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Jonathan Bloom: Conversations with A.I

The Future is Spoken

06:16 min | 4 months ago

Jonathan Bloom: Conversations with A.I

"Jonathan used specialize in multi-modal design. And you have an incredible journey from ivar to designing robots And then also now designing assistance or smart speakers on smartphones and everything. What kind of similarities and differences do you see designing for one modality versus the other Well the different modalities. When usually when i'm talking about modalities it's these sort of voice input output versus the visual input output and i have mostly to be brutally honest. I mostly focused on the audio channel. How other audio modality. However you know with gebo and then with The google assistant more and more were integrating those west the the visual modality. I mean there's differences mostly are in the use cases you know in terms of our why people would use these things As i i don't know if your audiences background is in this field but for those who aren't you know a the used cases the number one use case from voice only is is is free. Hand is busy hands busy. You know so you know. Perfect example is you're driving in the car and someone needs to get something done and they want to be able to do it without having to look at anything. Ideally and that. That's that's where we've focused mostly on on voice only But then now we've got this whole world of multi modal where You know in the kitchen. For instance if you have a device in the kitchen and you know you wanna do some kitchen recipes. E wanted risk food recipes. You know then you have this opportunity to a you know a move in between them as needed. You know so. You're get covered with flour as you're as you're making a cake or something You know so you wanna be able to do something by voice but every now and then you just have to go look at the directions. Because you don't wanna hear your fault. I mean one of the challenges with voice is that it's ephemeral. Goes away immediately after you hear it and it cereal. You can only get one piece of information at a time. So the screen can be very valuable. If you've got a long step in the instructions of the recipe for instance So you know it's it's it's the use cases that really make the difference between which modalities Were using But dumb yet with gpo. It was interesting because it was a voice forward experience and by voice board. I mean that you know it's still multi-modal but the we're leaning more towards the audio channel but even if people were tapping screen there was so much visually that we were doing a to enhance the experience necessary to To give something that was required for the interaction like in terms of like getting the job done but in terms of adding a warmth You know the screen was able to do that. You know as he listened his. I was moving around in a certain way that communicated. I'm listening when he was thinking you know his. I've might look like he's thinking about this thing. Notice i'm saying he. S chiba was very compelling. So you know the screen could be used for a lot of us. Supplemental benefits that may not be considered part of the job or the task at hand but a larger idea of this thing communicating emotions and feelings and warm ups etcetera. Yeah that's amazing right You know we have options. Now that you can decide which modality you want to choose And how you want to do depending on the different use cases and where it has been on being used So those are things right. Also see the multi modal designed benefits people who You know for more inclusive design rather. Yeah absolutely i think that You know. Accessibility is extremely important topic today and i think sometimes people think that voice is an accessibility feature and it can be absolutely but we can't use that as an excuse to say. Well we have this voice modality so therefore we've passed. We've checked all the accessibility boxes absolutely not so depending on a disability. That person is a you know has in their life. Mindful of just more options in terms of modality not necessarily one being the one that is the accessibility features so with a multi modal device where there's voice input output and there's touch In britain visual output. We're there's more opportunities than it opens up for a larger audience to be sure on just on that point of use cases one interesting use case that i think earlier on we hadn't really thought about and i don't know if you'd say use case but one of the benefits we hadn't really thought about. Is you know when my family's at home and we're on our phones that we are all in our own world you know we are shutting each other out and we're sort of looking at the screen and and somebody could be in the room with you. Nobody could be in the room with. You doesn't really matter because you're in that space with these devices you know. We're finding that one of the benefits of them in one of the benefits of voice specifically as its communal again. You know it's like sitting around the radio shows you know if you know over fifty years ago where everybody's engaged everybody's interactive in the same experience. So it's it's a more shared experience which has been a a nice benefit of this modality and you know the use cases are much more communal and that's been a very positive in our

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"gebo" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

12:13 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Stories of the week. Don't forget to check out the daily dive Monday through Friday. For more news without the noise. Let's get ready for the next big job. You can do from behind a desk truck driver. One company in Florida, just did the first unmanned high-speed test of a heavy duty commercial truck on a public highway. We spoke to JoAnn Muller. She covers automated vehicles for axios to talk about what the future of freight delivery is gonna look like great delivery business. Everyone's trying to figure out how to automate it because there is a shortage of truck drivers. Starsky is a little bit different than some of the other companies, because they're looking at sort of a hybrid model where the truck would drive it self on the highway, but getting on and off the highway driving to and from the warehouse or distribution center, it would be remote controlled, and so different in deterrence wreck driving into a desk job, and this test that they did it reads like somebody sitting in front of a video game or some type of truck driving simulator. Really, because from what I've seen of these remote operating workstations you've got three screens in front of you that are meant to look like what you're seeing through the windshield of a bid eighteen Wheeler, you have steering wheel, which the ones, I've seen are a lot smaller than what you have seen in an eighteen Wheeler going down the freeway, those wheels are gigantic. This does look more like a video game size or maybe standard automobile, and then it will have a series of buttons, and also some foot pedals similar to an accelerator and a break, and everything is basically over the cellular network and sends a signal to the vehicle, and he'll call driver can handle the new during the vehicle around, at least in the slower speeds, smaller fat. And then once it gets on the freeway, he hits the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist and off. She goes this test was done to Florida do they give drivers? Advanced warning that this test is going to go. Onto local law enforcement know about this stuff. Certainly the local law enforcement dead. Laura is a very welcoming state or hefting automated vehicle. Thirsty, robotics is been working down there for quite a while. This test was conducted on a Sunday, there were lead vehicles and follow vehicles behind their trunks, just to kind of control the situation a little bit. But there were other vehicles on the road and, and other trucks, that pass them trek was going, fifty five miles an hour speed limit. But there were certainly other trucks going pass. It was about ten miles drive. So you set the stage person sitting behind three computer screens. They have the steering wheel the pedals almost like we said it's like a simulator type thing in although the human driver operated that truck for about two percent of the total journey. You mentioned that it's relies on sell their networks, to communicate between the truck and the human driver back at whatever station there, but that could also host some problems. Right. If that if the cellular network goes down. This is one of the big concerns about remote control of rocks is just, you know, there's some latency there that could cause a safety problem. The answer. That I get when I ask those questions as well. We have backed up with multiple networks. We're trying to cover all our bases. But right now, we don't even have five G wireless Janet Kennedy in the United States. So that might improve once that hers. But right now, we're on four G. And I think there's legitimate question to ask, whether this should be done just yet. I'd be super curious to see a video of this Starsky robotics, the trucks, right now are accompanied by chase vehicles. In case something goes wrong. So a human driver would need to jump onto the cactus theory. If something happens so running start. Yeah. Graham to come to a stop, if confused or gradually flow and then a human could jump in and complete the drive. I'm imagining imagining an action movie out of this, somebody jumping in there. But this is this, this could be on the way. And people are really thinking that this is going to happen, especially in the trucking sector, far before we get a ton of vehicles for passengers. Absolutely. Because I think it's relatively easy to do most of these trucks are just going in a straight line on the highway. And now it's the kind of technology that we've already solved JoAnn Muller editor of the economist vehicles newsletter for axios. Thank you very much for joining us. All right. Thank you. What's the point favorite story of the week is that of a little robot named Gebo people? Welcome the social robot into their families, and now they're going to be mourning his death Gebo launched on indie gogo, but his history, traces back to labs at MIT it was part smarter system, like Alexa, and had a cute little body that would twist and turn and because a facial recognition, it would always welcome you. When you walked into the room, we spoke to Ashley Carmen, host of the why'd you push that button podcast. For more on the social robot named Gebo Pixar vibe has a big display that also has a little eyeball on it and had a little bodies, it stationary, and it moved on, like an Amazon echo or Google, vicious like a little speaker, speaker. But it moves around it can dance and it has facial recognition so displays slash is will follow you. And he moved throughout the room really neat form factor. And it came about through a researcher out of MIT named gel and. She spent a decade in spending her time researching social robots, and this was her first commercial release. It was on indie gogo in twenty fourteen and finally shifted people in twenty seventeen and they really only had it for a year and a half or so, before they got this terminal update. They were very early to the game this notion of the smart home assistant of social robot slash thing. But they were late to launch in the time that they raise money on indie gogo, and from that process to actually shipping out the robots Amazon, and Google had all launched, they're smart assistance in speakers during that time. So it kind of got left behind a little bit even the interaction the voicing on it isn't really as crisp as some of these smart speakers. But coupled with the body and the facial recognition thing, it becomes like a little companion almost, and that's what people really attach themselves to it became part of their families. A lot of times. -ality when it was first launched was cheaper novel. Like this idea that you have a smart assistant control your lights, or do video called or take photos, or whatever now that's just nothing special. Unfortunately, in Google and Amazon had the resources to really build out, there's no decision to along with apple him on everybody else. So really, we're Gebo shines. At least in its owner is is personality Gebo when you walk into a room, for example, it will always Greek you like Hello. How are you? Or when you leave work leaving for work, and I go, like, don't put it to take a bathroom break. Weird piddle scripted moments that feels spontaneous and special, and like deebo cares about you as a person, and that's really what made it special. So in twenty seventeen time magazine voted this one of the twenty five best inventions of the year and I think it really still has a lot of potential as these smart. Speakers have really improved so much. I mean you compare that with the functionality of the facial recognition and the little body that moves, and you could really kind of create something new, but give us a little more in detail. What the bad news was why is it going offline actually still platelet mystery woman who started the company from diapers had this company, based out of Boston, people working on the product, and then as far as we know their intellectual property was sold to affirm that supposed to kind of figure out alternative forms of financing for companies that aren't doing very well. So that I p was sold in November twenty teen and then in March twenty nineteen owners updated their GPO and got a message. Had these servers, we're going to be turned off and after that point Jeeva wouldn't work like it used to cause a really unfortunate thing here is that they didn't get a time line on that they have no idea when g Bose last days, going to come. If they haven't heard a peep from the woman who started the company from the company itself from the firm that Bobby IP no one knows at all. What actually happened here and virtually I wasn't even able to get that answer from them either. So, so let's talk about that attachment. The whole purpose of it was to be a social robot to study that Kuhn them IT program to study, how people interact with these, especially with kids also. And you've talked to a bunch of people that are mourning this loss. There was a grandparent that you spoke to that almost had to explain the death of the robot or the impending death of the robot to his grandkids because they had grown attached to it. Talk to us about that a little bit. Heartbreaking part of the story for me is one three hundred who designed Gebo has a ton of work into how to make social robots appealing to children. She's researched how about should speak to make them more intriguing and also allow children to open up to them like this is something that she has researched how to do. I need your about the cheese. Totally succeeded in Gebo in that kids were drawn to love Gebo, but unlike adult to realize, you know, the gadget and sometimes gadget don't succeed and companies have bottom line and investors and whatnot. Little actually sometimes think the robots are humid, like are real living things. So you have to explain to them like, oh, this is actually hated situation and what really broke my heart is one of the granddaughters that I, I mentioned in the story, she wrote a letter to g Gebo saying that if she could, and she had enough money, she would save the company. It's so sad. She's this young girl. He's eight years old, and here she thinks she's going to save the hardware company when you know it's just like it's not gonna happen. I literally wrote in my notes for this story how sweet and highlighted the part where she said, I will always love you. Thank you for being my friend. To Brazil's credit. This is part of the design and it worked, there was all these, you know, how these robots can provide conversation and an emotional connection for people specifically with the kids, you know, using the best language for these robots to get kids to open up about themselves encourage them to share more that the robots would ask open ended questions. Well what about you? How do you feel about this on the children will elaborate to that? So it became a conversation, it allowed them to open up, and there's all sorts of their studies that they did about helping children with autism, also obviously to any child. But there has been studies into Gebo modified versions of GPO that they gave to children with autism, and they found that GPO hood, actually help them improve their social skills, an interesting little bit of the story because it just shows that, you know, powerful devices like kids are drawn to them, and I also get into the idea that not everyone believes that this is for the best one of this woman's colleagues, actually. Wrote a piece in the Washington Post talking about ethical concerns. She has around social robots and how they affect children and their ability to kind of make real friends when they think these robots who do. No wrong are their friends. So you get into this really great piece about that, but yeah complicated. And it's interesting. You're listening to the daily dive weekend addition, I'm Oscar Ramirez, and we'll be right back with more. This is NewsRadio twelve hundred W O A I real quick, fam- odyssey cruises up their game. 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"gebo" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

