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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The big d zone

The big d zone

01:31 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The big d zone

"Got that match light. New versus bobby lashley at hd style that omar check was still recording. Okay The winner on this tag team on this tag team match or tag team. Magic seems like yet. I got another match to match right. The new day defeated bobby lashley. Aj style and almost for pimple way. I don't think i did. I don't think i did This must be an added tag team. Mastic name tag. But i don't know. I don't know but if i did i would have gone with the new day anyway. I don't know cause the man always at matches in the middle of a paper. You anyway so i would have gone with the new day. I would have been right so just give it to me. Just give it to me. Remember new they match. I don't remember it. But i just get my points whatever. I don't pay indeed still gordon on thank you. Okay smackdown tag team championships. The also versus the street problems now. I know i definitely picked a steep process that i do know that i remember what i showed that. Skip to one. When you hear me now you know what that means to one limit jamf shadow flare versus alexa bliss. I picked a blit mullet on mobile at odd to try moving on moving on united states championship. Daming a priest shaming furthest jeff. Hardy i did a double down. I did not pick shame. Because there's already been champions. Before but i take damian preve- my double down with jeff. Hardy please regular pay double down with jeff hardy. Okay preet okay okay okay. Women's now this is one. I really hate because they keep not they keep on mistreating bianca bella. Becky lands further bianca. Bel air and man whatever whatever what what he'll have jammy jim. Does the weather strain met matt. And none of these matches were extreme ru already matches for regular regular matches integrated regular title magin. So you might as well call it. I liked it when one on twitter. Watson normal rule yeah. That wasn't funny. Teeter was over the phone. That and i want to put down on the marquee but anyway every match the regular match except for the universe title man. Roman name for the the team. Tim bala- as to move and this all the crazy stuff happened and you guessed did. It wasn't a good night for ten dollar and the good night once again once again. That's stupid headed halio. Did you diaper for january will be able skate to pick the country. Dot com escaped. The big dot com. I'm done put my jazz music on the put my any kind of but not gambling on their. How do we destroyed him on a anymore. I am not sure anymore. I'll be home all this even mitch. We all can't put on paper of us who don't remember what the fans in a damn pay view mystery certain figures who fast like. Don't you want to give us the chance. And it's always go home in. I anyway putting big head on ship for..

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Price Fixing (MM #3841)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 11 hrs ago

Price Fixing (MM #3841)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I remember years ago when I was living in Virginia Beach, so it would have to be high school college era, a story about some of the Chevrolet dealerships in town, price fixing. So no one dealer was cutting the other dealer's profits. What's interesting to me though is, is I've seen stories about Apple and price fixing and Amazon and Google and price fixing for all their electronic tools. But I never see anything come about because of it. If you want to buy an Amazon Alexa, if you want to buy, even an iPhone, you're basically going to pay the exact same price no matter where you shop, whether it's from the manufacturer, whether it's Walmart, whether it's Best Buy whatever it is. It's all because a price fixing. What I don't understand why they don't get in trouble for it. Got me started on this the other day, I was looking for a new seat cushion. I like the purple seat cushions and they used to have them at bed bath beyond, but they don't have them anymore. They stopped carrying them. When I went online, the only places to find them were Amazon, or purple, and it's all the same exact price. They're making it so the only way you can get it is from the manufacturer themselves. So I guess they can price fix and get away with it.

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Price Fixing (MM #3841)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 11 hrs ago

Price Fixing (MM #3841)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I remember years ago when I was living in Virginia Beach, so it would have to be high school college era, a story about some of the Chevrolet dealerships in town, price fixing. So no one dealer was cutting the other dealer's profits. What's interesting to me though is, is I've seen stories about Apple and price fixing and Amazon and Google and price fixing for all their electronic tools. But I never see anything come about because of it. If you want to buy an Amazon Alexa, if you want to buy, even an iPhone, you're basically going to pay the exact same price no matter where you shop, whether it's from the manufacturer, whether it's Walmart, whether it's Best Buy whatever it is. It's all because a price fixing. What I don't understand why they don't get in trouble for it. Got me started on this the other day, I was looking for a new seat cushion. I like the purple seat cushions and they used to have them at bed bath beyond, but they don't have them anymore. They stopped carrying them. When I went online, the only places to find them were Amazon, or purple, and it's all the same exact price. They're making it so the only way you can get it is from the manufacturer themselves. So I guess they can price fix and get away with it.

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

02:11 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

"Shot that way and everything. Hey folks used a hashtag or you know if you've got twitter go to donald and our you know however they gotta do it but you could also incorporate. Maybe something like that to figure out. What the gimmick match is gonna be. I think that would be kinda cool as well. But if you're not even gonna entertained many of those ideas just the lack of the extreme for tonight. It definitely doesn't help. It definitely doesn't help y- this is really what this is about. When it's all said and done would w w was doing in this case which is selling the name that's all. This was about no substance. Just selling the name now again. If you wanted to say to me this felt nothing more. Like a glorified how show i would definitely. I would definitely give that see outwardly. Give that seat looking at the matches overawe. I can't really comment on a pre show. Because i didn't see that one but the first to tag matches banger matches danny care for two charlotte flare alexa bliss match. Honestly you could made that some bitch be the pre show or you could have just left it off the card entirely the triple threat for the united states championship. Damn good triple threat for the Match for the smackdown women's championship between lynch and belair. Damn good rains ballor. Yeah you know little spot in some areas but that was that was fairly decent as well. It's yeah it's really hard to kinda crap on this pay per view. I would say scale of one to ten one being shit. Ten being awesome sauce. I would who howard probably give this pay per view a. I'd give it a seven out of ten. I can't go any higher. I can't go any lower. I think if that charlie flare alexa bliss match. And i think that's two ways we need to look at that. If we're going to include factoring. In what i saw the bliss charlotte flair match seven out of ten. If i'm pretending. I didn't see that match and i'm just doesn't exist. Then it's eight out of ten. It's eight ten. So take that how you want it. If i'm gonna include cnn matched. Oh i'm going gonna make make it a seven out of ten I thought there was a point. I wanted to make earlier in regards to finn. Baylor and roman reigns. Is i remember saying something along to you. Guys stickler for detail I and i. it's on the tip of my tongue. I wanna mention this point before we wrap it up so demon baylor. As i mentioned he was getting his ass. Whooping all of that right remember to spot. I was talking about where roman reigns gets back into mask gets back into the ring after brolin with him. Ballard any takes off his mask. Remember that part talking about earlier during the show all right. I'm a stickler for detail. There's just one little I just wish would have happened from.

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Fighting for Food Sovereignty in Kenya and Uganda.

Breaking Green Ceilings

01:47 min | Last week

Fighting for Food Sovereignty in Kenya and Uganda.

"Thank you susan. Leonida for being on the breaking green ceilings podcast. Today we want to talk about the implications of free trade agreements. On african women specially from food sovereignty perspective. But i will start with our standard introductory question here on the podcast. Which is what role has nature played in your life and i can start with the anita or interest wondering for that first. The iba the videos descends to nature because he document shower penalties or by the social food at of a economic committee's report i'm raised from finding community and finding for so we actually directed me when we're producing Another thing i'd like to talk for example when you're relaxing use nature of that alexa eastern To league or whatever he thought we offer meaningless. Nfl but so you're connecting with a natural acid and of course that aspects appreciation mitch Your ruin susan lesser very interesting question but just to say that we alive because later is alive and if we look after it looks to us just the same and i think in the last two years we have seen exactly what nature can do when they tell you that you need one hundred million to get about for sitting as a boxy jam when mitch as playing to you realize the narrative changes as what we are we are leaving it and it's accommodating us. I don't know if we're being kind too for that's another story but

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on VUX World

VUX World

01:23 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on VUX World

"The woman. I actually making a machine learning class. Nothing to the nba. Just because of my count and what was your mba. Sorry what was your nba would or did you study and so the you went to do nba. What did you do your nba. In was that was computer science now. So it's does this administrative like the focus. There is a rounded fano sheep. Picking tile can okay so a so a you know to israel. Is that basically got to the states. We've got exposed to the voice space with the politicisation of sanguinov snobby license and it was very very exciting but almost immediately very disappointing so we've ended There and then we wanted to do so much and so we have to be into that then once dug deeper will realize that philosophies what saying that small ease is not winning week extending how humans interact with fan technology and might be the voice that can also be the text jet and semes- based so we went through the search on standing products. And that's when. I contacted my lundy on before the two hundred way and i go a bet. Full the past seventeen years also and these spend basically the lasted of his life in the central section between computer science and linguistics also muscles science. But the duke clashes from bending whisks department and kid expertise in computational linguistics and walked fogo started While the first for the search came in contact with nation intensification types of issues. And the dan dugan duplex steam which. I'm sure you're familiar with yet. So let's all might not the team that created is suspended. Scheduled appointments bollywood restaurants on and they had like this amazing them with a couple of years ago so he was the steam and i somehow convinced him. But what we're doing is interesting and the electrical enjoying that says the physical and deal. We got to hire. Oh interesting interesting. That was showing. Us knowledge there a lack there of in terms of I thought nba was busy. Just like general mazdas masters in business administration. No yeah yeah call it making babies in america. That's mba those kids. That's good so so so you're over there you. Have you have some experience in using alexa google assistant. I'm just checking. It doesn't go off and the experience there is particularly underwear people found in. Maybe it's twenty eight hundred twenty seven hundred. Maybe because i think we've had this conversation in the podcast planet sound. Maybe it was a little bit oversold on behalf of those large companies. And the reality of it you know day one. It's never going to be able to understand. You know everything we say. It's the flag put in terms of you know using the voice assistant which is kind of general purpose thing fall getting play music set and thomas to flat out whereas higher all where it is today is more kind of on the enterprise side solving problems for customers on businesses. Where did the that application of these technology. How how did you end up focusing over there because it would have been easy to say. Oh well alexa. I'm not very happy with that. Let's make it another general purpose voice assistant and go down that route. How did you end up working in healthcare with governments. And how did you end up on the enterprise side questions. I in general. You talked about days. Leading equities amazon is much better to be. And i think it makes no sense. It makes no sense especially fulfill standard Knows about like. When can we find a problem that we are the ones who found his or maybe from from few dozen people found this message night for the genuine population. And so i. Am you know amazon. Google facebook up and compete on. It's very very high. And i get. The competition is fierce. Now being special assistant these gateway keep those for the voice will. If you'd like the system. So i would say that my enterpreneur mind and took me to stroud than figuring out like where i might be more successful in at and band. That's what drove us to be to be wall. And then we looked at the of to think about you know alpha station for the for my own first experiences and we. We said that we wanted to be able to understand the use cases in in what we call inflammation heavy because so food formation from various Seoul says a we wanted presented by some sort of connection with us and so that was the direction to whether we all going on the internal use cases out on the extent on facing use cases wanted to make more impact so we chose the extent on one. We wanted this interaction between end users than dental by client said sack. Full the end by this to actually feel the pain and not do it. Because it's nice to avenue because they may be at that time man exit bogan were very. I am but because they actually have strong. It's being avation department Looks for this technology and finally and slowly for you know they use us for the basle than the cliche but there we looked for industries that going formation and play the key for last finding health care is probably the Commitment to stout and at in behind looking for these organizations is we don't want them to be too far behind that we didn't want them to be to percents because let's say you went to economics than you'll competing on increasing the selection of conversion and you're competing with with you know we fan the commodities that might do that might make your back in green mexican convert more so it's not necessarily about the experience sam so that's how we found switch spots and so to keep taking sponeck into consideration. We found penn skin and mcgann. There's an amazing.

