Everything listed under: voice interaction

  • Friday Five

    Friday Five is a dumping ground for the random assortment of ideas, tech junk, articles, and other residue building up in my brain.1. Amazon PollyFrom the website, "Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products."This service looks pretty cool. It supports dozens of voices and languages and, with this service, Amazon is aggressively (their modus operandi) staking...  Read More...

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    skucamp B-Sides

    Early this month I was invited to sit on a panel discussion concerning emerging trends in e-commerce at the inaugural skucamp hosted by my friends at commonsku. This post contains an assortment of thoughts that I put together in preparation for the panel.  Read More...

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    Beyond Swag Part 2: Voice Interaction

    Voice Activated virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Home have existed since the 90s. But it wasn't until 2011, when Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the world to Siri, that voice interaction with hit the mainstream. Amazon's Alexa and Google soon followed but Siri remains on top by far in terms of usage and net reach. At ROBYN we've dipped our toe in this new platform by building and releasing two Alexa Skills (apps) for Amazon's line of connected speake...  Read More...

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