“Even if a Voice App is perfect – lacking visibility makes it useless”
The German food retailer REWE is working at the forefront of developing voice-based applications. We talked to Volkmar Vogel and Melanie Weitz, who are working on a Conversational UI Ecosystem within REWE Digital. What is important here? What are the current challenges? What are the lessons learned?
How voice technologies are changing the hospitality industry
Speech assistants are becoming increasingly popular not only in the entertainment and gaming sectors. Other industries are also facing a voice revolution, such as the hospitality industry. Gurvinder Singh is a hotel entrepreneur who has been using language technology as an early adopter for many years. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and gives insights into what makes a voice assistant successful.
“There is nothing that I cannot make into an audio game”
Jo Jaquinta is a software developer at TsaTsaTzu, a company dedicated to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant development. At VoiceCon, he talks about his experience in developing audio games. We asked him in advance what works well for voice recognition in gaming – and what doesn’t.
Convince your boss to master voice technology
You're longing for new ideas, connecting with like-minded devs and widen your horizon? The Voice Conference is the place to be. We help you out convincing your boss to send you to the Voice Conference with the help of some renowned bots and voice assistants of the pop-culture.
Voice Assistants: “Privacy has to be built into the foundations of our services”
Voice technologies are often caught between the user’s expectations of a truly personal assistant and the user’s desire for privacy and anonymity. We talked to Jeremy Wilken, moderator of the Design for Voice podcast and speaker at the upcoming VoiceCon Berlin, about a way to reconcile these expectations.
Programming Alexa Skills with Python – how does it work?
Have you already created an Alexa Skill? Are you interested? Francisco Rivas is a voice expert at Navteca and will give a talk at VoiceCon 2019 about how Alexa Skills can be developed with Python. We caught up with him for an interview to talk about Alexa, Python and the voice revolution we’re facing right now.
“I am convinced the voice control topic is here to stay”
Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, Facebook M, Bixby – automated voice interactions are on the rise. We talked to Ralf Eggert, CEO of Travello and speaker at Voice Conference, about current trends and the “multimodal” approach of voice development.