In this 32st edition, we explore Alexa's focus on Ambient Computing & highlights of Alexa Live 2021
With Alba on summer vacation,
Paul is joined in the studio by the entire Voice Services Team
of our BV Innovation Lab.
Whilst George extolls the benefits
of Ambient Computing and Henry reveals
new Voice Commerce capabilities,
not everyone is convinced.
Leslie continues to be affected by #FOA and
clearly does not find it funny when Carrie
suggests she track her boyfriend – using Alexa!
Listen right here, and scroll down to consult
in this episode's Programme Notes.
but it takes us even further:
Into an immersive experience
that is also visual,
and where we may interact
via gestures and even motion.
Sensors will help Alexa to provide us
with useful, contextual solutions."
Programme Notes and Links
BV Podcast S03 E06 | June-July 2021
- FIRST THINGS FIRST
What Is Ambient Computing?
- THE AMAZON VISION
Building a World of Ambient Computing Together
- ALEXA LIVE 2021
Amazon Unleashes Over 50 New & Improved Alexa Developer Tools
The Alexa Live Keynote video gives a rich overview
of the more than 50 innovations presented in Seattle on 21 July 2021
Send to Phone: This engaging example from McDonald's UK
shows seamless interaction between Alexa and "Mc Apps" ;-)
A major announcement at Alexa Live 2021:
the possibility to purchase products directly from within a Skill
REAL LIFE EXAMPLES
- ALEXA, FIND MY ...
Set up Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to find with TILE
- GROCERY SHOPPING
VIDEO · Ambient Experiences with Alexa & Whole Foods: Live Demo
VIDEO · Alexa goes to lunch in Italy with Lamborghini
Hear from the people who research, build, and create Voice experiences on Alexa
Over 100 Voice AI Predictions for 2021 from 50 Industry Leaders
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Full Disclosure and Transparency:
* The four members of our Voice Services team — Carrie, George, Leslie and Henry — are AI-generated, natural language voices. Their personalities have continued to develop (and even flower) since they joined the BV Team in the Spring of 2020. Each one was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada at NaturalSoft, Limited.
This post was originally published on 28 July 2021
Podcast release: 27 July 2021 on Alexa devices, here on this blog & popular podcast platforms.
Cover Photo: George Desipris
- 29 July 2021