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The Artificial Podcast

By RedFox AI
The Artificial Podcast is a weekly podcast series that breaks down trending topics in the world of emerging technology so everyone can understand how these technologies are impacting our lives personally and within organizations. We interview and showcase experts from across the industry who are making waves in AI and Voice, and who are actively working to innovate the space every day. We cater to an audience of everyone, but specifically, those actively working in AI and Voice, marketers, IT leaders, and tech-savvy business professionals. The Artificial Podcast is brought to you by RedFox AI.
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21: Bradley Metrock | Project Voice – Creating An Authentic Platform for The Voice-First Community

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65: Michal Stanislawek | #VoiceLunch and The Power of Community Building
Michal Stanislawek is the Co-Founder of Utter.One, a voice experience agency. Michal also co-founded and helps organize #VoiceLunch – a global initiative to bring the voice technology community closer together. He is also the Head of Product for MediaAtomos which delivers low-latency broadcast-quality live videos across the globe. Michal has almost 20 years of professional experience creating strategies and products for the internet and broadcast video, as well as media asset management and workflow systems. In the early days of his career, he was involved in building developer communities for which he was recognized as an MVP by Microsoft. Recently, his focus has shifted to creating voice experiences and helping marketers develop strategies for the use of Voice in business. The Artificial Podcast returns this week featuring Michael Stanislawek of #VoiceLunch and Utter.One. Michal shares the origin story behind #VoiceLunch and how the simple idea of getting together with a few professionals in the voice tech industry via Zoom evolved into a weekly global event series that now takes place in multiple countries and regions. Michal talks about his passion for AI and voice technology, and why he strongly believes in the concept of community building to help bring other people together with the same passion to share ideas and learn from one another. Nick and Michal also talk about Michal’s work at Utter.One, and how Michal is working to revolutionize how people search for information within internet media by using their voice. How to contact Michal: Twitter: https://twitter.com/xmstan Email: michal@utter.one Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
1:00:37
October 18, 2020
BREAK - Busy Behind The Scenes
There will be no new episode of The Artificial Podcast this week. Nick and Brett have been busy behind the scenes working on RedFox AI and their new BlueFox Box project. However, this is a great opportunity for you to check out some of our older episodes that you may not have had a chance to take a listen to yet. We will be back next week will an all-new episode featuring Michael Stanislawek of Utter.One and Voice Lunch. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a guest on The Artificial Podcast please send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
03:06
October 11, 2020
64: Bobby Bryant | DOSS and The Next Evolution of Voice Assistants
Bobby Bryant is the CEO of DOSS, a prop-tech company that’s democratizing the real estate industry via a fair-price digital real estate brokerage that’s developing a voice-activated intelligent assistant built into a proprietary real estate search and transaction platform. DOSS empowers any buyer, renter, or seller to ask any question about property in the world to get accurate, easy, and instant answers 24/7. Architecturally built on an intelligent-interface, consumers are able to access everything that there is to know about a particular property by speaking, texting, or typing their questions into any desktop, smart speaker, and smartphone to search, schedule property tours, digitally submit offers, negotiate price, and much more. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Bobby Bryant of DOSS about how the DOSS platform is giving a voice to the real estate industry (literally) and the next evolution of intelligent voice assistants. Bobby shares how he has been working on developing the DOSS voice assistant from idea to product since 2011, and why he thinks the real estate industry is primed to be disrupted by a “do machine” like DOSS. Nick and Bobby talk about the potential for future Voice-as-a-Service business models, and what it has been like building a voice technology-focused startup. Nick and Bobby also talk about the next evolution of intelligent voice assistants and why there soon will be an ecosystem of hundreds (if not thousands) of individual voice assistants solving specific problems for specific industries. How to contact Bobby: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobby-bryant-53249610/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/realbobbybryant Email: bobby@askdoss.com Learn more about DOSS: Website: http://askdoss.com/#/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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
1:00:16
October 4, 2020
63: Vicki Cantrell | Using Technology to Transform the Customer Experience