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The Alexa Prize Story - Professor Jan Sedivy on Winning the Alexa Prize SocialBot Challenge and 40 Years in Voice Tech - Voicebot Podcast Ep 225 - burst 05

The Voicebot Podcast

04:28 min | 3 weeks ago

The Alexa Prize Story - Professor Jan Sedivy on Winning the Alexa Prize SocialBot Challenge and 40 Years in Voice Tech - Voicebot Podcast Ep 225 - burst 05

"I start date group and there were many students who got through Applause am giving the who worked with me. Owner fees asuncion Step by step We have been following the progress in the industry and i was You know get inca people who are more and more interested than who are willing to cooperate and in some i would say like plenty fourteen. He decided to do question answering. So he did the Different knowledge database as son view slowly but surely giving questions like typing questions Did voice until Land the very basics of or the students learn the very basic so unhappy like do data extraction duties on the And then sunday in twenty sixteen. All's own came up with this competition and the competition or the main task of the competition was to create a social boat. Which would engaging louis and also entertainingly talking to users so and the target or the goal of those to talk as long as possible to survey difficult to convert into functional end to any a system function so it was something which is a entertainment as well as mathematics and many many different algorithms in it and a deadline We once of the road is meant a muslim put on there but they just resold so we should try and the weaver very pessimistically plus weaver. starting beautiful He can do these universities. We are admiring from here that they have a much better team. Sunday would be those who would lead. But the thought okay. Let's give it a try so we put together a proposal and the we mainly based on our work in the question onset. Inca believe me or not. We made between the top twelfth. Who was elected as these semi-finalists that time and is brought us like two fifty For students and This money this was something fantastic because this monday helped me to keep the key people on board and no students receive money therefore four day fully concentrated on the problems. We were interested in which was the social. We stopped the to put it together. In a very practical by firestone stopped with trying cody allies debts time grew and neural networks and after a few attempts we thought. Okay that is. This does not work. It's very difficult. And we opt for very simple based system and started to grow a simple system and it worked it did something is and people were able to talk to it so we went on indie competition. The uber very surprised that we were doing very out. We saw on the leaderboard by Even two or the competing sites and we've had been we have been leading so we continued. We ended up in the final on the second sports which was unbelievable. Fantastic success v about twice in seattle Received the mind price in In las vegas so unbelievably nobody for a while. I was in las vegas but none of the students was ever in las vegas. Which is again something you cannot note. See anywhere else. Except in las dos.

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

00:53 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

"Over rated yolo. Don't get me wrong was she was doing initially with the whole firefly funhouse join with bray wyatt. All it out was bad ass. I loved it and then when the weird shit went down at wrestlemania and we were kind of under the impression that lily's now into this whole dark forced it all what what what's going on here. And and she pretty much betrayed. Bray y we thought maybe we were going to be seeing in all to evil forces. Jockeying for dominance in the wwe so to speak and that never materialized sadly just like okay. What the hell and then once the you know not once bray was gone but the longer dan bray was gone. It just kind seem like creatively. These are just kinda starting to hit stalemate would alexa bliss. Then we started doing this whole lily thing in a you know it was kinda. I'll admit it peaked. My curiosity xantia didn't seem where this was going to go. And everything bite. I gotta say. I got bored. Real real quick got bored real quick. Hey i'm happy that the literally dow you know if it was selling like hotcakes. Great be selling louis merged. Great make that money. That's what it's all about. Obviously and i can look at it also from this standpoint those that do like this whole alexa bliss stuff especially with the lily dow. Hey more respect you because when it's all said and done. This is being aimed at a very specific targeted audience. this is very specifically for. Maybe the teens you know. Maybe the young kids okay. Fine for a grown ass man or woman to be all in this. You're like yeah you know okay. You really shouldn't care right. So when i've been seeing this stuff with lillian alexa bliss. I haven't been taking your personal. I haven't done like some people. You notice the people on social media. They just constantly they'll just bash. They'll shit on it. They'll call it every single dirty name in the book and you notice whenever tweeden about shows i. I don't do stuff like that. I try to focus on the stuff that is worth. Wow that is entertaining. That's good even if it's a funny little moment or whatever.

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Dr. Craig Stanfill Defines Artificial Intelligence

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:47 min | 3 weeks ago

Dr. Craig Stanfill Defines Artificial Intelligence

"Welcome day frames to very special discussion here. In america i with the man who knows about things that people discuss. But i think they don't know what they're talking about. It see sexy concept of summits a concept. It is artificial intelligence. He is dr. Craig stanfield the author of a new fictional work. That has i think iran a factual message if not more than one. That's called terms of service subject to change without notice stock stanfield. Welcome to america. I well thank you for having me on. Dr gorka a pleasure to be here. So can i just start with the basics. I'm not a techie guy. This is a science fiction kind of dystopia in future. I am a science fiction. Guy loved science fiction. Philip k dick bladerunner all that stuff star wars you name it. But let's start with the factual state of the art. What is the truth about artificial intelligence. What does it mean and right now. Twenty twenty one where all we in terms of artificial intelligence. What is going on right now. Is that artificial. Intelligence is being used by technology. The start the beginning. What is artificial intelligence for lehman. Can you define the term. What what is it is it is that you know thinking machines. What is that artificial intelligence. A professor of mine in grad school settings whatever the artificial intelligence says and that's always historically had a rather flexible definition in the present day. What mostly means is what i would call data science database artificial intelligence which is an area of research that are acted in the early nineties late eighties and the basic idea is this. You've got a routine decision that needs to be made and the way you get a computer to make it. Is you get a human. To look at a bunch of data and transcribe the data into what you want the to do. And so very powerful machine. Learning algorithms have been developed that will across a wide variety of topics replicate what that person would have done. And so we all know that that alexa and so forth and other services can transcribe voice and very good job of it and the way they did that was. They took a bunch of people speaking. And then somebody would transcribe it at eventually. The ai learns what it what it is that you said the same thing with translation from english to german whatever that some of the automatic translators do and it's all based on a monkey. See monkey

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Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

00:31 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "alexa" discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders

"Knew i. We get the idea we know with. This story is going to be all abou- some point they're going to be focusing on those injured ribs do so on four by the way that was a sick ass bought one of those to four outside the rain where they kinda did this if you wanted to call it a back explode or or what but the way montanez just crashed on his back and he just let out a shriek all he sold that perfectly. That was a nice little spot that he did right there. Good shit right there. I i love that but this was an excellent. Both these teams they flow very well together. They treat profits are proving without a shadow of doubt that as far as the future of the tag team division in the. Wwe if you just look in at certain tag teams you know if you're going use os number one new day or if you're flipping adding you're saying no no no no no new day then use no matter that order definitely net number three spot. You're definitely put mystery profits right there. They are just slowly chip chip chip in away and little by little dairy are making a very good argument on why they should be the future of the tag team division. I don't know if they're ever gonna come as close as far as the the record number of tag championships that new day and use oils have been able to do over the years. I don't know if they'll come as close to what they've been able to do. But they definitely have a a lot more in near future That's for damn sure. Heck of a match. Great start of something. That's honestly pretty beautiful. Honestly pretty beautiful now. Things go south role ramage championship match alexa bliss. Charlotte flare lauren mercy. This is where. I'm probably going to piss off a lot of alexa bliss. Fans saria guy live up to that show creed model keeping it on his insightful anor- active and that's what we've been doing since two thousand eleven charlotte flared defeating alexa bliss to retain the raw championship. Eleven minutes twenty five seconds. Look man..

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Smart Bathrooms: Are They a Smart Decision?

Double Tap Canada

02:15 min | 3 weeks ago

Smart Bathrooms: Are They a Smart Decision?

"You told me the other day the your bathroom. You're what do you call the restroom. Cova i have no my bathroom. Nassar bathroom exists. Yes yes right well in your master bathroom yes you've made it super smalls from my understanding. I may have got a little bit farther than i should have. Legal march japanese toilet I do japanese. It's a it's a canadian made. It's called lovie The toilet as you approach it. The seat will open no way allies. Swear it has remote control as a built-in Function which you heat of the heat of the water that speeds up your little touchy Control the intensity of the headwaters so you get a good cleaning it goes battled for all the crevices and you can also control the The extension and the position. that's the For the meal cleaning. Then there's the female cleaning hop today it's Then there's A fan that pulls out the air so that when you're doing something a little bit more odorous gets rid of that for us. It doesn't really comes with. Does that airlock does it. Yeah it's eco-friendly. When you flush it it does it. Expose water in very nicely. Keeps very little water What else does it have. A heated seat so keeps you nice and toasty nice. Yeah that's nice always good. You can control the heat of the seat as well and of course the water and everything else And that's about all that's all the toilet does. Oh that sounds amazing. Thing hang on more. Did i mention the shower. That is controlled by voice so mohan Which is very famous. Zooming of you know taps a system. Could you by mowing the letter. You and it's a whole shower systems in my shower. All you have got the rain shower thing and the handled telephone handle type thing. And i've got a little keypad like little keypad on there. And that keypad connects via wifi network. And there's an alexa skill for that and I can literally say Start my shower. Preset to whatever i do and it will turn on the right thing. It'll get the temperature and it keeps it at the proper temperature of the entire

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Use Alexa to Set Reminders for your To Do List

Voice in Canada

00:45 sec | 3 weeks ago

Use Alexa to Set Reminders for your To Do List

"Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and you are just your mind is preoccupied with all the things that you need to do? And suddenly it can help to write those things down and get them on to a to do list. Well, here's an idea for you. You can use Lexie to take some of that. Some of that stuff off your mind off your plate. Basically use the remind me feature if you say Lexi remind me to send an email to my boss at ten a.m. she will do that. And the key thing here is you can actually schedule out your to do list by using the reminders and specifying times. Lexi remind me to phone my dad at one p.m., et cetera and you can set that all up in the morning as you're getting ready and then Lexie will give you those reminders as the day

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What Should I Wear Today? Let Alexa Decide.

