Benjamin Etienne

Deaf Person Calling – Benjamin Etienne, Rogervoice – Voice Tech Podcast ep.006

Benjamin Etienne is a data scientist at Rogervoice, a mobile app that allows deaf and hard-of-hearing people to use the telephone. Ben shares his inspirational story about how he taught himself data science and machine learning in the evenings, so he could work in a more technical role. He tells us why he’s not keen on Kaggle competitions, and why getting a job in data science is the best way to master it.

Best Podcasts for Voice Technology

The best podcasts for voice technology and conversational user interfaces

Thanks to the meteoric rise of conversational assistants such as Amazon Alexa, the voice technology industry is going from strength to strength, with more researchers, developers, companies and investors becoming involved in the space. At the same time, podcasting is also experiencing huge growth in popularity, with both consumers and content producers embracing the on-demand format. Being a #voicefirst format, podcasts are the obvious choice for those in the voice industry to both share their ideas, and to keep up with everything that’s going on.

Here I present my pick of the 8 best podcasts that cover voice technology and conversational user interfaces. If you have any podcast recommendations that I’ve missed, let me know in the comments or on Twitter @VoiceTechCarl !

Greg Beller

The Art of Sound in Motion – Greg Beller, IRCAM – Voice Tech Podcast ep.005

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.