a small gathering at the end of july in newark new jersey how small will bain we actually have we i think we have more than three hundred and fifty speakers coming from twenty five countries he's an a we expect to hit about five thousand attendees so we're gonna have some fun and july for sure newark and july everyone wants to be there that's right okay eric schwartz why don't you introduce yourself sure so i may a staff writer for voiced by i'm a relatively new start in about a month ago but i've been writing and recording on a technology of all sorts over over a decade now great okay ben yeah i'm a senior reporter at c net and i cover amazon smart home voice ecommerce and payments okay great only forgot to do something you guys each we need to say just set the tone were just gonna say you're not gonna give any explanation will get back to it a peach start top story first half of twenty nineteen for you invoice oh that is i i got i we talked about this just before we came on and it's a really tough question but i would say that they hit the compliance a wit a with amazon is a pretty big deal in is gonna open the door to a quite a bit of innovation in that space but you're also so impact other regulated industries okay i'd see eric i'd have to say just based on what i've been reading about so far these proliferation of the enterprise a voice technology seems to be really take you know based on just how many a new permutation the voice for a business there seems to be popping up just last month okay am ben yeah bloomberg had a piece a couple of months ago a couple of weeks ago about a how humans are listening to alexa utterances and that one had a lot of really interesting residents and yeah i guess we could delve into that a little bit more later on okay as a host i will say you guys are all almost almost right now has to do with the fact that voice assistance and now everywhere there's two billion devices but we will get to that okay so the first thing that we wanna talk about is smart speakers everywhere everywhere so are first story we might as well leadoff with the big news they've started twenty nineteen and it's really are old favorites smart speakers we we tend to get beyond that a little bit now but smart speakers are definitely at a focal area for this space voiced by data showed a forty percent rise and installed base smart speaker users in the u s in twenty eighteen that meant that more than one in four you us adults now had access to a device on some other studies found slightly higher adoption or some slightly lower but they all showed significant growth user base well over fifty million sixty to seventy million now in the u s a what do you make of the smart speaker milestone in growth rate will start with you ben yeah so i wrote a story out of cbs about this i think this statistic that i wrote was that about a thirty percent of thirty two percent of u s households now have smart speakers in them in while that's a huge number when you compare it to what it was virtually zero about four five years ago right when voice assistance were starting to take off smart speakers were starting to take off the question that i've always been interested in is when is it gonna head even further into the mainstream so were were kind of the point where were well past early adopters were now into early mainstream and amazon in particular is really busy trying to add its voice assistant into anything in everything connected to a wall clock a recently it's last big a presentation in september so what i'm looking for is when i dunno more grandparents are gonna start having more kids you're gonna start having a smart speakers in their in narrows a an end not proliferation would continue to go well above that it's thirty percent mark because once once it hits closer to fifty then you can expect i mean there is a good chance there's a possibility that a it could reach ubiquity similar smartphones maybe maybe that's a little too bullish i'm not sure yeah so it doesn't have to be fifty percent or is twentyfive percent enough i don't know have you thought about that hard to say hard to say i just kind of think that once you had fifty percent it's kind of like i just almost wonder where you go to your neighbor's house there you go to your friend's house and they have a smart speaker it almost becomes this imbedded practice there also a and granted this is controversial a in in some areas but i'd be idea of a having smart speakers already included in a university dorm rooms are already included as part of a more smart apartments so just kind of making it the default option hasn't quite yet happened and i don't i don't know what that percentage would look like whether that would be hitting fifty percent or what have you buy 'em were certainly a lot closer to that happening and we were a year ago two years ago so pete you spent most of the last decade steeped in the mobile world a in that his you know smartphones and mobile in general is reached that near rubik with his band was talking about how do you view these numbers in terms of smart speaker a well i think that they you know what we're seeing is the next interface end 'em anybody with the consumer product almost is trying to figure out how to engage their consumers using this you know using the new user interface a it's an imperative and you know it's it's tippers from mobile in that you know mobile apps had a very clear path to monetization very early on the path is not is clear with smart speakers however it is incumbent upon brands to kind of figure this out so whether you're an airline or an automotive company we just had a chat with the with mercedes benz in in their eight class their voice assistant is he beat you're proud of a feature component of the car 'em so when you know it's sort of like it's a must have from one standpoint of the market and the rest of the market's gonna follow low a which is a little bit different than a than mobile mobile developers of the ones that really pushed that market open and 'em and i think in this case it's gonna be the brands and they enterprise there got a whole a the developers of this market oh okay that's interesting all right eric you're relatively new to reporting this be a but you clearly were aware of smart speakers and voice assistance before you started focusing in this area exclusively is you become more familiar with the space what do you think these figures around smart speaker adoption main i think it's similar to what others have been saying about sort of reaching a tipping point i think a it it says sti see foundation you know once you have see hardware everywhere then it becomes easier to spread whatever lee killer app or whatever these thing is that makes everyone wants to have him there a person i think it'll be whatever whatever a solution comes for personalization i think of in the old days when you add a computer lab and you go into a computer lab and signing to do such as yourself now is why it's useful out those around now i feel like a the smart speakers were almost becoming that sort of thing where it's unique to have your own access to a your personalized software be the hardware that's based in in a public place or in a hotel room or whatever it might be yeah that's a i think that's a great point be.

