Bixby Developers Chat

Bixby Developers Chat

Are you a voice developer or designer? Are you excited about the future of voice? Are you curious about an ambient computing future where our TV's, appliances, watches, phones, and more can talk with you to create new experiences? Join us on the Bixby Developers Chat to learn conversational AI. Join host Roger Kibbe as he talks with guests about voice, AI, Bixby, technology innovation, and where the exciting Voice industry is going,

Episodes

August 8, 2022 63 mins

In this episode, Roger talks with KQED's Senior Producer of Voice and AI, Lowell Robinson. Lowell and KQED have been very innovative with voice and have explored the interaction between humans and machines in depth. Lowell discusses KQED innovations, the challenges of voice,  and philosophically about man-machine interactions.

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In this episode, Roger talks with entrepreneur Michael Novak. Michael and Roger discuss Michael's history with voice, his work with the Open Voice Network, voice and privacy, and  where and how Web3 and  the metaverse intersect with voice. As always Roger asks his guest to give his voice predictions at the end!

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In this episode, Roger talks with his colleague at Samsung, Prasad Sethumadhavan. Prasad has had a career working with Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung Bixby as well as earlier voice assistants like TellMe. Roger and Prasad discuss the state of voice, what is working and what isn't and why, and the future of voice.

Roger and Prasad discuss:

  • Prasad's background
  • TellMe - the "OG" telephone-b...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Tim Kahle and Dominik Meißner of 169 Labs. Tim and Dominik are voice OG's and have a long history of building compelling voice experiences.

Roger, Tim, and Dominik discuss:

  • Their first experiences with voice
  • Their infamous travel experiences getting to the seminal 2018 Alexa Conference
  • How and why 169 Labs was founded
  • Some early 169 Labs voice experiences
  • The evolution of voice from 20...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Steve Tingiris, the CEO of Dabble Lab. Steve is an expert in voice development and has just published a book about using OpenAI's GPT-3

Roger and Steve discuss

  • Steve's first experience with voice and how he started developing for it
  • Steve's ambitious first Alexa skill
  • What Steve's company, Dabble Lab does
  • The opportunities in B2B and contact centers
  • Steve's love for...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Nick Myers, the CEO of Redfox AI. Redfox just introduced the V Lab voice assistant which solves a very challenging issue in health care.

Roger and Nick discuss

  • Nick's professional background and how he started with Voice
  • The founding of RedFox.AI and their pivots
  • Nicks very personal story about V Lab and why it's so important to him
  • Voice and the web - why it makes sense but why ...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald. Maarten is a voice evangelist; He works with the Dutch Voice coalition to bring voice to the Dutch people, founded Project Zilver which brings voice to elder adults, actively works on the Open Voice Network, and is an all-around icon in the voice community.

Roger and Maarten discuss

  • Maarten's background
  • Voice Evangelism and what it is
  • Maarten's first exp...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Dave Kemp. Dave runs business development for Oaktree Products but is most well known for his Future Ear podcast and his thought leadership around hearables and voice

Dave and Roger discuss

  • Dave's Background and the founding of Oaktree Products
  • How a hearing aid components company and Dave got involved with voice
  • Dave's early experiences with voice and the synergy he saw between...
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This episode is a little different. Roger was interviewed by the Two Voice Devs podcast a couple of weeks ago. In this podcast within a podcast, Roger's interview by Mark Tucker and Allen Firstenberg, of Two Voice Devs, is embedded within the Bixby Developers Chat podcast

Because of vacations, the regular Bixby Developers Chat format will be back in about a month

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  • Roger's ...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Otto Söderlund. Otto is the CEO and co-founder of Speechly. Speechly is voice enabling mobile apps, the web, and more with its speech tools and framework.

