In my quest to get the voice industry closer to average Joe and everyone else interested in voice technology, I’ve taken on a task explaining one hugely important aspect of voice assistants – their versions of apps, so to speak.
One of the world’s largest digital marketing and advertising conferences was once again the “meeting place for key players in digital business, marketing and innovation”. It was also graced by yours truly, although how much grace was actually there is difficult to pinpoint. In any case, this is one event where you have to be… Read more »
With the summer being a hotspot (pun intended) of industry-related events, we hopped on a plane and landed in the US – the center of the audio industry.
We’re inevitably moving toward an audio-centric future where we no longer have to use our fingers to enable specific options, perform certain tasks and activities, seek information, shop, etc.
I had the pleasure to attend what is arguably the biggest voice conference of the year, featuring the industry’s crème de la crème. You could even say I was a bit starstruck because a lot of the cca. 5000 people that were present, either as speakers, panelists, or attendees, are doing amazing work with voice… Read more »
If you’ve been following our blog, you already know we have a series of blog posts called ‘How to make Alexa smarter’ where we present awesome skills in a variety of categories that make Alexa better. So far, we’ve covered the fun (best Alexa game skills), productive (best Alexa productivity skills), and healthy/fitness (best Alexa… Read more »
With the total number of skills approaching the 100K mark, it can be hard to know what exactly Alexa Skills store has in store (ha!) for you. In the myriad of built-in capabilities, we decided this is as good of a time as any to pay attention to the Health & Fitness category and get… Read more »
Smart speakers are popular things these days. In fact, these devices are not your regular popular cool thing: these are commonly referred to as one of the fastest-growing segments in the consumer technology market and the next big thing since smartphones. A lot of things make smart speakers great, namely the way they changed how… Read more »
One of Alexa’s somewhat hidden superpowers is making people more productive (or at least helping them feel that way), whether it’s at the office, in the kitchen, or any other place. It’s an easy way of saving time and staying focused on whatever it is you’re doing. Who doesn’t want to be more productive? While… Read more »
The increased sophistication of voice-recognition systems, largely propagated by digital voice assistants has created a voice-first world. The way we listen to and search for information, shop, and a whole lot more has changed. It became easier and more convenient, enticing more people to the system. Voice technology is on the rise. In fact, it… Read more »
As some of you may know already, skills are voice-powered abilities that enhance and personalize Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and subsequently all your Alexa-enabled devices. Essentially, you are (sort of) adding voice apps with various features so Alexa can do more. If you’ve been following our blog, you already know we enjoy sifting through various… Read more »
At the mention of smart speakers, what’s the first one that comes to mind? Is it something from Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers? Statistically speaking, that’s the most probable guess. According to a joint study by Voicebot and Voicefy, in the US alone Amazon Echo has a 61% market share among smart speaker owners,… Read more »
One of the frequent buzzwords on the world wide web are smart speakers and the accompanying aspects such as virtual assistants that power them, third-party integrations, and so on. The fact that the majority of people immediately link smart speakers with the seemingly ubiquitous voice technology only helps the cause. More than ever before, there… Read more »