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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

03:49 min | Last month

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Hello and welcome to the voice in canada podcast. This is a live recording of the podcast. And i've got a very very special guest with me today. And i'm super excited to introduce a mark tucker to all of you out there so mark. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks terry it's Great to be on voice in canada. Great job thanks very much. This is Yeah it's gonna be a lot of fun of lots of stuff to talk about. But i want to focus on what you're doing and i haven't checked this but i have a feeling that you are the person that has been on my podcast and shows the most between voice in canada the voice. Dan voiced blitzer. Show that you're so you have this distinct honor of being the top of the leaderboard when it comes to appearances so when we're going to talk more leewards sex mark welcome it's great to have you here For those that have met you before. I get you to just do a quick introduction who you are what you do. So mark tucker. I've been a software developer for. Oh a long time Designing architect systems and in two thousand sixteen. Got into voice. I with alexa. And google assistant and bixby and i just try to understand the technology and as i implemented it for myself for clients that i work with and then share that with the community Also part of the to voice dub Podcast pair where we just talk tech amazing amazing and already. I don't know who this is but we have a A link in comment here. Somebody said cheers to all the voice people in canada. Choose terry cheers mark. Great to see and hear you guys so there we go. People are terrain. And you've got any questions. Comments feel free to feel free to You know certainly you share those all right so mark. You've got a really really cool project that you've been working on and the tiny. I think is fantastic. Because i know lots of people are looking for fun things to do during the holidays and this is one of the reasons i wanted to have you on because i think it's such a cool concept that you came up with and it's just a fun thing to do at home so i love you free to share with us for a few minutes here. What is this project you've been working on some of the background behind it. What it is and how people can play along all right. So the name of the game is snatch word. It's a family friendly easy to play a game The idea is to snatch words and hold onto them for points so kind of like scrabble. Each letter in the word is worth points. I have my own scheme. So go to the websites network dot com and you can check out to see how many points each letter is worth. But you snatch a word and then you get to hold onto it and what happens. Is that when you snatch it. You get a hold an exclusive hold where nobody else can snatch it from you. for seven days So during that time other people can find the word But they can't snatch it but after that time then they snatched from you and then later you can try to snatch it from them or from other people so the idea. Is that you snatch words and you hold onto them and the three simple commands that you just have to remember is find snatch and renew. That's all you gotta do. And and that's the basis of the game but the the part that's really exciting is that you're not just playing against yourself or a few other people you could be playing against hundreds or thousands or potentially millions of people from around the world because Snatch word is available on alexa in the us uk canada. Australia and india. So you're already playing against all the users in those countries.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:25 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You've always been extremely supportive of my work in the things that I'm doing and you're always very generous with your time. So thank you for that. And yeah, and I would like to know and I'd like you to have the opportunity here to just share with the audience where can people go what are the resources? What are the best places that they can follow your work and see what you're doing and how they can connect with you. Yeah, so probably the best place is on Twitter at Mark Tucker and anything that I'm doing for, you know, if I'm posting some something from updates to wage open source projects that I'm working on or if it's something that I'm posting the most recent episode of 2 voice does it all happens there? So my dams are open you can go ahead and contact me directly. If you don't want to post something publicly, but I'm also available on LinkedIn. I'm open to connecting and communicating with you through there as well. Wonderful. Well, thank you again Mark for taking the time you're down on the first first episode of The Voice lends her show and thank you. We did it Mark Silver one. That's right. Hey, we have somebody said well, you know next time I'll have to incorporate some questions will encourage questions from the from the audience as well. Anyway, thanks for your time. Thanks again for for for joining us as the coast here and asking a couple of questions. That's great job. And until next time everybody take care, and we'll see you soon. Thank you. You both have been very kind. I appreciate the time. Here you go. Hope you enjoyed that interview with Mark Tucker and my co-host and utility and utility. That should be his name and utility. It's actually Ian utility. So Ian you are now he's ever known as Ian utility. All right. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that interview. Please tune in for the next voice to answer show which happens to be on the day that this Thursday coming out the voice will answer show will be with none other than Loi James vlahos and that is going to be happening at 4 p.m. Pacific down again. You can catch that on attention live you catch that on YouTube. You can catch that on Twitter. You can catch it on LinkedIn. So I hope that you will join us there. How about wonderful day and I will talk to you in a very very soon. Take care..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

05:34 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"We also thought about well what if you had, you know, some sort of been a business or maybe you're you're wanting to start an organization could be a non-profit and you have you want to be able to have that additional phone number or a way that you could connect people. So then we wanted that to be a use case that we solved for and we're also thinking along the lines of how can we use this for for larger communities? Whether it be back out to you know, go into maybe an assisted-care place and and give everybody a device that has their own phone number so that they they could have that communication wage. Or could be you know, like an apartment complex or you know themed living area or something along those lines. So we're trying to to start small and think about well, what can we do to solve immediate problems? But yes, I'm always open to trying to expand that out and figure out how communities can be built and and how we can bring this technology to more people and make their lives better. It's amazing. So what's the status of that now can people can people use it right now? Is it is it public it is? Yes. It's only been out there for a couple of weeks. Just go to the Lexus kill store and look up home number and it's available and or you can go to the website get a home number. Com. It's great Jerry. Can I jump in with one final question? Absolutely go for it so mark because you do so many things you have a job. You have several passion projects. You have a choice guests and you're a a source of inspiration as just a human. So I think my final question that I want to ask you age is selfish so that I can serve and the selfish question is if I could only do one thing for you if I could only tell the world about one of your projects one of your things whether it's G or or your podcast or the home number because there's so many things and it's unlikely that I'm going to one time let alone over and over again try and bring some attention to all of your projects, but if I could bring attention to just one thing, what would that one thing be so that I selfishly have Clarity on how I can serve you Well, I I would actually bring up a project that I created called surf more it's built on top of a platform called just serve there's a website called just serve where you can go and find a job opportunities to serve in the community that you live in but I do have.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

05:03 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Web-based address book to go ahead and make a phone call out to somebody and what it does is it will call your phone your mobile phone and the other person and make a connection, but the phone call looks like it comes from a home number. So all they know about is the home number that you give them. Wow. You can ask question area or you didn't know if you're going to I was going to say that that sounds like a really great contributor to the environment that Iraq has a she has like pound 250 Dave has been working on and also on another side like Community right the text messaging platform that Gary vaynerchuk and a lot of celebrities are using bath. And so Community has provided me with the best text message CRM and pound 250 has tried to cross the bridge between what they had done traditionally for radio stations for a long time and trying to bring that into a voice and it sounds to me like, you know, I believe a rising tide raises All Ships and so for you to come with this product, I think there's an element where you are going to provide another alternative to leveraging phone numbers and phone calls and text messages and things of that nature and being able to remove the middle man, right? So we are walking and we can talk in the car. At the office at home and our ability to speak to Alexa device or Bixby device or anyone these devices and to do so for productivity. I mean how amazing will be when all these different companies the one that you're talking about Community pound 250 find more and more ways of removing barriers and so much about what you've done Mark and what your peers one because for me I put you in this really lofty category of a of a of a legendary voice technologists. It's a category I put Adam and and it's a category. I put Brian in right the there's lots, right so and but it is also small right those that have been hearing for a decade or more. Oh that's you know, that that's not going to happen or oh that doesn't matter but you've been faithful and you can then creating technology and as technology helps create itself that like and and we fought More and more ways of of removing barriers that people can get things done at the speed of speech. I think so much of it has to do with your faithfulness to executing the vision that you have and York City to inviting other people in to participate in your vision and the execution of that vision for the good of humanity or the good of the companies that we have the Joy Wok the honor of building..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

