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 !
This blog post is a roundup of voice emotion analytics companies. It is the first in a series that aim to provide a good overview of the voice technology landscape as it stands. Through a combination of online searches, industry reports and face-to-face conversations, I’ve assembled a long list of companies in the voice space, and divided these into categories based on their apparent primary function.
The first of these categories is voice emotion analytics. These are companies that can process an audio file containing human speech, extract the paralinguistic features and interpret these as human emotions, then provide an analysis report or other service based on this information.
This is a voice technology podcast that’s focused on the technology itself. The series will include interviews with people who’ve actually implemented voice technologies in a project, such as academic researchers, CTOs, engineers and software developers, voice interface designers, product managers, human computer interaction experts and more.
We will delve into all aspects of voice interfaces and their enabling technologies, such as natural language processing, natural language understanding, voice synthesis and conversion, machine learning and AI, and audio engineering and signal processing. We will explore many applications of these techniques, such as chatbots and conversational interfaces, human computer interaction (HCI), social robotics and more. We may even have time to cover some related fields such as emotion, and the psychology of conversation and language.