Vicki Cantrell is a retail strategist, community builder, former COO and CIO in the retail industry, and is recognized for relationship building and accelerated growth. Along with co-founding the Vendors in Partnership (VIP Awards), her most recent venture is Vendors in Partnership LLC, with the mission of celebrating strong partnerships between retailers and the support ecosystem. She is also a managing board member of the Open Voice Network, an industry group dedicated to bringing the value of open, standards-based voice assistance enterprise and the world as Voice reshapes consumer behavior. Vicki has previously held senior leadership roles in IT, marketing, and operations for brands and organizations such as Aptos, the National Retail Federation, Tory Burch, Giorgio Armani Corporation, Gucci Group, Party City, and JC Penney. Vicki is an active member of the Retail Orphan Initiative, is on the Advisory Board of sparks & honey, and is a board member of Tandy Leather Company. In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Vicki Cantrell of Vendors in Partnership about using technology to transform the customer experience. Vicki shares what it has been like to work in a wide variety of roles throughout her career in some of the world’s largest fashion retailers and brands, as well as how those experiences have shaped her views on new technology and how it should be used to enhance the customer experience. Vicki and Nick talk about how emerging technologies like AI and Voice are already having an impact, and how retailers have just begun to scratch the surface on being able to hyper-personalize the customer experience for every unique customer. How to contact Vicki: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickicantrell/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmcantrell Email: vicki@vendorsinpartnership.com Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
56:15
September 27, 2020
62: Roger Kibbe | Intelligent Voice Assistants: Where We Are Today and Where We're Headed
Roger Kibbe is a Senior Developer Evangelist for Viv Labs, the engine behind Samsung’s Bixby 2.0. As a developer evangelist, Roger gets developers excited about building amazing new AI and voice experiences using Bixby. Roger has over 20 years of experience leveraging technology for strategic business advantage. Prior to Viv Labs, Roger founded both a voice product startup and a voice consulting firm. Roger also spent many years leading Omnichannel technology strategy for GAP Inc. while also gaining valuable experience in technology consulting. In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Roger Kibbe of Viv Labs about the current state of intelligent voice assistants like Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant and where he thinks the technology is ultimately headed. Roger also talks about what it has been like to work with Adam Cheyer who is one of the leading experts in today’s voice technology industry. Nick and Roger also dive into the importance of focusing on the human experience of designing voice applications and why it is the most important piece to the voice tech puzzle. Roger also shares where he thinks voice technology is headed and his vision of a world where intelligent voice assistants understand context and help us solve real-world problems. How to contact Roger: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerkibbe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rkibbe/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
1:02:48
September 20, 2020
61: Lawrence Lin | Voice and IoT: China’s Next Tech Boom
Lawrence is the International Affairs Coordinator for the China Netcasting Service Association (CNSA). CNSA is China’s industry association for voice-first content and the voice-tech industry. He is an advocate for voice-first applications in the Chinese market. Lawrence also helps support international voice-tech companies that launch and choose to develop their businesses in China. Lawrence’s goal is to help bridge the gap between the voice-tech ecosystems of the East and the West to help foster an international and interconnected voice-tech market. In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Lawrence Lin of the CNSA about the rise of voice technology in China and the impact that is it having across the country. Lawrence shares some great statistics and facts on the current state of voice tech in China and offers some insight into how he thinks companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Xiaomi will evolve their voice assistant platforms over time. Lawrence and Nick also talk about some interesting voice tech use cases in China that include helping people be more aware of how to recycle properly, and even voice-activated elevators that are in the early stages of public testing. Lawrence also talks about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on voice tech in China and how he sees both Voice an IoT evolving as a result. How to contact Lawrence: Email: Lawrence.lin@cnsaaudio.org. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencelin01/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
52:11
September 13, 2020
60: The History of Artificial Intelligence – Part II
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick and Brett dive deeper into the history of Artificial Intelligence following up from our previous episode The History of Artificial Intelligence – Part I. Nick and Brett talk about the history of AI from 1974 – 2020 discussing the first AI winter, the second AI boom, the second AI winter, AI’s revival and renaissance in the late 1990s and 2000s, and the age of cloud computing, deep learning, and big data that resulted in the formation of AI as we know it today at the start of the 2020s. Some discussion highlights include Expert Systems, the concept of “Intelligence”, Moore’s Law, and big data. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
51:33
September 6, 2020
59: Brian Roemmele | Intelligence Amplification and The Future of Technology
Brian Roemmele is the consummate Renaissance man. He is a scientist, researcher, analyst, connector, thinker, and doer. More than anything, Brian is an observer of the world, asking questions, and following his seemingly infinite curiosity to the root of an outstanding variety of issues. Over the long, winding arc of his career, Brian has built and run payments and tech businesses, worked in media, including the promotion of top musicians, and explored a wide variety of other subjects along the way. Brian actively shares his findings and observations across publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Slate, Business Insider, Daily Mail, Gizmodo, Medium, and Quora. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with the one and only Brian Roemmele who is one of the world’s leading futurists and thought leaders on voice technology and its potential applications. Brian shares his thoughts about why he believes humans will never be able to successfully create AI, and why instead he is focusing his efforts on what he calls “Intelligence Amplification” instead. Brian talks about the importance of wisdom in human society and why finally over the next few decades technology will reach a point to help us capture every aspect of our daily lives to create our personal “wisdom keepers” that can be passed down through generations. Nick and Brian also talk about the future of voice technology and what’s in store for both the technology and the industry over the next few years. How to contact Brian: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
