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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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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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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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008 – Scot & Susan Westwater – Pragmatic Voice Strategies

Today's podcast episode features Scot and Susan Westwater of Pragmatic Digital. Scot and Susan started their two-person digital consultancy at the end of 2017, combining their extensive experience wearing different hats within digital marketing firms and agencies. The motivation behind starting Pragmatic Digital was the realization that voice technology was following a similar trajectory of… Continue reading 008 – Scot & Susan Westwater – Pragmatic Voice Strategies

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2018 Starts with a Bang

Editor's Note: In my initial post, I mentioned that along with the long-form assessments I've been publishing, I'd also be doing short, topical updates. This is the first of those updates. In the first week of 2018, we saw a handful of significant updates that pertain to various trends converging around ears. Here's a rundown… Continue reading 2018 Starts with a Bang