Trends for Voice Assistants Use in the Car 2021 - Voicebot Podcast Ep 224

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Hannes Heikenheimo Co-founder and CTO at Speechly - Voicebot Podcast Ep 228

Hannes Heikenheimo co-founded Speechly in 2016 with the vision to create a low-latency, real-time streaming speech recognition API. Today, Speechly offers an API that it says is the fastest voice UI for the web and other platforms. Prior to Speechly, he was a data science partner ...  Show more

Daniel Kornev Chief Product Officer at DeepPavlov - Voicebot Podcast Ep 227

Daniel Kornev is chief product officer for DeepPavlov.ai which is the developer behind the open source framework for building voice assistants. The company has raised over $9 million in funding and has over 50,000 downloads and 5000 Stars on GitHub.  In addition, Kornev served as ...  Show more

Andy Mauro CEO of Automat on Conversational Commerce - Voicebot Podcast Ep 226

Andy Mauro is the CEO of Automat which he co-founded in 2016. Its solution creates personalized shopping experiences for eCommerce that learns the needs of customers through a conversational interaction that then returns better product recommendations and higher conversion rates. ...  Show more

Professor Jan Sedivy on Winning the Alexa Prize SocialBot Challenge and 40 Years in Voice Tech - Voicebot Podcast Ep 225

Jan Sedivy is a Researcher at the Institute of Cybernetics and Robotics at the Czech Technical University (CTU) and a member of the faculty of electrical engineering. This is also his alma mater where he earned a PhD in 1983. Jan served as the faculty leader for Team Alquist from ...  Show more

Ryan Star CEO of Stationhead on Social Audio and the Evolution of Media Creators - Voicebot Podcast Ep 223

Ryan Star is CEO and founder of Stationhead, a social audio app that enables anyone to start their own social, global radio program. He is a recording artist that got his big break playing at CBGBs in New York and then opening for Bon Jovi when he was still in high school. Today, ...  Show more

Ryan Steelberg President of Vertione on AI Applications that Mine Unstructured Data - Voicebot Podcast Ep 222

Ryan Steelberg is President of Veritone. He co-founded the company with his brother in 2014 and it became publicly traded on NASDAQ in 2017. Ryan has a notable record of successful startup exits in his career that spans 25 years in tech. In earlier companies, as you will hear tod ...  Show more

Bernadette Nixon CEO of Algolia the Unicorn Search and AI Company - Voicebot Podcast Ep 221

Bernadette Nixon is CEO of Algolia, a company that processes more than 1.5 trillion searches per year for over 10,000 customers. She joined the company in early 2020 in the midst of the global pandemic and what turned out to be explosive growth. Prior to Algolia, Nixon was CEO of ...  Show more

Conversations with Things Authors Diana Deibel and Rebecca Evanhoe - Voicebot Podcast Ep 220

Conversation designers Diana Deibel and Rebecca Evanhoe discuss the practical knowledge required to design effective conversations with things such as chatbots and voice assistants. We also discuss the evolution of conversation design over time and across modes of interaction. Di ...  Show more

Natalie Monbiot of Hour One on Virtual Humans Automated Video Production and More - Voicebot Podcast Ep 219

Natalie Monbiot is head of strategy and business development for Hour One. She is working with companies across a number of industries as varied as real estate, eLearning, automotive, and consumer brands and is shaping Hour One's go-to-market and growth strategies. Prior to Hour ...  Show more

Yakir Buskilla CEO of CoCoHub Talks Chatbots and Virtual Humans - Voicebot Podcast Ep 218

Yakir Buskilla is CEO and co-founder of Cocohub, a publicly traded company on the Israeli stock exchange best known for its no-code chatbot development suite. Recently, the company is increasingly associated with virtual human technology, and Anna, one of the characters it develo ...  Show more

Orchid Bertelsen Head of Digital at Nestle Talks Virtual Humans and Alexa Projects - Voicebot Podcast Ep 217

Orchid Bertelsen is head of digital strategy and innovation at Nestle USA. She has created the digital innovation road maps for over 40 Nestle brands as well as delivering new projects such as Ruth the cookie coach virtual human. Prior to Nestle, Orchid spent several years in the ...  Show more

Brandon Kaplan CEO of Skilled Creative Discusses the Rise of Voice in Media and Commerce - Voicebot Podcast Ep 216

Brandon Kaplan is CEO of Skilled Creative, an agency he founded in 2017 that focuses on helping leading media and consumer brands deploy voice technologies for user engagement and commerce. Today, we discuss his firm's work with HBO, Pottermore, Meredith, and a few consumer brand ...  Show more

Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek Founder of Women in Voice - Voicebot Podcast Ep 215

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek is founder and CEO of the non-profit Women in Voice which was started in 2018. She is an advisor to several companies in the voice AI space, a popular conference speaker, and a consultant for voice user experience design. After earning an undergraduate d ...  Show more

Brad Stone Author of Amazon Unbound - Voicebot Podcast Ep 214

Brad Stone is the New York Times bestselling author of two books about Amazon, The Everything Store and Amazon Unbound. Together, they tell a complete story of Amazon over 25 years of evolution. Amazon Unbound includes an in-depth look at the origin behind Amazon Alexa and Echo a ...  Show more

Joseph Turow Author of Voice Catchers on Voice Tech, Marketing and Privacy - Voicebot Podcast 213

Joseph Turow is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication -- the same school where he earned his PhD. Turow is the author of over 150 articles and 10 books including the recently published The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exp ...  Show more

Ian Freed CEO of Bamboo Learning and Head of Amazon Devices When Alexa Launched - Voicebot Podcast Ep 212

Ian Freed is co-founder and CEO of Bamboo Learning, the creators of award-winning Alexa skills for childhood education. As you know, 2020 changed everything in education and Bamboo is filling an interesting gap for in-home learning since 2018. Before Bamboo, Ian spent nearly 13 y ...  Show more

Danny Tomsett CEO of UneeQ Talks Virtual Humans - Voicebot Podcast Ep 211

Danny Tomsett is the founder and CEO of UneeQ. He founded the company in 2009. It was originally called FaceMe and was focused on video chat with humans for customer service. The idea was ahead of its time. Several years ago the company shifted to the virtual human solution at a ...  Show more

Lauren Kunze CEO of Pandorabots on Chatbots and Virtual Humans - Voicebot Podcast Ep 210

Lauren Kunze became CEO of Pandorabots in 2013. However, her involvement with the company goes back to 2002. As a teenager she developed one of the first chatbots, Lauren bot, using the company's technology. So, Lauren has had a front row seat to the many phases of bot developmen ...  Show more

Rob Hayes Head of Product at Voiceflow Talks Conversation Experience Design - Voicebot Podcast Ep 209

Rob Hayes is head of product at Voiceflow. He spent the past 18 months helping transform the no-code builder for Alexa skills into a multi-platform design and prototyping solution for enterprise-grade conversational experiences. Today, Voiceflow has over 60,000 users of its softw ...  Show more