Voice in Canada

00:49 sec | Last month

What Should I Wear Today? Let Alexa Decide.

"Have you found that you were wearing the same thing over and over and over again? Well, Lexi can come to your rescue. I don't know if you know this, but Lexi is there to provide some fashion inspiration on a daily basis. You can simply say Lexi, what should I wear today? NG will give you a different idea depending on when you ask, meaning she does have a number of responses to this. I tried it a couple of times. I did get a number of different responses. So I'm not quite sure how many ideas she has, but I suspect she has quite a few. So if you're wondering what to wear today, just say it to Lexi, Lexi, what should I wear today? And she will let you know. And also, interesting fact, one of the statements that I got from her had a Canadian reference in it as well. Her answers are based on our location. So that's kind of interesting

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Making Voice Assistants Smart for Seniors

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

01:20 min | Last month

Making Voice Assistants Smart for Seniors

"If you're involved in developing skills in the waste industry we would encourage you whether you're working on the alexa of the good war this theory platform to think about seniors as part of your audience and customer base because it is a mistake to assume seniors. Can't you learn to use technology because they can't oldest. A power user is one hundred one years young at our number one power user. A guy named paul virginia who uses his voice platform. He likes to work with alexa and he chose that platform he talks to alexa about seventy two times on average per day per day. I'm in the industry. I don't talk to the speaker seventy two times a day but he's bed bound and he can turn lights often on. Tv the off and on change the channel locked in law gives door and see who's at the door before he unlocked. He's regained some of his personal power. through voice technology and if you're in healthcare take a look at the social benefits and also the clinical applications. What voice automation is doing right. Now it's available today.

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Temi: The First Personal, Autonomous Robot for Your Home

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

02:36 min | Last month

Temi: The First Personal, Autonomous Robot for Your Home

"I wanted to spend a few minutes talking about Timmy because this is really interesting because it kind of brings the best of voice and healthcare into this personal robot. Just to sort of level set, what is Tammy? So Tammy is the world's first personal robotic voice assistant platform. And the operative keyboard there is platform because it really enables anyone to really build anything custom for their needs. So when we look at robotics, there's sort of three robots, you know, you have your utility robots that just kind of do singular things like deliver food and do just one thing and then you have Hemi which is sort of that hybrid robot that can deliver food, but it's also very engaging. So the only voice enabled Alexa platform out there that's on a robot. And then you have sort of the more humanoid robots that Mark was talking about, you know, where it's actually census things like emotions and it's got the deep learning and it's more conversational. So can you sort of write in between kind of robots? And we were fortunate during the pandemic to really accelerate innovation and sort of bring our platform onto Tam, but also put in things like an integrated remote patient launching platform. I mean, you heard Mark say that, you know, the cost of healthcare is rising. The one wants to go to the emergency room. You know, there's obviously benefits of having virtual care in a home setting. So we were able to do all those sorts of innovation on Tammy. Quickly on the specifications, I won't spend a whole lot of time on this, but the nice thing about Tammy is that it comes pre loaded with 16 sensors and they're all over this robot. They've got a LIDAR sensor at the bottom that shoots lasers so it can autonomously navigate its way around, avoiding obstacles. It's got depth cameras. It's got RGB cameras, dot proximity sensor, so it knows when someone's close by and you're going to see all of this live. It's one thing seeing a video, but it's another thing when you actually witness this thing live and you're going to see that here in a minute and all these sensors really enable tami to find its way around and avoid obstacles and of course its head is an autonomous tablet, which is really nice because you don't have to touch anything. You know, the old days of telehealth, you're pushing these cards around and touch things and, you know, you hear about 80 year old timing that's very dexterity issue you don't have to touch anything that can be just rolls in, and its head is a tablet and it's literally like having a person on the tablet communicating

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How Connected Living Is Retrofitting Senior Living Spaces With Voice Technology

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

01:36 min | Last month

How Connected Living Is Retrofitting Senior Living Spaces With Voice Technology

"For us, there's kind of two approaches to voice. One is just the ability to talk to a personal assistant. But then the second side is more of that smart home experience. So we are at the forefront of many different retrofits right now in the healthcare space where we're fitting entire senior living either new builds or remodels with smart devices. So this is actually an example of one of our leading clients. This is inspire and Manhattan. This is a 215 unit building, 350 plus $1 million. And we were retrofitted every piece of this building with voice technology to make it more easy to use for the incoming incoming seniors. So what are we talking about? We're talking about obviously a hub device like an Alexa, but we're talking light switches by voice, thermostats by voice, blinds by voice, TVs, you know, utilizing voice, and so on. So there's this whole approach that we can bring, you know, to new communities and the new seniors who are moving in since now one on a two people who move into a community are using a smart device at least three times per day. So there's kind of this first avenue, which is just how can I leverage any information I need about through a personal assistant, which is our approach then the smart home and then as sanjiv will start to look into now is how can we go from a stationary voice product to an autonomous voice product. So we've helped build and deploy over 250 autonomous robots into the

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CTO Brian McWade Describes Connected Living's Voice-First Solutions for the Elderly

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

01:39 min | Last month

CTO Brian McWade Describes Connected Living's Voice-First Solutions for the Elderly

"Obviously we have a unique role of trying to support our aging populations and there's so many different kind of profiles of how seniors connect with technology. You know, whether we're looking at the type of device, visual challenges, dexterity issues, cost, regular, just kind of technology adoption, skill sets. We found voice to be a key metric across the board because you can eliminate many of the barriers that impact the ability for someone who's older to use technology. So we're trying to insert voice into every product that you saw on the previous screen. But obviously, the easiest way to do that is through different voice solutions. So we work very closely with Amazon, but essentially, we have this robust content management system and any type of data that's in there. We're talking calendars, venues, alerts, bulletins, announcements, service requests, RSVP, for events, wellness reporting. You can use voice. So it could be as simple as wanted to get menu information or asking Alexa about what are the calories in the dinner or calling out to the families. So we've really taken this voice for first approach and probably have more deployments in senior living communities than anyone else in the country. So if you really think about anything that you'd want to ask within senior living, you can. And we also give families the ability to leverage their own smart devices at home to have access to this. So this is a growing area for us, a very focused area, but we find that voice adoption given some of the limitations we can avoid tend to be some of the higher adopted technologies we

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Parlance Uses Speech Recognition to Help People Engage Easily With Healthcare Resources

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

01:41 min | Last month

Parlance Uses Speech Recognition to Help People Engage Easily With Healthcare Resources

"So what we found is there's a better way to use a better way to help people to engage. And that's using speech recognition in a modern IVR. There are lots of vendors that are making it possible. You've seen some of them today to use your voice to achieve different things. My daughters are able now to talk to the TV to select the show that they want to see. You've heard others talk about the ability to use Alexa or Google to manage things in home, turn it on and off lights or unlocking a door. But yet parlance is focused is on making it possible for us and others as healthcare consumers to essentially use their voice to journey to the right resource that they need in a frictionless modern way. Now, using this voice first IVR, it can humanize the start of the patient journey, but it's important to strike the right balance between the use of the IVR and live agents. What parlance seeks to do is to use the modern IVR to help those callers or patients who know what they want to then quickly connect to the right resource. No long complicated menus, there can be simple questions like how many on director call. You can say it. You don't have to worry about pressing buttons. Then, with those callers now self serving at a much higher rate, agents are now free to patiently service those with more complex needs. This means that removing the high friction menu and eliminating the whole times now puts those experiences closer to the best experience and further away from that worst

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Chief Global and Innovation Officer Sanjeev Shetty Tells Us What Connected Living Is All About

Project Voice - Healthcare Summit - 2021

02:36 min | Last month

Chief Global and Innovation Officer Sanjeev Shetty Tells Us What Connected Living Is All About

"I wanted to quickly take a minute just to talk about connected living who we are and what we've been doing for the past decade or so. So we're based on Quincy masks. We've been around for over ten years, really leading with technology and programs to help communities connect protect and engage residents, families and employees. Regardless of where they live, they could be in a home setting. This would be in any level of living within a senior living lifeline community. Or in a memory care setting, we actually help them connect with families friends, residents and employees. And obviously we've seen this past year, you know, it's been a marathon, but one of the silver linings coming out of it has been just the pace of innovation bread. And we've heard that both some pets and the folks from constant companion mark that innovation has really been in the forefront, whether it's voice for other technologies that have really reshaped the healthcare landscape. And what I wanted to do on this slide is just take a minute to talk about our ecosystem. We at the very core we have a HIPAA compliant cloud based platform what we call as the CMS system. It's a web based admin panel. And what that does is it helps push content out to any of these endpoints that you see around the circle, whether it's the native mobile apps that were created on Android and iOS, whether it's that interim television channel that we bring in through your cable provider or the Apple TV app that we created during the pandemic, making that experience very interactive. Obviously, voice is front and center and is a key part of our strategy on all of our platforms. We were very fortunate to be tapped on the shoulder by Amazon Alexa very early in the days of voice and we have created our own Alexa senior skill with over 200 prompts. And obviously that translates to other platforms as well, such as the robotics that you're going to be able to witness your in the short while. And we've also got really state of the art digital signage. One of the unique things about our signage is that we have a native asset controls 100% of the real estate on the finance, so we can literally do things like integrate with a community social feed. We could customize and design any part of that signage experience. And then of course, you have people who still want your printed newsletters and calendars. We have that

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Alexa Custom Assistant Expands

Voice in Canada

01:05 min | Last month

Alexa Custom Assistant Expands

"I've got one final announcement from the Lexi live event. And this is all about the Lexi custom assistance. I don't know if you are aware of this but relatively recently Amazon announced the ability for brands to create their own custom assistant but using all the technology that has already built through Amazon and Lexi. So this means that a brand pick your favorite brand potentially could create their own unique wake word relevant to their brand. They could have their own voice their own personality their own capabilities. So it really becomes like a custom voice assistant but it is leveraging all of the infrastructure and the framework that Amazon has put in place with Lexi. So I do think we are going to be seeing more and more of this in the future. We're going to hear about brands having their own custom voice assistant and there's a good chance that it will be built on top of the Lexi infrastructure. So stay tuned for example of that. If you hear of any examples of that please into my way I'd love to highlight them for everybody so we can get a sense of what those are like. And I think

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Alexa Conversations Now in Canada

