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046 – Irina Fine & Ian Freed – Bamboo Learning: Building an EdTech Business on Voice Assistant Platforms

The next episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features two of the co-founders of Bamboo Learning, Irina Fine and Ian Freed. Bamboo Learning is comprised of a set of custom voice skills and actions (apps) built for Alexa and Google Assistant that are designed to educate children on a variety of subjects. I've had… Continue reading 046 – Irina Fine & Ian Freed – Bamboo Learning: Building an EdTech Business on Voice Assistant Platforms

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039 – Mark Tucker – Top 5 Takeaways from Alexa Live 2020

This week's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Mark Tucker, Alexa Champion and Senior Architect, Voice Technology at Soar.com. Last week, Amazon held its virtual event, Alexa Live, to share a variety of new updates coming to the Alexa platform with developers, business leaders and device makers. I was rather busy on the… Continue reading 039 – Mark Tucker – Top 5 Takeaways from Alexa Live 2020

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037 – Carl Thomas & Andy Bellavia – “Hearables Aren’t the Thing… They’re What Give You Access to THE Thing”

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features hearables experts and returning guests, Andy Bellavia (episodes 3, 4, 28, 32, 35) and Carl Thomas (episode 16). Our discussion today builds on top of the conversation that Carl and I had in episode 16, Hearables as a Platform. During episode 16, Carl and I explored… Continue reading 037 – Carl Thomas & Andy Bellavia – “Hearables Aren’t the Thing… They’re What Give You Access to THE Thing”

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030 – Jeff Adams – Building Alexa and What Comes Next

Today's episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Jeff Adams, founder and CEO of Cobalt Speech & Language. Jeff's been a speech technologist for 25+ years, spending time at Nuance, Yap, and Amazon. At Amazon, Jeff founded the Alexa Speech Group and led the team of speech and language scientists that built the automatic speech… Continue reading 030 – Jeff Adams – Building Alexa and What Comes Next

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026 – Ian Freed – 5 Reasons Why Bamboo Learning Fascinates Me

Hello and welcome back to Future Ear. The last time I sat down to mix an episode and write one of these posts was back at the beginning of March, right as it was becoming apparent that our world was on the brink of dramatic change due to COVID-19. Since that time, I paused the… Continue reading 026 – Ian Freed – 5 Reasons Why Bamboo Learning Fascinates Me

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025 – Keri Roberts – Takeaways from 100+ Voice Technology Podcast Interviews

The next episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Keri Roberts, Brand and Content Strategist and Host of the Inside VOICE podcast. To commemorate my 25th episode, I thought it would be cool to bring someone on the podcast who's gone well beyond 25 episodes, and into triple digits. Keri joined on with Pete… Continue reading 025 – Keri Roberts – Takeaways from 100+ Voice Technology Podcast Interviews

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018 – The Emergence of Hearables Panel with Andy Bellavia

The next episode of the Future Ear Podcast is a recording of the panel that Andy Bellavia and I participated on during Project Voice. The panel was moderated by the host of the event, Bradley Metrock, and was held on January 14th. During the panel, we touched on a wide variety of hearables-specific topics, largely… Continue reading 018 – The Emergence of Hearables Panel with Andy Bellavia

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017 – Bob Stolzberg – Wise Words from a Voice Pioneer

The next episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Bob Stolzberg, Founder & CEO of VoiceXP. Bob launched VoiceXP more than three years ago, which he describes as the "Wix of Voice Experiences," allowing for anyone to build their own Alexa skill or Google action in minutes. In addition Bob was one of the… Continue reading 017 – Bob Stolzberg – Wise Words from a Voice Pioneer

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015 – Brielle Nickoloff – Toolsets for Voice Creators

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Brielle Nickoloff, Product Marketing Lead at Witlingo. Witlingo is at the forefront of creating production tools for voice creators, making it much easier to produce and distribute voice experiences onto voice assistant-enabled devices. For example, I publish a 3 minute audio clip Monday-Friday through Witlingo's portal,… Continue reading 015 – Brielle Nickoloff – Toolsets for Voice Creators

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009 – Tim McElreath – Food Network Kitchen

Today's episode of the podcast features, Tim McElreath, Director of Technology for Mobile and Emerging Technologies at Discovery. Discovery is the parent company of Food Network, and Tim's team is responsible for building applications like the recently revealed, Food Network Kitchen. If you recall, this application was something that Katherine Prescott and I talked about… Continue reading 009 – Tim McElreath – Food Network Kitchen