NYC AI, Bots and Marketing Meetup with Betaworks, Skilled Creative, Vayner Media, and Resemble AI – Voicebot Podcast Ep 103

There are five guests in this week’s episode that all attended and most presented at the recent AI, Bots, and Marketing meetup in New York City. We are joined by Matt Hartman, a partner at Betaworks who discusses the evolution to Audio 3.0 and his firm’s recent success with two portfolio companies in the space being acquired by Spotify in 2019. He is followed by Brandon Kaplan, CEO of voice-focused agency Skilled Creative which has been helping a number of media companies with voice strategy and deploying voice experiences. Those were both recorded on site prior to the event.

These interviews were followed by some post-event conversations with Claire Mitchell of Vayner Media, Saqib Muhammad and Zohaib Ahmed from Resemble AI. Mitchell discusses Vayner’s approach to voice strategy and taking advantage of the rapidly growing voice assistant audiences. We also touch briefly on sonic branding and voice experience design. The Resemble AI co-founders discuss the rise of synthetic speech as a tool for differentiation in a voice-first world, what they thought of the comments by the Meetup speakers, and share some thoughts on the Betaworks accelerator program called Synthetic Camp which brought together startups creating synthetic digital experiences earlier this year. We conclude with Alec Lazarescu, the organizer for the largest AI meetup in NYC. He talks about the origin of the Meetup group and summarizes the core topics covered by a 50-minute panel discussion of industry leaders that he moderated.

Show Notes – Bots and AI for Marketing Meetup Interviews

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