Voice in Canada

01:25 min | Last month

Alexa Conversations Now in Canada

"Is the latest announcement from Lexie live. And this one is specific to Canada, which is great. You may have heard of something called off Lexi conversations, Alexa conversations. And this is a very Advanced way that developers can design their skills to have more natural-sounding conversation with Lexi conversations. Basically is a deep learning based approach to dialogue management. And again, it enables the developers to create natural human like voice experience so you can change your mind on things. So, a good example is, you know, somebody's ordering a pizza and they change their mind in the middle of the order, you know, make that a large instead of a medium Lexi's able to respond to that. And there are so many other aspects to this, that would actually be a little bit too long to get into just in the short flash briefing. But the point of this particular flash briefing is to let you know that this technology Lexi conversations has Been expanded now to include all English locales, and of course that includes Canada. It wasn't available here previously. So this is very exciting. We are going to be seeing more and more skills that allow this natural conversation to have with Lexi. So I will keep you updated when I become aware of specific skills that incorporate this month, later technology of natural conversations, and I look forward to trying that out

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Stas Tushinskiy on Making Audio Advertising Conversational

Advertising Is Dead

02:31 min | Last month

Stas Tushinskiy on Making Audio Advertising Conversational

"So how'd you evolved from what is in a sense of a one way stream You're going to go back to when you sarah huckabee set to solve The full speed of what the initial learnings. And how'd you count on for up. You have right now. Yes so we were thinking a lot how we solve the engagement challenge in the one days struck us a voices. The answer goes. That's not the way to engage with everything actually back then. We already had siri but he was. Maybe six months of before alexa happened. Alexa alexa boom in high. Remember clearly with cs. Does that thousand seventeen when everybody started talking about alexa and we were lucky with the timing because when we introduced our first pilot product. This is exactly when alex to hype stock and it helps a lot and it also helped us in on a macro level because it it it made. The voice adoptions faster and those that was the first part to realize what needs to be done but then the second was. I think it was even. It was a hot a task for us. Like how would you work wasn't obvious it back then and instill. This is the reality. Even today. we have thirty seconds at spots so all audio ads supposed to fit thirty second ad. Lots like ninety percent of them. You have fifteen as well. Majorities thirty seconds. And when he when he can speak with the consumer when he can have a dial feed it in thirty seconds because Can go in. Many directions started with a one of their more. No the way to leave me alone. I don't wanna talk to cannot be same second hand. And i think that was the biggest breakthrough that we had when we just said to ourselves. What if we had no retirement today. So why don't we forget about radio. How would be one adds to build to build like today right and it was clear. We want it to be a driven conversational interactive in funds. And it'll be short because today everybody's like multitasking. Always a hurry. And so we're like okay if that's the case why don't we make ads batter. Let's be real people at. They love brands if they hate

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Customized Pronunciations are coming to Alexa

Voice in Canada

00:51 sec | Last month

Customized Pronunciations are coming to Alexa

"To get back to you. A few more features at Amazon announced recently that are coming down the pipe and one of these is called customized pronunciations home. So this is very interesting because the idea behind this is that it allows developers to add custom pronunciations for rare words to their skills and things that you're developing with Lexi. So you've ever listened to a skill or Lexie saying something and she's not quite pronouncing a word, right? This will allow developers to correct that. So, you know, it's not a huge deal in terms of you know, it's not an earth-shattering feature, but I think it is an important part of making Lexi sound more natural and overall improving the experience. So I'm excited to see that and more and more. We're going to see better pronunciation or less and less. We're going to see less errors. So I think that's

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"And that's really undertake. Connected with outside compromising. Wonderful. Now that's great. It's such a I can only imagine the technical issues that go into creating a multi lingual voice assistant I mean it must be so complex but wonderful. Wonderful. Another sort of hot topic, our topic or our. Topic of conversation. These days is indigenous peoples in Cana an issue with that, and I'm curious like how has Amazon Alexa looked? They looked into incorporating some of those. Issues and topics that are so important in the Canadian culture in our in our society. One recent example I can assure as. The? Candidate campaigns was happening in July and everyday people ask what said you'll candidate in prompted A. Daily reflection. Part of that sin on July are we had an initial about? The holkar treaties own the negotiation and eating. Engineers leaders and we'll circle so eat me trying and make sure that the new marriage are Asks you include This hobby muscle wonderful. That's really good. It's nice to be able to. You mentioned that the campaign the. Campaign again. I was I was following along with that while July. Actually started July first on candidate not mistaken and it was really neat to hear and we had some celebrities like Alanis. Morissette would give some comments on her thoughts of the day and stuff. So it was really neat way to sort of celebrate can and bring that Canadian content. Obviously another big topic these days is covert, go nineteen, and the way it's changing everything the ways changing I'm doing this podcast and trying to bring things to to people in different ways. And I know that? Time here. Alexa has been able to provide some information initially, it was quite limited, but it's has become more broad overtime. What what sort of the stance on Cobra Nineteen and information that you can attain from Alexa these from the Katie perspective. Of almost we wanted to make sure that we can support fasteners. Zero Those are slow unsolicited times and. Use. Credible sources that..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Ones like routine and both English and French, and and play games I'm. Someone, who likes cooking in so that's a big one for me. We've also revamped our our radio skills, which is one of the most popular requests to make it easy for customers to region will have favorites. But you know if you look more, our recently also something that you're that's near and dear to my heart is that we launched our French in about a year and a half ago and also last Fall Alexa became multilingual in Canada's with launch of the mercury load. As featureless customers switch between English and French when he talked to Alexa, I actually happen to live in a bilingual hassle while able to ask some of my favorite artists in French in my kids will ask for a spelling in. English in just. People. You know use. Their devices without compromising on their native language in shutting his grades and then. Beyond the devices language the language is. One thing I briefly mentioning just before the Alex looks candidate campaign which ended in July really local as experience for candidate and Snake. where traduced uses that helped Kenyans reflects and sober Canada with you know some of their favorite celebrities. The ovation was an opportunity to to the legacy entertained uncorrected. During those times. Yeah. A lot of the things that you mentioned I know what times before they came to Canada Canadians or like. Oh. When wins the recipes you know when all those GonNa come to Alexa. Winter. Winds. Apple. Music and all that stuff gonNA come. So it has come it's great. What has been the response from Canadians generally speaking to. In Canada. We love hearing how customers are using Alexa and at saved by far. We continue to see music thing one of the top use cases. Use it listeners streamed an average of twenty hours of music. This year but. If you look anecdotes and last year customers in Canada have asked. Alexa. Masao. Times in you gives you didn't know all the. Songs she routes and be boxy has dozens of original stories to tell you. I think another interesting parts of. A few just how people have been using skills and that is. US, which is operatives. year-over-year as some of the most public categories in Canada include Games Trivia, our news radio. So the and a lot of those really don't surprise me because that's what I hear about from from the community is using using it to listen to music and so on. So that is really really really great. You mentioned the bilingual issue what have been some of the opportunities about having a bilingual voice assistant in Canada and perhaps some of the the challenges as well. We really wanted to build a truly authentic experience four finishing even customers and that included the. Voice. Skills as on there's really a lot of. Almaz. That grew into extending Canada an ugly. Reactions and features. Thank me. Keep in mind is. Just take translates experience exists in less. In UK, France and bringing it Takara just wouldn't make sense to go to a different language difference favorites, foods difference everything about Canada's unique. We would be able to say you know made for candidate an awesome. The mortaring will MOS is. Really Align customers not to compromise if you ask for the winner in English will reply English or someone in your household space financial centers on the fringe..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Questions. Once you've done that, it'll take you through how you add custom. Things to the database of information that you want Lexi to be able to share with you. And it really self explanatory when you look at the APP when you look online if you do it online. You'll see that it is it really is a template you filling in the blanks you're following along, and that tells you exactly how to launch it on your own device and you are good to go so. Big Breath there lots and lots of information really fun things. I'll tell you the Canadians. That's a great start when you look at the templates or the blueprints that are in the United States that actually have more that are available in the United States compared to Canada. Again, that's nothing new for us to hear but hopefully, they will start coming very very soon. I will have a link to the blueprints on the show notes page, which you can always access at lax eight in Canada dot ca slash one, thirty six or you can always go to lax a in Canada dot se slash podcast to see all the previous podcasts. Thanks for tuning in again, I, want to remind you if you WANNA come and hang out with us in the voice. Then then the voice is happening tomorrow at Wednesday, it's going to be a lot of fun. The feedback has been tremendous it. I'm always struggling to find the best way to describe it because it is not like your typical Westerner on late event. It is more like we are sitting in a bar or a restaurant all sitting around a table have fun chatting with each other about voice technology and getting your questions answered, and you get to be part of the show. So I sincerely hope that you will join us there. And I'll see you again Wednesday. August twenty. Five..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"But then down here there's invocation trays, so in this case we're talking about. How do you? How do you invoke a flash briefing? You see if I can find another skill. a crack the code skill, so here's crack the code. You'll see that the name of the skill is here. Crack the code. But here different things that you can say so actually put you actually helping technically, but here it's as Alexa Open crack. The Code hoops a here. But that's because I. need the invocation phrase purposely. Now, Lexus invoking at welcome back to crack Alexa stop. So. What I wanted to say is that cracked? The code is the name of the skill and cracked the code I've also set that up specifically to be the invocation phrase, so that is what you say when you want to open it now. Those are not always the same. Sometimes they're different, and so if you have a name that is different than you, invocation phrase than whatever the name is. That's not what the person has to say. Invoke they have to. They have to say whatever the This. This person has to say what. The invocation phrase is to open skill. So I hope that makes sense. That's that's the way it works. For sure I mean this is this is the way it is right now and. You know this is why also advise people that? When they are creating skills, they should be. Making sure that their descriptions and their keywords and their titles are optimized for for surgeons, search, engine, optimization Seo, right, and again if I go back, let me go back to. Voice in Canada. I'll share this one more time. I JUST WANNA. Show you the kind of effort that I went through when I created. My description because the description helps right when you are. When you are! Creating your skill, you want to think of ways that people are searching for things and include that in your description so that when people search for things. Then you're you're you're? There's that much more chances they're gonNA, find you, so you'll notice that if you were to read through this..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode. One twenty, nine of Alexa in Canada the voice experience..

