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Speakers of VOICE: Spencer Uttley


by Anita Santa-Coloma

Tax season is HARD. The superhumans behind all the magic that get you looking numerically responsible for the rest of the fiscal year can attest to this.


How Robots in Retail Increase Sales and Customer Engagement


by Jenny Medeiros

Anyone raised in the 90s will remember those little robotic dogs that would yelp incessantly and do backflips until their batteries (or a parent’s patience) ran out. At the time, it was the coolest thing in every kid’s eyes.


Speakers of VOICE:        JZ Zhang


by Anita Santa-Coloma

VOICE is right around the corner and to celebrate we took the chance to pick one of our featured speakers’ brains for a bit. And the result? Pure gold.


5 Awesome Personal Robots with SDKs


by Jenny Medeiros

What do we want?

Awesome personal robots!

Okay, well, you can already buy them.

Now!– Wait. Really? 


Google Advises Businesses To Optimize Content For Voice Search


by Jenny Medeiros

Credit: Shutterstock/438753742


4 Superb Ways Chatbots Are Streamlining HR


by Jenny Medeiros

Credit: Chatbot Magazine

Human Resources (HR) is the most essential department of any organization. From hiring and firing to payroll and staff complaints, it’s truly where the magic happens. However, anyone actually working in HR knows that it’s also full of time-consuming and repetitive admin tasks.


Here's How North Face Boosted Conversions Using AI


by Jenny Medeiros

Image credit: Fluid


What Are Alexa Skill Blueprints and What Can You Do With Them?


by Jenny Medeiros

Image credit: Amazon Blueprints

“Alexa, who is the absolute worst cook in this family?”

Yes, that’s something you can now program your Amazon Echo to answer using the recently released Alexa Skill Blueprints.

Many companies have already been using Alexa Skills to create personalized AI abilities for their products, but now, the average user has the power to make Alexa say (almost) anything. From answering specific questions to creating trivia games, there’s an ever-expanding world of possibilities.


This is How Voice Technology is Reshaping Job Recruiting


by Jenny Medeiros

Photo by Mia Baker on Unsplash


Speakers of VOICE: Dave Isbitski


by Janice Mandel

It seems like Amazon’s Chief Technical Evangelist, Dave Isbitski, is everywhere these days. First, he’s headlining at Gary V’s Voicecon in NYC. Then, our Jersey Boy is coming home to VOICE at his alma mater, the New Jersey Institute of Technology in downtown Newark July 24-26. That’s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so afterwards you can hit the Jersey shore with your team -- if you check out available rentals soon.