08:03 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Mark. So you appeared on The Voice 10 as the open Sorcerer And for those that may didn't that might not have had the chance to join us introduce yourself and tell us where that name comes from. Okay. So Mark Tucker, I've been doing software development for a long time but started doing voice Dev in June 2016 is when I discovered that existed and immediately I started creating things on GitHub for other developers as they started learning and and I just kept that going. So now what I'm talking about content on social media or you know things about my favorite framework, which is jovo or just speech mark down just number of different open source projects that are in the voice C that I've created or participated on and it just want to share information and get it out there and some open-source work amazing amazing. And anybody that spends any time off. And social media will know that you are extremely active on social media. Particularly Twitter is where I've seen you the most I don't know if that's the one that you've seen two most active on but you're always so generous with your help and helping people out and such a great spirit. And that's one of the things that I really love about the work that you're doing. And so so thank you I'll be have for the community. Thank you so much. I just like to share I think whatever we can do to get more information out in the community the I learn from you you learn from me and we can just make this so high grow bigger by everybody an effort into it. So sharing I think is the best policy wonderful and that's yeah, I agree with you a hundred percent. That's how we strengthen the community. So speaking of a great for you feel that way. Yes, we are young Eric because I know I know personally I've referred people to you cuz like they have a question. I'm not a developer. I'm not a developer. I know he's not a developer. He's he's got a lot of a lot of brains up their page. But not a you are not a computer scientist, correct? Correct me if I'm wrong and correct me if I'm wrong. I'm waiting for my honorary doctorate in computer science. One day I won't deserve it. I won't deserve it off but I might get it. There you go. But the point is that whenever I get those questions that I just simply don't know the answer to I I tend to refer them to you cuz I know that they're going to be in great hands. So thank you again Mark and Jacob speaking of that another way that you are reaching out to the community is through your podcast which is relatively new and tell us about that cuz that's really exciting. Yeah. So Alan first American I created a podcast and it's also available on YouTube. It's called to voice devs. So it's interesting that we've we came across each other down in conferences and just met each other but really just had small conversation and then it was the pandemic and voice lunch and then just getting involved there. We we talked more and we just discovered how long Some ways we're we're a lot alike. And in other ways we're completely different and it's just awesome. You know, he he likes Coke. I like Pepsi he lives in the Northeast. I live in the southwest. He is a Google developer expert and I'm an Alexa champion in Bixby Premier developer and we talked about voice stuff. So we just finished up episode 13 wage. It's out actually was released earlier to today and we just get on and we have such a great time. Nothing scripted. We just pick a topic and we start talking about it and we try wage Explorer. You know, how does Alexa handle this? How does Google handle it? What do we like? What do we you know don't like and we just talked and we end up most times talking for almost an hour. We're just kind of get into it and just a lot of fun. It's not you know, it's it's technical. It's not a you know code follow-through. It's just us talking about tech and and development from a voice developer perspective dead. It's amazing. And so when you sit down to do one of those podcast, do you guys have any type of agenda or is it really just whatever comes to mind? So we always have a segment at the beginning where we can talk about. You know, how long that we've learned or did during the last week something that's top of mind but in other than picking the topic for the week, we just have a shared Google sheet. And we said well, let's talk about this on Monday. And we usually record on Monday mornings and just get on with that the topic and go from there. Right? Right. Do you take questions from the community? Have you thought of that like Thursday? We're open to it. You know, we're still figuring out this joint podcast thing, you know cross country. We would love to have guests on or talk about a specific topics that people that are are watching have and and we started doing getting some of that feedback mostly, you know, DMS through Twitter or comments on on YouTube. Yeah, we're open 2 to talk about topics that people have our our share things that other people learn to. Yeah, right, right and speaking of you developing and things I'm working on. So can you tell us some of the things that you're excited about that you're working on these days. Yeah. So I've got stuff that I'm working on privately that that's you know projects that are just my thoughts. I've got some side things that I've working on with other people and I've got my full-time job so full-time. I'm work for a company called sore and we our goal is to uplift humanity and we have an Alexa skill and the Google action that allows you to listen to uplifting content and we're working on processes so that you can upload your own personal audio and so just you know, whatever it is that you want to listen to or you know scrape from a website and within a few minutes. It's available to play back on Alexa with transcriptions and. Searching capabilities. So that's what I do for my my full-time job and we've got lots of different features. We're building into that earlier this year released number spies, which was a game that I did kind of a genre. It's not just a voice app. It's goes outside of a voice app and I'm working on another one that's cross-platform the home we'll have ready in November, but that's still in the secret mode and then got a side company that I am working for. We created a bath Alexis killed called home number if you think about having your own, you know home phone number and being able to give that number out and and not necessarily share your mobile number where it can be bound or whatnot. You can create your own personal home number and you can think of your Alexa device as your answering machine. So any inbound voice calls that you get we record wage And then you get a notification on Alexa that you have an incoming voice message and you can go ahead and listen to that. It also can accept text messages so that you and you can do the same thing. You'll get notified when you get a text message that that number and then you can send outbound text messages and voice and phone calls. So all three relax advice. What do you go at Gian? That's that's I I he's how do you get the number like so there's a website when you go ahead and sign up on our website. We generate a phone number for you. And then you just hook up your Alexa device your electric bill with with that account. And now you've got that number. You also have your your own mobile number. So for example on the outbound phone calls, you can't initiate those through Alexa, but you can use your web-based address book to go ahead and make a phone call out to somebody and what it does is it will call your phone your mobile phone and the other person and make a connection, but the phone call looks like it comes from a home number. So all they know about is the home number that you give them.

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The Voicefluencer Show with Mark Tucker

