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The Voicebot Podcast

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The Voicebot Podcast is about the intersection of voice and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is a weekly look at trends, founders and newsmakers and supplements the daily research, analysis and news found at https://voicebot.ai.

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Vinay Shukla CEO of ConverseNow on Voice Assistants for Restaurants - Voicebot Podcast Ep 236

Dec 2 • 01:05:57

Vinay Shukla is CEO and co-founder of ConverseNow and the former founder and President of Endeavour Software. Endeavour was acquired by Genpact in 2016 where Vinay served as vice president of digital for two years before founding ConverseNow....

Roger Kibbe on the Evolution of Samsung Bixby and Voice Assistants - Voicebot Podcast Ep 235

Nov 21 • 01:07:01

Roger Kibbe is Senior Developer Evangelist at Viv Labs which is the home of Bixby in Samsung Research Americas. Today, we discuss the evolution of Bixby and voice assistants over the past five years. In particular, we break down the new Bixby Home features and the rise of AI in smart home features. We also go into depth around the importance of command and control voice in...

Talkatoo CEO Shawn Wilkie on Voice for Veterinarians - Voicebot Podcast Ep 234

Nov 8 • 58:00
Shawn Wilkie is CEO of Talkatoo. A cross-platform speech-to-text solution for Veterinarians. It streamlines patient data input and works across multiple platforms.   He founded the company in 2019 with the first product arriving late in the year. The onset of the pandemic led to rapid acceleration of vet adoption which continues through today and helped to secure a new fun...

Conversational AI at Pepsico with Elena Parlatore - Voicebot Podcast Ep 233

Nov 4 • 59:13

Elena Parlatore is the senior director of global digital consumer experience at Pepsico. Her role in the consumer insights group focuses on all of the ways consumers interact with Pepsico products and channels. A big part of that work is focused on consumer interaction with conversational AI technologies through Amazon Alexa, Facebook Messenger, website chatbots, and the c...

Rob Carpenter CEO of Valyant on Voice in the Drive Through - Voicebot Podcast Ep 232

Oct 31 • 59:23

Rob Carpenter founded Valyant in 2017 with a specific focus on developing a voice assistant drive-through solution for fast food restaurants. While Carpenter insists Valyant is building a platform that can support other use cases in the future, he also is clearly focused on mastering the drive-through use case and goes into depth about the hardware, software, and workflow ...

Edward Saatchi Founder of Fable Studio on Creating Virtual Beings - Voicebot Podcast Ep 231

Oct 21 • 01:14:30

Edward Saatchi is the founder of Fable Studio which is bringing AR and VR characters to life for the metaverse. Fable is creating both characters and a world where you can interact with them, but more interestingly, where these virtual beings can learn and evolve....

Greg Cross Co-founder of Soul Machines on Virtual Humans and Interactive Animation - Voicebot Podcast Ep 230

Oct 11 • 01:25:25

Greg Cross is co-founder and chief business officer of Soul Machines, a leader in the creation of virtual humans (aka digital people). We discuss the origin story that goes back to 2012 as a research organization set up at the University of Aukland through the founding of Soul Machines in 2016, how 2020 accelerated the business, and what is happening today....

Amazon Product Launch Event 2021 Hot Takes from Voice Industry Leaders - Voicebot Podcast Ep 229

Oct 1 • 50:34

Amazon just announced a custom voice assistant deal with Disney and a bushel full of new products including a smart display you hang on the wall and a home robot. After the event concluded, a few of us gathered in the Voicebot Discord Community to discuss what we saw, our initial reactions, and what it is likely to mean for the industry. Plus, we learn which of the new pro...

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

Sep 28 • 01:24:55

Hannes Heikinheimo 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....

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

Sep 20 • 01:20:44

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. ...

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