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Open Voice #43: Scared for Voice mining; Australia's Voice surge; New Siri first AirPods

Hey All, Another week, another newsletter all about Voice! Last week was fun. Maarten judged the firs
Open Voice #43: Scared for Voice mining; Australia's Voice surge; New Siri first AirPods
By Maarten & Sam • Issue #43 • View online
Hey All,
Another week, another newsletter all about Voice!
Last week was fun. Maarten judged the first round of the Dutch Spin Awards in the Voice & AI category. Yes, Voice is now a category in campaign and digital awards programmes. Sam got invited to speak about Voice at NRC Live on April 11th. It’s a nice addition to the other speaking engagement at Voice Marketing & Chat in 1 day and hosting the Voice roundtable at Savant eCommerce Amsterdam.
The Voice Cast podcast show went live with with Gerben Koot from research firm Kantar. They published the first official Dutch adoption numbers since Google Home’s Dutch launch almost 6 months ago. 5% or 300.000 dutch households have a smart speaker. A good number a still oh so early days. Let’s see if we can beat those. Listen on iTunes, Spotify or subscribe via RSS.
The Open Voice event is looking to become a good one. Make sure you save the date: May 14th. This is a later date then previously announced. More time means a better event!

Inclusive Design by Microsoft - think of these scenarios when testing your Action/Skill
Inclusive Design by Microsoft - think of these scenarios when testing your Action/Skill
Jess Williams
Top Tip for getting your ISP #AlexaSkill through certification FAST(er): write very detailed #testing notes in distribution tab: inc. version changes and user stories. Imagine someone coming to it fresh. Oh and test your RefundIntent and check a refund card is sent. https://t.co/YYjWuhCfMA
10:13 AM - 22 Mar 2019
Google made Google Assistant part of their newly announced ‘Netflix for games’ Stadia controller. Below is a snippet of the demo in the announcement.
Google Stadia - Google Assistant Demo
Google Stadia - Google Assistant Demo
Harpy: Speech Recongnition 1976 CMU
Harpy: Speech Recongnition 1976 CMU
That’s it for this week. Thanks for the contributions. Any suggestions for next week? Our mail is open, feel free to respond or get in touch!
Cheers,
– Sam & Maarten
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