Alexa in Canada

08:03 min | 3 months ago

The Voicefluencer Show with Mark Tucker

"Mark. So you appeared on The Voice 10 as the open Sorcerer And for those that may didn't that might not have had the chance to join us introduce yourself and tell us where that name comes from. Okay. So Mark Tucker, I've been doing software development for a long time but started doing voice Dev in June 2016 is when I discovered that existed and immediately I started creating things on GitHub for other developers as they started learning and and I just kept that going. So now what I'm talking about content on social media or you know things about my favorite framework, which is jovo or just speech mark down just number of different open source projects that are in the voice C that I've created or participated on and it just want to share information and get it out there and some open-source work amazing amazing. And anybody that spends any time off. And social media will know that you are extremely active on social media. Particularly Twitter is where I've seen you the most I don't know if that's the one that you've seen two most active on but you're always so generous with your help and helping people out and such a great spirit. And that's one of the things that I really love about the work that you're doing. And so so thank you I'll be have for the community. Thank you so much. I just like to share I think whatever we can do to get more information out in the community the I learn from you you learn from me and we can just make this so high grow bigger by everybody an effort into it. So sharing I think is the best policy wonderful and that's yeah, I agree with you a hundred percent. That's how we strengthen the community. So speaking of a great for you feel that way. Yes, we are young Eric because I know I know personally I've referred people to you cuz like they have a question. I'm not a developer. I'm not a developer. I know he's not a developer. He's he's got a lot of a lot of brains up their page. But not a you are not a computer scientist, correct? Correct me if I'm wrong and correct me if I'm wrong. I'm waiting for my honorary doctorate in computer science. One day I won't deserve it. I won't deserve it off but I might get it. There you go. But the point is that whenever I get those questions that I just simply don't know the answer to I I tend to refer them to you cuz I know that they're going to be in great hands. So thank you again Mark and Jacob speaking of that another way that you are reaching out to the community is through your podcast which is relatively new and tell us about that cuz that's really exciting. Yeah. So Alan first American I created a podcast and it's also available on YouTube. It's called to voice devs. So it's interesting that we've we came across each other down in conferences and just met each other but really just had small conversation and then it was the pandemic and voice lunch and then just getting involved there. We we talked more and we just discovered how long Some ways we're we're a lot alike. And in other ways we're completely different and it's just awesome. You know, he he likes Coke. I like Pepsi he lives in the Northeast. I live in the southwest. He is a Google developer expert and I'm an Alexa champion in Bixby Premier developer and we talked about voice stuff. So we just finished up episode 13 wage. It's out actually was released earlier to today and we just get on and we have such a great time. Nothing scripted. We just pick a topic and we start talking about it and we try wage Explorer. You know, how does Alexa handle this? How does Google handle it? What do we like? What do we you know don't like and we just talked and we end up most times talking for almost an hour. We're just kind of get into it and just a lot of fun. It's not you know, it's it's technical. It's not a you know code follow-through. It's just us talking about tech and and development from a voice developer perspective dead. It's amazing. And so when you sit down to do one of those podcast, do you guys have any type of agenda or is it really just whatever comes to mind? So we always have a segment at the beginning where we can talk about. You know, how long that we've learned or did during the last week something that's top of mind but in other than picking the topic for the week, we just have a shared Google sheet. And we said well, let's talk about this on Monday. And we usually record on Monday mornings and just get on with that the topic and go from there. Right? Right. Do you take questions from the community? Have you thought of that like Thursday? We're open to it. You know, we're still figuring out this joint podcast thing, you know cross country. We would love to have guests on or talk about a specific topics that people that are are watching have and and we started doing getting some of that feedback mostly, you know, DMS through Twitter or comments on on YouTube. Yeah, we're open 2 to talk about topics that people have our our share things that other people learn to. Yeah, right, right and speaking of you developing and things I'm working on. So can you tell us some of the things that you're excited about that you're working on these days. Yeah. So I've got stuff that I'm working on privately that that's you know projects that are just my thoughts. I've got some side things that I've working on with other people and I've got my full-time job so full-time. I'm work for a company called sore and we our goal is to uplift humanity and we have an Alexa skill and the Google action that allows you to listen to uplifting content and we're working on processes so that you can upload your own personal audio and so just you know, whatever it is that you want to listen to or you know scrape from a website and within a few minutes. It's available to play back on Alexa with transcriptions and. Searching capabilities. So that's what I do for my my full-time job and we've got lots of different features. We're building into that earlier this year released number spies, which was a game that I did kind of a genre. It's not just a voice app. It's goes outside of a voice app and I'm working on another one that's cross-platform the home we'll have ready in November, but that's still in the secret mode and then got a side company that I am working for. We created a bath Alexis killed called home number if you think about having your own, you know home phone number and being able to give that number out and and not necessarily share your mobile number where it can be bound or whatnot. You can create your own personal home number and you can think of your Alexa device as your answering machine. So any inbound voice calls that you get we record wage And then you get a notification on Alexa that you have an incoming voice message and you can go ahead and listen to that. It also can accept text messages so that you and you can do the same thing. You'll get notified when you get a text message that that number and then you can send outbound text messages and voice and phone calls. So all three relax advice. What do you go at Gian? That's that's I I he's how do you get the number like so there's a website when you go ahead and sign up on our website. We generate a phone number for you. And then you just hook up your Alexa device your electric bill with with that account. And now you've got that number. You also have your your own mobile number. So for example on the outbound phone calls, you can't initiate those through Alexa, but you can use your web-based address book to go ahead and make a phone call out to somebody and what it does is it will call your phone your mobile phone and the other person and make a connection, but the phone call looks like it comes from a home number. So all they know about is the home number that you give them.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

05:15 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"A podcast and it's also available on YouTube. It's called to voice devs. So it's interesting that we've we came across each other down in conferences and just met each other but really just had small conversation and then it was the pandemic and voice lunch and then just getting involved there. We we talked more and we just discovered how long Some ways we're we're a lot alike. And in other ways we're completely different and it's just awesome. You know, he he likes Coke. I like Pepsi he lives in the Northeast. I live in the southwest. He is a Google developer expert and I'm an Alexa champion in Bixby Premier developer and we talked about voice stuff. So we just finished up episode 13 wage. It's out actually was released earlier to today and we just get on and we have such a great time. Nothing scripted. We just pick a topic and we start talking about it and we try wage Explorer. You know, how does Alexa handle this? How does Google handle it? What do we like? What do we you know don't like and we just talked and we end up most times talking for almost an hour. We're just kind of get into it and just a lot of fun. It's not you know, it's it's technical. It's not a you know code follow-through. It's just us talking about tech and and development from a voice developer perspective dead. It's amazing. And so when you sit down to do one of those podcast, do you guys have any type of agenda or is it really just whatever comes to mind? So we always have a segment at the beginning where we can talk about. You know, how long that we've learned or did during the last week something that's top of mind but in other than picking the topic for the week, we just have a shared Google sheet. And we said well, let's talk about this on Monday. And we usually record on Monday mornings and just get on with that the topic and go from there. Right? Right. Do you take questions from the community? Have you thought of that like Thursday? We're open to it. You know, we're still figuring out this joint podcast thing, you know cross country. We would love to have guests on or talk about a specific topics that people that are are watching have and and we started doing getting some of that feedback mostly, you know, DMS through Twitter or comments on on YouTube. Yeah, we're open 2 to talk about topics that people have our our share things that other people learn to. Yeah, right,.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

04:37 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"And in fact, the voice students are shows are being streamed on Lexi as Irish Pub. So if you want to listen to those, you can go to the skill to say Lexi open attention live and then you'll be asked which channel you want to listen to and you can just simply say my name Terry Fisher if I'm not actually look at that moment. You'll hear some of the prior voice Lindsay shows and if I am live you'll actually hear the live stream. So to kick things off. This is a recording of the the voigtlander show with Mark Tucker, otherwise known as the opening a sorcerer. He was on The Voice 10 a couple of months back and he's one of the most generous guys when it comes to sharing his knowledge. He's an extremely extremely long well-versed developer when it comes to voice technology. And if you've got any interest in voice technology, you'll be very pleased to hear the insights that he gives so often sit back relax. Enjoy. This is the very first voiced Windsor show number one co-hosted within utility and my special guest the open-source Ur Mark Tucker. Thank you so much for joining us. We are alive. We are streaming on a multitude of platforms. We are on let me see if I can remember all them on Twitter through Periscope. We are on LinkedIn page are on YouTube and we are actually streaming live on Alexa through attention live. And the the guest here is the open sorcerer Mark Tucker. So it is a pleasure to have you along with us marker marker marker. I just get your name Mark. It's a pleasure to have you with us. There we go. And he's he doesn't another nickname. He's got the open source or which is great. Hey Mark, so hello, how are you doing? Hey, it's good to be on here with you Teri and Ian so great. This is fun. We're streaming everywhere. We are we're everywhere and Ian is the the invited guest co-host for the month and really thankful to be in for allowing us to use the platform attention life to get on a Lexus. Oh Ian. Thanks for posting with you and we'll get we'll get to you to ask a couple questions of Mark as well. Great to have you here. Wonderful. Well, I'm so happy to be here. All right, Mark. So you appeared on The Voice 10 as the open Sorcerer And for those that may didn't that might not have had the chance to join us introduce yourself and tell us where that name comes from. Okay..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Voice in Canada

