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Voice tech events, Voice technology, Create

Introducing VOICE Talks: A Free, Monthly Livestream About Voice

The time to find new ways of staying connected has never been better, and the appetite for new and interesting is only growing. With live events helping to fill the plate, we decided it was the right moment to release a little project that we've been working on for the past few months.

VOICE Talks is an exciting monthly livestream series sponsored by Google Assistant that pulls back the curtain and invites you into what's really happening in Voice around the world. It's set to launch on April 28th, and it's completely free to join.

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Voice assistant, Google Actions,

8 Google Actions to Use While You're Stuck at Home


After our post on the top 6 Alexa skills to keep you sane and productive at home, it's only right we do one for all the Googlers out there, too.

If you have a voice device with Google Assistant, here are a few useful actions you can enable to make your days at home feel a little less like house arrest.

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Voice assistant, HealthTech, Alexa skills

This is How People are Using Voice Assistants During Coronavirus

From helping to detect positive cases of infection to simply managing people's routines at home, voice assistants are busier than ever.

Most notably, in China they're even joining health workers on the front lines to help detect and guide those with COVID-19. Although they're also proving mighty helpful simply sitting at home, playing music and setting reminders for those not used to spending so long indoors.

Here's a quick look at what voice assistants are up to lately.

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Productivity, Alexa skills, Virtual assistant

6 Alexa Skills to Use While You're Stuck at Home

More people are working from home now than ever, and unless you're a happy introvert who usually lives in quarantine anyway, then you're likely itching for some stimulus.

Well, if you have a voice device sitting in your home, particularly one with Amazon Alexa, then your dragging days are about to get a bit more interesting. Between raiding the fridge and staring at the screen, try out these six Alexa skills to keep you focused, relaxed, and optimistic.

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Voice tech events, Create, Market

Keeping the Community Connected with VOICE Global

The events industry can be unpredictable, but that just makes us find new and creative ways to stay connected.

Unprecedented times are upon us, but it's not all about isolating yourself indoors and hunching over your laptop. With technology on our side, plenty of (virtual) doors are opening so we can stay in touch with our communities and—ironically—strengthen human connections from home.

Within the voice-first realm, we've been working on an initiative over the last few months called VOICE Global—a virtual event that focuses on accessible content, community, and collaboration at a time when these are more important than ever.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Conversational design, Create

What Leaders at VaynerSmart Predict for the Future of Voice Experiences

Photo by Jonas Leupe on Unsplash

On our Inside VOICE podcast, Keri Roberts was excited to chat with two innovative leaders at VaynerSmart—an extension of the digital services powerhouse: Vaynermedia led by the renowned Gary Vaynerchuk.

The first episode featured Director of Innovation Claire Mitchell who talked about the current state of design and where it's headed; while the second episode invited VP Head Patrick Givens to spill his thoughts on Voice on the go. Both are professionals in the thick of designing and marketing Voice experiences, so these episodes are an open window into what's really happening in the industry.

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Google, Accessibility, Create

Google's Project Euphonia Helps Voice Systems Recognize Impaired Speech


Credit: Project Euphonia.

Voice assistants have a reputation for misunderstanding people with accents, stutters, or slightly slurred speech. It's even worse when the person has conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or ALS.

While some brands are slowly including users with non-standard speech in their speech recognition models to make their voice assistants more inclusive, Google has stepped it up a notch with Project Euphonia.

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Voice tech events, Voice technology, Create

Top 8 Voice Conferences You Can't Miss in 2020

Discover, network, and have a drink or two at the best voice technology conferences in 2020.


Every so often you'll hear about a special meetup, brunch, or large-scale event that nudges you out of the office to peek at what everyone else in your industry is doing. From keynotes and workshops to productive coffee breaks with potential clients, conferences are typically a worthwhile business expense.

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Voice technology, Accessibility, Create

You Can Now Donate Your Voice to Someone Who Lost Theirs

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In the voice-first era, businesses know that having a distinct brand voice makes them more personable and memorable. Similarly, individuals also express themselves and channel their personality using their voice.

For Sean, who lost his voice due to throat cancer, speaking is no longer a way for him to do that. In a way, losing his voice also fizzled his sense of identity. Sure, he can use speech-to-text technology to communicate and maintain his social life, but hearing yourself sound like an ATM can dampen conversations and take a sharp dig at your self esteem.

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