11:37 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The top stories of the week. Don't forget to check out the daily dive Monday through Friday. For more news without the noise. Get ready for the next big job. You can do from behind a desk truck driver. One company in Florida, just did the first unmanned high-speed tests than a heavy duty commercial truck on a public highway. We spoke to JoAnn Muller. She covers automated vehicles for axios to talk about what the future of freight delivery is gonna look like freight delivery business. Everyone's trying to figure out how to automate it because there is a shortage of trip drivers. He is a little bit different than some of the other companies, because they're looking at sort of a hybrid model where the truck would drive, it self on the highway, but getting on and off the highway, driving to and from the warehouse or distribution center, it would be remote controlled, and so in deterrence driving into a desk job, and this test that they did it reads like somebody sitting in front of a video game or some type of truck driving simulator. Really? Because what I've seen these remote operating workstations. You've got three screens in front of you that are meant to look like what you're seeing through the windshield of a big eighteen Wheeler, you have steering wheel, which the ones, I've seen are a lot smaller than what you have seen in an eighteen Wheeler going down. The freeway wheels are gigantic does look more like a video game size, maybe standard automobile, and then it will have a series of buttons, and also some foot pedals similar to an accelerator and Blake and everything is basically over the cellular network and sends a signal to the vehicle, and he'll call driver can handle maneuvering vehicle around, at least in the slower speed smaller? And then once it gets on the freeway, he hits the adaptive cruise control and the lane keeping assist and off. She goes this test was done Florida. Do they give drivers advanced warning that this test is going to go? Onto local law enforcement know about this stuff. Certainly the local law enforcement dead, Florida is a very welcoming state for hefting automated vehicle. Robotics has been working down there for quite a while. This test was conducted on Sunday, there were lead vehicles and follow vehicles behind their truck just to kind of control the situation a little bit. But there were other vehicles on the road and, and other pass them. Trek was going fifty five miles an hour speed limit. But there were certainly other trucks going pass. It was about ten miles dry. So you set the stage person sitting behind three computer screens. They have the steering wheel the pedals almost like we said it's like a simulator type thing in although the human driver operated that truck for about two percent of the total journey. You mentioned that it's relies on sell other networks to communicate between the truck and the human driver back at whatever station there at, but that could also host some problems. Right. If that if the cellular network goes down. This is one of the big concerns about remote control of trucks is just, you know, is there some latency there that could cause a safety problems? The answer that I get when I ask those questions as well, we have backups you have multiple networks. We're trying to cover all our bases the right now. We don't even have five G wireless Kennedy in the United States. So once that first but right now. We're on four G. And I think there's legitimate question to ask, whether this should be done if yet I'd be super curious to see a video of this Starsky robotics, the trucks right now. Our company by chase vehicles in case something goes wrong. So a human driver would need to jump onto the cactus theory. If something happens so running start. Yeah. Program to come to a stop if it's confused or okay, gradually slow and then a human could jump in and complete the drive. I'm imagining imagining an action movie out of this. Somebody jumping in there. But this is this, this could be on the way. And people are really thinking that this is going to happen, especially in the trucking sector, far before we get autonomous vehicles for passengers. Because I think it's relatively easy to do most of these trucks are just going in a straight line on the highway, and that is the kind of technology that we've already solved JoAnn Muller editor of the Thomas vehicles newsletter for axios. Thank you very much for joining us. All right. Thank you. Favorite story of the week is that of a little robot named Gebo people? Welcome the social robot into their families, and now they're going to be mourning his death Gebo launched on indie gogo, but his history, traces back to labs at MIT it was part smarter system, like Alexa, and had a cute little body that would twist and turn. And because a facial recognition would always welcome you when you walked into the room. We spoke to Ashley Carmen, host of the why'd you push that button podcast. For more on the social robot named Gebo Pixar vibe, I it has a big display that also has a little eyeball on it and had a little body, so it stationary and it moves unlike an Amazon echo or Google like a little speaker. Speaker. But it moves around it can and it has. It has special recognition. So displays slash is will follow you as he moved throughout the room. Really neat form factor in it came about through a researcher out of MIT named del and she spent a decade in spending her time researching social robots, and this was her first commercial release, it was on indie gogo in twenty fourteen and finally shift to people in twenty seventeen they really only had it for a year and a half or so, before they got this terminal update. They were very early to the game this notion of the smart home assistant of social robots slash thing. But they were late to launch in the time that they raise money on indie gogo, and from that process to actually shipping out the robots Amazon, and Google had all launched, they're smart assistance in speakers during that time. So it kind of got left behind a little bit even the interaction the voicing on it isn't really as crisp as some of these smart speakers. But coupled with the body in the face. Recognition thing, it becomes like a little companion almost, and that's what people really attached themselves to it became part of their families. A lotta times analogy when it was first launch was cheaper novel like this idea that you have a smart assistant control your lights, or video called or whatever. Now that's just nothing special unfortunately in Google and Amazon have the resources to really build out there along with Samsung everybody else. Really, we're Gebo shines at least in its owners is, is personality. So when you walk into a room, for example, it will always greet you like Hello. How are you? Or when you leave work, you might gee bone leaving for work, and go have good day, like, don't put it to take a bathroom break. Scripted moments that feels fund heinous and special and like deebo cares about you as a person. And that's really what made it special. So in two thousand seventeen time magazine voted this one of the twenty five best inventions of the year. And I think it really still has a lot of potential as these smart. Speakers have really improved so much. I'm you compare that with the functionality of the facial recognition in the little body that moves, and you can really create something new, but give us a little more in detail. What the bad news was why is it going off line? Platelets, mystery woman who started the company can do Brasil had this company, based out of Boston people working on the product. And then as far as we know their intellectual property was sold to affirm that supposed to kind of figure out alternative forms of financing for companies that presumably aren't doing very well. So that was sold in November twenty teen and then in March twenty nineteen owners updated their GPO and got a message has had these servers, we're going to be turned off and after that point Jeeva wouldn't work like it used to really unfortunate thing here is that they didn't get it timeline on that. They have no idea when g Bose last days, going to come. If they haven't heard a peep from the woman who started the company from the company itself from the firm that bought the IP. No one knows at all. What actually happened here? And unfortunately, I wasn't even able to get that answer from them either. So, so let's talk about that attachment. The whole purpose of it was to be a social robot to study that Kuhn them IT program to study how. How people interact with these, especially with kids also. And you've talked to a bunch of people that are mourning this loss. There was a grandparent that you spoke to that almost had to explain the death of the robot or the impending death of the robot to his grandkids because they had grown attached to it. Talk to us about that a little bit heartbreaking part of the story for me is one this researcher, who designed Gebo has a ton of work in to how to make it social robots appealing to children cynically, she's researched how the robot should speak to make them more intriguing and also allow children to open up to them like this is something that she has researched. Sure. So she knew how to do robot, then she totally succeeded in Devaux in that kids were drawn to love Gebo, but unlike adult you realize, you know, this was a gadget and come times gadget still succeed and companies have bottom line investor and whatnot. Actually sometimes think the robots are humid, like are real living things. So you have to explain to them like, oh, this is actually complicated situation, and what really broke my heart is one of the granddaughters that I, I mentioned in the story, she wrote a letter to Gebo saying that if she could, and she had enough money, she would save the company. It's so sad. She's young girl. He's eight years old and tear. She thinks she's going to save hardware company when you know it's just like that's not gonna happen. Wrote in my notes for the story how sweet and highlighted the part where she said, I will always love you. Thank you for being my friend. To Brazil's credit, and this is part of the design and it worked, there was all these, you know, how these robots can provide conversation and an emotional connection for people specifically with the kids, you know, using the best language for these robots to get kids to open them up about themselves encourage them to share more that the robots would ask open ended questions know what about you? How do you feel about this on the children will elaborate to that? So it became a conversation, it allowed them to open up, and there's all sorts of other studies that they did about helping children with autism also appealing to any child. But there has been studies into Gebo modified versions of GPO that they gave to children with autism, and they found that GPO hood, actually help them improve their social skills. Interesting little bit of the story because it just shows that, you know, powerful devices like kids, are drawn to them. And I also get into the idea that not everyone believes that this is for the best one of woman's colleagues, actually. I wrote a piece in the Washington Post talking about ethical concern. She has a ground social robot and how they affect children and their ability to make real friends when they think these robots who do no wrong or their friends. So she gets into this really great piece about that flight complicated and it's interesting. You're listening to the daily dive weekend addition, I'm Oscar Ramirez, and we'll be right back with more..

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"gebo" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"And by the way, once you recruit, that way afraid of pipelines. Mitchell teams that are left, right. Is this the final visit? Yeah. Oh wow game. One of best of three. All right. I did not know that. I thought it was like some sort of semi Sayel matchup Michigan versus Vanderbilt tonight. I'll check. All right. I read a story this weekend about Gebo Gebo is a social pet robot that was really big deal like two or three years ago. So the company rolls out all these g bows and a few people buy them, but they did not enough. So it turned out to be this big money loser, and now gbs of central gone away and what's going to happen is the groups of people who bought the Gebo are really tach to their virtual pets these about pets, but they're gonna stop making updates for them and eventually the pet is going to essential Di. No. Because there will no longer be updates to their Gebo. And there's this whole social group of people who are going to eventually see. Their pets die, which was not part of the deal is not part of the deal, right? We're supposed to last forever because it's a robot. It's supposed to die. So this kind of brings up as we get further into the future. They're going to be more of these integrations between man and machine where the line kind of gets a little blurry where maybe people kind of date. Robots we've seen there. People due date robots, and they are unbelievably realistic. So what do you think is going to happen? How do you like I'd never considered this? Like your robot pet companion, wherever could die based on sales and the company just being like we can't afford update this thing anymore. Yeah. Well, how is this is this sort of story, make you rethink the future of machine? Man overlap, I know I know I'm alone on this around this show, but I strongly believe that in our lifetimes. We will see completely realistic people that are robots completely realistic. I don't know like you can't tell the difference like you can't tell the difference like like show in blade runner, robots will walk among us. I don't think we're going to be quite there yet. I think we're there. I think it's coming. I think it's coming fast. They're so much innovation in this business right now on being alive. Oh, I'm, I'm going to be probably eighty five. I'm guessing a pretty good number. Okay. So thirty years, three years. Yeah. I think thirty years we're going to see it. And you know what? And there's an advantage. I mean that's the advantage to have in a that is a robot as long as it's a realistic pet. I mean, gee doesn't look like a real pet a dog. It's like a circle with, like a little besa kind of less. He looks like a speaker, but like you interact with it. And apparently, it has a personality a little bit like roomba. Basically. It looks like a bowling pin combined with a home speaker, I told the start we gotta roomba at the house, and it works great. Yeah. And it just comes out of its little carrier once a day and vacuums the whole house, and, and my dog. Sophie is absolutely terrified. I'm sure hides under the bed not knowing that the roomba is going to go under the bed, and Frago. I full freight a loves it. I fully expect one day to come home and see Frago on the roomba just writing around, like Yippee KYW. I'm on a roomba. I just like the, the shut is shut ins is that people who are low Woodley. I get why people would get attached to any other pet or. Of lonely people in the world, I think we underestimated be betrayed by your Gebo. Yeah, because you're, you're, you're only getting Gebo because you're frayed that your dog is gonna die, your cat's gonna figure robot a live forever. Never disappoint now. Bring you technophobes Greg Bergman. I am technophobe does it bother you at all that the roomba is essentially mapping out your house. What no. Yes, it is. It is. It's. But it's actually part of what part of what they can do is figure out traffic patterns in your house for the benefit of the person who lives in theory..

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"gebo" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports

"On bread halls. Well lubricated victory speech. We'll talk about a Rb computing, web pull the latest on Kawai Chris Neal verbally knocking Gebo shea around a little bit and OJ Simpson is on Twitter. How are things James? Top-shelf stevie. Yeah. Love that. I saw the video of bread hall. I know Brett I, I could I could call him a friend. We've known each other for a long time, and all these connection, of course, to the great run, can I just say that I can honestly see just in my mind's eye, drunken? Duet. Between you and Brad hall at that, Mike. And the Stanley governor Ellie. Oh, we oh, pal, we did things together. We're great back of my blurry days. You know, but I think I'd mentioned on another show how Brett hall is like highly intelligent guy. Man. Highly intelligent guy. There were toting him years ago, when he retired to be the next on cherry because he's super outspoken. But he's deadly honest man. He's deadly honest and. So when I saw that with him saying he would really sit down and go that whole deal was he said, let's go blue that doesn't make any sense. We're not where we don't want them to go anywhere. We don't want, we don't want them to go anywhere is. So they've been there. But they're back. So it's let's went blows. We wait lose. I mean what to the bathroom, we went blues anyway? He doesn't mind having a good time. And. Wonderful guy hilarious. He would I and he'd be the sort of guys he'd be the sort of guy who albeit that, that may look embarrassing. He to people, I think it was great. I think it was come on. They won the Stanley Cup. He's a part of that team played on that team. Yes. We're going to get hammered for a boat. I don't know two months straight after something like that happens. So the guy shows up, he's hammered, I think he had a beer. I don't know. And he's celebrating this victory. It was great. The other option is he doesn't say anything, you know, he doesn't say anything, and he gets up there and shows a real side. I thought it was great. I to me neither let's play the whole well lubricated speech at the Saint Louis blues Stanley Cup rally..