Voice in Canada

01:47 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Voice in Canada

"Interviews with the voice will answers that appear on The Voice Den. Some of the most influential people in The Voice space. And when I decided to do is have a co-host and I've got in utility the CEO of attention live Georgia meet you call Host this particular episode. And the the special guest this time around is Mark Tucker. He is known as the open Sorcerer And it's such a fitting name for him because I when I thought of somebody that knows how to develop voice skills and somebody who is so open and generous with their knowledge and just wants to help everybody to troubleshoot and to help solve their questions when It comes to developing voice applications where the skills actions Etc. Mark is your man. And so I was absolutely thrilled to be able to have Mark on the voiceless to show as the first off of these shows and it's on the podcast today. So you can go to a l e x a in Canada podcast or just go to your favorite podcast player and just search for this podcast Alexa in Canada and you will be able to find it there and have a listen also keep in mind that these shows do stream live on attention life and you can just say to Lexi Lexi open detention live and then say my name when you're asked about a channel one more tip is that today if you want to join us live, we are streaming the next episode of The Voice will answer show and this is happening at 4 p.m. Pacific. I'm interviewing Loi who otherwise it would be known as James vlahos and it's got a really really fascinating product so long Hope you tune in for that as well. The meantime go check out the podcast. I'll see you over there and have a wonderful wonderful day. Talk to you later..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

01:30 min | 3 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode 141 of Alexa in Canada The Voice experience. Hey there, I'm dr. Terry Fisher one part position one part voice Enthusiast 1 billion Canadian and one small part of our community Northern Voice together. Let's explore how voice technology is Transforming Our Lives north of the Border. Let's talk voice. Hey, welcome to this week's podcast this podcast is going to be a little different because it is a recording of my newest show The Voice fluids or show off. If you've been on The Voice Dan recently, then you know that I launched this new show and this is all about having discussions with the voice losers. The special guests that are invited onto the shows on a monthly basis. And what needed to do was to capture some of these interviews with the voice losers and each month. I'm going to be having a special guest host with me this month. I'm thrilled to say that I have an ash chili the CEO of attention live helping me out to co-host the The Voice Loser Show Ian is the one behind the platform attention live which of course is a lot of streaming platform that allows you to listen to audio live-streamed on Lexie..

"mark tucker" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

05:13 min | 4 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"And at the bottom of the commercial it said something like or find us at the on world wide web at ww.w. Whatever. That's right. I think that's fair wage. Like the other thing I think it's clear to I think should make clear that I don't think the platforms are negligent or ignoring this discovery. Oh, no, I don't. I don't think it's a hard problem that they haven't solved and it took it is a problem. It is a hard problem. It is a problem. But I'd also point out that you know, the only we finally solved the discovery problem on the web by having a third-party Discovery tool named Google. Well in essence the the assistant should be that third-party Discovery tool right and you it's it seems like that's with a Google was going for a while. And as you said they they seem to have backed off on those those kinds of intense those implicit in tents. They not seem to actually did back off on it up because because I've talked to people there about this the data was not good in in for anybody who was developing Google actions. You could game it that it was actually very prompt. At the beginning, I think they just trusted the developers to say it's you could put any intense in there you wanted and what they found from the data was that the they were passing a lot of these sessions along to third party actions and they really just weren't relevant to the question or the intent that the user had that's right. But but again, I I hate that I keep saying going back to history. But again, if you go look at the original things like Yahoo, Yahoo, you know people were people were gaining Yahoo! All over the place people were gaming the early Google all over the place. There was a whole industry. I still exists around search engine optimization and the early SEO tools basically said here's how to get discovered even though you don't do any of these things off. So interestingly like Alexa suit out of out of France, he's working on this skill store optimization. He has a new solution out for this and and maybe that's maybe that's what time I need but I would say that we need a step before that. We need to allow enabling developers Publishers and voice at experiences to make it easier for people to find it's a long one thing but it doesn't actually matter if the users don't know to seek it out because Yep, they're perfectly happy with their first party and a couple of second party services that may have available and that address is 80% of their daily needs. Yep. Yeah, and and we're starting to see if there's you know telephone sorry television ads life. The more recent one that it's not you know, it's not a is it a Buick? It's not a Buick. It's like soil. That's amazing you what why don't you outline for the listeners with it as we wrote about that bass. It's it I saw that I said Eric could you do a story at this? Cuz this is just like ridiculous. It'll bring me away that that this interaction with the car the you know the advertisement off. Car was being subservient to the device that the car well-used. So, you know the fact that you can choose an Alexa inside of this Buick and then the whole purpose of life personal was it a Buick? No, it's not..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

05:02 min | 4 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"You disagree know not just trying to think of if there's you know a Counterpoint to that but no, I think that there there is this feeling on the Alexis. I I think that we're going to make what's available out-of-the-box first-party experience more and more inclusive of things off and there there hasn't been a great way to still be able to highlight, you know, have to go out of your way to find out what this the schools are and that they're they're there and what are the good ones and it's still I think a challenging to to make that change as part of the wage project of there and you're you're an elected Champion so, you know these things intimately I'm sure but the a lot of the intent be tied behind Alexa conversations was to make that explains Sure of third-party skills more seamless and therefore Discovery more seamless. So you're talking about the Alexa conversations feature that just came out of them. I'm talking about. Well, I'm not talking about natural turn-taking. I'm talking about Alexa conversations in particular and allowing developers to build a conversation. So that that gives that signal to Alexa. There's a number of different layers to that which I'm sure you can describe but at one of the things that it does indirectly is it gives that signal to Alexa of more context in terms of what that skill can do and it's more than likely to bring that in or to surface it during other types of conversations where that third-party skill might not normally be invoked. Well, I guess Alexa Conversation Piece doesn't really work with that. It's more of a dialogue management plus plus once you're inside of an experience so that it would be you know, you're some of the the later I guess more recent dog. Teachers that are in beta that they've just announced could be things that you could do more implicit invocation of things but and can fulfill intent request which is wage is very cumbersome and not really that helpful in a lot of cases. So I don't know that when they we really been given the tools or given the tools in such a way that it's easy to find these these experiences kind of well, so do you want to talk about natural turn-taking or the personalization features that came out and what your perspective is that those off so I am interested about some of the broader level language features, you know, they they talked about once again more natural text to speech. I think that just makes you know first-party and third-party experiences better and more natural as far as the conversation when it comes to the Natural turn taking off. The example that they gave was a two people having a conversation and then inviting Alexa to join in to that conversation and then it would not kinds of things too..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

