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Voice Games, Voice Technology, Education

This Award-Winning Voice Tech Actually Understands 'Kid Speech'


Children can be eccentric little talkers. Their made-up words and "creative" pronunciation are notoriously difficult for traditional speech recognition technology to make sense of. But while most voice-enabled devices have the misguided optimism that kids will speak to them somewhat normally (often to much disappointment), some voice-first companies have dedicated themselves to truly understanding how kids talk and carefully adapting their tech to them.


Voice Tech Events, VOICE Talks,

VOICE Talks: Speakers, Swag, and A Peek Into Our Debut

VOICE Talks is the shiny new virtual event that everyone is waiting to know more about—and for good reason. It has a bit of everything: expert speakers, behind-the-curtain insights, live QA with industry heroes, edge-of-your-seat giveaways, and (best of all) free entry!


jobs, Voice Technology,

How to Find a Job in Voice Tech

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Voice technology is an exciting field that anyone can get a fresh start in. Now with everyone at home and some with substantially more time on their hands, it's a great opportunity to plump your resume so you're ready to jump into a new job as soon as society bounces back.


Chatbot, HealthTech,

4 Helpful Chatbots Guiding People Through the Pandemic

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If there's a silver lining to any of the madness happening around the world right now, it's that people and technology are entwining in ways no-one could have predicted. We've seen Mercedes F1 engineers partner with medics to build thousands of improved ventilators, IBM link arms with the White House to provide COVID-19 researchers with supercomputing power, and the Chinese government use voice-enabled elevators in public spaces to minimize the spread of the virus.

Voice technology, in particular, has become increasingly valuable in everything from diagnosing the virus by the sound of your voice to keeping people entertained at home. Now, chatbots are stepping into the battle to keep thousands of frightened people informed around the clock.


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 and hosted by their very own Sofia Altuna to invite you behind the curtain and learn what's really happening in Voice around the world. VOICE Talks is set to launch this April 28th and it's completely free to join.


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.


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.


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.


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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