1:16:02
August 30, 2020
BREAK - Updates and Upcoming Episodes
Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
02:58
August 24, 2020
58: Ryan Leusch | Net Positive: Sustainable Technology and The Future of Smart Homes
Ryan Leusch is the Chief Sales Officer of S2A Modular. Ryan was born with an intrinsic fascination for technology, and with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Ryan’s passion and knowledge has driven his success. He specializes in renewable business development and is an expert in combining the smartest, greenest, and most superior solutions in the industry. From starting his own PC repair business in the 1990s to helping pioneer a managed network services company in southern California Ryan has been a continuous innovator in tech with a unique ability to educate clients and communicate effectively throughout the duration of any project that he is a part of. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Ryan Leusch of S2A Modular about sustainable technology and the future of smart homes as we know them today. Ryan and Nick talk about how S2A Modular is rapidly innovating the smart home industry, and how they are leveraging sustainable technology to help homeowners generate additional income just from the electricity produced by S2A’s self-sustaining homes. Ryan also talks about solar panel tech and how it has evolved to become cheaper and more efficient over the years, as well as a new wireless internet technology called LiFi is poised to change in-home wireless tech as we know it. Learn more about S2A Modular: https://www.s2amodular.com/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
48:27
August 16, 2020
57: Maaike Groenewege | Linguistics: A Conversation Designer’s Superpower
Maaike Groenewege is passionate about conversation design. It is a profession that is right in the sweet spot of her interests: writing, analysis, psychology, user support, component management, and above all, her big love: linguistics. She discovered conversation design at the start of 2019 and decided to start Convocat conversational expertise at the start of 2020. Maaike loves the hands-on work of building and designing chatbots (and increasingly, voice assistants). Next to that, she coaches content teams that are just starting the big adventure of building their own enterprise chatbots. Prior to founding Convocat, Maaike spent 20 years working as a technical writer, international project manager, and Agile information analyst for companies like Lucent Technologies, Dutch Air Traffic Control, Dutch Bank AMRO, and the Dutch Railways. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Maaike Groenewege of Conovcat.ai. Maaike shares her career as a linguist ultimately led her to start her own business designing chatbots and other conversational interfaces. Maaike talks about why she thinks language and linguistics play such a large role in conversation design (and ultimately the future of voice assistant technology), and how in order for the technology to truly evolve the technology will need to be trained on more aspects of natural human language. To wrap things up, Nick and Maaike talk about open AI and how the industry can work towards developing AI systems that are free of unconscious bias. How to contact Maaike: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maaikegroenewege/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaaikeGee Learn more about #VoiceLunch: https://register.voicelunch.com/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
54:43
August 9, 2020
56: Nick Sawka | 400 Alexa Skills and Counting
Nick Sawka is a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and continues to serve his country proudly. Nick found his passion for Amazon Alexa back in December of 2014 when Alexa was first released for beta testing. In 2017, Nick made the jump into voice app development and to date has currently published over 400 Alexa Skills for small and medium-sized businesses. Nick is actively pursuing the title of official Alexa Champion for the 2021 selection. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Nick Sawka of N.E.S Voice Skills about Nick’s journey through voice technology industry and what it has been like to create so many different Alexa Skills. Nick shares how he went about teaching himself everything that he knows about Amazon Alexa and building Skills, along with why he is so determined to be recognized as an Alexa Champion. Nick talks about some of his favorite Skills that he has created so far including Historical Voices which is currently one of the most highly rated Alexa Skills in the Alexa Skills Store. Nick also dives into some of the tactics and strategies that he has used to help make him a successful Alexa Skill developer, as well as the motivation that exists behind many of his different Alexa Skills. How to connect with Nick Sawka: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-e-sawka-41aa3b79/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASR_Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/n.e._sawka_voice_skills/ Subscribe to Voice Spark Alexa & More on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwOrGrkqdLgqE1ajhhRgKQ Learn more about Voice Skills Inc.: https://www.voiceskillsinc.com/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
50:10
August 2, 2020
BREAK - Celebrating Nick's 26th Birthday
We will be taking a break this week as Nick and Brett celebrate Nick's 26th birthday on July 25th. We will be returning next week with a new guest interview featuring Nick Sawka of NES Voice Skills. Have a great week! Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
02:47
July 26, 2020
55: Tim McElreath | Alexa & Food Network Kitchen: The Importance of Trial and Error