Future Ear Radio

06:18 min | 6 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

"One German please I. Think I know what it's going to be but go ahead? Alexa conversations now I've just okay. I, wish so desert some data. So Alexa conversations a whole other thing. Yeah, we'll have. Six on my list, sorry. Number one is quick links and asked him task. Links <hes> so like we said before. You can start a skill by just saying the invocation name, or now an I. And launch it or you can go right into a specific intent by giving it more detail. That's exactly what quick links are quick links launches the APP. You can use that today. No additional work needed for anything. You just construct a url <hes> that you include what your skill ideas and it's got slashed launch on the end, and you can post that wherever you can have it in your. Social media you can have an L.. Yup your help documentation on your website wherever you want somebody to launch your skill from then just include that link and what happens is when you click on the link than it redirects you to a an intermediate page now if you if you're not logged onto your Amazon account, that's that's associated with. Alexa and you're GONNA get a log on Amazon. <hes> dialogue, so you can enter your user ID and Password, but then on this page it gives you a little header at the top that shows you. The name of the skill is skill icon. It's rating a little information about it, and then it finds the. Device devices that are connected <hes> that you own associated with that account and you've got a button for each one of those or <hes>. Or Button to send a notification to all of your Alexa, devices <hes>, and so you just have one of those buttons and next thing you know that devices talking to you saying. Do you WANNA start? This experience <hes> the specific skill on <hes> on this device, and it starts to run in your off just as if you were to have said Alexa open whatever your skill rotation name is. Yeah. I actually think this is a humongous deal for at the whole Alexa ecosystem. This would have been my number one to if I was power ranking him <hes> because I think that we've heard so much discussion around discover ability <hes> end. Just this dilemma that you know. How do you ever remember the invocation for ten twenty thirty? This idea where you're going to have this ever increasing amount, you don't have the skew more fic- interface like you have with you know the mobile web and you have your APPs and all that. So you don't have these reminders of what APP means what all this? You gotta just remember it and I think this is massive for two reasons. The first is the ability for marketers to. Effectively cross-channel market their skill I think is just a total game changer from a marketing standpoint. Because now you can think of Ho campaigns that the whole purpose is to grow the. Skill user base <hes> insight. You have a social media campaign. You have digital marketing. Google's Google ads banner images are websites <hes>. I can just see this becoming something where <hes> you know this is something we'll see a lot of where you get people to enable the skill I. think that's the big thing. Because again it goes back to what you were just saying about <hes> number two being the referrals <hes> if it is something where it is kind of like <hes>, it's a system. That's really largely dependent on what you've already enabled, but you can't necessarily remember it, but you know you have that movie skill that you enabled. Enabled through the you know you have the fandango skill or whatever that might be <hes>, but you know it's slipping your mind of how you invoke that, so then you can use this generic term <hes> and say hey launched my movie skill in. It's like okay. I know that that's Fandango in the reason that you were even enabling that in the first place was because of this really effective marketing campaign so I think that this is a massive development for the third party ecosystem because I think now. It solves a major problem where it's like. How do you get people to a get signed up so that you can open the skill without having to enable it <hes> and then be i. think it gives them the opportunity. If this whole referral network kind of becomes something where it's dependent on these suggested kind of. You know affiliated searches. At No, I. I think <hes> you say there's a lot. In there that just rings true. Because how do you get somebody in the skill? For the very first time, right, you might run an ad campaign. That's got a great graphic. You know. Maybe it's Kung, Fu, panda, and you've got the new country panda skill, and you just say Alexa Open comes panda. <hes> seems simple enough <hes>, but sometimes people just want tap it's there's that extra security of just tap this thing and I follow through the steps, and Oh, now I'm here. You know it's. There are multiple steps. Could you do your one to happen and you might have to log in, and you have the tap which device you want to go to, and then you start getting the the voice interaction. But, for for new users <unk> especially that are new to this idea of skills and want to be out there. Hand held a little bit more. It's kind of scary just to say something and. See if it works or not but to build a third USTA. Tapping people are used to <unk> touching a button <hes>. I can't even see. This is something that occurred to me is now. What if I were to take? One of the quick links and Dan saved at <hes> as an idea on my mobile phone so I'm I'm already in there and I got some sort of an APP and I just wanted to tap that. And then also it's <hes>. It's going to allow me to open that up on another device <hes> so. It's <hes>. There's lots of different things that you can do with that <hes> so I just love the idea of quick links and lots of different things going on

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Mark Tucker - Top Takeaway from Alexa Live 2020

Future Ear Radio

06:18 min | 6 months ago

Mark Tucker - Top Takeaway from Alexa Live 2020

"One German please I. Think I know what it's going to be but go ahead? Alexa conversations now I've just okay. I, wish so desert some data. So Alexa conversations a whole other thing. Yeah, we'll have. Six on my list, sorry. Number one is quick links and asked him task. Links so like we said before. You can start a skill by just saying the invocation name, or now an I. And launch it or you can go right into a specific intent by giving it more detail. That's exactly what quick links are quick links launches the APP. You can use that today. No additional work needed for anything. You just construct a url that you include what your skill ideas and it's got slashed launch on the end, and you can post that wherever you can have it in your. Social media you can have an L.. Yup your help documentation on your website wherever you want somebody to launch your skill from then just include that link and what happens is when you click on the link than it redirects you to a an intermediate page now if you if you're not logged onto your Amazon account, that's that's associated with. Alexa and you're GONNA get a log on Amazon. dialogue, so you can enter your user ID and Password, but then on this page it gives you a little header at the top that shows you. The name of the skill is skill icon. It's rating a little information about it, and then it finds the. Device devices that are connected that you own associated with that account and you've got a button for each one of those or Or Button to send a notification to all of your Alexa, devices and so you just have one of those buttons and next thing you know that devices talking to you saying. Do you WANNA start? This experience the specific skill on on this device, and it starts to run in your off just as if you were to have said Alexa open whatever your skill rotation name is. Yeah. I actually think this is a humongous deal for at the whole Alexa ecosystem. This would have been my number one to if I was power ranking him because I think that we've heard so much discussion around discover ability end. Just this dilemma that you know. How do you ever remember the invocation for ten twenty thirty? This idea where you're going to have this ever increasing amount, you don't have the skew more fic- interface like you have with you know the mobile web and you have your APPs and all that. So you don't have these reminders of what APP means what all this? You gotta just remember it and I think this is massive for two reasons. The first is the ability for marketers to. Effectively cross-channel market their skill I think is just a total game changer from a marketing standpoint. Because now you can think of Ho campaigns that the whole purpose is to grow the. Skill user base insight. You have a social media campaign. You have digital marketing. Google's Google ads banner images are websites I can just see this becoming something where you know this is something we'll see a lot of where you get people to enable the skill I. think that's the big thing. Because again it goes back to what you were just saying about number two being the referrals if it is something where it is kind of like it's a system. That's really largely dependent on what you've already enabled, but you can't necessarily remember it, but you know you have that movie skill that you enabled. Enabled through the you know you have the fandango skill or whatever that might be but you know it's slipping your mind of how you invoke that, so then you can use this generic term and say hey launched my movie skill in. It's like okay. I know that that's Fandango in the reason that you were even enabling that in the first place was because of this really effective marketing campaign so I think that this is a massive development for the third party ecosystem because I think now. It solves a major problem where it's like. How do you get people to a get signed up so that you can open the skill without having to enable it and then be i. think it gives them the opportunity. If this whole referral network kind of becomes something where it's dependent on these suggested kind of. You know affiliated searches. At No, I. I think you say there's a lot. In there that just rings true. Because how do you get somebody in the skill? For the very first time, right, you might run an ad campaign. That's got a great graphic. You know. Maybe it's Kung, Fu, panda, and you've got the new country panda skill, and you just say Alexa Open comes panda. seems simple enough but sometimes people just want tap it's there's that extra security of just tap this thing and I follow through the steps, and Oh, now I'm here. You know it's. There are multiple steps. Could you do your one to happen and you might have to log in, and you have the tap which device you want to go to, and then you start getting the the voice interaction. But, for for new users especially that are new to this idea of skills and want to be out there. Hand held a little bit more. It's kind of scary just to say something and. See if it works or not but to build a third USTA. Tapping people are used to touching a button I can't even see. This is something that occurred to me is now. What if I were to take? One of the quick links and Dan saved at as an idea on my mobile phone so I'm I'm already in there and I got some sort of an APP and I just wanted to tap that. And then also it's It's going to allow me to open that up on another device so. It's There's lots of different things that you can do with that so I just love the idea of quick links and lots of different things going on