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"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"brett casella" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This is episode one oh four a deep voice by podcast my guest today are ben fox ruben i've seen that pete ericsson a motive in the voice summit in eric schwartz of voiced by this all star panel discussion de biggest stories of the first half of twenty ninety voiced by nation this is your host brett casella june is over that means the first half of twenty nineteen is in the books we grab some people the watcher industry very closely in ask them for their perspectives on the top stories of twenty nineteen dust far ben fox ruben have seen that thinks the billions of voice devices is this just testicles sleight of hand pete ericsson a motive end the big voice boy say i show of the year voice nineteen says that hit the feature from alexa was a big deal even a few people are talking about it eric schwartz from voiced by daddy i is knee deep into wearables in sees privacy is a focus area that won't soon go away get ready for an hour fast paced discussion we start with news from the first week of twenty nineteen and conclude with discussions about the short cut the nowhere in life on mars i think you're really gonna enjoy this one before we get started i do wanna do a quick shout out about some things going on in voiced by land in this goes to voice nineteen so what's voice nineteen if you don't know what it is it's the largest annual conference and the voice industry they will have over three hundred speakers and five thousand attendees if if you're any industry you're likely planning to attend already if it's not on your calendar i highly recommend you consider it if you could work it in voice nineteen begins on july twenty second with workshops end they exhibit hall in keynotes on the twenty twentythird so the twentysecond is the workshops the exhibits and keno start the twenty third location in newark new jersey at the new jersey institute of technology which turned out last year it'd be a great venue i was skeptical at first but it was actually great it's it's really nice college campus nice facilities it's near newark airport is near the train station in of course it's right outside of new york city i will be presenting a moderating a panel during the conference sessions will also be doing some livestream interviews from the venue and then one day david twentysecond i will be doing it three our voice strategy workshop to ten that you need to get a super pass and seating will be limited so if you want a quick start the kickoff in new voice strategy initiative or get a gut check on what you're already doing today this is a session will be useful to you after three hours you'll have some new ideas new insights a framework and they plan of attack for monday morning i hope to see you there definitely get the super pass in sign up so you grab grab one of those seats in that room if you'd like to sign up also used the discount code voice spot for fifteen percent off that's enough on boys nineteen i hope to see you there tweet at me if you have any questions okay time for this week's panel discussion on the top news of twenty nineteen okay brecon sally here i'm thrilled to be joined today by ben fox ruben have seen that pete ericsson of mode as an my colleague out eric schwartz from voice bob are goal over the next hour is just discuss the top stories from the first half of twenty nineteen related to voice in technologies but before we get to the questions i thought it would be good have are panelist introduce themselves pete why don't you leaders off sure so i peter jackson i am the founder of motive i'm also the creator of voice summit a which will be a small gathering at the end of july in newark new jersey how small will bain we actually have we i think we have more than three hundred and fifty speakers coming from twenty five countries he's an a we expect to hit about five thousand attendees so we're gonna have some fun and july for sure newark and july everyone wants to be there that's right okay eric schwartz why don't you introduce yourself sure so i may a staff writer for voiced by i'm a relatively new start in about a month ago but i've been writing and recording on a technology of all sorts over over a decade now great okay ben yeah i'm a senior reporter at c net and i cover amazon smart home voice ecommerce and payments okay great only forgot to do something you guys each we need to say just set the tone were just gonna say you're not gonna give any explanation will get back to it a peach start top story first half of twenty nineteen for you invoice oh that is i i got i we talked about this just before we came on and it's a really tough question but i would say that they hit the compliance a wit a with amazon is a pretty big deal in is gonna open the door to a quite a bit of innovation in that space but you're also so impact other regulated industries okay i'd see eric i'd have to say just based on what i've been reading about so far these proliferation of the enterprise a voice technology seems to be really take you know based on just how many a new permutation the voice for a business there seems to be popping up just last month okay am ben yeah bloomberg had a piece a couple of months ago a couple of weeks ago about a how humans are listening to alexa utterances and that one had a lot of really interesting residents and yeah i guess we could delve into that a little bit more later on okay as a host i will say you