Tim is the Senior Product Manager for Voice and Emerging Platforms for Discovery Inc.’s Direct to Consumer team. Tim has been working in the conversational design and engineering space since 2016 leading various teams in building voice, chat, and multimodal applications for brands like Food Network and HGTV. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Tim McElreath of Discovery Inc. about what it has been like creating and developing the Food Network Kitchen Alexa Skill, and what it has been like to work alongside the Amazon Alexa Team on adding new features and capabilities. Tim talks about how he got into the voice technology industry and what it has been like to watch Alexa evolve as a technology since 2016. Tim also shares some tips, tactics, and strategies for voice designers, and discusses where he thinks the technology is headed and what it may look like over the next decade. Tim also talks about the importance of trial and error, especially when it comes to working with voice assistant platforms like Alexa and Google Assistant. How to connect with Tim: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmcelreath/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimMcElreath Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
49:20
July 19, 2020
54: Petra Bührer | IBM Watson and “AI for Good”
As a global sales leader, Petra is driving the worldwide IBM Power Systems scale-up and sale-out of business focusing on AIX and IBM I, which includes the IBM Power Systems Software portfolio. In 2019, Petra was elected as Chairwoman of the IBM Technical Expert Council which is an affiliate of the IBM Academy of Technology. In this leadership role, Petra and the Technical Expert Council support shaping and driving the technical strategy in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Petra Bührer of IBM about how IBM is leveraging their Watson technology to help doctors and scientists combat COVID-19. Petra talks about her various roles at IBM over the years and how working for a global tech company has allowed her to travel and experience so many different cultures and meet so many new people from around the world. Petra also discusses the “AI for Good” initiative and why she believes it is crucial that more voices from women and people of color are needed in order to truly help AI evolve to serve the needs of every human being on the planet. Nick and Petra also briefly talk about how they first met at the 2019 Asia Property Awards in Bangkok, Thailand, and how that event impacted both of them. How to contact Petra: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petrabuehrer/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/ Join our Artificial Podcaster’s Facebook Group by heading to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artificialpodcasters 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.
52:10
July 12, 2020
53: The History of Artificial Intelligence – Part I
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick and Brett return to talk about the history of Artificial Intelligence. Due to the amount of information surrounding the history of AI this episode will be part one of a two-part series. Nick and Brett dive in the origins of AI as we know it today starting with myths and legends of machines coming to life throughout ancient civilization, and how that ultimately led to the formal reasoning of AI as we know it today. Nick and Brett talk about how the term “Artificial Intelligence” was coined, and how the early work of AI pioneers like Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky, and John McCarthy led to a period known as the “The Golden Age of Artificial Intelligence” where many of the intelligent computer programs and tools available to us today had their humble beginning. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
46:56
July 6, 2020
52: Jon Stine | Open Voice and Closing the User Trust Gap
Jon Stine is currently leading the Open Voice Network (OVN), the non-profit industry association dedicated to bringing the value of standards to the world of Conversational AI – to make voice worthy of user trust. His path to OVN coursed through the worlds of consumer goods, retail, and technology with global leadership roles at Intel and Cisco Systems. It was his second stint at Intel from 2014-2019 when this question was raised: “What emerging technology will most impact the relationship between a consumer-facing entity and its customers?” His answer was “Voice”. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Jon Stine from the Open Voice Network about closing the trust gap between users and Conversational AI/voice assistant technology. Jon talks about his career working in both retail and technology companies like Intel and Cisco, and how those experiences guided him to start the Open Voice Network. Nick and Jon talk about Conversational AI and the future of the technology; specifically, how voice assistant tech will impact the retail industry. Jon also dives into the story behind the Open Voice Network and why he strongly believes that the future evolution of Conversational AI and Voice rests upon standards development and implementation that will truly make Voice “open” for all. How to contact Jon: Email: jon.stine@openvoicenetwork.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonstine/ Learn more about Open Voice Network: Website: https://openvoicenetwork.org/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
54:09
June 28, 2020
51: Kerrie Hoffman | Artificial Intelligence and The Next Age™
Kerrie is passionate about business transformation and getting as many companies as possible on their journey to The Next Age™. Kerrie is a #1 bestselling business author and is the CEO of Hoffman Digital, an ecosystem of companies “Igniting the Human Experience at Work”. This includes Strategic Advisor at several modern technology companies, Co-Founder and Partner at Get Digital Velocity, and Digital Advisor and Certified Business Coach at FocalPoint Business Coaching. In addition, she is a keynote speaker at industry venues and Chairwoman of the Board for HashedIn Malaysia. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Kerrie Hoffman of Hoffman Digital. Kerrie and Nick start this week’s episode by talking about Kerrie’s IT and technology journey starting in healthcare that ultimately led her to work in high-profile IT roles at companies like Johnson Controls and Johnson & Johnson. Kerrie talks about some of her most rewarding experiences working in IT over the years, and what it has been like being a woman in tech having held so many different roles. Kerrie and Nick dive into AI and talk about Kerrie’s vision of the future which she calls The Next Age™, and why every professional in every industry needs to start preparing today to adapt their skillset to a world where AI and automation lead everything that we do. How to contact Kerrie: Website: https://kerriehoffman.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrieahoffman/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
