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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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044 – Brian Roemmele – The Path to Contextual Voice Assistants

This week's episode of the Future Ear Podcast is the longest conversation I've had on the podcast to date and features one of my favorite people, Brian Roemmele. For those who are unfamiliar with Brian, he is the person who coined the term, "VoiceFirst." What I love about Brian is that while he's considered a,… Continue reading 044 – Brian Roemmele – The Path to Contextual Voice Assistants

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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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038 – Bruce Rasa – AgVoice: Voice Tech on the Farm

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Bruce Rasa, CEO & Co-Founder of AgVoice. Bruce's background of growing up on farm in Missouri, mixed with his passion for computers, culminated in the founding of AgVoice, where he's aiming to fuse the world of agriculture with cutting-edge technology. As you'll hear throughout our discussion,… Continue reading 038 – Bruce Rasa – AgVoice: Voice Tech on the Farm

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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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029 – Imrich Valach – Sentien Audio: All-Day Bone Conduction Hearable Device

This week's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Imrich Valach, founder of Sentien Audio. Imrich and his team are taking a novel and creative approach to the whole premise of a hearable, with its all day, bone-conduction audio device. During this interview, Imrich and I chat about the inspiration behind starting the company,… Continue reading 029 – Imrich Valach – Sentien Audio: All-Day Bone Conduction Hearable Device

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028 – Nikolaj Hviid – BragiOS: The Intelligent Hub Connecting a World Full of Sensors (feat. Andy Bellavia)

The next episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Nikolaj Hviid, CEO of Bragi, and re-occurring guest, Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development at Knowles Corp. This episode is particularly special for me, as I have admired Nikolaj from afar since he launched Bragi's flagship hearable, The Dash, back in 2014. It's probably fair… Continue reading 028 – Nikolaj Hviid – BragiOS: The Intelligent Hub Connecting a World Full of Sensors (feat. Andy Bellavia)

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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