This week, we take a deep dive into voice first social networks and messaging, as we explore whether these platforms are poised for success or doomed to fail. We also discuss some of the challenges in building a voice first product, including the limitations of the tech stack and how VUI design is a way of compensating for this.

To take us through the world of voice first social, we’re joined by Daniel Gonzalez, co-founder of voice first messaging platform, SoundBite.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • The current state of play in social voice, how most voice first social platforms are using an old social media model and how SoundBite differs.
  • Design challenges in designing social voice platforms, multi modal implications and perfecting a narrow use-case.
  • Details of the inherent technology challenges built into today’s voice assistants and how to compensate for it with VUI design.
  • The future of the voice assistant technology landscape and how SoundBite are working towards it, including using Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and acoustic modelling instead of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP).

Links

SoundBite website

Follow Daniel on Twitter

Email Daniel: Danielgonzalez@sndbite.com

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