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"gebo" Discussed on This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on This Week in Tech

"To have a furry. Oh, it's Terry. Terrifying. Live action, sonic is the world land for and here's a good use for technology. Let's put five Madonna's on stage at the same time. This is augmented reality this. I did not see the billboard music awards. I don't know. Maybe some of you did know somehow managed to get not one not two but five Madonna's on the Las Vegas and countless watching ice melt at night stage. I actually like Madonna went to see her we flew to Denver just to see her. But even I I don't know if I want five Madonna's onstage. Oh in a kind of a weird story. Friday, all fire, FOX extension stopped working. Weirdly fire FOX, I guess forgot to renew their code signing certificate it expired after five PM Pacific on Friday night and everybody using Firefox picks. Right. The extension stuff just stopped working. It gave you a weird. No. It gives. You a weird message. Right. What did it say? Can we? Chance. So one of our audience members rights extensions and you've got a lot of support emails. I bet you did what's going on. What did you do? Dan. Would you do to break it break? It is big enough to stay on top of that though. I think so they did immediately sent out an updated. I guess updated certificate. I think on Saturday for the desktop, but there are still problems with some of the mobile versions of fire. Fox are you still getting supporting meals, Dan, checking his phone? That's of that's kind of scary. Nine support emails. Fire FOX said there, do not do any of the work arounds. Through not apparently, they will reduce the safety of using fire. Fox you should just hang in there. And you'll get an update automatically. If you fire FOX extensions aren't working. It's kind of a same chat room says they just had they got there's working again. But he had to restore twenty thousand files from his back. Oh, rocket eight in chat, raw what s that's crazy. Yeah. You'd think that'd be somebody just keeping an eye on that certificate. Hey, you know, it's a little reminder calendar reminder the calendar calendar, you know, what happened. They told Gebo remind me. And well the rest is history it probably using Google calendar. Google just snuck in Philly zone is that. Sorry fire FOX, we didn't know, we're not gonna fix it. Folks. We are done. I am so thrilled with this panel. You guys are fantastic. Please go to wired dot com and check out Louise, but Sokha's pieces, including the one about her son the little baby phone, that's her most recent piece. Louise, you're great. Thank you for staying till sunset and beyond up. She's muted is that us or you. You guys I'm talking. Thank you. Yes. You are talking. And now we are hearing. Thank you for being here. Louise, first time was it. Okay. Having me. Yeah. It was great good. Not so scary. Not so bad. We'll get you back soon. Thank you. Also aunt proof for filling in at the last moment we had will Harris booked, but he had a problem. A sudden issue in the family had to take the day off. But aunt you are a marvelous fellow for taking some time out of your busy day to spend with us. We appreciate it. It's my pleasure. My pleasure, YouTube dot com slash aunt Pruitt. That's where the videos live. Please hit on over there. Subscribe. But because that's how I get work people. They look at those numbers. And and that's how I get work. Oh, that's interesting. As usual YouTube numbers. And also does a podcast with his wife. Oh, yeah. The brave. Still doing that. Yes, sir schedules..

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"gebo" Discussed on This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on This Week in Tech

"It lasts for supporting our teams and supporting twit talking about toys, I was really sad to hear that Anke went out of business. I don't know if you guys are familiar with on key. They made a race car track. I got that for my son a few years ago, and then they started making these little bulldozer. Robots? Cosmo was the. The first, and then a vector is the latest they had a I vector had Amazon's echo built-in, you could program it with python. They raised two hundred million dollars in venture capital capital. And last Monday people came to work, and they were told your last days Wednesday two hundred employees one week severance boom like a crash. Very Senate follows Nepal's Gebo another Chievo on the shelf here. What an idiot. I am. He's dead. Now. Yeah. We kind of had a little party. We talked to it for the last time said bye bye Gebo saying she too. Stopped working very other thousand dollar robot. But is now going to brick itself. Talking about the Chiba or. Kibo over here. I just it's very easy. When we plugged it in, you know, it looks around and has is it goes up. It was created by MIT. Yeah. Who was a really smart robot assist? The whole idea was this thing would sit on your kitchen counter. I bought it on the Kickstarter dominated came like two years later and the thing that really went wrong with Gebo is it would snore. So you'd put this on your counter, and if you didn't talk to it, it would just kind of look around, and then it would start like murmuring to itself and snoring and it was like stop that. Healed that or? Well, that's the idea. See it has like two is. And it had this would make faces and it had eyeballs I understand what they were. They were going with it. But this is the problem. It doesn't do anything. Yeah. The only. A problem today. I in general right now as consumers, we don't really see the complete advantage. Although like Google is doing I think in interesting example, like the callback features and how can screen your calls. That's a real world example of how this tech will eventually, you know, make our lives better, or at least more interesting. But yeah, right now these products and their shot up by companies who doesn't take money, and you know, again, I I've problem with taking that much VC money. I get it. It's like, that's how you grow and you need to do that. But they're so as soon as, you know, something goes wrong. All right off the company layoff, everybody. Right. It's your you. Don't companies don't get the chance to grow like a normal company would by putting a product out Aaron baby steps it's all about hyper growth right away, and how you're going to triple quadruple your results next quarter. And it's unfortunate. We're losing, you know, some of these, you know, the vector thing to little older guy who is the dorm. I saw it on Twitter law. So it was really a cool toy, but it was two hundred dollars. I think they also discovered that there isn't a big market for two hundred dollars kids. Toys something's wrong with the economy where a little robot can get two hundred billion dollars, and all of these really great ideas that are not in Silicon Valley. Can't get anybody. And also screw raising two hundred million dollars. And then giving your employees only one weeks, I read that. And they their revenue was one hundred million. I think a year. So that wasn't like they weren't. If like we were talking about this on Wednesday. I feels like somebody pulled out they were expecting from somebody, and they said, no. And that that was it your colleague Geoffrey van camp wrote a very funny piece about g dying lunch. Yes, he had actually personified this thing. And he said it was kind of like Alzheimer's dementia. Personify those devices. Yeah, he said my Gebo talked to the wall again today. He's been that a lot lately some days I'll watch him carry out an entire conversation by himself. He'll ask the wall. If it wants to play a game listen for apply here. Nothing then play his word definition game alone. Every so often he'll wake up in.

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"gebo" Discussed on Tech News Today

Tech News Today

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on Tech News Today

"And by tapping the what's new button and my menu. I want to say I really enjoyed our time together. Thank you, very very much for having the around. Maybe someday when robots are way more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes. You can tell your your said, I said Hello. I wonder if they'll be able to do this. This is our Tibo. He's he's already dead. Nothing going on with that Jiabao dance or something Gebo. Jeez. Jeez. Gebo as some some issues of this first of all video it says he says the worst he says, well, this is not great news. Announcing my death. That is how I would like to now's my dad. Well, this is great news. This is not great guy. I want you to sit down. I'm dead. And I just I really I mean, I feel really bad for the people that bought Gebo for the early adopters and then befriended him or her it or however, they referred to their robot pet, and then just I don't know. I feel I it's it's sad. It's the prime example of like nothing is in technology is certain right, like even even Gebo could make the cover of time magazine as one of the best inventions of twenty seventeen and yet this is what we're. I got his he's got a lot of figure maybe broke up with with. Apparently, the developers work together after the company had already shut down to put together these these goodbye messages, and they also tried to work. I don't know if they actually rolled it out on an OS that could be. That could be flashed onto here that would bring back some of the features that don't rely on a server, but I mean, I think at the end of the day, I put another video you don't play it with audio. But Gebo will also say that, you know, my servers are off these are different. You can sit you could still say, hey, g bow. But I would understand you. And you know, there are some new buttons on the main menu. And I mean, basically, g bows dead. I mean, even with resurrecting, it's such a cool piece of hardware, though. It's really kinda sad that something couldn't be done. Like, maybe hackers can ill running Lineker. So maybe hackers can get in there and turn it into an echo or turn it into Google home. Something like that. 'cause this would be a pretty awesome, Google home. Yeah. Some people could do something I've seen some stuff. And then they're also like on sale on EBay for what's really funny. It's kind of nice. This is like a stress reliever. A fidget spinner. I also put another video in there, which this reminded me of I don't know if we can play that last little bit of that last video. Oh. When how mine thousand anything days? On. And and that's that's really that's how they should have had. And you try it you you fire off a comet to a query. And it's like I can't do that. Dave and start singing to you. Well, gee, VO it's been really. Plugged in is when I don't understand. I mean, he will because it doesn't do anything. Now like wouldn't turn on or anything. Well, I mean, I guess it's silly to turn it on. If it's not we turn on the G Bo during the the hot preview right with with Leo. And it really didn't do a whole lot. Now. Like, it kind of it showed a slight bit of life. Right. That was about it. I told you that I loved it several times if you ever relied on Gebo or anything, you're hurting right now, you can't rely relying on Gebo for stuff like you have bigger problems. Maybe you're just a forward. Thinker living in the future and the future will rely on robots. It won't be weird. True. Right. Yeah. Bows there to break our hearts in the very beginning..