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

06:44 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"That's that's good. That's my sonic branding. By the way. That's what you need meeting every time you start. That's what you gotTa do and you just and I said this I think during one of our videos that we done a little while ago like I hope the audiences recognizing what they what they experience when they see you do that because that's not possible. It wasn't possible until guys did that. We're we're the only software in the world that you can livestream to Amazon's lexi device in real time. As far as I know for enterprise for businesses or for consumers there is no prog debate in addition. I think we're the only product that can livestream to you to with audio and we can put an image or a Gif image over it if you want and we do that in real time and there's maybe youtube APP maybe there's a non video auction I don't know but that's just inside Youtube. This does both saying but were adding all either social sites the voice devices. Pretty soon. You'll really be everywhere. You match what this is like for like a members of Congress. Okay so four hundred thirty five congressmen congresswoman hard senators. The presidency is up and so there's a lot of people fighting to be hurt and there's a lot of people fighting for the right information it the reality is everybody would prefer to just hear their candidate of choice. Whether that be trump or biden or this new Libertarian Guy. Right for for many people that are Internet's folks that are tuned into things like this. Maybe it was Tulsi Gabbard Andrew Yang or in the past Ron Pie. You got your person. You're Bernie Sanders right. You've got your person and you WanNa hear them. You don't WanNa read your tweets. You don't WANNA watch their super post produce. Videos are really probably done. Three months ago would just new soundbites here. Your person talking through the. Let's see the vice or through Siri and you could just say just open Andrew Yang and you just hear his nonstop twenty four seven stuff. This last live podcast and then he can erupted scheduled every knows he goes live at ten. Thirty am civic or would it or just fontaine us. That's like a real powerful case us for what we've created especially for this upcoming election and so you think about the problem that we have with communications fake news. This fake news that deep platform this person did platform that person. Who makes the rules? Is this Nin Right-leaning. Left like an for us at attention live. We plan to approach our community completely different and so one thing. I don't talk a lot about in the voice circles nor will I talk a lot about it right now. Is Our ability to decentralized lot of what we do so like our community will be decentralized Atanas community and so that means that attention live won't be the one that controls every single thing that happens in the community. We will decentralized power structure of that community of the and the consumers and the promoters Kaz always at third element. They create a lot less lot but he went out the story right. And we're going to decentralize community you see that was steam it You see that you know a other developments of people putting platforms together in basically putting the power back in the hand of Greater. Terry you and I have a viral video on facebook or youtube or anywhere and we get a ten million views and facebook sells lots of advertising against it and they sell lots of data because of it we benefit note. Nothing there's no benefit nor are we actually connected to our audience. Facebook stands in the way no disrespect to facebook and other platforms just the reality of a centralized technology up. Everything goes through them. And so if we can decentralise at least the community structure now we open up the bridges a creator and a consumer. Don't have to go through atrial. They don't have to go through a facebook or youtube or don't have all these walls Rating those that actually are the artist creators the teachers and those that are the consumers in the learners and the thankful ones for the creation right and so came decentralizing. The fragment open these things up in the state of audio and so that's also a big part of what drives me. It's not just voice interface. Because I believe in the centralized future with voice I Not Touch I right. I think touching screens and looking at screens is ultimately slow and dumb output. Be Honest and if you can speak and be heard and never look look sphere and touch it. I think the output will be faster and smarter and so that's huge for me but also I'm concerned about government corruption corporate corruption and. I think that a huge way to deal with that and even our corporation the ability for to deal within hold US accounts. What have we decentralized things like? Know WE START DECENTRALIZING. The content through tokens and giving the token ownership power back to the creator. So now Terry when you create your eight hundred flash briefings rose to our system. You have tokens own. This content can lease license trade celant right and it can have value. We've talked a lot about that you know. Obviously there's a lot going into what we're trying to help. What coming back to the beginning for the future. Yeah that attention because we haven't spoken a lot about that and recognizes the Alexa Cana. Podcast but but I I. I think part is so fascinating. I want US feel more question about that. So what you've just described the system where people excuse me where people can create their content stream. It live told these forms but now they can also have ownership proven ownership of their content. That they are producing and that in itself has value. Is that a fair statement that I made there. Can you expand that a little bit? There's absolutely so we have ledgers. Okay I was in the House of Lords. Let's make it real practical and very understandable. Why in the world is some voice technology? Silicon Valley Tech Guy? Why did he talk so many things right? Because hey here's a Traders and consumers may solve the problem and for both of them with live streaming. Now like okay so let me explain is very very niece. I mean house awards Walking with my friend ordway every causing wave which I think a little Lord random..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

14:02 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"I am speaking withdrew cost grow. He has produced many many Lexi skills specifically games and in fact he actually has twenty six of these live in Canada. He has more when you look at them. Spread out throughout the world and You know why he has more and other places is actually part of the topic of this discussion so we talk about two of his top games. Which actually in the top ten in Canada and we talk about some of his thoughts on being developers some of the challenges and where he plans to go with all this in the future so I really excited to introduce you to drew and with any further ado. Let's get right to the interview hated drew. It's a real pleasure to have you on the Alexina podcast. Thanks so much for being here. Thank you Terry. It's thrilling to the poor cost. I've listened to the show for years now so it's really good to be here to speak to person that's great. That's great well. You are not in Canada but we are going to be speaking about Canadian content. Where are you right now? So the listeners. Know where you're calling from Edinburgh in Scotland to the mall. So that's that's I'm based under. Yes so I've got quite a few games successful and kind of divine and Edinburgh. Okay wonderful. Well let's let's get a little of your background your story so I'll get you introduce yourself to to. Listeners tells a little bit about yourself okay. So I've been involved in. It in comparison for many years But why was finding was I was losing my technical skills? Is it become more and more senior? You become more and more away from the technical things which are quite interesting so I decided to re skill myself and this culminated in. How could I prove identity expresses when the device came out in the UK? I decided well I am going to build an Alexa skill. And so I built like go on scully. Animal letters which was a game that my Sister played with our kids and impressed me about the game was the seemed to even with teenagers. Who still played this game so the game is basically you pick a letter of the alphabet and then you go round in a circle. Each person guess an animal starting with letter so I can meet Linton Alexa skill because Alexa could be be that person so you Alexa contagious. You take a Alexa take suggest you took yes and so. That was a way of writing a computer program that could make use of those capabilities and and and obviously these schools. We're talking about. Today are in Canada so for the Canadian listeners. For certain can check them out in their actually quite high they rank skills and we'll get into that as well. I'd like to take back to learn a little bit more about your back. So what kind of work did you do like were with the company? Did you have an independent type of business or what? What were you doing? I was with comedy so I spent a long time working for a mobile phone company called to in the UK of anti worked for a consultancy it consultancy. So okay. Okay you know what I spend like ten trials with Saddam Law London Quello Gotcha Gotcha. I'm actually fulltime on development. That's why do nice if the past two years. That's I one hundred percent of my time is spent spent doing this. Okay and so. This is something that you're doing independently or as part of a group you depend on the everything's done by the skills by me. Everything's don't buy me fantastic okay. So as I alluded to. You've got a couple of top rank games in Canada. Wonder what you've mentioned and the other. Let's dive into a little more. So animal letters is one of them and tell us about your other skill. That's that's one of the top top ten here and it's popular in. Canada is a game called. Feel the pressure which is a quiz. Actually the first time I heard of you. Podcast was because huge feature to feel the pressure on the costs to very this and to my surprise game was very successful in Canada. Really thrilled so feel the pressure. When I finished well animal lettuce has never really finished right. It's just constant. Improvement is change after change after change. So you you are the Merano's yards and defects you allow more functionality and it just never stops the recently in the past months. I've made another change to not game is coming up for three years old now. I yeah so yeah. Your changes never stop. I did lots of varieties of letters games and then I decided to do this. Quiz and the quizzes at the time were Multiple choice quizzes. Choose A. B. C. OR D. Churn I just wanted idea of free form question because I thought it was quite much code. You just see an answer of the Balloon Alexia dancer it thus loss of technical issues for which came quite tricky. Boy It's still quite willing to do so. Feel the pressure has some constraints and the the answer to the question is always a letter so it will tell you. The letter of the alphabet is F. And then was your question and answer. We'LL BE SPOKANE WILL START WITH. F FOR EXAMPLE. You know and again. It's the same with our game. You just improve the new sections to it score. As well as those types of questions there are crashes but who am I so it will give you a description of a person you have to guess who is it will give you who they'll be a A Christians who who said this and sometimes I actually helped the actual speech itself so the speeches given by famous person. O of tried to make much of the audience possible so is he developed an. Is You build more of these games. You get better at doing things you get better compensated for the speech recognition issues. You get better art in Audio Interior Games because audio just mix same defect bring the games to life. They really transform. The game totally agree with that. In fact in fact I was playing it this morning knowing that we were doing this interview and I love the sound effects editor in there. I haven't come across at question yet. That had the actual audio or the quote. But that's a great idea. I love to get more and more in digital. Those are quite difficult because you have to find the ones that don't have any rights on their public demand and also the famous enough because the game was played in America in did in the UK and whatever still has to be something is generally you cover. Most people most people could reasonably nor the answer to this twelve. So it's really. I think the best I can describe a game and tell me if you agree with. This is sort of a twist on a trivia type game in the way that you're out you're giving them sort of a clue with the letter of the alphabet the answer starts with and like you said like you described the various types of questions that are asked to give a free forum answer onto the other thing they feel the pressure is the voice in the UK for Alexis different from the voice in Canada. Sit on the knock sense and the voice in the UK. I thought same that a lot like called on Robinson who you may have heard of she was the quits master for a game a TV show called the weakest link. Okay was successful car or not. But but she'd quests they're Voice and she is quite route to the players as well. She was a little bit route. You know I so I wanted this game a little bit snarky as makes snarky comments and is. That's not a power of this game. No has pros and cons. Some people like that part of it and some people really don't like that so About similar feature wish I'd brought in Leotard which unfortunately isn't available incontinent woman but there is a perfectly polite more which you can have which gets rid of old and mix a nice game but unfortunately conjugates only available in the US. And you could. It's interesting because I personally. I kind of like the idea of giving it a little bit of a persona and it's not just like generic Alexa rate. I personally like that but I could see some people. That just might not prefer. Yeah that type of type of interaction but that's great so so they said these are. These are two of the top ranked games in Kansas. Having two of the top ten as far as an independent developer goes so. That's really stretch. Elation good to learn a little more about developing skills for Lexi and some of your thoughts and maybe some of the challenges and how particularly that relates to also the Canadian market versus other markets. So it's quite a broad question. But how are you finding developing skills? What are some of the challenges and that sort of thing still? The first challenge was one that I didn't realize when I started. It was a challenge and not speech recognition so Alexis speech recognition is so much better than the stuff we hide in the nineties and early two thousand straight. But it's but it's not perfect. It's not perfect on it works. It's fantastic when it works as module when it works with it doesn't work is terrible if you have to pee yourself and it doesn't understand you. That's really frustration. Yeah and if you repeat yourself again and it still doesn't understand or thinks she said something else. Let's incredibly frustrating so most of my games are rely heavily on speech recognition. So we're not goes wrong. The entire experience of the game is really badly affected. People take it personally. People very personally actually margin speaking to someone and they have repeatedly didn't hear what you said. It would start to get quite personal. Still Dot bus fare. Chickasaw a huge amount of effort on my part goes into trying to compensate that ain't speech recognition issues so huge amounts tasting so taste to make sure that the speech recognition earned the shootings the live run of the game. I actually capture. What the midst answers where so if someone said the wrong answer actually capture? Because sometimes they didn't say the wrong answer just Alexa Misheard. What they said. And sometimes when you look at those missed answer as you can see clearly the Alexa has just missed. No so for example. One of the biggest ones was indeed the. Us It's answer was jog. Your us the big cart or car. Jugular it'd be picked up his job wire Josh wire so that that's a very simple example lords of examples like that and the only way you can count your issue. You store them in a database after database apprenticed spreadsheet and to subsidize sorted by the council. Which ones happened. The most? Go through one-step team and if you can correct that's fine. I've got pushed. This goes on all the time because the speech recognition capabilities sort of change. So I'm gonNA oversee tune improvements more people using the devices so different types of miss. Here's where Alexa doesn't hear correctly. Heartening and sometimes they were. Oh what the people have said and sometimes work so again kudos compensations. And and how do you correct it and so for example of Jaguar? Do you then go back and enter that sort of utterance as an option for the Animal. Or would you do so? Why do is very simple? There's a something in computing called an statement so all it says is if the answer is jog you are on. The person said jog wire then make what they said. Jog Yours just change it so I basically except on which you can imagine in. My programs are just lanes and lanes lanes of sort of transformation. Where you're changing the answer because you know that the dead say the correct on so but it hasn't been picked up correctly. I see very interesting. Okay does very tedious for. It's actually mix the games work if you don't do that and the Games will be really bad so unfortunately most people have when they experienced might not have a good experience of one review recently. That said that she had the best speech recognition expedience on this game than any other. So that made me feel really good effort. You know as I say most people if they bought experience and that can be very personal on. They really don't like sure. Sure if on top of the game is reached to them as well which is obviously they really don't like it. You can't please everybody as far as that goes but But no I understand what you're saying. That's great wh what other things have you noticed in terms of I know that You know one of the things about developers is trying to make some money. That's what they're doing. What are the issues with that and yes one of the things that went to Canadian users is the developers basically of two ways of Nikki? So they can be awarded by Amazon. Which is a symbol reward? Developers of well used scales. Not Steer Program called the electoral awards program but the alleged awards program isn't available for skills in Canada. So if you have the number one school in Canada you won't get any rewards for. It's only available in Sefton countries. A fact is available in most countries to be honest so really should be relevant. But it's not all the one is really interesting. It's something called in school purchases. So that's where the I can buy usually through small fee so Mike Games. It's usually linked to nine.