guys are all almost almost right now has to do with the fact that voice assistance and now everywhere there's two billion devices but we will get to that okay so the first thing that we wanna talk about is smart speakers everywhere everywhere so are first story we might as well leadoff with the big news they've started twenty nineteen and it's really are old favorites smart speakers we we tend to get beyond that a little bit now but smart speakers are definitely at a focal area for this space voiced by data showed a forty percent rise and installed base smart speaker users in the u s in twenty eighteen that meant that more than one in four you us adults now had access to a device on some other studies found slightly higher adoption or some slightly lower but they all showed significant growth user base well over fifty million sixty to seventy million now in the u s a what do you make of the smart speaker milestone in growth rate will start with you ben yeah so i wrote a story out of cbs about this i think this statistic that i wrote was that about a thirty percent of thirty two percent of u s households now have smart speakers in them in while that's a huge number when you compare it to what it was virtually zero about four five years ago right when voice assistance were starting to take off smart speakers were starting to take off the question that i've always been interested in is when is it gonna head even further into the mainstream so were were kind of the point where were well past early adopters were now into early mainstream and amazon in particular is really busy trying to add its voice assistant into anything in everything connected to a wall clock a recently it's last big a presentation in september so what i'm looking for is when i dunno more grandparents are gonna start having more kids you're gonna start having a smart speakers in their in narrows a an end not proliferation would continue to go well above that it's thirty percent mark because once once it hits closer to fifty then you can expect i mean there is a good chance there's a possibility that a it could reach ubiquity similar smartphones maybe maybe that's a little too bullish i'm not sure yeah so it doesn't have to be fifty percent or is twentyfive percent enough i don't know have you thought about that hard to say hard to say i just kind of think that once you had fifty percent it's kind of like i just almost wonder where you go to your neighbor's house there you go to your friend's house and they have a smart speaker it almost becomes this imbedded practice there also a and granted this is controversial a in in some areas but i'd be idea of a having smart speakers already included in a university dorm rooms are already included as part of a more smart apartments so just kind of making it the default option hasn't quite yet happened and i don't i don't know what that percentage would look like whether that would be hitting fifty percent or what have you buy 'em were certainly a lot closer to that happening and we were a year ago two years ago so pete you spent most of the last decade steeped in the mobile world a in that his you know smartphones and mobile in general is reached that near rubik with his band was talking about how do you view these numbers in terms of smart speaker a well i think that they you know what we're seeing is the next interface end 'em anybody with the consumer product almost is trying to figure out how to engage their consumers using this you know using the new user interface a it's an imperative and you know it's it's tippers from mobile in that you know mobile apps had a very clear path to monetization very early on the path is not is clear with smart speakers however it is incumbent upon brands to kind of figure this out so whether you're an airline or an automotive company we just had a chat with the with mercedes benz in in their eight class their voice assistant is he beat you're proud of a feature component of the car 'em so when you know it's sort of like it's a must have from one standpoint of the market and the rest of the market's gonna follow low a which is a little bit different than a than mobile mobile developers of the ones that really pushed that market open and 'em and i think in this case it's gonna be the brands and they enterprise there got a whole a the developers of this market oh okay that's interesting all right eric you're relatively new to reporting this be a but you clearly were aware of smart speakers and voice assistance before you started focusing in this area exclusively is you become more familiar with the space what do you think these figures around smart speaker adoption main i think it's similar to what others have been saying about sort of reaching a tipping point i think a it it says sti see foundation you know once you have see hardware everywhere then it becomes easier to spread whatever lee killer app or whatever these thing is that makes everyone wants to have him there a person i think it'll be whatever whatever a solution comes for personalization i think of in the old days when you add a computer lab and you go into a computer lab and signing to do such as yourself now is why it's useful out those around now i feel like a the smart speakers were almost becoming that sort of thing where it's unique to have your own access to a your personalized software be the hardware that's based in in a public place or in a hotel room or whatever it might be yeah that's a i think that's a great point be.

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