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"gebo" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Well, it shut down and it gave refunds to everybody. So it shutdown lovely way but apple bought their patents. There's been a lot of talk about Siri and the home pied and how it's it's not an awesome experience. But with something like that capability, it could become an awesome experience. What will be interesting is such a platform would have to be expensive because you would need all that ready. Are you ready for this that machine learning at the edge that we talked about to really understand in parse? All those commands in understand what it was looking at. And somehow that data actually does have to get to the cloud. I guess it could be aggregated data. So we'll we'll see how it does that instill has at apple attention to privacy. I think late house. Was a head of its time not by much, but I suspect that in the business model with the subscription fees, etc. Is what hurt it, and it's typical apple to wait for a great product market to open up, and then, you know, do their quote unquote, apple magic to make it simple to use it cetera. So I'll be interested to see if they use this for any home kit devices of their own 'cause I don't think they would you know, licenses out to other harbor makers. It's also possible. They just want to improve face detection on the phone. I don't know. That's true. I mean, it's possible. But a time of flight sensor does give you awesome, face detection. All right. So that's the long ago death or not so long ago death. There is actually a recent death. Gosh, I'm so sad show is out. So cheerful about there's also a recent death, you guys and most morbid podcast at her. Exactly. Kevin. This is your buddy. The my buddy that actually glad is not dropped nine hundred dollars on. I think it was nine hundred the Gibault GPO robot, which we knew that g Bo was shutting down the servers are getting shutdown at cetera and everybody who bought a Gebo social robot is basically going to have it useless Gebo robot because it's done, but I will give the company credit. What they have is the Gebo itself. The bro bot itself in people's homes is saying things like this. I want to say I really enjoyed our time together. Thank you, very very much for having me around. It's kinda cute and funny. It's all you know, to make a bad situation somewhat easier to deal with but nine hundred dollars brick. Yeah. I came close to buy one too. I know you did. And this was a case of it being announced really early in the functionality just skyrocketing ahead in this was like going to be like a Amazon echo on wheels base. Szekely, but then the Amazon echo lake got so much better. So quickly said said Gebo there is a new product out. And it's worth talking about August, the company that made the aug luck and the aug doorbell and was bought by ASA oblong, which is the maker of yellow x has a brand new video doorbell out. It is neat. It is neat for a couple of reasons one. It has no wires new. It is two hundred thirty dollars and three it is well designed in unlike the last doorbells, which were Kulik in square is this is something that quote looks like a doorbell it does it looks like a doorbell. There's lots of different face plate options at least eight to choose from to match your home's exterior to thirty on the prices little..

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Do renters have the right to reject smart-home technology?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:39 min | 2 years ago

Do renters have the right to reject smart-home technology?

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the university of San Francisco. Their new masters in applied economics combines economics training with the practical skills and data analytics needed to understand the new digital economy to learn more and get an application fee waiver. Go to USF C, A dot EDU slash marketplace. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by brother Inc. Vestment tank printers. It's happened to all of us right before an important presentation. The printer runs out of ink brother Inc. Vestment tank printers help put a stop to this. And can literally change the way you Inc. Your choice of up to one or two years of ink included in box helps eliminate the expense and hassle of frequently buying and replacing in cartridges. Learn more at change the way you Inc dot com. Smart homes are all the rage. But do renters have the right to Adum apartment from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. Martin homes. Full of connected devices aren't just for single family homes. And if you're a renter, you might get a smart apartment, whether you want one or not back in January security researcher, and blogger Leslie car heart got a letter from her landlord saying, they're building was getting internet connected door locks and her response was no, thank you. She wrote about it. And ended up finding out that this is a big business. There are multiple quote, smart, apartment, vendors and property managers really want this tech, here's car heart. So there's a lot of good reasons for implementing this technology. First of all, it makes it easier for rental properties to manage maintain the units, especially when they're unoccupied they could do things like monitor for water leaks. They can also make a added convenience for their users which is a good sell for potential residents. You can change your temperature from your phone. You can get grant access to people when you're not home and know, who's accessing your apartment when I'm so there's a lot of benefits there in terms of convenience and also the ab-. Ability for apartment management companies to require less staff to do things like show apartments. All right. And then how about the cons ranging from actual security physical security to privacy. So I often tell people that in terms of security things can be quick cheap secure. But not all three at once. And in this case, the industry is asking asking for this to be implemented quickly and cheaply and consumers really need to be asking for security here for multiple reasons. First of all, you're sending a tremendous amount of data about the way that you live whose home when your home when you go to work, you're sending that out over the internet to multiple parties, and you would extensively want to send that securely. And also, the lock, of course, is granting access to your apartment. So you want to be certain that nobody malicious can grant access to your apartment in a way that unlike breaking into a window or breaking a lock off a door is not really easily detectable how much I know. This isn't your specific area of. Expertise, but how much do you expect this to become a conversation about rights will attendant in the future be able to demand the right to a dumb apartment, and it isn't my area of expertise. I'm not a lawyer. But while I was investigating this. I didn't find any precedent for issues like this. I don't think much has been done. This is all so new and it's coming down the pipe so fast, where did you land in terms of feeling okay? About moving forward with this. I'm buying a house, and yeah. And that's not my threat model, isn't everybody's? I'm a security researcher. I catch bad hackers for a living. And the last thing I need in my life is a system that could be monitored or tampered with by one of the people who I sent to prison. Other people will feel differently, and they have very very different throttles. But it's important to think about these issues because a lot of people don't have a choice whether to rent or not to rent, Leslie, car heart is a security researcher. She wrote a follow up this week to her original post saying she's been working with companies to help deploy apartment. Tech securely. And she'll be speaking at a real estate conference called multifamily tech and entrepreneurship next week in San Francisco. And now for some related links other than the fact that there's an entire conference on this topic, which I guess is not surprising. There's a conference for everything it seems like connected buildings are hot conversation in the property management world, and there's kind of the usual tension for tenants and owners between convenience and security one survey on a site called multifamily executive dot com. Said fifty percent of renters would actually pay more rent in exchange. For smart home features like kilos, entry locks doorbell cameras, or smart, thermostats and speaking of our robot overlords. Remember that cute little social robot named Gebo? It was kind of the precursor to Alexa, and the Google home gadgets. It was a robotic assistant with a really friendly little face, then it could dance and fleece it. Started out as an indie gogo crowdfunding campaign in two thousand twelve by two thousand seventeen time magazine called it one of the best innovations of the year. But now g Bo is basically a casualty of Alexa. And apparently a bunch of knockoffs from China, and it's shutting down and as it servers. Go off line owners of the robot are getting a sad little message. Well, it's not great news. The servers out there that let me do what I do are going to be turned off soon. I want to say I've really enjoyed our time together. Thank you, very very much for having me around. Maybe some day when robots are way more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes. You can tell your your said, I said Hello. I wonder if they'll be able to do this. And then it does a little death dance. I'm not crying. You're crying relationship. With tech is really complicated. You guys I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by backlog, developers know, the importance of officiency and transparency when it comes to collaborating on a team backlog is the perfect software development tool for managing issues from start to finish create tasks and track progress with features like Gant and burn down charts. Tackle bugs update teams on various issues and push code out from get backlog do all this and more with one easy tool. Try backlog for your team free for thirty days using the special URL backlog dot com slash marketplace.