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode one twenty six of Alexa in Canada. The voice experience. Hey there I'm Dr Terry Fisher. One part physician. One part voiced newscast when big part Canadian and one small part of our community northern voice together. Let's explore how Boyce technology is transforming our lives north of the border. Let's talk voice. Hello and welcome to election candidate episode one twenty-six today. I have a fantastic guest. Drew cost growth all the way from Scotland talking about these tremendous success that he's had in producing games skills for Lexi Here in Canada before we get to that I do want to just tell you a little bit about an upcoming event actually to events in fact one of them is a group chat. We had the first one last Wednesday morning and we had a couple of people on it was great and we decided that we're going to do it again so you just go to A. L. A. In Canada DOT CA slash chat. And you'll be able to join us on Wednesday morning if you're listening to this day the podcast comes out then that'll be tomorrow At eight o'clock. Am Pacific Standard. Time or eleven eastern. So that's the first Event the second one is the following Wednesday may twentieth is a big day. Because I'm watching a brand new event. The voice den and this is all about bringing the community together having a chance to chat with some of the leading personalities and influencers in the voice space And so if you want to check that out it's going to be a lot of fun. It's very different than any other type of online experience you know. It's not like a typical web and over their lectures or anything like that. It's all about having fun. And having some real connections real discussion with these people so you can check out the voice dot com now. Let's Today's podcast episode..

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"You're listening to episode one twenty five of Alexa in Canada. The voice experience. Hey there I'm Dr Terry Fisher. One part physician. One part voiced newscast when big part Canadian and one small part of our community northern voice together. Let's explore how choice technology is transforming our lives north of the border. Let's talk voice. Hello there and welcome to the podcast. Hope you're having a great week Terry Fisher here and today This podcast is all about some of my favorite skills that you can use at home particularly while we are all kind of cooped up at the moment with the social distancing or or physical distancing that we are all trying our best to do before we get to that I do WanNa tell you about today's sponsor and this is a company known as vocal. Here's here's what they do. Imagine this you got voice. Assistance in kiosks wearables smart speakers the whole bit. There will actually soon be more things that talked to people in the world. Then we actually have people in the world thing about that friend that's crazy. And here's here's the deal. If you are a brand if you are a company and you want to differentiate yourself from others than it's really important to have a voice that sounds different than all the other generic voices that are going to be out there and that's where vocal. Id comes in. They are a voice. Ai Solutions Company. They create custom vocal personas for individuals and for brands. And they use breakthrough technology that leverages decades of research and the power of modern day machine learning to generate these unique vocal identities from just a few hours of audio and they are custom built in days the power of twenty four seven text audio conversion without compromising brand consistency. And it's possible. Vocal idea so please check them out vocal. Id Dot all right. So let's get to today's podcast again..

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

12:17 min | 1 year ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Was titled The voice to Voice Design with obeyed amid of bought mark and obey obeyed came on. He is an entrepreneur. He's mentors technologist and He has been involved in a lot of early stage startups and he came on on to talk about this really cool platform that is created bought mock and allows people to publish skills to Alexa but also to other platforms and bought. Mock is designed find to create these conversations between a user and Alexa in a simple drag and drop type editor. So you don't need to really know no how to code to do it. which is pretty pretty cool it allows these developers to share these prototypes and get feedback? All in one centralized I location. So it's basically a wire framing tool and it's helping companies brands individuals and designers build these better experiences through this platform and they can then actually push these out to ten different platforms. Not Just Alexa. So that is pretty pretty cool so if you want to check that out then of course do so. He's got a really cool a use case that he talks about about how they use this device with acadian blood services to To create some I'm conversational design Experiences so check it out. That would be alien candidate dot ca slash seventy three okay. The next one number nine was a podcast with a whole bunch of people. It was a very popular podcast. This is it was titled the Two Thousand and Nineteen Alexa Conference Roundup and episode Sixty Two A. L. E. X. in Canada dot ca slash sixty. Two and what I did was when I was at the Alexa. LEXA conference back in January of two thousand nineteen I approach a number of key influencers a number of key leaders in the voice space and ask them each for a little bit of a sound soundbite and then I put them all together sort of a mash up and you get to hear from some of the Like I say some of the real leaders in this space in fact there are about twelve of them on this one podcast. So it's a really nice way to get a taste of what number of these people are thinking so. Check that one out. I think you'll enjoy that one very much number. Eight is a podcast that I recorded how to set up Alexa in Canada in two thousand nineteen and this is number over seventy eight and this one was very interesting because as you'll hear later on there was another podcast that did that was about setting up Alexa as well. Now no because so much has changed from Amazon in terms of feature releases and different Things you can do with Lexi or Alexa. I decided to record this particular one as an update to my original. which we'll talk about in a little bit so if you're looking at the latest if you WanNa see and hear about the latest way to set up a Alexa with all the most current features then this would be the episode for you to have a listen to and again this one is episode number seventy the eight now the next episode on the list? The seventh most popular episode for Twenty Nineteen was an interview that I did with our if mody and he is in grade five and this was a really fun to me His Dad was on there for a little bit as well and I talked to him and our of is making skills. He's making lexi skills. He is creating educational videos. He is all in on Amazon Amazon Alexa. And he's in grade five and it was so much fun to chat with him. He's such a break bright young man and it was a real pleasure to have him on the podcast. For those of you that are going to be at project voice in the New Year in Chattanooga in In January are if it's actually going to be giving one of the talks there and I'm really really excited to hear him him. Speak there as well. So if you WanNa hear a really interesting fun and very intelligent and well-spoken man then you want to check out this episode. This episode was number seventy five so you can go to candidate C. Slash seventy five. Okay the six. We're getting to number six now. The six most popular episode episode was with Brian. Romley and for those. That don't know Brian. Romley is one of those visionary type people that don't come along very often he. He has been termed the oracle a voice. He's the one that actually came up with the term voice i. He has often been described as the modern day. Thomas Edison and Brian has been gracious enough to come to my podcast. A number of times and this podcast episode titled the Last Interface With Brian. Romley talks about or is all about Brian's ideas of where we're going with voice technology and how he feels. That voice is the primary input input and output device of the human being. He talks about his vision of the future. It literally sends chills down my spine when I think about his ideas. So this is is an episode that you certainly do not want to miss. You can check this one out. This one is episode sixty six say in candidate dot ca slash. Sixty six all right into the The the top five now number five was the most popular the number fifth most popular episode. And this surprised me. Actually but this is what this is. What you say was number three? My third podcasts that I ever produced and it was titled how does Alexa Alexa Work. And this is very fascinating to me because obviously this is a very common question. People are wondering. How does the technology algae actually work and so in this particular episode? I go through some of the basic terms of what is the difference between Alexa an echo. What does the skill? What are the different components? There's there's a there's a microphone is a speaker. There's a computer their lights on echo device and what happens when you speak to To Alexa and so this was the number five episode for two thousand and Nineteen. And so if you want to hear that one you simply go to alias candidate dot ca slash three okay the next one and then the number four spot is held by the podcast number sixty one and this was a podcast that I recorded about about how to create an Amazon Alexa. Flash briefing as you know. I have the foster briefing voice in Canada. Actually have another Flash briefing called voice as I health health tips. And I am all in on flash briefings and I have spoken about that a lot over the last year and so I did an episode. That would basically walk you through how to get started with creating a flash briefing now yes of course I encourage you to check that one out. The episode is number sixty one as I mentioned. However if you really are interested listed in creating your own flash briefing? This is what I talked about. Right off the The opening here of this podcast is. I've created a complete course. It's the most comprehensive course out there and it is entirely early free. It's my gift to you. You simply go to Flash BRIEFING FORMULA DOT COM and you can check that out all right and now we're into the top three. The number. Three spot is episode number sixty and this one was titled Two Thousand and Nineteen Top ten Alexa skills in twenty nineteen. And so what I did there was. I went through the Amazon skill marketplace the Amazon skill store and I looked at what were the top skills in Canada. At that time this was just done a few weeks ago because I was curious what was at the top of the leaderboard so to speak at or are heading into towards the end of two thousand nineteen in into twenty twenty and so this podcast is all about those top ten skills. I did not include the ambient sound skills in that episode because is really there are so many ambient sounds. Don't get me wrong. They are really really good skills but if I included that the top ten list would have basically been ten abby sound skills so I included other skills sales and you can check those out and I said these are all available in Canada number. Two the number two spot belongs to you amy stapleton. Amy is another one of those thought leaders. She is incredible with what she has done and actually in her background as well. She's a very unique person and we talked about interactive storytelling And that in the context of her company tables and in particular her skill called my box of chocolates and it's a very unique concept. And what she does is she allows you to talk to Alexa and ask her about boxes of chocolates where the different chocolates in the box represent different stories and the different storytellers have different personas. And it's very very fascinating. What she put together? And so if you want to hear from a very creative person in the voice space a very intelligent person and something somebody who's doing something very unique unique then definitely check this one out Amy Stapleton and interactive storytelling. This is number sixty five and finally the number one spot the most popular popular podcast episode four Twenty Nineteen Goes Way back to the fourth episode that I ever recorded and this one is titled handled how to set up Alexa in Canada. And this was the very first one that I did that. Would specifically address that question. Now as I mentioned I I did do an updated one for nineteen and that was episode number Seventy Eight But if you want to go back and hear the original one that was number four and it is quite fascinating to me. The Bat was the most. Listen to podcast of my podcast series in all twenty nineteen and in fact it was way ahead ahead of anything else so. I'm very pleased to know that my podcasts are being used as a resource by you the community and and I'm very honored to be able all to provide that service for you. What I wanNA tell you is that I've taken the podcast and I've taken the updated podcast from two thousand nine hundred and what I've done it is I've actually created a separate Quite a big blog post that goes through how to set up Alexa and all the key features and what I tend to do with that is is i. Try My very best to keep that as updated as possible so whenever a new feature comes out I add that to this guy the guy the ultimate guide to set it up Amazon Alexa and cannon. That's actually what I call that. You can access that particular post at A. L. E. X. in Canada dot ca slash setup Owen word and. That'll take you to the most recent most current Blog post on how to set up Alexa in Canada. Okay so there you go so On this Christmas Eve. I hope that you are in joying your family time enjoying your time with your friends and I want to again. Thank you so much for being a part of this community. Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast this year in prior years. If you've been with us for that long and I look forward to bringing you some great great podcasts. Coming up in the New Year. There's some great surprises coming up as well as I mentioned I have a contest. Starting from project voice it will be starting on either January fourteenth or fifteenth. Please stay tuned for that exact date you can subscribe to the voice in Canada flash briefing. And I'll be speaking about it there as well and I love for you to have the opportunity to win some prizes and have some fun with the flash briefing and trying to crack the code so to speak for more information on that you can go to alien candidate dot ca.