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

Future Ear Radio

03:24 min | 6 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Future Ear Radio

"Customers who are using Alexa devices and museum, a voice absence skills that are on this platform, so one of the things that. The. We've talked about as developer lot is the quality of audio so the better the audio content that you have Then the bitter experiences for the users, so I am choosing as number five something, which is Alexa presentation, language or AP L. for audio. It's some enhancements that allow you to take audio content and have CD quality audio. Plus support additional search formats for that audio before short-form audio would be done with something called snl, which is speech Synthesis Markup Language So this is a newer way of doing it, but allows you to take audio and bring it down to the device where they're on the device. You couth could play this high quality audio. Mix It with other audio or text to speech content. Yeah, that's actually I think a really good starting point, which is You know okay, so apo like you said Alexa presentation language has been around for a while and so I think this is kind of an interesting new update to it where you're going to have enhanced audio, right? You're gonNA have like this. You know higher quality audio, and prior to recording actually saw a really interesting tweet from my buddy. Andy Bella via of knows corporate You know so. He's real involved with the hardware side of in the ear devices. He's very tuned in to high quality audio, and he made a really good point that as we see Alexa moving into different form factors such as echo buds. I think it's. That now you have a pl that's more optimized for higher quality audio. You're just GONNA probably expect. some pretty cool type of princes that have that premium audio level. That's delivered to you. You know through. Alexa presentation language in these different Alexa skills. Yeah no exactly so great win for the customer, but also great win for the developer. Because the way that you would have to do this before is if you wanted. Backgrounds. Audio track with some sound effects and some text to speech you would need to mix that together. like some prerecorded pre mixing of the audio content, and then if you had various permutations of that, then you had just have this explosion of audio files that you would have to pre pre mix a were as now you can. Do those separately an overlay them. And how dot! Mixing happened on the client without having to do all that pre work. Yeah, I love it great. Start all right so into number four hit me. All right so number. Four. Is is interesting. There's a number of situations where you're using Alexa in a what I would say on again off again or a synchronised manner where you're, you're starting some task, and then you need to continue to task a little bit later, and the way that happens. Today is that you would start? The happiest is a Alexa Open. The name of your skill is and then you do your thing, and then the session would end, and then you had come back a little bit later. You say Alexa..

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Netflix to Invest $100 Million in Black Community's Financial Institutions

KCBS Radio Midday News

03:44 min | 7 months ago

Netflix to Invest $100 Million in Black Community's Financial Institutions

"Joined today by Bloomberg Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw and Lucas Netflix is pledging $100 million to help black communities in the United States. Where is this money going to go? Do we know It's going to go to financial institutions that in some way lent money to or support black communities. A lot of institutions will be black owned or Or black lead, you know, One of the 1st 1 is Hope Credit union whose CEO Blackman and Bill Bynum, another $25 million is going to the Black Economic Development Initiative, which is a new fund that's gonna invest in black of financial institutions. But the big goal here is to try to take out of some of their cash and give it to institutions that can help facilitate investment in black communities and that the initiative was inspired. In large part by theory of research on the racial wealth gap on how much less capital a lot of black Americans have access to than the average white Americans. For example, besides the benefit of the direct access to money that these communities will now have What does it say that a big companies like Netflix is doing something like this? You know it send the real signal to a lot of the other big companies in the U. S. And around the world. This is the second pretty significant action that that Netflix our CEO Reed Hastings has taken Reid Hastings. Donated $120 million of his own fortune, historically black colleges and universities and I think that was really hoping that this particular commitment will inspire other companies to do the same because Netflix compared to some of the other big tech company has a relatively small amount. Of cash on hand. It's got about $5 million right now. That sounds really big. But then when you think about the fact that companies like Apple have hundreds of billions of dollars in cash, and they're bound sheet if they committed Tio investing some of that money or shifting some of that money Into some of these other financial institutions. That could really be a huge benefit the black communities across the US well, and then that makes me wonder how much weight does Reed Hastings carry in the tech community? I mean, the fact that he's done this Is this likely to inspire others? He carries a lot of weight. I have to say, you know, he is somebody who is very well respected by his peers. He was one of the co founders of Netflix. Prior to that, he found it a couple of other tech companies. He used to sit on the boards of both Facebook and like a softy with the biggest tech companies in the world, and he is really somebody So I think it's seen as one of the leaders in that community that being said he is a little bit of a lone wolf. He kind of he does keep to himself to a certain extent. On doesn't put himself out there in the same way that that may be a mark Tucker Berg does he sit. He has very specific causes that he focuses on me spent a lot of his adult life. Investing money and education, which is why his personal investment in the HBC use without a shock. But you've seen him come out pretty strongly following the death of George Floyd and kind of position Netflix as as a leader trying to invest in black communities, and if if that's going to be a place that he puts his time on energy and money, I think he'll probably push a lot of his peers to do the same. Lucas. Not a lot of time left. But is he doing any work at home if you will, because Netflix doesn't have any black executives. Yeah, it's the 3rd 92 at Netflix really does have to improve its own diversity, especially senior leadership position. None of it really is a black. It has one black board member. But that is something that executives the company acknowledge. Must be worked on in the years ahead. Lucas.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