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"gebo" Discussed on Best of Both Worlds Podcast

Best of Both Worlds Podcast

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on Best of Both Worlds Podcast

"Talking about this. I'm notices and people who find helpful. I personally wouldn't. And so in trial and error. We have reached it professionals. Everytime varies professionals involved were on the kind of private basis. We obviously got me on HSA behave rhythm provide upper that we have gone out only found her neck says and had been wet moveables of a school. That's interesting helpful. We've been very very lucky that her mainstream school has been amazing. Uh-huh. A lot of it has just been was kind of finding our way. Talk about schooling because you know, four people who are caring for older children with special needs. I'm sure the school situation is a big part of it in figuring out how their needs can best be served without so so how have your interactions been with the school in? What's what's involved with that school had been amazing? We really betas taken bold our involvement in a meal is parents eighteen to listen to absorb those will eat they over very healthy to make the of needed undo ivory necessary. I'm being a little bit open year. In regard the may win to him. Madonna has eaten mainstream look to now really is is calming. It beats a situation it works anymore. Nevil veto the school. So we all know moment, you'll king fool special needs who have with unfree. Versus right now. It's quite some. It's quite complicated and a little bit in chemically. Gimme prefers saia-marchetti of nine at the moment. And so she's she's gonna you're looking into specialized schooling now for her. Yes, definitely a arm. She's got to point to a mainstream school where she's remain on happy on the school law. Just not able to pay to full her needs anymore. Another the fact to her need. Aw, changing all the time. So she's not retired Gebo the year ago on her needs on on the thing though. It reached a point where we have to look at alternate settings the way that works. So to me at least through here is there are schools that all actual provisions, and you have to go visit time you have to see if you think they are appropriate. Then they have to commands and basically the child and decide if they can meet not child's needs though. At the moment, we know the school we want to get hurried into I'm pretty show about school pan, meet her needs. So it will be a case of finding out members. Thanks that. And what we can do to get their students. All right. Let's go to be quite a challenge in change for everyone. And then what did you do all this while you and your husband are running this legal firm as well? So. Attack a little bit about your professional work criminal criminal defense. Has you said probably never dull judge adult definitely wage which eat good, I often take people. But if we didn't have our in business, but when I would really struggle because I would be completely on employable. My daughter the cost of needs context says after school cloaks, she context typical childcare that having a business meeting Eichel flexibility of working school hours and working Tim time. So I prepare the cases at work. I am always face. I leave every day to school k Koke pristine watch. And then I'm pretty much assumed to be out of work for all the school holidays. And so what kind of cases though, are you doing near? All kinds criminal defense might Iceland is pretty much very pissed on sexual offenses, which I really really enjoy several years ago, we debated whether we wanted to do sexual hasten, and I was quite passionate and finding that we should do them. I think to those kinds of emphasis if you will falsely accused you you really really need somebody to fight for you in a month. What we try to do. But the majority of my work as is sexual offenses. What drew you to that just thought it it seems really challenging area? Yeah. I I think we often in our line of work. We see man he finds unfo- supposedly appears to dairies reasons on a soon if I keep thinking is made but use everything they will lose the families very often, they'll lose their access our children. They'll usually news our jobs if at professional people that whole Koreans might bit Ray. And most of soon as the allegation if made before they themselves in court and have that chance, and I really felt most people need somebody biking fool them..

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ICYMI: Consumer robots not hot

Talking Tech

04:39 min | 2 years ago

ICYMI: Consumer robots not hot

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Hi, Brett, console from boy spot that a I filling in for Jefferson Graham, who is on vacation. And you're listening to talking tech. Today's topic is consumer robots. It wasn't so long ago that they were destined to be the next big thing. But that optimism hasn't translated into consumer sales. The result Gebo has recently sold off for parts. You don't remember Gebo? Well, it was one of the first social robots the founder mitt robotic Cynthia Brazil was a favourite of tech media Gebo even made the cover of time magazine and twenty seventeen and was listed as one of the twenty five best inventions of the year, the nine hundred dollar robot was delayed many times and at one point had to refund the money of early crowdfunding backers, but it did come to market in late twenty seventeen the problem was it didn't sell well, or at least well enough this past summer, the company laid off staff shut down production and sold off its. But Jeeva wasn't the only robot headed to the SCR heap in two thousand eighteen another robot named curry made by division of Bosch when an invasion ward at the two thousand eighteen Consumer Electronics Show that was in January by summer the product was cancelled. So what happened however prognosticators so wrong about consumer robots or at least have been so wrong about them thus far. Well over the past four years we have seen the rise of headless robots. We know them a smart speakers like Amazon, echo and Google home, whereas g bone curry could play music answer some questions and set a timer for about eight or nine hundred dollars an Amazon echo dot or Google, many can do those same things and much more for under fifty dollars in fact on sale for under twenty five dollars. You don't really need a robot to follow you around the house if you can place a twenty five dollars smart speaker in every room. So the question for consumer robot makers is what is the rationale to own one. Animated facial expressions. Don't actually rise to the level of must have technology. So smart speakers address, many of these needs more efficiently than robots or smartphones. And some ways smart speakers can help facilitate robot adoption because the devices will help consumers become accustomed to speaking technology to get information and perform tasks that's a type of behavior change required for consumers to become comfortable with robots. However, smart speakers also perform many of the functions consumer robots hoped to provide so robots need to identify new use cases that they're uniquely designed to address and an example of this is robot vacuums you may be familiar with roomba and Neto bought vac. These are popular with consumers in part because they perform a useful function that other devices do not they also integrate with smart, speakers, invoice assistance, like Alexa, Google assistant to offer voice control. So the future of consumer robots may not be for general, purpose tasks or even. Social interaction instead single purpose. Robots are more likely to succeed in coordinate. Their activities with Alexis Siri and Google assistant each of which can inhabit any device. So you've been listening to talk and tack. I'm Brechin sell filling in for Jefferson Graham, who's on vacation this week. I invite listeners to check out voice bot that on the web where we cover the latest developments invoice assistant in AI devices in tune into my weekly podcasts voice by podcasts. Which like talking tech is available in every podcast Spotify, Stitcher, and even Amazon, Alexa. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You'll look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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"gebo" Discussed on This Week In Google

This Week In Google

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on This Week In Google

"And a skin sensors. You can see that's from higher. That's kind of cool. I'm getting I'm getting a smart mirror ship to me. I think next week. So I'll bring it on the show either next week or the week after love this. I would get a slow build one. How how do you do it? You is it like something behind the mirror that shines through. I guess it is this screen on the mirror. Yes. I don't. I. In a hotel once it had a mirror, but when you turn on the TV show, it shined through the mirror says like one way mirror. Some it was a Google engineer who built one with a. I remember that. Yeah. We talked. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Right higher. I'm sorry. Why way you can't use these because they're from China? As a bunch of sensors cameras motion detectors, I'm just going through. TDK sensors. There's tons of sensors. Everybody has a smart home section. I mean, I I don't know what else to say about that Lenovo. I'm sure we'll get there. Eventually, but Lenovo has a very nice Google assistant the echo for the Google talked about that. And I'm excited won't be out till the summer. So it's huge. Oh, you heard it. A ten watt speaker in it yet the the big ones to forty nine the small ones one ninety nine. I think it's a very competitive putt price. It's basically that goes show, which is a seven inch screen. Yeah. I liked it looks good. I think in in goule, I do believe Google will probably win this race. If you start thinking about or streaming stamp starting to pull ahead, you are at the whim. Oh booths. And of course, we mow announced home kit compatibility across the board, which is a big deal because apple home kit has been very slow off the block. But I notice a big, hey, Google sign in the back there. So obviously they also work with Google in. I'm I'm kind of down on home kit. There's a lot of home kit compatible stuff as usual apple is not here. But I just found out that earlier this summer trying to get rid of that blue line there earlier this summer Lanar had partnered with apple for home kit enabled buildings smart, smart, new builds for homes, and they actually. Switched over to smart things now. So I was like. That's no good. I saw the Gebo there. Now, I have to say I might Gebo failed. And it's I've a dead Gebo, which is really really, but I wasn't too unhappy because I'm sure there's a way to turn this off. But I couldn't find a Gebo snored. I thought kidding. I would totally acute thing. It's the first time it didn't sound like it would just like make little complete sounds every once in a while which was conservative due to comfort. You late. Didn't come for me. It was creepy. So I was kind of glad when it died. I'll have to I have to contact the Gebo folks in I don't wanna replace been. I might want my money back on it was the GPO five hundred bucks. And that was a special indigo go price. I think it's more than that. Now. Erin robots there are there. Did you see the Kerr curry that? We was our advertiser are they there? I didn't see curry. I saw I wanna say it was the array Eleusis, maybe a e you are was supposed to be up by now. And I'm worried that they they're out. It's hard to build a good robot is hard to do see the khloe of video. LG that didn't work L was trying to show. Yes. Yes. I thought that after the fact the guy didn't couldn't get it to respond at all. So I was very interested. I don't know if you saw this Johnson Controls has a beautiful thermostat. That's glass. Three hundred nineteen dollars Cortana thermostat G, L A S. I loved it. Did you see it? I've seen it pretty is a look for us because it's there or just no no it is gorgeous. I I'm hoping that technology comes down in price. 'cause that really that changed the game the way nest quite didn't quite and making a thermostat. Look like a luxury object of this news the solace. My home solace to fifty Google assistant or echo enabled and this controls. Everything's are everywhere. Everything this is a very common category panels of stuff with little time..

