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Don’t sleep on Bixby

Samsung has a twenty percent market share in smartphones. Obviously, we know that lots of people have Samsung smartphones.

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It’s about NLP, not voice

 Last week, I was featured in a SoundHound article and was asked about my predictions for voice in 2020. The more you think about…

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VUX design 2.0

Voice assistants should change how they interact with users based on how you interact with them and the context you’re in. For example: 🎧 If…

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Top use cases for smart speakers revealed 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Top use cases for smart speakers revealed

 We’ve seen a lot of these studies delving into what people are actually using their voice assistants for. They’re useful to check whether anything…

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Google Assistant: 500m active users, popular Alexa skill: 300,000 daily users 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Google Assistant: 500m active users, popular Alexa skill: 300,000 daily users

At Project Voice in Chattanooga, TN, we saw some light shed on just how many people are using the Google Assistant, and some updated numbers…

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Introducing the latest Alexa Champion: Dustin Coates

 Every once in a while, the Alexa team at Amazon give a select few people a badge of honour.🥇 It’s called the Alexa Champions…

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Google Assistant will replace Google Search in its entirety within 5 years 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Google Assistant will replace Google Search in its entirety within 5 years

 Here’s a prediction for you: Google Assistant will replace google search entirely within 5 years. Sooner, even. Think about it. What is Google’s ultimate…

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The dormant potential of Apple Watch

I realised the dormant potential of the Apple Watch yesterday. It’s full of apps and functionality, but I never use it. I have the Dominos…

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Why aren’t more people making Google Assistant actions?

When thinking about launching an app for a voice assistant, most people, most of the time, will create an Alexa skill instead of a Google…

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Not so bold predictions for voice in 2020

So, here we are. The end of 2019. And it’s time for some click bait regarding 2020 voice-first industry predictions. I told you to prepare…

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How to create Alexa skills using agile

What’s the best way to approach the development of a hashtag voicefirst experience for Alexa, Google Assistant and voice assistants?

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Introducing ‘VTA’: Voice-to-Action

Introducing the VTA: Voice-to-Action which is the same as a call-to-action, only one that is served and acted on in a voice first environment.

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Siri's biggest threat?
Siri’s biggest threat? App-le. 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Siri’s biggest threat? App-le.

Is the visual and industrial design culture at Apple hindering Siri? Is Siri actually an assistant or a voice interface? Will Siri ever reach its potential?

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Voice adoption is our job
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It’s our job

Is discoverability the main issue with voice assistant adoption? Or does it run deeper than that? And who’s job is it? Amazon’s? Google’s? Or yours?

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Do you HAVE to design a persona for for your voice app?

When creating a voice app, such as an Alexa skill or Google Assistant action, do you always need to design a brand persona? Sonic branding…

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Siri updates from WWDC 2019 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Siri updates from WWDC 2019

 Some updates and thoughts on Apple’s Siri announcements from WWDC on 3rd June 2019.

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Voice strategy: short and long term planning 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Voice strategy: short and long term planning

 When it comes to creating a voice strategy, you need a short term plan and a long term plan. These are the words of…

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Google Assistant passes 1m Actions! Where the F did that come from? 1800 1200 Kane Simms

Google Assistant passes 1m Actions! Where the F did that come from?

Google announced a whole host of new features for Google Assistant on day 1 of I/O ’19. Also on day 1, quietly, and tucked away…

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What’s the difference between a voice assistant and a voice user interface (VUI)? 1800 1200 Kane Simms

What’s the difference between a voice assistant and a voice user interface (VUI)?

Voice assistants and voice user interfaces (VUIs) are used interchangeably under the banner of ‘voice’. But what’s the difference between the two? Voice assistants have…

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What’s new with Google Assistant? Announcements from Google I/O ’19 1800 1200 Kane Simms

What’s new with Google Assistant? Announcements from Google I/O ’19

Google didn’t disappoint on the voice front at this year’s Google I/O. Here’s a run through of all the Google Assistant related announcements. Google Duplex…

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What’s missing in voice today? And is Facebook trying to solve it? 1800 1200 Kane Simms

What’s missing in voice today? And is Facebook trying to solve it?

I was over the moon to have been quoted in a Forbes article about Facebook’s voice assistant and thought it would be helpful to share…

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Invocable shuts down for good, but why?

Invocable announced today that it’ll be closing its doors, just 5 months after pivoting from Storyline and putting itself behind a pay wall. VoiceFlow are…

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4 ways to take your voice strategy to the next level

Since starting VUX World in February 2018, things in the voice assistant industry have changed. At the last MUXL London Meet-up, Design for Voice, I…

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A voice design workshop blueprint for Alexa skill building 1800 1200 Kane Simms

A voice design workshop blueprint for Alexa skill building

Voice design can be a challenge for those who’ve never done it. Designing an Alexa skill is completely different to designing a website or app.…

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