We collected the must reads from last week. Including the top 3 speakers of the Voice-Connected Home event in Cologne.
Also, today we will release a new episode of The VoiceCast
with Annemiek Bakker
(Centraal Beheer). Expect the episode to be available by the end of the day.
Open Voice #6: Health & Care & one year anniversary
A special one where we together will explore that the Voice channel isn’t just for communication. We will have Project Zilver, Philips, Bartiméus who work with Albert Heijn & Bol, demos and more. Experienced digital health strategist Maarten den Braber
helped curate and will host.
Three highlights of the Voice-Connected Home conference
Last week voice innovators from all around Europe got together at the Voice-Connected Home conference in Cologne, Germany. Jolien van de Griendt
shares her top three.
3. Carl Robinson
, host of the Voice Tech Podcast, shared his predictions for the future of voice. For instance: devices that can read lips or use eye detection. No more yelling at your smart speaker or using a wake word: just look at it and mouth what you want. Or what about nano-casting, like Twitter for voice? Carl will share the audio of his talk in an episode soon
, if you want to know more.
2. Benjamin Dorvel
is responsible for the personality of the Google Assistant and how she reacts differently depending on which country you’re in. My take-away: “Not actively creating a personality for your assistant is still creating a personality. When something talks, people will always attribute human characteristics.”
1. Nicky Birch
, lead producer for voice at BBC’s R&D shared some in-depth tips on voice design. Like that you should make it crystal clear what you expect from your user. Not “Tell me when you’re ready”, but “Are you ready?”. Want to know more? She published a white paper
last week with all her top tips.
For a full report of the conference with all her highlights, check out her blogpost. She also shares short, daily insights and learnings on voice via Instagram @smartvoicestories and WhatsApp (send VOICE UPDATE to +31620879652).
Now, on with the news!