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Category: Voice

Bots and AI: How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be?

November 16, 2017 Published by // //

Will AI-powered personal assistants know users well enough to make relevant, personalized recommendations? WIll they then become a channel for advertisers? Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby and I discuss. Watch the clip of our conversation here, or scroll below the video to read the transcript. How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be? Martin Beeby (Technical Evangelist […]
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Will Bots Give Rise to Voice SEO and Bidding on Spoken Queries?

November 9, 2017 Published by // //

As users increasingly rely on voice bots and personal assistants for recommendations on their buying decisions, businesses will do all they can to have their products and services listed among the suggested options. Opearlo Co-Founder/CTO Oscar Merry and I speculated on what that experience might be like for users. Watch the video of our conversation […]
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Bots and AI: The Promise and Challenge of Cross-platform Bot Development

October 13, 2017 Published by // // // //

Building a text or voice bot that can be deployed across all the major bot platforms is not unlike trying to build a mobile app for iOS and Android a decade ago. I spoke with Opearlo Co-Founder / CTO Oscar Merry and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby about how developers should approach cross-platform bot development […]
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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: 100+ Hacks, 1 Focus on Rescue

October 12, 2017 Published by // // // // //

The recent 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in San Francisco had the unfortunate timing to occur during some of the most serious natural disasters that have occurred in the US in more than a decade. With Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma ravaging Texas and Florida, respectively—with Hurricanes Jose and Maria close behind—the unofficial theme of the […]
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Super Fast Voice Broadcast with Asynchronous Python and Sanic

October 5, 2017 Published by // // //

SMS has become the de facto method for sending notifications when push isn’t available. So much so that I rarely receive an SMS from an actual “person” anymore. My colleagues use Slack, friends use Facebook Messenger, security-conscious friends use Telegram, and paranoid friends use Signal. Even my mum, who only got her first smartphone in […]
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