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"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

Alexa in Canada

11:21 min | 2 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on Alexa in Canada

"Podcast. Man it is is great to be here dave. It's really nice to be here and i gotta say you've had some really distinguished guests on the podcast so i feel very very honored and privileged to be able to be chatting with you here i i i mean you have a medical degree so you are way smarter than me my friend after and and you can do all all of this stuff <hes> on top of it which is just you know great to hear an you know plus. We're starting your like the episode of <hes> after it's been a while you now i had a break got real busy and you've probably seen and people have seen in the community been all all sorts of other podcasts which i thought was was a good idea this kind of go out there and and see all of that stuff grow but now starting up the alexa dev chat again and seeing you at boy summit recently and hearing all this stuff and i was like you know what this this works out great yeah and people know you i mean your podcast <unk> zyppah the you know we were just joking about literally like you connected end the mike's just were never hurt. That's right which never happens when you send you to record the podcast but anyway so far so good. We'll keep our fingers crossed that it continues to work and there's no little glitches here so yeah exactly that's when we lose power that that site so let's talk about like interesting background right <hes> i mean for me seeing any big huge disruptive wave steve of things coming across <hes> like the internet was like mobile was in my career the one thing i would always see as different backgrounds what's and voice definitely has that and the i mean i remember seeing a couple of years ago and i was like oh he's a doctor and yet he's like all all up to speed on alexa flash briefings and you're asking excellent questions and then i got <hes>. When was this like. I got an invite communicate. You wanna come on my podcast. Which is alexa lexcen canada right right yeah. That was boy. When was that now 'cause. I time flies. I've been doing this now for about two years now just about and <hes>. I don't exactly have to look it up but i think it must have been probably within the first six months of me doing it. I think that i had you on the podcast and i even know if we were in canada yet. We had just been yes. Amazon just come to canada. It's it's actually kind of a funny story because when i launched the podcast and my blog lexin in canada when i did that <hes> alexa wasn't actually in canada yet but i was just so intrigued by the technology and for information about it. I couldn't find anything i can the do this and sure enough within a couple of weeks. It was coming to canada so it was just crazy timing. Yeah and i have to ask if you don't mind me asking because i don't think i even know this. What is your unlike medical practice our general practitioner are you in a specific area. Like what do you do outside of the alexis stuff so so yes question so my day job yeah. I'm a i'm a family physician and then i did a <hes> a year fellowship in sports and exercise medicine so now i i work at university of british columbia in vancouver <hes> and i do take probably three quarters of a practice is sports medicine and then another quart is general family practice <hes> and i love that but of course i love technology before medical school. I didn't education degree which is why i'm really interested in the educational aspects of technology <hes> and so when i can whenever there's an opportunity to confine to combine education <hes> healthcare technology and of course now voice technology particular. I'm all over it. So oh yeah i mean and that's great to hear because i <hes> you know a somebody who's had a medical condition since it's been ten <hes> coming across all sorts of a different doctors. I think there's a tendency like the thing i constantly hear his. I'm i follow evidence based medicine which to me is a cop-out. It basically means the stuff that i was in medical books thirty years ago and i it's like whenever i meet someone like yourself who has the emotional intelligence to understand how people feel jio when confronted with all this information that's out there and is not also afraid to kind of embrace new tack figure out how that happens especially with patient care the ability to voice in and south van <hes> i know one of the stuff you talked about was like daily tips hips in things around different conditions that people may have whether it's arthritis diabetes and all of those kind of things so it's great. I just want to say as a as a patient for many years of all sorts of <unk> at that's great to say <hes> a super appreciate that yeah thanks and like i say it's so early we all know this is still very early days and i'm really excited to see how i can continue to contribute to those sorts of experiences for patients through the technology to see how we can help them live their lives in the ultimately provide better better care for these patients yeah and and so let's talk about the tack like how did you come across alexa and get into the the entire podcast like were you on twitter before i was on twitter <hes>. I'm trying to think how i i actually i think the first time i ever really was exposed to voice technology <hes> in in the context that we're talking about it in terms of smart art assistance in smart speakers was through <hes> gary chuck yes 'cause i know he's been a big influence on a lot of people in the voice face and and <hes> you know a couple years like i say i was practicing and practicing medicine. <hes> and i've always been technology whether it was i can remember never these like little. Maybe you remember this digital diaries back in highschool dating myself here where i would there would be little miniature keyboard. You could type in your friends <hes> phone numbers and it'd be that's a little diary thing i would use those at us the palm pilot in and certain and i was always all over the the the early tech and i love can i say love technology and then i heard gary v talking about voice technology and flash briefings. I remember thinking this is really interesting as a way to get a message across cross to to a population and identify podcasting in the past and that's when i started to like i said i started to search for information as you do when you interested in something that went went on went online started searching couldn't really find anything about the tech specifically in canada recognizing that there are differences between canada and the states which is another whole conversation but i couldn't find it and i thought hey why don't they combine my passions here technology education health care <hes> and a. and create a resource for people to learn about the technology and that's really how the election canada blog and podcast started in they mentioned i started started before alexa was announced alexa was announced a couple of weeks later that it was coming to canada time could have been better and i started to interview guests including yourself like said and it has just taken on a life of its own the interest has just obviously as you know has been growing and growing and growing in the space and it's really really the exciting to see and being a position where i can interview people. It's fascinating to the different ways that people are thinking about using the technology and so that was the beginning of it of course i do have some entrepreneurial tendencies. I love getting out there and and speaking about things i i love teaching and so the last two years i mean just trying to get involved in in helping to educate the community grow the community and show people the benefits of voice technology. Yeah i love that about you and your audience to who is pretty encompassing like you have people following you who aren't technical. Maybe they have an echo device and they're like. I want to actually do something with this because i've seen that going. All the way back to two thousand fourteen is when people would use this device is didn't didn't matter what industry they're in and what they did for living they had ideas about what the how they could use that in their line of work <hes> and you cover a lot lot of those things too so the blog is alexa in canada dot c._a. But if you're not in kennedy you could put dot com and i think it goes there too right it does it does yeah yeah okay and so if folks go there. Are they gonna see the podcast on okay limits yep all right so i can see the podcast and you've got everything set-up there <hes> for people check out yet so i mean when they go to the page they'll see over the over the couple years <hes> so i've got some common commands commands that people can say to alexa if they are if they're new to election and not sure what can i say to this device so i've got a you know a page there. I think it's got you know however many hundreds of commands. I'm not sure how many neither are there. <hes> i've got a pays at highlights different blog posts a page of course highlights podcast page highlight some devices that are compatible with alexa <hes> tutorials on there but how to create routines and how to get people started in the flash briefing pages air which highlights my flash briefing. It's gotta be super interesting like running. If you don't mind sharing any kind of analytics like do you get all sorts of interesting searches <hes> like what used to be interesting when i worked in app store for kindle it used to be super interesting types of searches that i would see come across my kindle developer. Blog posts like a lot of it was like people people wanting to know how to load a case by and they had no technical background and there was nothing else out there on the internet so it would come through the technical <hes> side of it. You gotta be seeing some kind of interesting traffic coming in for that having yeah well. You know what i mean. One of the really neat things one of the really cool things about this is that because because <hes> i've done a spent a lot of time really to try to create viable resources is that organically getting a lot of traffic simply because anybody that types in the search terms uh-huh alexa and canada. My sight is essentially the number one site that comes up after amazon of course and so <hes> uh-huh regardless of you know you literally have no you have nothing on the site yourself altruistic. I have i have yeah. There's nothing there at this point in in any way <hes> and it's just you know but a lot of the questions that i get coming to me and the searches do kind of go back to what i needed to before and that's because there are differences between cannon the u._s. A lot of the searches are can. I do this in canada with alexa yeah and so those are the kind of questions in my <hes> twitter. We've talked about this before so anyway but like. I said we have talked about it. I understand that but for the person that's uninitiated or new to alexa it. A lot of this doesn't make sense than what we both digging listened to kansas. Why can't it just be the same thing again so that's a lot of the stuff that chiefs but it does generate a lot of traffic to the site for sure those types of queries and so out of that out of doing your podcast you..