49:14
June 22, 2020
50: Jeff Adams | Speech Technology: A Tech Pioneer’s Story
Jeff Adams is a leading figure in the world of commercial speech technology. He has been managing top-level speech and language technology research for more than 20 years. Prior to founding Cobalt Speech, Jeff held roles at Kurzweil AI, Nuance/Dragon, Yap, and Amazon. Jeff led the teams that developed the core technology for Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Yap Voicemail, and Amazon Alexa. At Cobalt, Jeff has assembled a team of elite speech scientists and engineers to build custom applications to meet the needs of their clients. Jeff is the author of 25 patents and several published research papers and serves on the board of several companies. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Jeff Adams of Cobalt Speech about Jeff’s journey through technology, specifically speech technology, and what it has been like to be a pioneer in one of the world’s most influential areas of emerging technology. Jeff talks about how his early days working as a codebreaker for the U.S National Security Administration led him to various roles in speech technology, and how he ultimately became head of the team responsible for creating the Amazon Alexa Natural Language Understanding engine. Jeff also shares some expert insights into the future of Voice and speech technology, as well as where his new company, Cobalt Speech, falls into this rapidly growing field of tech. How to contact Jeff: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdaff/ Learn more about Cobalt Speech: https://www.cobaltspeech.com/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
48:51
June 14, 2020
An Important Message from The Artificial Podcast
In light of everything currently taking place across the U.S, there will be no new episode of The Artificial Podcast this week. We have decided to postpone this week's episode in an effort to allow more important conversations to take place. We hope to return next week with an all-new episode. Thank you for your support, take care, and stay safe. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
03:44
June 7, 2020
49: Adrian Simple | AI, Voice and Video Games: An Unexpected Crossroads
Adrian Simple is the founder and host of the Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing The Gaming Observer. Every single day he covers the latest news in video games in 3 – 5 minutes. Since launching about a year and a half ago The Gaming Observer has seen unexpected success. Outside of his work in the voice world, Adrian is a full-time student in Toronto, Canada. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Adrian Simple of The Gaming Observer. Adrian shares how his interest and passion for video games ultimately led him to create The Gaming Observer Flash Briefing on Amazon Alexa that currently has thousands of daily listeners. Nick and Adrian also talk about the future of video games and the video game industry as emerging technologies like AI and Voice become more prevalent. How to contact Adrian: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gaming_Observer Learn more about The Gaming Observer: https://thegamingobserver.com/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
54:04
May 31, 2020
BREAK - Memorial Day Holiday
This week there will be no new episode of The Artificial Podcast due to the Memorial Day holiday. The Artificial Podcast will return next week featuring Adrian Simple of The Gaming Observer. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
01:50
May 25, 2020
48: Mark Tucker | Developing for Voice: Tips, Tactics, Strategies, and Speech Markdown
Mark Tucker is an Alexa Champion and Bixby Premier Developer. Currently, Mark is also the Senior Architect – Voice Technology at Soar.com. He is a software developer and architect with over 20 years of experience and started his voice tech journey in 2016 when there were only 4,000 Skills in the Alexa Skills Store. Mark has worked for two startups creating innovative voice experiences for customers and finds time to create his own Alexa Skills and Bixby Capsules. Mark is the organizer of the Phoenix Alexa Meetup and the Phoenix Chapter of the Ubiquitous Voice Society. He has spoken at conferences that include the Phoenix Mobile and Emerging Tech Expo, The Alexa Conference, VOICE Summit, and Project Voice. Mark is also the creator of Speech Markdown which he released as open-source and can be found at speechmarkdown.org. He also enjoys finding ways for non-profits to benefit from voice assistant technology. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Mark Tucker of Shazaml about tips, tactics, and strategies for Voice developers and how Mark came up with the idea for Speech Markdown. Mark shares details about his career so far as a software developer and how a simple interest in Alexa led him to become an industry leader in Voice development for the Alexa and Bixby platforms. Mark also shares the story behind Speech Markdown and why he wanted to create a simplified and open source solution for developers to be able to adjust the prosody for Alexa Skills, Google Actions, and Bixby Capsules. Nick and Mark discuss the future of voice assistant technology, and Mark shares some great tips, tactics, and strategies for any developer looking for resources as they start their journey as a developer for Alexa, Google Assistant, or Bixby. How to connect with Mark: Twitter: https://twitter.com/marktucker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tuckerm/ Learn more about Speech Markdown: https://www.speechmarkdown.org/ 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.
