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The Voicebot Podcast

Sep 21, 2020

Amazon's 2020 product launch is coming up in a few days so Jefferson Graham of USA Today joins me for a preview of what to expect from Amazon during this year's event. We also look back at the many 2019 announcements and discuss which ones look like a success and which not so much. We talk about video, smart...


Sep 20, 2020

James Vlahos is the founder of Hereafter AI, a company that enables anyone to create a chatbot avatar of a real person. James' interest in chatbots started in the 1980s on a Commodore PET computer and was rekindled in 2015 when, as a reporter, he wrote a story about PullString's work on Hello Barbie. That led to...


Sep 13, 2020

TalkSocket just launched a Kickstarter for a physical product that makes Alexa (and other voice assistants) instantly accessible hands-free on any iPhone or Android smartphone. We talk about the product launch, the technical approach, the partnering strategy, and even how the company expects to eventually expand...


Sep 6, 2020

Ian Bicking spent 10 years at Mozilla as a software developer, engineering manager, and research engineer. His last project there was Firefox Voice, a custom voice assistant for the Firefox Browser. That experience led him to record his observations on the state of voice technology and conversational AI from a...


Aug 30, 2020

Richard Weeks is head of conversational experiences at U.S. Bank. The company has an Alexa Skill, Google Action, chatbot, and a newly minted custom assistant now available through its mobile app. Today, we talk about what U.S. Bank has learned about voice and conversational user experiences and how that influenced...