4 Burst results for "James Lajos"
"james lajos" Discussed on Voice in Canada
"As, Terry here with your flash briefing. Today's a big big day for well for all of us. Northern Voice. Have a big event going on and it is the voice Dan now as I mentioned yesterday, the voice Dan is all about having conversations with the voice linzers the key leaders in the voice tech industry. Today we have five incredible voice ones is joining us on the show. They are Julie, Daniel Davis otherwise known as lady lightning fingers you'll have to tune into C- why that is her nickname we've Alan Firstenberg otherwise known as prisoner. We have Roger Kibi known as the evangelist. Bob. Stolberg known as the anomaly and James Lajos just simply known as low e you have to tune in for information on that it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a free event. Thanks to the sponsorship of Amazon Lexi and I am going to be announcing the beginning of A. Contest that actually involves this very flash briefing voice in Canada. So if you listen to this flash briefing, you are already doing much what you need to do to enter this contest and the contest is going to have some incredible prices. In fact, the Grand Prize package is worth over two thousand dollars and that's the United States. Always, we've got a whole bunch of great partners that are helping to to support this and give away some of the prizes. Some of the companies include a ten live audio brain dabble lab hereafter speak to Web Vixen labs voice launch. Voice flow and voice ex pede. So. Consider this your personal invitation to join us on the voice today five o'clock Pacific. Just go to the voice end dot com to reserve your seat. I've also got a couple of other surprise announcements. That are going to be happening as well. So of stuff going on lots of exciting things and I hope I'll see you there the boys dot com talk delaitre. Brief cast. Dot FM..
The Voice Den Session
"As, Terry here with your flash briefing. Today's a big big day for well for all of us. Northern Voice. Have a big event going on and it is the voice Dan now as I mentioned yesterday, the voice Dan is all about having conversations with the voice linzers the key leaders in the voice tech industry. Today we have five incredible voice ones is joining us on the show. They are Julie, Daniel Davis otherwise known as lady lightning fingers you'll have to tune into C- why that is her nickname we've Alan Firstenberg otherwise known as prisoner. We have Roger Kibi known as the evangelist. Bob. Stolberg known as the anomaly and James Lajos just simply known as low e you have to tune in for information on that it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a free event. Thanks to the sponsorship of Amazon Lexi and I am going to be announcing the beginning of A. Contest that actually involves this very flash briefing voice in Canada. So if you listen to this flash briefing, you are already doing much what you need to do to enter this contest and the contest is going to have some incredible prices. In fact, the Grand Prize package is worth over two thousand dollars and that's the United States. Always, we've got a whole bunch of great partners that are helping to to support this and give away some of the prizes. Some of the companies include a ten live audio brain dabble lab hereafter speak to Web Vixen labs voice launch. Voice flow and voice ex pede. So. Consider this your personal invitation to join us on the voice today five o'clock Pacific. Just go to the voice end dot com to reserve your seat. I've also got a couple of other surprise announcements. That are going to be happening as well. So of stuff going on lots of exciting things and I hope I'll see you there the boys dot com talk delaitre.