51:27
May 17, 2020
47: Levi Sawyers & Shaun Withers | Jargon and Mastering Your Content for Voice
Levi Sawyers is the Head of Customer Success at Jargon managing Jargon’s customer success strategy and marketing efforts. He oversees the customer onboarding process, customer support, and content creation to help customers get the most out of voice tools. Prior to Jargon, Levi held positions in software incubation and program management. Shaun Withers is Head of Partnerships at Jargon and manages go-to-market strategy and business development efforts. He oversees relationships with industry partners, digital agencies, and brands. Prior to Jargon Shaun has held positions in M&A investment banking and in investment management. Jargon is a CMS for Voice that empowers teams to author, deliver, and optimize voice experiences. Jargon enables non-technical team members to edit content directly and allows developers to manage dynamic content in one place without restricting the interaction model. The result is a more productive team and better-structured content that can be handed off to various stakeholders. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Levi Sawyers and Shaun Withers of Jargon about how voice app developers and designers can master their content for Voice. Levi and Shaun share the origin story behind the Jargon CMS platform for voice and talk about what problems they are hoping the platform can solve for voice app designers and strategists. Levi and Shaun also talk about content best practices for voice assistant platforms like Alexa and Google Assistant, and why it’s important for anyone working in Voice to have a content strategy (and content management system) in place to truly be successful when designing and building voice apps. How to contact Levi & Shaun: Levi – LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/levisawyers/ Shaun – LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-withers-8056b830/ Learn more about Jargon: https://jargon.com/ Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
38:19
May 11, 2020
46: Sarah Andrew Wilson | The Science of Creating A Hit Voice App
Sarah Andrew Wilson is the Chief Content Officer at Matchbox.io, the award-winning brand behind some of the most popular voice apps on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby. Matchbox.io’s suite of voice apps that include Question of the Day, Find My Phone, Kids Quiz, and Guess My Name. As CCO of Matchbox.io, Sarah oversees content strategy, UX design, and communications creating delightful voice-first experiences for millions of users of all ages in more than eight countries and multiple world languages. Prior to Matchbox.io, Sarah spent more than 20 years in the music industry working with internationally renowned performing artists and educators. This year, Matchbox.io was honored at the Project Voice Awards in Chattanooga, TN being named Voice Developer of the Year, Amazon Alexa Developer of the Year, Gaming Voice Experience of the Year for Question of the Day, and as Gaming Voice Developer of the Year. In January of this year, Amazon named Sarah an Alexa Champion. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Sarah Andrew Wilson of Matchbox.io about the science behind developing a hit voice app. Matchbox.io is one of the most well known and respected voice app development companies creating some of the most popular voice apps on the market today for Amazon Alexa. Sarah talks about her journey from working in the music industry and how her prior experience in music has helped her to succeed in her role as CCO for Matchbox.io. Sarah shares the story behind Matchbox.io’s most popular voice app, Question of The Day, and how it has gone on to impact millions of users around the world. Sarah also talks about the core design philosophy behind every single Matchbox.io voice app and the outcomes that she and her team are always working to achieve. How to contact Sarah: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahAndrewWils LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahandrewwilson/ Follow Matchbox.io on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/matchboxio Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
53:05
May 4, 2020
45: Daniel Hill | The New Era of Marketing: Social Media and Voice-First
Daniel Hill currently works at Columbia University Medical Center and runs DanielHillMedia where he teaches small business owners how to use Amazon Alexa and Instagram. Daniel is obsessed with figuring out what grabs people’s attention and holds it. He hosts an Instagram podcast called “The Instagram Stories” and launched the first Instagram Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing where he gives daily news updates and answers questions. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Daniel Hill of DanielHillMedia about the changing nature of marketing, and why soon social media and voice assistant technology are going to become inexorably linked. Daniel talks about hos deep interest in Instagram and why he chose to start DanielHillMedia. Daniel and Nick talk about Daniel’s flash briefing and how it has helped him to scale is social media business while also helping to make him a thought leader on how to effectively market Alexa Skills in the Voice-AI industry. Daniel shares his thoughts on how soon we can expect to see social media and Voice begin to intersect, and how eventually Voice will be just as essential to a brands’ overall marketing strategy much like social media is today. How to contact Daniel: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielhillmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielhillmedia Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
40:26
April 26, 2020
44: Tim Kobe | The Importance of Designing for Human Outcomes