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

06:40 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

11:52 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Hi, and welcome back to the Alexa podcast for August twenty eighteen. My name's Bradley met Recco CEO of company called score publishing based here in Nashville, Tennessee. My co host on the Alexa podcast is Kevin old Kevin, say Hello? Hey, everyone. Hey Bradley, good to be back. Our guest today is a very special guest. We are very privileged to have on the show by Yukon a Dehnieh who will be joining us at the Alexa conference in January and Chattanooga, the website for that. It's WWW dot voice. I dot FM slash Alexa conference. We will link to that on the show notes Maya say, Hello. Everyone. I am de Nehemiah going very happy to deal with you. Thank you, Brian, five Kovin symbols to you. Thank you. Five by great to have you on the show. Tell tell us about what you have done in creating the first Alexa Mita in the continent of Africa. Share with this, what she did, why you did it and what you're trying to accomplish? Again, I'm out from the from points ovum technology. Now we know allies look at the just making something easier on fussed. Jesse technology, something Meeks on TV faster. Now you much. We've all jobs groom from remember the days, of course, little went to a lab tulips worldwide, web everything. Now the good the face of voice that's future movies. You'll be see people duck into machines into them. Jio executes command. So we are in that age now voiced clergy as thinking what now imagine Africa. Now I forget psychologists, continental world. We have one win to two billion between Africa voice technology as not. In fact as not taking ground in Africa versus energies, everyone US kinda diets in euro. It's everywhere. What's nothing in Africa. Imagine we have one way through billion people in Africa. Now it means I won't win. Two people have not been introduced to faster a new always to do things. So now what's my dry folk written is middle Expos, people in our OB facts, Expos, everyone's the one voice out as tone to mankind. That's a great mission. Great purpose for what you're doing. Share with us a little bit. I know that the folks that voice XP who are good friends of ours. With voice. I f AM were involved in facilitating the meet up share with us a little bit what Bob Stolz in that crew did to help y'all with your meet up. Okay. Okay. Now, you know, Bob, especially as being very, very, very, both of experts in Alexa development. Yet we murdered to be exposed to waste the agenda sue. We actually need experts to Jesse, train of introduce or show small. So Bob was really, really in funding, especially on the okay. What both Mitch was visit websites, mental, those e epilepsy creek group. So my task was to, you know, get put any fights ask, I went for six defending tops, like not convey not Alexa. This, maybe when biz get full six to people about socio. Join the group sharing. This was going to happen. So voice be all those involved in person was really, really, really. So your meet up focuses on Alexa, hurry managing the fact that elect says not currency available. Are you share with us what you're doing? Yeah. Okay. Mice I wasted vigil have gone through from Google stance. When you look at Alexa, you see, you ask, I think seriously, ask Syria by lex should be like while that's legs as lot of stews and you know, like size really some dean, everybody should want to get so. So basically what I've been doing, I've been critics qs obvious. I've won absence us published as fide on them. Damas are Muslims console, just I know Africa fragile for now does bear busy busy things as I fact Alexa avilable in Africa. So what we have for now. Is is no greatest us and pushing it out there. Actually, Alexa is I think, in South Africa and. I think Egypt, I'm not sure about currently in Alexei available. So why we've been Vinnie just shrimp out, use it out to use cues, so so that when it because of who you know, full blown usage and we have major cities are graduates were sent rec- fully Alexa. So of dozen for now this cues on the, it'll d, they undesired Amazon. Alexa icon those game up. So in abused us getting ready for when is really. Yeah, after got Africa's move out. I mean, just on the Alexa as soon. So so generous, be move out. Imagine not Africa is less deceptive on after issue in the mobile to confuse marching Alexa on those body vices. Imagine imagined. Kind of you get what I'm trying to kind of us aid to of skews beauty kind of. In fact, that's what's majorly. Driving that was my mind now. So I'm really, really executives join you United States for the conference to share my beliefs, adults elect second for Africa. Awesome. Yeah. I'm interested here about your interested in your interest in being a part of Alexa. From a development standpoint, do you currently develop for the software or the web at my interest is at least from this last one day about the issued. The problem. I also very system not solve any problems in the chamber useless. Now Africa is. You know, we still developing so lots of issues to fix from l. citizens to security kitchen. So Alexa is a very, very, very versatile, good Minch to tackle these problems. We had. The Bishen speaks to Alexa where the speech Aleixandre activism symptoms l. Alexa AM finished out now let's just maybe you ops. Oh, you to see you guys have been so. Have basically Africa is developing my drive for becoming ago east, you know, to help Africa Bill by the ELD sinks of about security again by Jay Sean talking about different. So that is actually my points from comments, Alexa. So for now, my expression has been. Air fun at the. I obvi- published up just African though something Africa and the other costal. And I also joined the the Alexa, the Alexa Akhavan that's going to be submitted. I think it's close in September. So where you have to submit excuse me, dance elds security or the last. So I'm really working on once was else and security. That is what I've been doing Alexa. Awesome. So it seems like you're you're real goal is just. My next question was gonna be kinda. What market you were you would target with a skill that you focus on. It seems like there's a good chance they develop something for healthcare. Yes. Next question I have. So I run a meet up here in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States and its around a technology used for web development. So I, I welcome you to the meet up organizers club. How talk about your meet up and the first one that you had? How did it go and how many, how many people were there and what Kate us currently, it'll be fastest Alexa in world. I think in sue weeks we made over two hundred members. So according to we have almost six hundred man buzz in my United in Africa, Alexa. So the middle was mutual. July sevens are, we are over two on streets. People are for. So Elden it yet. That was way be. It was actually proposed the old in Lagos butts. Legals is, should I say is is planning to old illegals should be ready because statuary you. You crowd on that. We were not really ready to take that slash amount of crowd magic, two hundred hundred people DP how we could never get also yet movies down. That's buffing doing this. So I'm I was actually good because we add develop, as you know, used, obviously you are interested. So all I did was different mutual. You know, maybe those middle on be HP may be job. I mean, dope Indianapolis going speak, though them. So as good while I was dreaming spreading social media, this is that. So the mental we add ova we almost entre pupil on site that the we I just guys myself on both those big. So I spoke for forced. I think for five minutes involved to give women for he was attorney shot goes away. Note was introductory. So we asked just while gestion than was, you know, you didn't business skills introducing. I am asked the Alexis in kids, brains introduce them to what's Alexa walls. Basically, what voice technology was engineer does the was about. On the above was really up full provided funds to for feeding internet's power. So. Ah, so it was also of we sent down stick as which we, you know, spread out on these ripen to able to get two hundred guys. So we gave out those because on the anyone's really was in fact it was very, very, very, very on the will get what getting positive responses Mitchell. The comb, the website at the, I think the the own as something at the go back to our like where religion good jokes kilo. So I'm into group as being fax. Currently, we have almost six hundred people. You have to drink everyday. Ask me questions. I just advice technology. 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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

09:27 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

07:37 min | 3 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Cool. And share with this this right here at the top, what you do for that program and what that program tries to accomplish. Awesome. So I. M. e. Techstars managing director of the program on Techstars is the, we are the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed in one of the ways we do that is through our our accelerators and this program specifically is exceleron or that we run with the on Alexa funded. It's a three months pergram where we work with companies that are in what we kind of you is the seed phase of the startup life cycle. These are all companies that are doing really interesting and novel things in voice and things that are specially relevant to Alexa. And so my job is is to work with Alexa fund to select the companies that I'm hands on day in and day out during the three months of the program working super closely with all those companies in helping shepherd them towards demo day in the nice stay very actively involved with the company's for pretty much as long as they'll have me after the program finishes cool in. So y'all have done your first crop. Of companies right in your moving on in your selecting the second currently? That's correct. We ran the first year program last July through October. We are actually about to kick off this next year's program. This July it will once again run July through October, and you know we are right now in that process of getting everything up in going. You know, you should keep your eye out for us to announce the participants in all that in July when the program begins. Thank you for joining us. We also have joining us Ruggerio Prudencio from the Alexa fund Ruggerio de pronounce that right. You got it right on. Thank you. So share with us a little bit about

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Envision or do you think there are holes that are um left and what are those what's left to develop if anything well the biggest missing piece right now is just the the maturity of the text a speech i that again i don't know whether that's something that that everybody envisions the way i the way i envision it i i really want the the the interactive experience to be between the person and that the personality sought that's why i am relying on the texas beach you know amazon is really doing a lot of cool things with that and and cory and i are going back to our skills and were trying to leverage some of the capabilities with the the speech markup language and summit an on the speech cons that amazon has recently brought out that at a lot more dimension to her voice so if we can do that and then he venom find a way to like easily layer the dynamically geno rated texas speech with with sound effects and background music that would be perfect because what we want to do is create a rule storytelling experience but again with alexa or you know the google assistant talking in their own voice from in one of the challenges with being a third party developer with a google assistant as right now they don't even let you utilize the riyal google assistant voice you have to use a different voice and those texttospeech voices are not nearly as good as the the one that you hear it here in if you interact with the you know first first party skills ana google assistant so that's kind of frustrating whereas if you're if you develop for for the alexa platform you can you can leverage the alexa voice as well as all the speech cons and all that kind of thing so that makes it easier to create a better story telling experience so that you know that that muendane type of thing right now with just text a speech limitations and that's the biggest hurdle that i think we're facing right now because of listener that has the choice between listening to one of our stories told.

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"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

The Alexa Podcast

01:36 min | 4 years ago

"alexa" Discussed on The Alexa Podcast

"Welcome back to the alexa podcast for november 2017 episode seven my name is bradley met rock mco of a company called score publishing based here in nashville tennessee my co host is kevin old kevin say 'hello hello roundly great to be back great to be back with you as well kevin looking fortunately every great guest today as well we'll get into that in just a second but i want to give a shout out to our sponsor for voice first f them boy sex p boy sex p is taking the lead in developing alexa skills for some of the best branson in the world with boyce xp all you have to do is say it to revolutionized marketing strategy check them outvoicexpcom and look up bob stoles berg is doing great work invoice if you need an lexus skill or gugel action go see them you'll be glad that you did our guest today is amy stapleton amy say hello higher by amy thank you very very much for joining us you welcome i'm really looking forward to the conversation thank you for having me baths lutely so amy is the ceo and founder of tell a bulls and she'll tell us of what the that isn't just a moment but she will also be joining us as a speaker an guess panelist at the alexa copper it's coming up in january which is january eighteen through the 20th in chattanooga tennessee if you are not registered this is going to be a voice i have done not to be missed get information on that it w www lexicon effortscom.

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