Otto and Roger discuss:

  • Our shared early computing experiences
  • Otto's career path prior to Speechly
  • Early experiences with voice
  • The founding of Speechly
  • What Speechly does and why it is different
  • Speechly's tech which combines A...
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In this episode, Roger talks with John Kelvie. John is the founder and CEO of Bespoken, a tool for testing and QA of voice applications.

John is a voice veteran. Prior to founding Bespoken, John was the CTO of XappMedia, an early innovator in audio advertising. 

John and Roger discuss:

  • Voice in the "old days" e.g. 2018
  • John's work with voice and XappMedia and interactive audio/advertising
  • John&apos...
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In this episode, Roger talks with Jon Stine. Jon is the executive director and founder of the Open Voice Network. The Open Voice Network (OVN) is working to advocate for an open voice ecosystem and bring technical standards to voice

Jon has a deep background in retail technology and strategy. Prior to founding OVN, John worked for many years at Intel and Cisco on retail technology strategy.

Jon and Roger discuss:

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    In this episode, Roger talks with sonic marketing expert and composer, Jeanna Isham

    Jeanna is an accomplished sonic marketer. She is the founder of DreamR Productions, teaches sonic marketing at soundinmarketing.com, and is the host of the Sound in Marketing podcast.

    Jeanna and Roger discuss:

    • What is sonic marketing and what companies are doing with it
    • Examples of effective sonic marketing
    • A few examples where so...
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    In this episode, Roger interviews Voice Lunch founders Karol Stryja and Michal Stanislawek!

    This is an experimental episode that was recorded live on the hot social voice startup, Clubhouse. I would love any feedback on this experiment - what worked, what didn't. Let me know via tweet/DM etc - @rogerkibbe 
     
    Karol and Michal discuss:

    • Founding VoiceLunch
    • Building a Community and growing voice lunch
    • Podcasting
    • B...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with voice development expert and thought leader Allen Firstenberg.

    Allen is a developer and project manager for Objective Consulting and is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for many Google products. Allen slso co-hosts with Mark Tucker, the must listen to Two Voice Devs podcast.

    Allen and Roger discuss:

    • What Objective Consulting does
    • Why companies should be building a voice presence ...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with voice development guru, Pete Haas.

    Pete has been working in voice for 16 years. He is an application development manager at Verascape (call center IVR), runs Conversation Curve his voice design and development agency, and has built many engaging voice experiences.

    Pete and Roger discuss many things including:

    • Pete's 16 year career in voice and what he has seen change
    • The ev...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with the conversational designer, educator, and voice leader Shyamala Prayaga.

    Shyamala is a product owner for Ford's Autonomous Digital Assistant, the founder of the Digital Assistant Academy, and the host of The Future is Spoken Podcast.

    Shyamala and Roger discuss a variety of topics including

    • How Shyamala got into voice
    • Her work at Ford, the Digital Assistant Academy, and as ...
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    December 28, 2020 28 mins

    For this special end of year podcast, I did something special. I asked everyone whose been a guest on the podcast over the past year to contribute to this end of the year, special edition of the podcast

    32 amazing voice gurus contributed to this end of the year podcast.

    I asked each voice guru to 

    • Introduce themselves
    • Hidden Gem Question: What is a voice experience, e.g., a skill, an action, a capsule, a podcast...
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    December 21, 2020 31 mins

    For this special end of year podcast, I did something special. I asked everyone whose been a guest on the podcast over the past year to contribute to this end of year, special edition of the podcast

    32 amazing voice gurus contributed to this end of the year podcast.

    I asked each voice guru to 

    • Introduce themselves
    • Hidden Gem Question: What is a voice experience, e.g., a skill, an action, a capsule, a podcast, or...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with entrepreneur, futurist, and voice enthusiast, Ian Utile.

    Ian is the founder and CEO of attn.live, a platform to enable content creators to monetize and distribute their content across multiple channels.

    Ian and Roger have a lively discussion of how they got started in technology. They discuss what childhood and teenage interests lead them to careers in technology.

    Ian and...

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