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Inside VOICE Podcast, Conversational Design, Create

What Leaders at VaynerSmart Predict for the Future of Voice Experiences

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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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Culture, Alexa Skills, Diversity

Connecting and Educating Communities with Voice

Use the code VOICEBLOG10 to get 10% off your ticket to VOICE 2020.

Black History month is upon us, but for Kiki Monifa, a former lawyer turned flash briefing extraordinaire, black history is every day of the year.

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Alexa Skills, Google Actions, Sustainability

How Voice Assistants Are Helping the Environment—and How They Could Do More

 

While much more needs to happen for meaningful environmental action, with almost 8 billion of us roaming the earth, individual changes still count as either helping to advance or pacify the effects.

In the last decade, we've collectively turned to technology in the hopes that it will help us tidy up. From ocean cleanups to a literal machine that removes CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, technologists are going all in to ensure a livable planet for future generations.

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Sonic Branding, Create,

What is Sonic Branding and How Do You Find Yours?


Good news: it's time for another short and sweet summary of another popular episode from Inside VOICE podcast. 

This time, we're highlighting the insight and expertise of Jeanna Isham, a sonic branding composer and the founder of Dreamr Productions. In her knowledge-packed episode, she drew us all into her world of sound and helped us understand how it connects us with others. If you don't have the time (or the attention span) for an entire podcast episode, good news: we've done all the listening for you.

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VOICE Global,

Speak, Sponsor, or Join VOICE Global: A 24hr Online Stream All About Voice

We're incredibly proud to have a tight-knit community spread across the world, but with everyone sitting at home and in-person events off the table, we're finding new ways to safely bring us all together again.

For almost a year, we've been brewing an all-inclusive event that everyone can attend no matter what country they're in. That event is VOICE Global, and we're excited to officially invite you to jump in this June 9th for 24 hours of inspiring content, deep conversations, and unique business opportunities.

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Speech Recognition, CES, Sponsor

Meet the what3words Voice API Powered by Speechmatics

At VOICE Live From CES, attendees were among the first to meet the new what3words Voice API, which bloomed from their partnership with renowned speech recognition technology company: Speechmatics.

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