07:29 min | 8 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"But really. That's the extent of the complexity. You don't you. Don't flush out your character with traits in the abilities you don't You don't go on on campaigns or missions with other people this is this. Is You as agent three thirteen playing this game. And so basically the way that a typical day or dynamic would go. If you're playing numbers is is is that Let's say you're able the flash briefing and whatever your typical place where you say. What's the news and you get your you know Alexei in Canada Flash Briefing. And you get this other flash briefing than numbers by the number station. Alpha could be part of that you hear. Oh I've got this This transmission. That's happened today. Okay so means no. I'm going to go back into the game sometime today. So whenever that happens then you can go into the game and listen to it again and write down the numbers or shortcut by getting the numbers off of the facebook page. And You Dakota and you go okay. This is what the message is. Oh is telling me to go watch this video. I'm going to go ahead and redeem this code for for decrypt the message And then I watch this video and I find another number that then used to get some more points in the game and then I'm like well why I'm here. I'm going to go ahead and go on a mission and so I go emission and whatever happens with the mission I get points for that or I lose an alias or whatever it is that happens with the mission and but I can't do that for another ninety minutes so then maybe I traveled to a few places And and travel around and get to learn more about Is Different locations or flush out my my experience. And maybe maybe that's ten fifteen minutes that I'm playing number spies and then you know ninety minutes happens that I had time so I suggest to the reminders of ninety minute comes back and it's time to go back on another mission so I go back in and I and I and I go on another mission and travel around a little bit more So that's that's the that's the dynamic. It's not really heavy. An intensive so I guess Encouraged everybody to go out and give it a try. It's it's there's there's definitely complexity behind as far as developing the game so that there is more of an immersive experience but the the things that you need to know to play the game or just a handful of Voice commands and it sounds like a very open ended like is there is an end to the game. Did you win the game or is it more like you continue on as a spy and you do more missions and that sort of thing you go on more missing become more varied As you move up in levels you get paid more missions that you go on the goal is ultimately become the master spy level ten but you can keep playing there is it is an open. There's no story ARC. That's going to tell you what to do next. It's I'm going. I'm getting into my put on my behalf so to speak and I'm GONNA go play the game for ten fifteen minutes and play like a spy and Dakota message and do some fun things as more of a casual game experience more self directed as far as when you're GONNA go travel or how often you're going to go on missions You know you could. You could be very dedicated every ninety minutes. Go in and on another mission and do that you know lots of times and just a whole bunch of short visits or you could still once a day. Whatever fits your your play. Play schedule cool. That's fantastic. Well it's really like in addition to the complexity From the time I played it. It's obviously very well. Dining people hear that sound effects. And so you put a lot of effort to production levels while so Really good experience. So let's finish off by. Just tell the tell everybody tell the listeners. Where can they go to well number one to connect with you? They want to chat with you about this or your experiences as a a voice developer expert truly or how to wherever they go to the game so probably the best place to go to get to the game is number. Spies DOT COM and you. Mbr SPIES AS PLURAL DOT com. You go there. There's immediately a quick overview of the game there's links to depending on which country you're in to go to the Alexa skills page motor skills store to enable that skill There's a quick summary of how d you know what all the voice commands. How do you decode messages? You can find that all on the website there's video that walks you through the decoding process then if you unto facebook than I would go find the facebook page. For number spies there's also a number spies Twitter account so you can get information that's posted there or you can post responses or you follow that and direct message and whatever else you need to do. That's one way to contact me or just generally me as a on twitter. That's probably the best way to get contact me. It's at Mark Tucker and I think that's it. I'd those are all the different resources that are around number spies. But that's pretty awesome to see this idea. That's kind of germinated. For many many mines to when I first started at there were zero assets. Now there's a website in the skill and the flash briefing and the FACEBOOK page and twitter. mazing candle and all that stuff. So it's been it's been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. Well done while really well dead And as I said right off the top GonNa Be Really Happy. 'cause this is Canned up and it's a really really unique experience encouraged. Everybody go check him out those resources that you mentioned Mark Really. Nice to catch up with you. Thanks so much for spending some time here again and hopefully it will be too long before we're able to up in person again so that sounds good so you take care of you and your family and and everybody out there to stay safe go bs by at least it sounds good. All right take care mark. I hope you really enjoyed that. Podcast this is a game. You really really should check out just because it is so different than all the other ones that are out there. Mark is an incredible incredible job so I will have the links to the things that mark mentioned on the show notes page. You can access that at A. L. E. X. In Canada DOT CA slash. One Twenty eight and the other thing. I'll mention just here. I think it's a good good time dimension it given that mark has been talking about flash briefings if you WANNA create your own flash briefing completely free course and to my knowledge. It's the most comprehensive course it is on the market so to access that you simply go flash briefing. Formula DOT COM and it takes you through how to set up a flash briefing. How to market the whole bit from start to finish so there you go Northern Voice thank you for tuning in for another week. I hope you enjoyed this episode and I was speaking again very soon take..

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Voice in Canada

Voice in Canada

01:34 min | 8 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Voice in Canada

"Hello there are here with your being Tuesday and today's podcast day today. Got a really really special guest. Tucker who is an Alexa champion? He is one of the most generous people that I know in the whole entire community when it comes to sharing his knowledge and he talks about an incredible game he has just launched and is available here in Canada. It's actually one of probably the most complicated games in a good way. There are so many elements to this and you can interact with it normally through Lexi but all through also through other elements a website videos flash briefing and so on. He does an incredible job of bringing these altogether and there is a special code. And you'll see what I mean. There's a special code a little surprise in the podcast episode. That then you can use in the game. You have to listen carefully for that. So all the information about this podcast episode and while the podcast episode itself can be found at eight l. e. x. A IN CANADA DOT SLASH ONE. Twenty eight or if the page is up when you are checking this out. You can also just go to A. L. E. X. A candidate dot se slash podcast. And you'll be able to listen to it. Are Right there at the top of the screen or in your favorite podcast player. Just search for alien say in Canada. Hope you enjoy it. It's a really fun. One really great skill and it isn't Canada so Kudos to mark did an excellent job and I hope you enjoy it talk to you later brief. Cast DOT.

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"mark tucker" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat

