I guess by now we have all heard of the very controversial Google Duplex demonstration at Google I/O 2018, where a human-voice synthesized bot called several local businesses and was able to interact with humans who had no idea they were talking to a machine. Many of us are fascinated by the technological progress that could be witnessed. A part of me was fascinated just like that. But to me the real fascinating discussion is about ethics, specifically AI ethics that come along with approaches like Duplex. Continue reading “What is the key learning from Google Duplex? Digital Responsibility needed more than ever before…”
How Mozilla’s Common Voice Project bubbled up my very own 2013 AI- & Voice-Assistance Services Ideation again (André Cramer)
Last week I stepped on a piece of news with yet another story about the voice-driven assistance services which have gained so much traction recently: “Mozilla is crowdsourcing voice recognition to make AI work for the people“. I have been an enthusiastic Alexa user myself right from the start. I believe voice-based assistance services, voice-based human-computer interaction, in general, have a bright future. At least bright in terms of a sharp surge in usage and a myriad of use cases that bring benefits to most consumers and businesses. Continue reading “How Mozilla’s Common Voice Project bubbled up my very own 2013 AI- & Voice-Assistance Services Ideation again (André Cramer)”
Apple did not invent the mobile application. Phones have had apps since the first time a phone had a screen. These first apps, however, lived in a closed ecosystem; the calendar, web browser and games came preloaded and locked down. If you wanted something more, you needed to buy a new phone. App developers worked for or were close partners of the phone developer, and reach was extremely limited.
Then came the iPhone, and the iOS SDK. Suddenly, the phone was not just a phone, but a platform, a medium in which you could even launch a business…
Source: Your voice will soon become the primary way to interact with all machines – Recode
“Do you think Mom & Dad would like an Amazon Alexa, or maybe a new Google Home?” This is a question a lot of people will ask this holiday season. Whether your folks have the patience of an early adopter or the low tolerance of the late majority, it doesn’t matter. If they don’t have one now, they will soon.
The early promise that Alexa delivers on (and the massive investments that Amazon, Google, Apple, and every other big consumer tech company is making in voice) guarantees that conversational interfaces will become an important and valuable part of how we all control our world…
Source: Why voice is the catalyst for compatibility – Startup Grind – Medium