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Bret Kinsella

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Bret Kinsella of Voicebot.ai: We’re just removing our training wheels from voice tech

One on One Interviews

I’ve been fascinated with voice speakers and voice assistant technologies since getting my first Amazon Echo device in November of 2014. But I had been using a voice assistant since 2011 with the introduction of Siri on my iPhone. And with 2021 marking the 10th anniversary of the voice assistant in our lives, I was very excited to have a LinkedIn Live conversation with Bret Kinsella, CEO and founder of Voicebot.ai, the leading source of information on voice technology on the web.Bret shares his thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on voice adoption, why enterprise business application vendors have been slow to integrate voice-first tech into using their software, and what kinds of use cases are on the horizon that will get our attention sooner rather than later.


25 Jun 2021

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SPOS #779 - Bret Kinsella On The State of Smart Audio, Clubhouse, Podcasting And Beyond

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Welcome to episode #779 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #779 - Host: Mitch Joel. You never know who you are going to meet and become friends with online. Going back to the early days of Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Siri and beyond, the idea of apps (or skills, as they are called) for these interactive audio platforms has always interested me (so much so, that I was an investor in a voice skills company, and became interested in running it for a short period of time). At the forefront of this space (and other audio platforms and technologies) is Bret Kinsella. Bret is founder, CEO, and research director of Voicebot.ai. He was named commentator of the year by the Alexa Conference in 2019 and is widely cited in media and academic research as an authority on voice assistants and AI. He is also the host of the Voicebot Podcast and editor of the Voice Insider newsletter. I reached out to him several times back when I was investing in the space, but he was too busy to connect. Then, through the power of Clubhouse, we met and became fast friends. Our world continues to evolve. Smart audio, podcasting, bots, and more are becoming a powerful tool for businesses smart enough to understand the potential, opportunity and inevitability of it all. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:11. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Bret Kinsella. Voicebot.ai. Voicebot Podcast. Voice Insider newsletter. Follow Bret on LinkedIn. Follow Bret on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.


13 Jun 2021

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Bickering Over: Capitalizing on Clubhouse for Your Business’s Marketing Goals - with Bret Kinsella

Off The Marc With The Bickersteins

Kathy’s in. Marc’s out. It takes an exclusive invitation to be on Clubhouse--and only one of our hosts has it. Clubhouse is the hot new audio-only app that’s dominating social media with its high-profile users and niche chatrooms. With opportunities for networking, business growth, and building personal connections, it’s obvious why everyone wants in. The catch? No posts, no comments, and no one can join without a coveted invite. (Sorry, Marc!)So, how can your business use Clubhouse to its full potential? Marc and Kathy connect with social audio expert and founder of Voicebot.ai, Bret Kinsella, for exclusive insights on Clubhouse’s rising popularity and how to use it for your business.For more information, visit onthemarcmedia.com or email offthemarc@onthemarcmedia.com


20 Apr 2021

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Does voice first suck? And is it stuck? With Bret Kinsella, John Kelvie and Ahmed Bouzid

VUX World

When I was on the Voicebot podcast, Bret asked me whether we're going through a voice first winter. I said that I didn't think so, nor did I really care. There are opportunities to do good work and enhance people's lives regardless. However, there has been an undercurrent in pockets of the industry where some folks are becoming frustrated that voice hasn't reached its potential (however you define that).Over the past few weeks, founder of WitLingo, Ahmed Bouzid was involved in a conversation at the popular VoiceLunchmeet where a participant stated that:‘Beyond the weather, time, and the occasional timer and alarm,’ they mused out loud, ‘am I myself really using my Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant that much in my life? I mean, really and honestly, am I? No, actually, not really…. So, if I am not using them that much and yet I am such a believer in Voice First, what hope is there for the rest of the world?’He wrote a piece summarising his thoughts. This coincided with a post from Bespoken.io founder, John Kelvie's post claiming voice is stuck.The primary questions raised in both of these two pieces are:Is voice living up to its promise?Where is the true value in voice first?Has there been enough improvement in the technology and ecosystem to support its own ecosystem like the App Store?To debate this, we brought along Voicebot.ai founder Bret Kinsella, together with Ahmed and John to figure out where we actually stand and where we need to go next. We also continued this discussion on Clubhouse afterwards. Follow @kanesimms on Clubhouse for more open ended after show discussions.LinksRead voicebot.aiCheck out WitLingo and BespokenRead Voice is stuckRead The #VoiceFirst User Interface Has a Use Case Fit ProblemRead Voice first sucksFollow Ahmed, John and Bret on TwitterConnect with Ahmed, John and Bret on LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

8 Feb 2021

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Episode #24 - with Bret Kinsella (ALL ABOUT VOICE Meet The Expert)

All About Voice – Podcast zu Voice Assistants wie Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant oder Samsung Bixby

Discussing State Of Voice and Trends to watch in 2021A full recap of our interview with industry expert Bret Kinsella from https://www.voicebot.ai MEET THE EXPERT delivers live podcast-stylish video interviews which are broadcasted live. You can watch and ask your questions – we'll answer them live during the show. You can also tune in via our Amazon Alexa Skill "AAV Club" (Enable here: https://amzn.to/3ohw2qn) CONTENT00:00 - Intro Tim & Dominik06:08 - Intro Bret Kinsella10:00 - Talking about the State Of Voice incl. Recap 202053:00 - Voice tends to watch in 202101:11:00 - Wrap Up, Closing Words HOSTS• Tim Kahle, 169 Labs• Dominik Meißner, 169 Labs NEXT EVENT: March 4, 2021 – ALL ABOUT VOICE IN CARS. Sign-up here: http://go.169labs.com/aavcars –– Join the #AAVclub on https://www.allaboutvoice.clubALL ABOUT VOICE is a voice technology event series hosted by 169 Labs and powered by MedienNetzwerk Bayern.