"james lajos" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"The captures the likeness of someone's thoughts and experiences. In avatar form that is accessible via conversation. We have a lot of great guests that bring education each week and today's conversation with James is no exception if you like what we're doing please jump over to apple podcast wherever I listen to leave us a five. Star review all of our reviews from actual listeners. That's not always true. Some of the other podcasts are all actual listeners. So I'll definitely appreciate a quick shout out if you can spare one minute to leave a review. Also, when you do please say something about the podcast don't just do the five stars we like that but also just say one or two things because they people more perspective on what's going on. That has more impact than star rating like a both thanks a lot for your support if you can give it to us. Also I wanted to point out that voice insider. This week we discussed the future of no code voiced deployment solutions. So we talk about some of these no code solutions that have failed at least one that's headed for the trashy next year and a couple of others that are headed in the right direction. I even breakdown why Alexa blueprints is quite a bit different than template actions for assistant or the bixby templates. So take a look what do you think you know code solutions have a future invoice be up on twitter of the slack Root for voice insiders subscribers. When you do sign up for voice insider, you get access to all the previous issues almost one hundred now and they keep coming every week in each new issue will be emailed directly to your inbox. You get other stuff too. We share a lot of information that doesn't published elsewhere plus you do get access to you. The Voice Bought Slack Room, which is really fun. The of really erudite people in there you could learn more add voiced by teddy I forced slash insider for his body I ford slash insider. James Lajos has been tracking voice technology professionals, journalists for at least five years, and we talk in the interview today about how his interest actually goes back to the one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty s in a program he started using on a commodore. Now don't worry if you don't know what a commodore is you need to be a certain age to know that. So some of you are chuckling because you are of that. Age But if you don't, we'll we'll bring you up to speed in. Any event is interesting. Conversational bots goes back a long time and it was reignited and twenty fifteen when he did a story about pull string and Hello Barbie. So that brought back is interest and brought them back at a time. When we're in a new era of conversational ai that interest led to a book about the voice industries evolution, which will. Talk about in a future episode at definitely come back to that conversation it's really fun. I did separate. He wrote the book and he has hereafter a I. They both merited a full conversation because they're just very different and there's a lot of insights I knew it'd be missed if we tried to put them together. So we've got two different things. Make sure you come back for the next one, his interest though and That spark that he got from that conversation and the interview around pulse. Ring Hello Barbie. Also led to a personal journey and that's where we came to today with here after I, the inspiration behind that was dad bought and it would turn out to be a way to preserve the memory of his father with time was dying of cancer, and some of you may have heard the story read article wired or hurt him out. A podcast I was really pleased that we're able to sit down and talk about that. Now there's been some distance between whether you did that endow we're able to get behind it talk about a lot of things that he learned about not just about actually creating it from a technical standpoint. But what guidelines and practices it showed them by building for himself and his family it has really influenced the design it's not about. The technology so much about the design of this solution. Why so important and it was the inspiration behind here after a company Nabil's anyone to create a chat. Bot Avatar of a real person it could be a loved one as with dad bought which he created or could be themselves like the person themselves. They can do their own they record one to five hours or more of content, and then hereafter he transforms that. Content into a chat up that includes curated audio clips from live interviews. It's a way to preserve a memory and connect with the past even when a person is not there and it goes beyond just memorializing a loved one changed I discussed some turns the company has taken as for users have offered feedback and have been thinking about using these avatars. Different Ways Jewish allows graduated from University of Oregon with a degree. In journalism and has written for wired the New York Times. She Q. and a number of other publications including many years at National Geographic. Adventure He created Dad bought and twenty sixteen published the book talk to me in two thousand nineteen and started hereafter ai also twenty nineteen just one year ago. Next up using conversational ai to create an Avatar of a real person that you can talk to with hereafter. Ai. Let's get started. James Lajos. Welcome to the voice about by cast. Thanks so much for having me on. I'm excited. I want to say that we met in the fall of twenty seventeen at the Business Oba's conference in the back of the main session. And it was a very brief encounter You were very early on in the book developed at that point I think. Yeah I remember and it was everybody was talking it was bought spot spots back then but the pivot I think it was starting a little bit to people talking a little bit more about voice but there was you probably remember this time the same way but there was a lot of energy in the air of people feeling like something new is happening that new thing was big and we haven't quite figured it out yet, and also it's new enough that we don't have to be backstabbing each other and we can all be kind of friends sharing information. That's that was the whole vibe of of the scene back then at least. Yeah I think there were there were three people including us there including one other person who has no Noel charity who was then with Amazon who we were sort of. Semi steeped in the voice world at that point We really focused on you're starting your book I had voiced bought which had been up and running for about a year and obviously Alexa was was more than a small story of that point and then there was one other person who came up to me and said he was going to create a competing. Publication to voice pot but he hadn't even started and never saw it materialized. But like everyone else there was was was chat bots and I remember my breakout session that I was invited to give was oversubscribed standing room only because it was like the only thing other than the keynote doel did for Amazon that at envoys content. Well, you're you're ahead of your time. Well I don't know that I was ahead, but there were a few of us who were working on that and we just happened to wind up all at the same conference in the early days of the war really voice conferences back. Then that was that was that was before those really kicked off but we're not here to talk about that. We're here to talk about hereafter. Ai. And I, think most people that will have heard of this will have of dad bought which I think was your original branding or at least the. The way that you use to describe it. But I was thinking about I was. Having you know met you a couple of times now at other events and you're looking at some of the things you've written I.
