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Kane Simms

Designing natural conversations with IBM’s Bob Moore

Designing natural conversations with IBM’s Bob Moore 1800 1200 VUX World

Kane and Dustin speak to author and researcher, Bob Moore, about his book Conversational UX Design and how to use conversation analysis techniques to create more natural conversational experiences. read more

The Rundown: The Webby Awards bring synthetic tears

The Rundown: The Webby Awards bring synthetic tears 1800 1200 VUX World

Kane Simms and Dustin Coates are joined by Claire Mitchell to Rundown the week’s conversational AI news.

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What is text-to-speech and how does it work with Niclas Bergström

What is text-to-speech and how does it work with Niclas Bergström 1800 1200 VUX World

When Alexa talks, it’s using text-to-speech. Niclas Bergström join us to lift the curtain and tell us what’s actually happening under the hood when voice assistants talk.  read more

The Rundown: Talking volcanos finding gaps you can Read Along to

The Rundown: Talking volcanos finding gaps you can Read Along to 1800 1200 VUX World

Kane Simms, Dustin Coates and Claire Mitchell Rundown this week’s top stories in voice technology including listening to volcanos with speech technology and how Google’s helping kids learn to read.

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This week’s top stories:

Google’s Read Along 

Vernacular.ai raises $5.1 million led by Exfinity Ventures, Kalaari Capital

HR AI system, Paradox AI gets 40m funding for replacing the ‘boring’ jobs

ConverseNow has closed a $3.25 million seed funding round led by Bala Investments

Omilia, a conversational artificial intelligence platform developer, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by Grafton Capital

Getting the tone right – automated copy generation has to be retrained in a time of crisis

Stores may use voice assistants to transform shopping, retail consultant says

In a world fearful of touch, voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri are making our lives easier

Startup adjusts medical voice assistant for a Zoom world

France launches AI voice assistant to help coronavirus patients

Katy Perry announces new album on Alexa

Spirent approved to test AVS products

How speech recognition techniques are helping to predict volcanoes’ behaviour

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Voice at Sony Music with Dennis Kooker and Achim Matthes

Voice at Sony Music with Dennis Kooker and Achim Matthes 1800 1200 VUX World

Peak behind the curtain at Sony Music’s voice strategy and hear how it’s thinking about the future of music consumption. read more

The Rundown: Talking elevators and clever Blenders

The Rundown: Talking elevators and clever Blenders 1800 1200 VUX World

Two strategies to get your Alexa skill discovered

Two strategies to get your Alexa skill discovered 1280 720 VUX World

Alexa skill discoverability is a challenge that’s existed since the birth of the Echo as a skill developer or brand, how do you get people to use your Alexa skill? In this video, we dive into two strategies that, when used together, will help you find users. read more

Voice technology for kids with Dr. Patricia Scanlon

Voice technology for kids with Dr. Patricia Scanlon 1800 1200 VUX World

Dustin and Kane are joined by Dr. Patricia Scanlon, CEO SoapBox Labs, to discuss why dedicated speech technology for kids is so important and the huge opportunity to do good things with it. read more

Why Alexa skill discoverability is hard | VUX World

Why Alexa skill discoverability is hard | VUX World 555 310 VUX World
Why are Alexa skills and voice apps so hard to get discovered? Kane reveals his thoughts on the Voiceflow AMA (Ask Me Anything).

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Ethical conversation design with Microsoft’s Deborah Harrison

Ethical conversation design with Microsoft’s Deborah Harrison 1800 1200 VUX World

What is ethical conversation design? Why is it important? And what can we do to design conversations more responsibly? Join Deborah Harrison, Cortana’s first writer, to find out. read more