Bixby Developers Chat

12:57 min | 11 months ago

"mark tucker" Discussed on Bixby Developers Chat

"Game. It's IT'S A spy game in that I've wanted to do. It's a voice experiences I come out for Alexa but I I C- come into bixby's in great looking forward to seeing that Aimar so for aspiring say bixby or just in general voice developers. Any advice for people just getting started out. Just start from where your iron start learning What I said one of my strengths is learner. And that's something as a software developer. I've just been constantly doing her. You know decades is as new technologies. Come UP AS NEW PROBLEMS. Come out come up and that Able to learn so what I came across Alexa. I didn't know L. AWS or how to Code. I had some. Javascript explains on the web but nothing really with node and so I just had to jump in and start learning. So don't be afraid I'd everybody's got to start someplace and of all the communities I've been involved with over the years the voice community has been very welcoming and so I'd say this is a great place to get in the learn. If you don't know cloud platform learning Just learn enough to get first thing done and then the next thing and learn the next thing and just don't give up and I see the everybody's needed That wants to be participated in this. There's lots of good ideas that still haven't been brought up yet or things that haven't been done so I encourage you to get involved and start something. Yeah I agree with you about the community is really really supportive. Certainly the most support a development community. I've been involved in In it doesn't matter cross out for him. Everyone's helping everyone else. Wants to see this new way of interacting with tech at work can succeed and you know I think you point now. It's such a Greenfield right. Despite the fact that there's been the voice experiences belt of RPG label afraid Glenn Alexa. There is so much more that can be built and so much more experimentation around ideas and thoughts ways of using voiced. Interact with technology using voice and multi-modal there. So it's really this wide wide open area and we're just in the beginnings of starting to figure out what our new creative and interesting ways we can interact with it so to my mind. It's Greenfield for developers. Undiagnosed think there are lots of things still to do and I commend you on not being able to say the you know the voice assistant on this podcast that the there's noone tip hat to election what they've done in pushing this out but. I'm definitely not counting Samsung out of the game. So a bixby's catching up on on different. Things are thinking about things in different ways and I think that we can learn from every platform out though there's their strengths and and Areas of improvement in each voice platform. And I just think it's. It's good to learn multiple absolutely and Yes. I can't use that word. I think I already have is Alexa. Google Assistant. There's no reason why I can't really like to talk to people about their voice experiences and I think that's difficult without talking about the platforms. That have been around a lot longer than we have so no problem at all talking about Alexa Google Assistant. I highly respect them. They are incredible competitors at love. What they're doing. I love what we're doing and you know right now. It's all kind of a rising tide for all switching gears a little bit. WanNa talk about the Jovo framework. I know you're a big fan of it and for listeners. Who Don't know. Joe Vos across platform framework allows you to build for Alexa Google. In just recently within the last couple of weeks they released. Jovi three that enables bixby as well mark. You've done done. A bunch of the Geneva framework. Can you tell US More Joe Framework? Yes so as a developer. I'm looking for tools. That are going to help me do my job easier and get things out faster for our plans and does Ben that for us. It's it's a good tool and there's a good team behind it I. I've worked quite a bit the last three years that I've been using Joel with the team and working on on the the project. It's an open source project which is awesome. You can build your own plug ins and extensions for which I've done in certain situations and it just lets you share a lot of common code across voice platforms. They've done it in a smart way. It's able to with the same code base that can detect the request coming in which platform belongs to and then get access in those cases where the response or the intent for the action is going to be exactly the same across platforms. Then you can go ahead and get a response back. It's a hundred percent codeshare. But in other cases it's not one of those least common denominator frameworks. Were only what all of platforms can do. What the framework anew. This framework allows you to then CEO. If it's Alexa than to do this if it's Google or if it's Bixby I wanted to do things a little bit differently. And so in those areas were you have different permissions or calling out to things differently than you have the ability to to go ahead and do that in the framework and get that full power out of it and then shares much code as you as you can. It's it's been a great tool for us. So I think about voice development I think about you know there's your natural language model. There's your natural magma generation. That's they put now put an end simplifying things a lot here in the national in the middle right all your kind of event handling business logic maybe can described our listeners. A little bit. Where Jove Fits Matt? What it does doesn't do along those lines okay. So there's the language bottle piece which is what can the voice assistant understand? So that would be utterances that then get turned into intents or actions which platform you're on and there's actually a common format or structure. That jovial has for that. And you can do that. Format and for all of your intense and when you deployed to electorally deploy. Google assistant then. It builds the the language model based on which platform. You're at so then you can deploy that it's usually something that's deployed once ahead of time and then the training bixby's a little bit different so there's not that capability to do that and I don't know that there would be there. So that's one of the differentiator with way bixby's approaching things as their model. I in the way that they're doing their training. So that may or may not Matchup in the future and then but the biggest part is that every time that you're interacting with a voice assistant error invoking. You're answering a question you're given a command that's a request and then goes around trip and then the assistant picks it up and gives you back a response and not sell formatted text speech usually or audio content. So that's where Joel fits in Israel Right. Not that spot were every request or inter action or turn in. Your conversation is going to go through this Jomo from work. And then you get to figure out how you handle it. You can determine what's going on in session. You can substate so when your answer. Yes or no in one situation. It's different than the other. No in a different context. You can save user preferences or information to persist across a motivations and there's lots of powers of things that you can you tie into content management systems or different database back ends. You can post that. It's written in Java script and note and said that you can host out in various cloud platforms or your own servers Grants so mark. Would you use Jovan for everything in your future development or their times? When you don't need to go back to using pure native frameworks for particular experience. I have not seen a need like. I said I've been using for three years now and I use it for everything either a project that I just started off like the client may be other requests out in one platform only. I did enjoyable because in the future if they want to add platform to platform three different voice assistance to it than it already set up to allow to do that. And that's the smart approach cost savings to them in a lot less work for the team so I really see Jovo as a jam in voice industry and I think all voice fellers check it out you know. The critical vantage there is cross platform development. So build once deploy many places maybe need to tweak the code a little bit for the individual platforms but that super super powerful speaking platform development. You are the creator of a tool speech. Markdown can you tell our listeners? More about what speech markdowns sure so. We talked about the two main impotent versus output on a voice conversation so language models coming in and the speech output. I guess is coming back out the end. That's usually text to speech so they take whatever you type in as far as this is the response in this situation during this conversation you might want to format that is just reading it out. Once after another sentence you could put breaks or pauses in between different content or emphasize a word or a phrase play audio file. So like if you're doing a game maybe you want to play some audio contents like a little sound clip or something before the text to speech so all that can happen all that formatting is done in a language called snl which is speech synthesis markup language. It's been around for well over a decade and used in other scenarios and then when voices since came out then they adopted US L. And if you look at the smell. It is very similar syntax. Wise it's XML Bays Dir. It's like html if you wanted to use -nology so in html that you can say. I want this to be bolder. I I want to be underscore or different things that you can do to make html before Ed so assimilate allows you to do that but there are some there are some complexities to use. Snl It is more geared towards a developer or a designer at least and if you think about content on the web there's a whole bunch of people that are creating content that are not technical at all. They're they're the content authors and so I started out of a need for how we wanted to update content on a project and not have the developers involved because every time the developer touches content. It's it's dollars it's higher dollars than somebody else. So if that's content is in code or it's in the database or something that the developer has to touch. Then it's more expensive so kind of thinking about all of those different things thought speech. Markdown is a way to format text to speech in a way that simpler the necessary. Mel in a way that a developer doesn't have to touch it. It's four content authors. It could also be redeveloping or designers but it's simpler format and then the last piece that speech markdown tries to handle is the fact that different platforms support different. Elements of SNL. They don't support the whole SPEC and they don't support it exactly the same way and then they've been even adding Now tags to it so the idea with the speech marked down is that you bailed to similar to how jove osas. Let's share one code base if we were to write all the text to speech in this language called speech markdown. Then it could translate and be formatted depending on which farm you're talking to so if if you got some some tags in here and Alexa ports it than it will go ahead and output. Those tags on Alexis de Google supported the same if they don't then will either excluded or try to do a smart equivalent of it and just recently..

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"Companies develop skills because we're experts that actually drive amazon's roadmap and features they rule out bug fixes because of mark tucker and the top notch quality multimodal skills right the skills that are optimized for the echo show and graphic design all of that comes from mark so we are so lucky to have mark he's been with us since the beginning of this business it's truly a pleasure to have him things i i have a huge respect a bradley for you and your podcast but for the voice xp team were family thanks bob thanks bonnie this is just an awesome year so far i'm here voice ex peed thanks all y'all for being part of this today the thing that i love about what y'all do with voice xp i loved the blue collar mentality you bring you pound the pavement you evangelize your i go to work every day and you help make voice technology bigger and better of spread the word about it i love it thrilled that y'all have been a part of this network and just i've enjoyed watching what you're doing so thanks for being part of this today thank you quick note on that bradley you know we live it breathe it we are one hundred percent focused on voice or not a company that does you know pay for click or make a mobile app or do search engine stuff no all we do is right voice experiences and that's what pays our mortgage so being completely focused and seizing the opportunity that is voice is what's enabled us to really excel an unlock our internal passions in gifts we all three on this call complement each other and it's the team that's been able to us to really grow but the customers in their use cases.

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