"james lajos" Discussed on VUX World
"Useful. Couple big players as well. Facebook, and Microsoft there's sort of on the edges today to use. Even just a couple of years down the line that they're going to still be investing in the space. Microsoft has put a lot of resources into Cortana. They've certainly they talk to the press a lot about Cortana. I think they're proud of poor Tana as they've obviously. Had to pivot and been pivoting to Cortana being more into a voice interface to Microsoft business products and services, rather than if you know all purpose virtual assistant, you know there. I think there was a time. When maybe they were imagining like this is it the new game now and boys hasn't yet been settled. So let's you know, let's go in hard and see what we can do. But now it does seem like they're saying like, okay, we're we're not trying to win overall. But we're trying to win on this being a good workplace utility that that's certainly my impression of what's going on. And stay spoke. I have to say that in, you know, all the big companies when I was reporting the book, I had the hardest time quitting my finger on. Just what it is that they are trying to do because you know, they had that M assistant experience experiment. But then that was shattered and they took their learnings from that. They've now come out with a device with the screen, but it uses Alexa, like they haven't seen to like come rushing in to the voice space. But they're clearly they're interested in is. They have been very top researchers in the field working on it. So I've always gotten a sensor just kinda, you know, biting time developing some stuff inside. And then seeing when the time is right to make a play. Does it needs to be clear and not like so from Facebook's perspective, so Alexa, how Amazon? Alexa, which is like a platform that you can build on top of you can build skills on that and still finding out Google assistance, kind of fairly similar Cortana similar still, you know, the the conduct plus foams that that be put out there that you can then build on top of do. I are you looking at Facebook from a perspective of they they potentially trying to rival that plump voices system platform on all or is it a case of them. Just building a voice front-end to Facebook services, similar to how you kind of explained Microsoft, building a front end to the Microsoft kind of platform. Is that make sense it does? Yeah. It it it it might be that that it's just a way in and just thought like, however, however the world wants to access computing. We certainly we wanna be there like we we want to meet them there. So obviously it would like. Company from twenty years ago. Oh, we we need a website because people are gonna be looking pressing the wet. You can obviously say the same is true with voice like people are coming through the voice channel, we got to know how to work there. So I think you're you're right. That then there's and this idea is a little bit old now, but you know, back in twenty sixteen Facebook's in big in three idea that they were going to be the week out of the west and everybody was going to live inside of a messaging platform rather than going out an internet browser, and as such you know, companies would very much want to have bought conversational Bod that could work in there too. So people could interface with them, and you don't think that idea is dead. They've certainly backed off about ways that's another area in the final one. And this. Is just sheer speculation on my part new backing from anyone on the is on this. But I've always wondered if they're things about helping users so openly have avatars of themselves for when they're not online like I've got the ritual James Lajos that's making conversation with being with people out there. Even when I'm not, you know hooked in myself. Gee, plex Facebook. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. In a social setting, and that, you know, modeling my persona or my percent lately. Because I want to present it to the world. Powers things different in the voice ecosystem today compared to one per this to a. Well, I mean one big change is that people are not talking about. Bots and text based experiences nearly as much as they were, you know, two years ago where people were kind of talking about both sides of the coin voice beings and text base things. Everybody. Now, be voice voice, boys. So that that's the main thing the, you know, Alexi, I'm sorry, Amazon and Google have just become ever more forward about their ambitions. Like, this is big. We're going big into it. We want to dominate this. You know, we're planning our stake in the ground. They've just become more emphatic about that. And even things like, you know, seeing, you know, Google assistant commercials or Amazon commercials during the Super Bowl like they're they're going fully mainstream with two maybe that's the difference there. The tech itself. You know, frankly, it seems like there's is more of it. There's more skills as more action. I don't know that I've seen, you know, a massive improvement in the quality of what's out there. And I was just looking at an interesting article this morning talking about how they're still can't point to like, you know, the distant breakout, hit of the voice base, not that they're having been great things that people build, but nothing that is just absolutely caught the public by storm. You know, the way this, you know, on, you know, this is the new iphone scale of things.