Voice AI First Half 2018 Review – Goebel, Higbie, Messina, Mutchler, Kinsella – Voicebot Podcast Ep 47

This week’s episode focuses on voice AI events, products and news from the first half of 2018. We discuss Apple’s announcements from WWDC and whether it was a big deal or a snoozer, the shift in smart speaker market share to Google, the impact of Google Duplex, what Amazon has done and should be doing, how acquisitions like Sayspring and investments like SoundHound’s recent funding round are impacting the industry and more. This week’s guests are:

  • Tobias Goebel of Aspect Software
  • Pat Higbie of XAPPmedia
  • Chris Messina a developer and product guru best known for inventing the hashtag
  • Voicebot’s Ava Mutchler and Bret Kinsella

We don’t just talk about what has happened, we go deep into what it all means. Messina says why he doesn’t think smart speaker market share matters anymore. Goebel discusses the wide innovation gulf between Google Duplex and Apple Siri. Higbie points out how voice is creating instant, direct consumer access to media, brand engagement and just about everything else we need. Not to be missed.

Show Notes – Novel Effect Matthew and Melissa Hammersely Interview

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