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#005 - The Art of Sound in Motion - Greg Beller, IRCAM (Jul 8th, 2018)

Greg Beller is the Head of the Interfaces Research and Creation team the leading audio research laboratory IRCAM in France. He is also the founder of SYNEKINE, a live entertainment company which mixes art and science in the spirit of research.

We explore the relationship between sound and physical space, and the link between our voices and our gestures. Greg explains what prosody is and its importance in speech and communication. He then demonstrates a number of technological art installations...

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#004 - Building Knight Rider's KITT - Charles Cadbury, Champers Advisory (Jun 15th, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Charles Cadbury, owner of the London-based technology consultancy, Champers Advisory, about his experience building voice applications, and the fascinating future of voice technology. He was great fun to talk to, and had plenty of surprising facts and interesting stories to share. You're going to really enjoy listening to this episode!

Charles has built or consulted on over 350 digital products for his clients over the years, covering web, social, mobile, and now Vo...

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#003 - Vivatech 2018 Voice Startup Summary (May 27th, 2018)

This episode covers 8 of the most interesting voice startups that I found at the Vivatech technology conference in Paris, France.

Included in this episode is a voice transcription and synthesis mobile app for the hard of hearing, a voice enabled smart alarm clock that can monitor your sleep quality, a robot behaviour system that delivers CMS content in person, and a comprehensive voice assistant platform that can handle multiple requests in a single query.


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#002 - Voice AI for eCommerce - John Fitzpatrick, Voysis (May 19th, 2018)

John Fitzpatrick is the VP of Product & Engineering at Voysis, a leading voice technology company that builds custom Voice AI solutions for businesses. They are currently focused on the ecommerce vertical, helping to voice-enable mobile apps and websites to augment the shopping experience.

In our conversation we cover a range of topics including the major components of the Voysis system, the technologies and tools John's team used to build it, and the challenges they faced. We also discuss...

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#001 - Speech to Text - Eric Bolo, Batvoice (Apr 29th, 2018)

Eric Bolo is the CTO of Batvoice Technologies, a speech analytics startup based in Paris, France. Eric talks about building a custom speech-to-text system for their flagship product, Call Watch.

He introduces us to speech analytics and audio-mining, and describes some typical applications. We go into detail about speech-to-text (STT) technologies, and discuss the pros and cons of using cloud STT services such as Google speech versus building a custom STT system yourself.

Eric tells us about the...

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