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Open Voice #154: Alexa voice actor revealed, TuneIn roped in, Voice security help needed, how the cookie poisoned the Web and what can we do to stop that in Voice?

Open Voice #154: Alexa voice actor revealed, TuneIn roped in, Voice security help needed, how the cookie poisoned the Web and what can we do to stop that in Voice?
By Maarten • Issue #154 • View online
Hello {{first_name}},
Every week I collect the Voice domain developments into a single list of things you shouldn’t have missed. This week a nice wide range of cool articles and news.
First two events:
🌮 VoiceLunchNL: Open table 🥪
This week open table: bring your subjects! What are your questions, ideas or opinions you want to check, share or learn?
Voicelunch on May 19th, 12:00-13:00 (Amsterdam time) via Zoom. Join us 15 mins earlier to chat.
🎪 AAV Virtual Meetup #4: VOICE & MEDIA - May 20 🗞
A good event in Germany: All About Voice. The theme is Media and Voice with speakers from BBC, Springer, Labworks and more.
Register here. No cost!
And then the news.

🔥 Hot news and gossip 🤖
👩🏼‍🏫 Insights and deep dives 🎓
Emily Binder
Amazon, Google, & Apple have invested billions in their AI voice assistants like Alexa. Still people ask:

“What’s the killer app for voice?”

There is no killer app.

Apps are 2nd wave tech thinking from the era that brought you Snake on your Nokia phone. #voicemarketing https://t.co/B8AHfk3x7o
Jarno Duursma (Tech-Human-Future)
#voicecloning In addition to my digital deepfake look-a-like avatar, I have now cloned my voice.

I read out a script for 45 minutes and subsequently the software generated my voice. I can now use a keyboard to make my voice say anything. Curious? Here is the result:⬇️ https://t.co/WHLOhqRRys
🔮 From the department of looking broader🎢
Helen Bevan
Many of us are familiar with the "innovation distribution curve" on how new ways of working spread. But those of us involved in organisational change efforts sometimes feel that word "chasm" doesn't quite explain the challenges we are facing... By @voinonen #100RepeatTweets no.77 https://t.co/94FDC3clNs
That’s it for this week, I’ll be back next Monday with a new edition of the Open Voice newsletter.
Cheers,
— Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
PS My book ‘Voice - de spraakrevolutie: inzichten en kansen, keeps selling steadily.
Need help designing and rolling out your Voice Strategy or want to start with an energizing keynote or workshop? Let me know: 0646333308
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