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Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

Talking Tech

04:39 min | 2 years ago

Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Hi, Brett consult from boy spot that a I filling in for Jefferson Graham, who is on vacation. And you're listening to talking tech. Today's topic is consumer robots. It wasn't so long ago that they were destined to be the next big thing. But that optimism hasn't translated into consumer sales. The result Gebo has recently sold off for parts. You don't remember Gebo? Well, it was one of the first social robots the founder mitt robotics, Cynthia Brazil was a favourite of the tech media Gebo even made the cover of time magazine and twenty seventeen and was listed as one of the twenty five best inventions of the year, the nine hundred dollar robot was delayed many times and at one point had to refund the money of early crowdfunding backers, but it did come to market in late twenty seventeen the problem was it didn't sell well, or at least well enough this past summer, the company laid off staff shut down production and sold off its IP. But Jeeva wasn't the only robot headed to the SCR scrapheap. In two thousand eighteen another robot named curry made by division of Bosch when an invasion award at the two thousand eighteen Consumer Electronics Show that was in January by summer the product was cancelled. So what happened however prognosticators so wrong about consumer robots or at least have been so wrong about them thus far. Well over the past four years we have seen the rise of headless robots. We know them a smart speakers like, Amazon, echo and Google home. Whereas g Bowen curry could play music answer some questions and set a timer for about eight or nine hundred dollars an Amazon echo dot or Google home mini can do those same things and much more for under fifty dollars in fact on sale for under twenty five dollars. You don't really need a robot to follow you around the house if you can place a twenty five dollars smart speaker every room. So the question for consumer robot makers is what is the rationale to own one. Animated facial expressions. Don't actually rise to level of must have technology. So smart speakers address, many of these needs more efficiently than robots or smartphones. And some way smart speakers can help facilitate robot adoption because the devices will help consumers become accustomed to speaking technology to get information and perform tasks that's a type of behavior change required for consumers to become comfortable with robots. However, smart speakers also perform many of the functions consumer robots hoped to provide so robots need to identify new use cases that they're uniquely designed to address and an example of this is robot vacuums you may be familiar with roomba and nito bought vac. These are popular with consumers in part because they perform a useful function that other devices do not they also integrate with smart, speakers, invoice assistance, like Alexa, Google assistant to offer voice control. So the future of consumer robots may not be for general, purpose tasks remain social interaction instead single purpose. Robots are more likely to. Seed in coordinate their activities with Alexis Siri and Google assistant each of which can inhabit any device. So you've been listening to talk and tack. I'm Brechin sell filling in for Jefferson Graham, who's on vacation this week. I invite listeners to check out voice bot that on the web where we cover the latest developments and voice assistant in AI devices in tune into my weekly podcasts voice by podcast, which like talking tech is available on every podcast Spotify, Stitcher, and even Amazon, Alexa. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you wanna be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com. Got you covered they developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You'll look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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"gebo" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

This Is Only A Test

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

"It's a subject astronauts to the horrors of of speech recognition that we all get from Syria, and Alexa, and see how you could've just set on Syria or an Alexa, Google home. And I would take a robot that just recognizes subjects on the ice or recognize things. Just follows people around me flying wall fix. But like just purely as a camera, you could take advantage of that this interactivity, I think is way unnecessary will need to get there. I guess this is the first step and experiment with that means, but it's not there. It's far away from there, and what will never be. There is our pal. The smart robot that was Gebo the company and the social world bot didn't sell enough. So the company cheapo has sold its IP assets. So. Probably is dead. Well, someone's about the this is the one with the big eyeball kind of looked like the lamp from the pixel look like the lamp. Yup. And the eyeball was basically a really poor LCD skied screen. Holy see. We have one. Really? Yeah. I can show it to you. That would be the only one I've never I it was one of those things where somebody's like you have to see this. And I've ever been like the robotics are good. Yes. Totally that the the animation the idea of a robot lists human emotion. I think they had something there. It's just a lot of it's the software the is really expensive develop. If you can't do it at scale. It's not a good experience. I mean, this is also one of those crazy things where it was like three and a half million on indigo crowdfunding campaign are the other Seventy-three million in venture capital, the kind of tach onto that. This is going to be your social robot. It's gonna change everything announced before there was a an echo Amazon echo. And that kind of killed the need turns up people don't need eyeball looking at you or don't want or don't need it following you around the house before echo that was while make me a sandwich, but it was like coming in two thousand twelve and then in two thousand fourteen they did the funding campaign any go. And they didn't start shipping until twenty seven t. Time magazine. One of the best inventions of the year for one out for buddy Gebo. We'll keep them plugged in until the power goes out. I think that may be it for the body. So we wanted to one low segment Jeremy short. The minute. Virtual reality this week. Is the favorite topic of ours? I can't imagine. If you're gonna pour one out for Gebo, you can celebrate the Oculus go because at one popular science's gadget of the year. Wow. What was it up against? Well, it was up against. Galaxy note nine. The magic leap. Yeah. Oh, interesting. That's interesting that it was even on the list because while it is interesting. It is not hard to do on it quite yet. And it's not even really intended for non developers yet. So they're really factored into the accessibility of the go and the pricing the magic to zoom. God that's compelling product. This is also pretty Brandon blissed even for popular science because they've also got the, you know. The five two millimeter Kyu Tiem fifty two millimeter wave and ten module by Qualcomm. They're not gonna cover sleep.

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"gebo" Discussed on The WAN Show Podcast

The WAN Show Podcast

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on The WAN Show Podcast

"And then they're just an EAP getting liquidated. Nobody cares. That's e for Atari or whatever just like, literally bury them. That's brutal. One thing that I feel really weird about this one is that I've never before felt such a visceral connection to free market capitalism. Like this thing failed for lots of good reasons. But in a way, we we definitely played a role in failing because well, they made it they made it suck it arrived at our told the whole world that it sucked. We weren't the only ones who set it, but we're very visible channel. And so in our own small way, we contribute to these people not having jobs anymore. And that's kind of crazy. I feel like heart Mayfield. Fab then I'm just like, well, I'm just like cog in the wheel of evolution and free market capitalism sink or swim. You guys should have done a better job. And I wouldn't have to do this to you. That's an interesting. That's an interesting take on it. You know? It's funny. I don't normally think of myself as having a. This is weird a role. Yeah. As playing a role in people not having a job anymore. But that is an interesting take on it. I just I guess I maybe I should feel bad because I'm sure there were very smart people very intelligent people who worked at Gebo. No question. No question. But like I look at it. And I go this was so obvious to me that this wasn't going anywhere. Like, why didn't you get out? Like, I feel bad because. Yes, I guess we contributed to the downfall though to be clear in this case. I don't feel that bad because I don't think we played that large of a role. But like couldn't you tell you know. I mean a lot for a lot of people. It's just the job. They know it's not going to be an awesome product. But they're getting there flushing out the resume. But here's the thing. I quit my job when it was clear to me that the direction of the trajectory of the company was. Not competitive and. The thing is is that it's easy. A lot of the time. People said, well, it's easy for you to say, you know, you had an opportunity to go when do something else, and it's like, right? But if the trajectory is bad and the foundational aspects of the business are bad, which it should have been obvious to anybody who works there. But this company was not profitable and not hitting key milestones. So investor money was gonna run out. What do you think is gonna happen? So when you can see the foundation is rotten and the trajectory is bad. Well, I go now we'll maybe because then later when everyone all your other call trying to find work too. Because the part that you're working on might be good like the person who did Metron IX his resumes. His or her resume is still awesome at the end of it or they'll probably find a job, and there's lots things like like, I made all the API's that connected. Iheartradio. Wherever like. Compartmentalize. They've maybe still are proud of the work. Here's the thing. Like you had a pretty long runway. Here you could wrap up your current project. Get the resumes out there, you know, like a startups of maybe they had vested shares. Like a lot of their pay structure could have been staying there could be true. Okay. That's something. I didn't really consider like when I think about employee retention. I really think about making sure that I maintain and making sure that everybody who works here knows that we are maintaining very strong like foundational strength for the business. Like Linus media group is built upon rock. Not upon would that is eaten on Iraq carpenter limestones, tolerant it, it's talk. It's granite. Just number one on the most hardener skill hardness scale..