Tim Kobe is a design leader, author, and founder of the globally recognized strategic and experience design firm Eight Inc. For over 30 years in design and a leader in innovation and Branded Experience, Eight Inc. has worked with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Lincoln, and Citibank. The firm takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, working across traditional disciplines and strategy, architecture, exhibition, interior design, product, communications, and branding. Tim has been featured and recognized for his work in prominent publications like Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, The Economist, Dezeen, and Fast Company. His most recent book, Return on Experience, published by ORO Editions will be released this year. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Tim Kobe about the importance of designing for human outcomes. Tim shares how he founded Eight Inc. and how his journey in experience design ultimately led him to the doorstep of Apple and the late Steve Jobs, and how Eight Inc. ultimately became known as Apple’s “best-kept secret”. Tim talks about what he thinks Steve’s outlook would be on today’s current tech climate and reveals how Steve would consistently approach technology and problems that led to some of Apple’s most successful products. Nick and Tim discuss some of the growing problems in the technology industry that have presented themselves, and Tim shares how he thinks that by always focusing on the human outcome with technology a lot of these problems can be overcome. Tim also shares his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and voice assistant technology and how he envisions the technology evolving over the next decade. How to contact Tim: Email: kobe@eightinc.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timkobe/ Learn more about Eight Inc.: https://eightinc.com/ Pre-Order Tim’s latest book: https://amzn.to/2VkvV29 Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
40:36
April 19, 2020
43: Coronavirus Part 2 – Technology’s Positive Impact
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick and Brett return with a follow-up chat continuing from Episode 39 about the current Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of discussing the endless amounts of negative news that the pandemic has produced Nick and Brett share and talk about some of the positive that has come out of the pandemic since the pandemic began in early March. Nick and Brett then dive into some positive examples of how emerging technology is helping both to fight and to mitigate the spread of SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19 around the world. To end, Nick and Brett share their thoughts on the future role that technology will play in the post-pandemic world and why people need to begin preparing NOW for the tech explosion that is looming on the horizon. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
51:41
April 13, 2020
BREAK - Some Important Updates from The Artificial Podcast
We will be taking a brief break from publishing a new episode of The Artificial Podcast this week. We will be returning next week with a new solo episode featuring Nick and Brett sharing some updates on how emerging technologies like AI and Voice have been making a positive impact amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick also briefly shares some important Artificial Podcast updates that include information about our new social media channels, our new logo, and a call for sponsors as well as guest interviews. Follow The Artificial Podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
06:09
April 5, 2020
42: Tom Still | Silicon Wisconsin – The Midwest and the New Tech Hubs
Tom Still is the current President of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is a former newspaper editor and currently writes for more than two-dozen publications. Tom also serves as a current member on the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment, the UW System Business Council, the Badger Funds of Funds Limited Partners Advisory Committee, the Governor’s Special Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, and on advisory boards for the UW-Madison College of Engineering and WiSys Technology Foundation among other civic and business groups. Tom was a winner of the 2008 Madison Magazine Best of Madison Business award and was named to Madison InBusiness Magazine’s 2010 Executive Hall of Fame. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council about the rapid growth of technology investment starting to take place in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Tom shares how Wisconsin and other midwestern states are starting to climb the rankings of locations in the U.S where startups and larger tech companies are beginning to flourish. Nick and Tom also discuss the transformation of Madison, WI from a primarily ag focused city to one that is now considered to be one of the leading cities in the Midwest for tech startups and innovation. Tom also provides some insight into the future of emerging technology in general and explains why he views voice assistant technology as one of the most important pieces of emerging tech in this new decade. 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/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartificialp YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bC2Sw2 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.
46:06
March 29, 2020
41: Kumar Rangarajan & Vinayak Jhunjhunwala | Any App Can Be Voice-First
Kumar Rangarajan is the Co-Founder and the Obsessive Dictator at Slang Labs. Prior to Slang Labs Kumar was the Co-Founder of Little Eye Labs which was acquired by Facebook. His software career spans multiple decades having worked with companies like GE, HP, Rational, S7, and most recently Facebook. Vinayak Jhunjhunwala heads marketing at Slang Labs which is a voice tech company headquartered in Bangalore that focuses on helping businesses add voice inside their mobile and web apps. He has completed extensive user research on the importance of voice for getting the next billion users online. He also blogs about the importance of voice on Medium and has spoken at various events and conferences in the importance of voice for the next one billion people. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Kumar Rangarajan and Vinayak Juhnjuhnwala of Slang Labs. Kumar shares how he founded his first company, Little Eye Labs, and ultimately what prompted Little Eye Labs to become acquired by Facebook. Vinayak talks about his journey through the voice-first space, and why he believes Voice is the next frontier in how people will be engaging with technology, specifically apps. Kumar and Vinayak also dive into their current work at Slang Labs and how they are making it possible for any app to leverage the power voice assistant technology. 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 Kumar: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kumrr How to contact Vinayak: https://twitter.com/vinayakjjw Learn more about Slang Labs: https://slanglabs.in/ 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.
