Podcast Episodes

Joshua Montgomery Mycroft

Open Source Voice Assistants – Joshua Montgomery, Mycroft – Voice Tech Podcast ep.013

Joshua Montgomery is the CEO of Mycroft, the open source voice assistant. We discuss the many benefits of open source for voice assistants, including scalability, censorship, data security and developer support.

Syed Ahmed PubNub

Fast Scalable Voice IoT Apps – Syed Ahmed, PubNub – Voice Tech Podcast ep.012

Syed Ahmed is a Developer Advocate at PubNub, a global Data Stream Network and real-time infrastructure-as-a-service company based in San Francisco, California. PubNub’s products allow developers to build realtime web, mobile, voice and IoT applications. In this episode, Syed explains how PubNub solves the latency problem by using a serverless architecture of PubNub Blocks, and walks us through a simple real-world example.

Bryan Colligan

Podcasts of the Future – Bryan Colligan, AlphaVoice – Voice Tech Podcast ep.010

Bryan Colligan is the co-founder of AlphaVoice, the easiest way to get your podcast and audio content onto Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In an especially fun conversation, Bryan shares his vision of how the podcasting and voice technology worlds are set to collide, and how the implications will be felt by platforms, content producers and consumers alike.

Dogac Basaran

Hum a Fingerprint, Extract a Melody – Dogac Basaran, CNRS – Voice Tech Podcast ep.009

Dogac Basaran is a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. Today, in part 2 of 2, we explore Dogac’s research into audio fingerprinting, alignment, and melody extraction.

Dogac Basaran

Signal Processing Basics for Audio – Dogac Basaran, CNRS – Voice Tech Podcast ep.008

Dogac Basaran is a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. Today, in part 1 of 2, Dogac gives us a crash course in signal processing, where we learn what signal processing is and discover some of its many applications. 

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. We explore the relationship between sound and physical space, and the link between our voices and our gestures.

Pablo Arias

Perception of Smiles in the Voice – Pablo Arias, IRCAM – Voice Tech Podcast ep.007

Pablo Arias is a final-year PhD student in perception and cognitive science at the audio research lab, IRCAM, in Paris. We discuss Pablo’s work on the how smiling changes the voice, and how people perceive smiling and non-smiling voices.

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.

Vivatech

Vivatech 2018 Voice Startup Summary – Voice Tech Podcast ep.003

This episode covers 8 of the most interesting voice startups that I found at the Vivatech technology conference in Paris, France. These include a voice enabled smart alarm clock that can monitor your sleep quality, and a robot behaviour system that delivers CMS content in person.

Florian Eyben Audeering

Voice Emotion Analytics – Florian Eyben, audEERING – Voice Tech Podcast ep.014

Florian Eyben is the CTO of audEERING, an audio analysis company that specialises in emotional artificial intelligence. Florian is a leading expert in voice emotion analytics, machine learning and signal processing, and our conversation is a great introduction to harnessing emotion in the voice.