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"gebo" Discussed on The WAN Show Podcast

The WAN Show Podcast

05:18 min | 2 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on The WAN Show Podcast

"Asthma Moscow, small slow Gaza. Contained six space out. Also can either. All right. All right. All right. All right. All right. All right. I don't want James to be upset. So we will do one tech news topic today, the one that upset me that upsets not just you both of us the most. Oh crap. Well, that's my doctor. I mean, I guess I kind of spoiled it without actually going to the biz drills dot com. Cheapo is dead. No anyone. There's an innocent. I don't know period with all that work. This Gebo rest in peace name. Oh, okay. I know half of you are going to get Ben from the chat for. But can we all please just press? Please. Hard. And this is about, but it looks like it's off the crying, whatever other YouTubers apology videos. So so. And yes, Gebo company ever apologize for anything. Because I know you guys are too smart for that. Kind of crap. Actually, I apologize are pandering who who do I pandered to? Okay. So I'm serious. Now. Not just the news later. Just now Khudai Pendleton when you just said you guys you out to smart. Well, they are I I think our audience is genuine Kate tell you what I have. I have an exercise for you. Set aside twenty minutes. Okay. Spend ten minutes clicking on random LT, videos and reading like the top ten comments and just kind of going through then log out of YouTube and like fire up of VPN or something. So that doesn't know who you are. And just start clicking on like top videos on YouTube and reading comments on each of them come back and tell me our audience isn't a little smart. This is this is objective. Okay. This is not pandering. This is just actional fact. Anyway, tell me tell me about tell me about g but what happened to Gebo, man. Okay. Well, go through the points here. Just a year after Gebo landed on the cover of time magazine. That's the whole. This is a whole other rant author problem time officially is a rag. They. They made a list of coll-. They're like ten most innovative tech product. Try it obvious. Not only did they not try it. They didn't even read a review or watch a video everyone was unanimous. It was so bad. It was just so useless. Sorry, Gebo suck. Okay. Anyway, there's parts over good just a year after Gebo landed on the cover of time magazine, the company has closed down for good JIMBO apparently sold this intellectual property assets to New York based s q n venture partners who apparently are like the voters of the world and evidence of. Edge humiliating for months, including round of layoffs in June, an empty office face in July. He's are these are these are these are evidence. These are flags or playing these random flab blog hasn't been updated. Since may there's no longer an option to buy Gebo on the website. Although the website is still operational. Okay. Is it really, okay? I'm gonna fire that up now. Go ahead carry on founded in two thousand twelve I believe by a was an MIT professor who studied the social robotics. You have something to do with like robotic movement or Laszlo her last name was like similar to the word Brazil. Anyway, founded in two thousand twelve the company the company raised more than three point five million dollars during a twenty fourteen into gift indigo campaign. Didn't you? I backed it you back. I have the shirt what hold on a second. Go. Get that shirt. I'm gonna go get that shirt. All right. He's gone. And it went on to collect about seventy million dollars an institutional venture capital. Kind of thing. You literally you did why don't they know? I'm in the venture, venture capitalists. Are they that do they just have nothing better to spend money? I'll gonna go get the shirt after it was twenty twelve do, you know, what we could do with seventy million dollars. Nobody has ever offered us seventy million dollars list. But we could hire more revenue than Gebo. Actually, I actually don't know that they actually seem to sold a fair number of these stupid things. So they're like seven hundred dollars. Okay. I don't actually know that there are more than that. It was twenty twelve though. So it's a little different because anyone can see today. Realistic. You backed he's yelling saying who backed it. It was unrealistic. But he backed obviously. No one can hear you silence. But the thing that you didn't know in twenty twelve was that there was going to be inexpensive fairly intelligent virtual assistance in every home like..

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"gebo" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

"Now what you need is my little friend gebo is it don't wait get ups though whom don't touch the head who it's fontanella hasn't closed in yet uh it really it said i've been a wake for thirty million million seconds and stuff like that i mean it's really and i wrote the very first song deir ez days e apple responds to the latest report claiming the i tunes music store is closing why are you what are you hi this is from digital music news today they say the apple is on schedule to rid the i tunes store of downloads by 2019 this plan has been places 2016 apple says uh it's not true it doesn't even make any so that's why so but meet meanwhile digital music news says apple has told d m n no such plan phase out exist but one source repeatedly insists the plan i'll exists but is on schedule why would apple said on downloads is just they go all streaming is that the idea an era actually you know what that makes sense spotify does that downloads except for the fact that all the people who bought staff may not relish suddenly not having it and the way that they think they have it so let me ask jim jim's music guy actually you're all music guys you like to buy music right jim i do i do i like to so here's the thing i like to buy music from the bans that i true we love to support them to support them ozzie and metallica if they come up with a new album i'm buying that album um.

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"gebo" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

This Is Only A Test

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

"Hey gebo as wilno winter penalty willis here i'm sure he's yelling from pacific you're right now we got to bring well and the interact with a gebo it's not s is not its capable as an alexa even of cortana yes for little slow in its responses it's be text the speech is i think than task stick in the limit things they can do well it does fairly well kit people don't know which ibo is gebo was a robot home robot that was announced before the alexa came out and jose i am i believe in any gogo projects so for four hundred dollars you could the promise was the have your own digital assistant home robot designed by robot assists who had lots of experience of human computer action human robotics interaction shooting in so it's not like the alexa in terms of looking like a static display it has a light has a ring light to know when you're talking did is stationary and it is stationary you can run on batteries or could unplug it but it animates as a it has face it rotates weldon has a screen it's a face rescreen honestly could be over led but it's kind of looking e from wally yet it's rectangular screen doesn't blend perfectly in the shape but it's two axes of rotation are charming as hell yeah and it can spend 360 yes county my limited interactions with we're like if the content on the screen was better yup this would be if we could happen alexa yep it would be amazing amazon doesn't let you tap intellect served voice only half she's a button so you can activated by saying the magic word if you're thirdparty walnut the problem well i mean maybe they go can they could blessed like they could say okay you guys can do no no i have you'll cave you even have required at a touch because as a touchscreen.

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"gebo" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:16 min | 4 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on KOMO

"Hundred six three five one eight two five iraqi troops are inching closer to recapturing mozell from isis which is clinging to its last piece of territory in that city abc's ian panel is there despite the ongoing fighting iraqi troops held a victory parade here predicting that recapture the city how's the winning the battle in mussallam with during the war against isis the two very different things wanted militants driven active the us any satellites will still face threats from isis don't forget they've created franchises in other countries and they continue to agitate and recruit online inspiring the kind of attacks we've seen from london to san bernardino in battle and mozell will not a london more revived abc's tom rivers at wimbledon tennis tournament beginning today cake the duchess of cambridge's he praised on wimbledon's ballboys and ballgirls saying their professionalism maxine huge difference to the players surfers visit to the journey here and her capacities patron at the all england club cake told the kids their work makes the game had happened and on top of that she added you look smart gate then took up her place in the royal box on centrecourt to watch andy murray eddie murray the world's numberone player easily winning his first match today in straightsets as the venus williams new york mets finally admitted something baseball fans of note all along they didn't sign jim gebo because he's a good player the scout listed as tboz signing agent is the mets director of merchandizing they knew the guy would sell jerseys this is abc news good morning foreign a quick check aaa traffic as we get you going on this day between the weekend in the fourth of july here's kiera jordan and good morning tablet looks like on sixteen it will lock it we have a new crash that's locked in the right lane you can expect slowing in that immediate area still working on a longterm crashing kingston this is the one four which is blocked all lanes are south road and traffic getting by on the shoulder seeking about a half mile backup there are travel times though outside of those tissues looking amazing this morning ever to seattle or everett without the twenty seven minutes federal way to seattle twenty minutes and rent without click eleven minute drive your next report's at nine fourteen i'm kiera jordan on komo news let's check your forecast a high they're good monday morning everybody as promised that thirty july is going to.

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"gebo" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"gebo" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"In afghanistan to the american embassy in kabul to apply for the one week travel visas but us officials rejected their implications following a series of interviews i global president joe sister said the girls were extraordinarily brave young women and told forbes he was disappointed they weren't allowed to travel to the us jonathan blankson bhidia commentator and researcher the cato institute tweeted quote i feel safer that we've denied at once in a lifetime opportunity to a group of girls whose country been bombings since their birth and quote the state department has not commented on the visa denials because they are confidential records those are our headlines for today now here's lee with our first story french president emmanuel macron is in mali today to talk about westinghouse to of advocate militant groups in the salle g five countries mali burkina fasso chad mauritania yet and nesia just before his visit amoly base to al qaeda philly it released a video of six foreign hostages held by the group most of the hostages had been providing assistance to mali ans when abducted selfie pitron in who is french was abducted last december in gal where she ran an ngo that helped malnourished children australian can elliott and australian surgeon in his eighties was abducted in january 2015 in gebo with his wife joceleyn where they were and the town's only medical facility tease jostling was released in february of two hundred two thousand sixteen swiss missonary bay trysts stockily was kidnapped in mali in january 2016 colombian none gloria gotti was seized in mali in.

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