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Open Voice #86 - Date & theme for next event! Gartner’s Top Conversational AI Platforms, new NPR Smart Audio report, $80bln hearables market, local assistants, Donald Duck, and 🤯 Matt Jones on Centaurs vs Butlers

Hi {{first_name}}, Every week we collect the developments in the Voice domain into a single list of t
Open Voice #86 - Date & theme for next event! Gartner’s Top Conversational AI Platforms, new NPR Smart Audio report, $80bln hearables market, local assistants, Donald Duck, and 🤯 Matt Jones on Centaurs vs Butlers
By Maarten & Sam • Issue #86 • View online
Hi {{first_name}},
Every week we collect the developments in the Voice domain into a single list of things you shouldn’t have missed. But before we dive into the news, here’s more on the other channels we work on.
👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Open Voice #8: March 26th 2020
Save the date for Open Voice: the Enterprise Edition! How do corporates do it? How does it fit in the enterprise stack? How to manage different languages and different platforms? More c-level & decision makers this time around yet still free for all. We are cooking up some impressive names.. stay tuned. Secure your seat on Eventbrite.
🎧 Voicecast #31: The Project Voice recap
We dive into what we saw heard and learned at Project Voice. Dare we say it? It is well received! Listen via your browser, or better yet: subscribe in iTunes or Spotify.
Now, on with the news - we were inspired by Project Voice - we gathered a lot of nuggets!

Louis Anslow ✪
Kids are swapping AirPods in class then using text to speech to ‘talk’ without talking 🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/moLxK1rzbv
4:30 PM - 21 Jan 2020
Below three articles on what is happening with country specific platforms. Have a read at what is happening in France, Germany, China and Russia. Let us know if you have more information on this.
LauraDre
Actually the first time I see voice statistics in a public space... https://t.co/BSGWXlYW3W
11:55 AM - 23 Jan 2020
Dutch numbers for Donald Duck: 103k users, 1m interactions, 4 minute sessions
Dutch numbers for Donald Duck: 103k users, 1m interactions, 4 minute sessions
Brian Roemmele
It was January 24th,1984, Steve Jobs changed what a computer was and would become.

It was a #VoiceFirst demonstration and Steve Jobs received his first standing ovation:

"Today for the first time ever I’d like to let the Macintosh speak for itself”

The Macintosh said—hello. https://t.co/eaaAdQ3u3Z
5:04 PM - 6 Dec 2019
Centaurs or Butlers? A talk by Matt Jones.
This talk explores the idea of what we now call assistants. It helps us Voice people climb out of our mono view. Read an early version if you’re not a video person. Honestly, this is what get’s Maarten and Sam going 😍
"Me, but not me" ,"Deamon", "Eudeamon", "Centaurs"
"Me, but not me" ,"Deamon", "Eudeamon", "Centaurs"
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more news!
Cheers,
– Maarten & Sam
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