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This Week In Voice

Each week's most relevant and interesting news stories in voice technology, discussed by a panel of experts. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Episode 20

Cathy Pearl (VP of User Experience at Sensely) joins the show to discuss the latest in voice technology news. Stories include Amazon and Google's renewed conflict over YouTube video on Amazon hardware, the growing aggression by privacy advocates assailing voice-first devices, the rise of #voicefirst commerce, a discussion of the news story that Alexa described Jesus Christ as a "fictional character," and the ability of Google Home and Amazon Alexa to help children learn language and other skills from an early age. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

46mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 3

Joined by Stuart Crane, CEO and founder of Voice Metrics (www.voicemetrics.io), this episode wraps up the recent Smart Voice Summit, discusses the HomePod's release and Alexa's dominant advertising performance at the Super Bowl, and VoiceFirst.FM's expansion to include three new shows. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

32mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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This Week In Voice, Episode 18

An all-star duo (Brooke Hawkins of Nuance Communications; Nick Schwab of Ford Motor Company and founder of Invoke Apps) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Will.I.Am's $117 million enterprise voice assistant effort, Google Home Max's competitive positioning relative to Apple's HomePod, how the BBC's and Stranger Things' new interactive games are a harbinger of a future with voice-first publishing, a discussion on whether voice assistants like Alexa are ushering in the end of the smartphone, and the delay of Mattel's Hello Barbie Hologram voice assistant toy. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

35mins

10 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Finale

Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) interviews special guest Mark Cuban on a wide range of topics related to voice and AI. From healthcare to automotive to hospitality, Cuban gives insight on a number of compelling voice use cases, and also explains how he advises his portfolio companies to integrate voice in their operations and marketing. This episode of This Week In Voice is sponsored by Microsoft - check out Microsoft AI if you're developing voice applications for either Alexa or Google Assistant. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network, enjoyed across 56 countries by hundreds of thousands of listeners.

47mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 10

Season 4, Episode 10 (November 7, 2019) of This Week In Voice, presented by VoiceFirst.FM, is a special edition devoted to the release of new book "More Than Just Weather And Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa" by Bradley Metrock.

39mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 5

An all-star duo (Dave Kemp, Business Development Manager for Oaktree Products, and Sarah Storm, Head of Cloud Studio for SpokenLayer) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the New York Times piece about how we're living in Alexa's world, a potential smart speaker from Spotify, the next generation of voice-first marketers, satire about a man marrying Alexa, and the announcement of The Voice of Healthcare Summit, taking place Tuesday, August 7, in Boston, Massachusetts (www.VOHSummit.com). Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

47mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 7

This Week In Voice (S4E7) features guest Brian Roemmele ("The #VoiceFirst Oracle," the inventor of the term "voice-first" and well-known technology pioneer) to discuss the stories of the week in voice. This particular week, we focus on just one story: the release of Google Recorder, and its many implications (both short and long-term) on the marketplace.This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

58mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 17

Host Bradley Metrock discusses the voice-first news of the week with guests Greg Hedges (RAIN Agency) and Ian Utile (co-founder, VoiceFirst.TV). Stories include a discussion of the current state of Alexa vs. Google Assistant, Apple's services event earlier in the week, Google Assistant in the operating room, and the importance of sonic branding to an overall voice strategy. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

1hr 4mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 18

In a special preview edition of the upcoming Voice of Healthcare Summit (www.VOHSummit.com), Laurie Orlov (Principal Analyst, Aging In Place Technology Watch) and Nate Treloar (President and COO, Orbita) discuss the latest in healthcare-oriented voice technology news, including a discussion of the state of AI within healthcare, the extent to which Amazon's Alexa is ready to support healthcare operations, Suki's $20 million voice assistant for doctors, and the role Google Duplex may play within modern healthcare delivery. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

50mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 18

Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) looks ahead to next week's Voice of the Car Summit (www.VoiceOfTheCar.com), taking place Tuesday, April 9, in downtown San Francisco's NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

11mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 8

This Week In Voice (Season 4 Episode 8) features guests Diana Deibel (Lead VUI Designer, Grand Studio) and John Moon (COO, ConnectedTravel) to discuss the stories of the week in voice tech and AI, including Alexa and Google Home security vulnerabilities revealed, why homebuilders aren't liking Google Nest, Apple needs to rethink Siri completely, and two Alexa stories painting a picture of an AI-driven world to come.This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

47mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 16

Host Bradley Metrock discusses the #VoiceFirst news of the week with special guests Rachel Batish (VP Product, Audioburst) and Mark Webster (Director of Product, UX/UI, Adobe). Stories include the Alexa Accelerator's just-announced third cohort, Google's Nest mic problem, Cedars-Sinai's new Alexa pilot, smart speakers are apparently better than "mediocre," and a new Australian smart speaker for children called Birde. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

56mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 15

Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) discusses the top voice-first technology news stories of the week, with special guest Elizabeth Robins (Best Innovation Group). Stories include Google's secret microphone found in Nest devices, Apple acquires PullString, can smart speakers and voice assistants be hacked, and the launch of the VoiceFirst.Community industry trade association. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

53mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 9

This Week In Voice (Season 4 Episode 9) features guest Geraint John (founder, MOVE Digital and host of Voice for Voice) to discuss the stories of the week in voice tech and AI, including a wrap-up of The Voice of Money conference in New York City, Amazon's new Alexa bill pay announcement, news from Samsung's Developer Conference, and what makes voice assistants creepy.This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

30mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 1

This Week In Voice returns for Season 4, kicking off with featured guest Bret Kinsella (Editor and Publisher, Voicebot.AI) as the guest for the Season Premiere. The discussion focuses on a number of news stories, many of them negative in nature, that surfaced over a busy summer within the realm of voice tech and AI. What will the critical next evolution for voice be, between now and the end of 2019? Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) kicks off a new season of the #1-rated podcast.This Week In Voice, Season 4, is sponsored by Microsoft. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

49mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 London Book Fair Special Edition

Recorded in front of a live audience at the 2019 London Book Fair, host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) interviews three publishing veterans (Bee Kapitan of Interactive Bee Media, Trevor Young and Eleanor Long of Tapocketa) on their thoughts on voice-first technology and the emergence of voice within publishing. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

17mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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This Week In Voice - Special Samsung Bixby Edition

Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) interviews Samsung Bixby Developer Evangelist Roger Kibbe about the breaking news of Samsung's Bixby Developer Program. Covering a wide variety of topics ranging from monetization of voice experiences to key differences between Amazon, Google, and Samsung platforms, this interview gives listeners important information about Samsung's Bixby Developer Program and upcoming workshops taking place on both the West and East Coasts. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.Get started with Bixby - www.bixbydevelopers.comBixby on Github - github.com/bixbydevelopersBixby Developer Sessions Signup - bixby.events (http://bixby.events)Bixby Premier Partners - bixby.partners (http://bixby.partners)

23mins

16 May 2019

Rank #17

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 5

This Week In Voice (S4E5) features Peter Durlach (SVP Healthcare Strategy, Nuance) to discuss the stories of the week in voice tech and AI, including the announcement of 16 new Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, McDonalds allowing job applicants to apply for open positions with their voice through Alexa or Google Assistant, and a gin company getting into the smart speaker / voice assistant ballgame.This Week In Voice, Season 4, is sponsored by Microsoft. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

39mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 14

Host Bradley Metrock discusses the #VoiceFirst news of the week with guests Katherine Prescott (Founder, Voicebrew) and James Vlahos (Author, Talk To Me), including Spotify's amazing week, listening to Choose Your Own Adventure books with Alexa, smart speakers being tested at Disney resorts, and Prescott's own article for Business Insider. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

50mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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This Week In Voice - Season 4 Episode 6

This Week In Voice (S4E6) features guest Katherine Prescott (founder and editor, VoiceBrew) to discuss the stories of the week in voice tech and AI, including Alexa to be offered in all GM vehicles in 2020, Google partnering with Levi's to make a Google Assistant-enabled jacket, Siri starting to play nice with third party software providers, Microsoft's super-sized voice-first earbuds, and the thought that a robot might one day be sophisticated enough to rule a country.This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

44mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #20