Voice apps, voice strategy, voice commerce, sonic branding, conversational UIs
Latest EpisodeTuesday, January 15, 2019
The Alexa Conference
Mari talks from the Alexa Conference just ahead of presenting at the panel of Podcasting in the age of Alexa at The Alexa Conference,
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Your Google Assistant can connect families to the North Pole
A new set of family experiences was announced by Google in their Canadian blog yesterday. Which are they, why it matters at the heart of this episode.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Advancements in speaking styles in TTS
Amazon announced yesterday their advancements on Varying Speaking Styles with Neural Text-to-Speech. In this episode I talk about synthesized speech before this, why it matters, and what the (not that far) future might look like. This is one of the topics on voice technology I'm most passionated about.
Monday, November 19, 2018
A court with a voice: Montgomery County conversational services
In this episode, I talk about the automated virtual assistant and chatbot that the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office developed to answer many of the most frequently asked questions received by the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office by email and phone. Details on the announcement and of Microsoft cognitive services.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
It’s time small businesses had big business capability.
In this episode we have a guest for the first time in the show. Enjoy my conversation with Brendan Roberts about the challenges of selling an AI product to small business and how Aider can help boost your productivity.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Alexa voice activated smart glasses available
North, a Canadian company introduced their brick and mortar store of smart glasses with Alexa built-in. This is the episode you need to know everything about the announcement.