Inside Voice – Carl Robinson – Voice Tech Podcast ep.066

Carl Robinson Inside Voice

Episode description

Today on the show, we welcome Carl Robinson. Yep, the script has been flipped, and your favorite Voice Tech Podcast host is now on the other side of the mic as today’s guest! Interviewing Carl live from Project Voice is the brilliant Keri Roberts – host of the Inside Voice Podcast.

In this episode, we find out more about Carl’s background as a data scientist, how he got interested in voice tech through emotion detection technology, and the fascinating array of projects he has worked on since those earlier days. We also discover why the Voice Tech Podcast was started, how it has progressed since its inception in 2018, and the many insights Carl has gleaned from the array of guests and conversations he has had on this very podcast show to date.

From the boom in voice tech education, to hearables and wearables, biometric smart speaker detection, and the remarkable advancements being made in emotion detection – Carl also shares the technology he is most excited about right now, and his predictions for future trends. Whether you are new or old to the world of voice tech, or perhaps just seeking some great tips for your own podcast – this is a fantastic episode that will connect you to the heart of your host and the latest in voice tech!

Highlights

  • Find out more about Carl’s background in startups and how he discovered podcasting.
  • Carl shares his fascinating experience building a chatbot for people with diabetes in Beijing.
  • Carl’s move to France to pursue a two-year master’s degree in Data Science.
  • The most significant insights Carl gained from his early internships around voice integration.
  • Learn more about the study of emotional expression in the voice through a chatbot.
  • Discover how the Voice Tech Podcast began and how it has evolved since 2018.
  • The key ingredients to get people listening to your podcast on a regular basis.
  • The importance of having processes in place and outsourcing tasks for a podcast show.
  • Agency shifts: The move from proof-of-concept projects to the full marketing budget.
  • The uncertainty around discoverability and platforms for the promotion of voice apps.
  • Find out why voice technology has got far more potential than smart speakers.
  • Carl’s top five predictions for 2020 and the exciting new boom in voice tech education.
  • Learn more about the biometric identification technology being used in smart speakers.
  • The scary accuracy of sensory emotion detectors and prediction algorithms in healthcare.
  • How a machine that measures word spacing in speech can aid in detecting Alzheimer’s.
  • Why hearables and wearables are going to be the most catalytic, transformative innovations.
  • Interactive content and the move away from static voice adverts to interactive adverts.

Quotes from the show

[06:34] you’ve just got one chance to convert a listener. If you mess up, well, that’s it.

[09:32] The world is your oyster. So many people are working in voice, it’s incredible!

[16:48] Hearables and wearables will be an important catalyst for greater usage.

Links from the show

About the author

Carl Robinson
Carl Robinson

Carl is the host of the Voice Tech Podcast. Since launching in April 2018, Carl has conducted scores of in-depth interviews with voice industry experts, building one of the most well known media brands in the voice AI space.

He also publishes Voice Chops Tuesday, the number 1 voice technology newsletter, enjoyed by thousands of voice tech fans each week.

Carl is a startup founder, product manager and data scientist, and recently presented a model for voice emotion conversion at ICASSP 2019.

To contact Carl, use the links in this box to send an email, tweet or message.

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