1hr 15mins

28 Jan 2021

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050 - Bret Kinsella - The State of Voice Tech & What Comes Next

Future Ear Radio

Guest: Bret Kinsella, Founder and CEO of Voicebot.ai Topic: The State of Voice Technology and What Comes Next Bret joins Dave for the 50th episode of the podcast to break down the current state of voice technology, with a look toward what's on the horizon with conversational voice assistants.  The two talk through the following topics: - The current phase of voice assistants: habituation & specialization - all the various ways that people are gradually building the habit of using voice assistants, along with the specialized voice assistants that are being built for specific domains (i.e. banking, healthcare, agriculture) - How different modalities (speakers, smart displays, smart TV's, hearables) are adding breadth in use cases and perpetuating the habituation of voice assistants - How the Alexa, Google and Siri ecosystems are taking shape and what to expect in the near future for each of these, as well as some of the more niche players - The importance of media to voice assistants and why Bret & Dave agree that it will likely be one of the most impactful use cases for conversational AI  - Marsbot and the emergence of hearables-specific applications for voice assistants  Episode Transcription: https://futurear.co/2020/11/12/050-bret-kinsella-the-state-of-voice-tech-what-comes-next/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/futureear/message

1hr 24mins

12 Nov 2020

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37: Bret Kinsella | Voicebot.ai and An Analysis of Voice Tech

The Artificial Podcast

Bret Kinsella is the CEO and Founder of Voicebot.ai, the leading source of research, data, analysis, and news related to the voice and AI industries. Bret was named Commentator of The Year by the Alexa Conference in 2019 and both Voice AI Journalist of The Year and Commentator of The Year by Project Voice in 2020. He frequently keynotes at technology conferences in the U.S and Europe and has appeared as a guest columnist for Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and VentureBeat. Bret is also a practitioner in voice strategy and voice app design for Fortune 500 companies and has in-depth experience with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with the one and only Bret Kinsella of Voicebot.ai about how Voicebot.ai came to be and about Bret’s journey as one of the leading analyst’s in voice tech. Bret shares what it has been like building and growing Voicebot.ai, and how his background working with Voice on mobile in 2013 helped him to build a solid foundation for understanding voice tech and the market trends associated with it. Nick and Bret also talk about the state of the voice tech industry in 2020, and how the industry itself is currently in a pivotal moment of growth and hurdles, that if overcome, will help set the stage for the future of the technology over the next decade and beyond. The Artificial Podcast is now on Alexa! All you have to do is ask Alexa to enable “The Artificial Podcast” to listen to all of our episodes on any Alexa-enabled device. Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ How to contact Bret: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bretkinsella LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bretkinsella/ Learn more about Voicebot.ai: https://voicebot.ai/ Learn more about The Voicebot Podcast: https://voicebot.ai/voicebot-podcasts/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Want to learn more about how RedFox AI can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfox-ai.com. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a guest on The Artificial Podcast send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com.


23 Feb 2020

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How Voice Assistants will Unlock our Future Productivity with Voicebot.ai Founder Bret Kinsella

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Have you ever heard the Gutenberg Press and the Amazon Echo mentioned in the same breath before? In this episode, Bret Kinsella explains how they have more in common than you’d think. The invention of the printing press signalled the end of a purely oral tradition and now, centuries later, voice technology is bringing it back - and also tearing us away from our screens. As the founder, CEO and research director of Voicebot.ai, Bret’s considered a global authority and the go-to spokesperson on voice assistants and AI. He’s also the host of the Voicebot Podcast and editor of the Voice Insider newsletter. If you’re a brand, Bret wants to know whether you’re in voice - and if not, why not? He also provides a new perspective on privacy issues and explains how voice assistants might radically change the workplace of the near future. You can mail us on podcast@jabra.com for any feedback, visit Jabra.com/podcast for more insights and episode transcriptions, and follow us on Instagram or LinkedIn for product and podcast news and updates.


17 Feb 2020

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Voice for Businesses with Bret Kinsella, Founder of Voicebot.ai

Inside VOICE

On today's episode, you'll hear Keri Roberts chat with one of the top leaders in voice and the creator of Voicebot.ai, Bret Kinsella. You'll hear him talk about how he started Voicebot, why businesses need to be considering voice now based on research and how SEO for voice is working now and will work in the future.


11 Sep 2019

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Voice in Canada - VoiceBot.AI with Bret Kinsella

Voice in Canada Briefcast

May 29, 2018 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 May 2018