33:23
March 22, 2020
40: Rafiki Cai | How to Empower the World Through Emerging Technology
Rafiki Cai is a veteran technologist of over 25 years with a proven commitment to the empowerment of communities through the democratization of technology; particularly through comprehension, cultural affinity, and access. His tech career has spanned from being a journalist covering the nascent World Wide Web for national media to being the co-founder of a Washington D.C. based technology 501(c)3 organization. He has been a sought-out and trusted technology architect from Capitol Hill to Hollywood to Silicon Valley. He currently serves as CTO of the NGO Friends of The Congo. In that capacity, it is his charge to serve as a technology ambassador; accessing resources and building relationships on behalf of everyday people in the Democratic Republic of The Congo. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Rafiki Cai of Friends of The Congo. Rafiki shares his journey through the last few decades of technology being at the forefront of technologies like the internet and mobile, and how he was able to work with notable congressional leaders in Washington D.C. and social movement leaders like Rev. Jesse Jackson. Rafiki dives into why he thinks voice assistant technology will be the next massive shift for technology as we know it, and why it is important to make sure Voice remains accessible to people around the world. Rafiki also talks about his work with Friends of The Congo and how he is trying to give an opportunity to women and children in the DRC to learn to build voice apps.
59:46
March 15, 2020
39: Coronavirus – An Outbreak in the Age of Technology
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick and Brett talk about the new Coronavirus that is responsible for causing COVID-19 that has infected over 100,000 people around the world since December of last year. Due to a large amount of media hype and misinformation that has produced mass hysteria around the world in recent weeks, Nick and Brett focus on sharing only the facts to help educate everyone about what coronaviruses are, how they work, how the COVID-19 outbreak began, and the symptoms and illness associated with the new disease. Nick and Brett also discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak is the first global viral outbreak to occur in the age of technology and share some different examples of how new and emerging technologies like AI and IoT have helped to combat and mitigate the spread of the virus. To wrap things up. Nick and Brett compare COVID-19 to other serious illnesses and outbreaks that have occurred throughout human history to put the current outbreak into perspective. *Please note that every fact shared in this episode was obtained from the U.S Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Chinese Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CCDC). Nick and Brett are NOT certified medical professionals and do not offer medical advice outside of what has been stated by the CDC and WHO. All opinion comments made outside of the facts presented are purely subjective in nature. 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/ 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.
56:51
March 8, 2020
38: Dr. Teri Fisher | The Intersection of AI, Voice, and Healthcare
Dr. Teri Fisher is a Sports Exercise Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is the founder of Voice First Health, the leading podcast about the intersection of Voice-First technology and healthcare. He is also the founder of Alexa in Canada, the leading Amazon Alexa resource for Canadians. He is an award-winning TEDx and keynote speaker, Amazon Alexa Champion, educator, consultant, podcaster, and briefcaster who loves sharing his excitement for and passion for artificial intelligence and voice-first technology. He is the host of the weekly “Voice First Health” and “Alexa in Canada” podcasts, and the daily “Voice in Canada” Flash Briefing which is the #1 rated Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing and News Skill in Canada. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Dr. Teri Fisher about all things Alexa Flash Briefings/Briefcasting and the intersection between AI, Voice, and healthcare. Teri shares what got him into creating his Alexa Flash Briefing and how he was able to teach himself everything he knows about Voice and briefcasting in such a short period of time. Teri talks about how he created his top-rated Voice in Canada Flash Briefing and the Alexa in Canada podcast that ultimately led to the publishing of his new book Voice Technology in Healthcare. Teri also shares some tried and true tips, tactics, and strategies on how anyone who is interested in creating and starting their own Alexa Flash Briefing can do so in no time at all. Lastly, Nick and Teri talk about Teri’s vision for the future of healthcare in an AI and Voice powered world where Alexa or Google Assistant could very well be your on-call personal physician. 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/ Learn more about Alexa in Canada: https://alexaincanada.ca/ Learn more about Voice First Health: https://voicefirsthealth.com/ Learn more about the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing: https://briefcast.fm/flash-briefings/voice-in-canada/ Enable the Coronavirus Doc Alexa Skill: https://amzn.to/2Tb3oed How to contact Teri: Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrTeriFisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drterifisher/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drterifisher/ 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.
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March 2, 2020
37: Bret Kinsella | Voicebot.ai and An Analysis of Voice Tech
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.
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February 23, 2020
36: Gaurav Mishra | Solving Problems for Enterprise With Voice
Gaurav has an 11+ years’ accomplished career track in building enterprise partnerships. He currently heads Sirjan’s U.S operations and is involved in delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains in highly competitive U.S and Asian markets. Prior to Srijan, Gaurav built and sold two successful internet media ventures. He as a deep understanding of evolving technology trends, their impact on enterprises, and how to leverage them to create compelling solutions. Gaurav is especially attuned to the developing voice-tech space and helping several global firms across industries find opportunities to leverage voice-tech. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Gaurav Mishra about voice-tech and how enterprise can best deploy the technology to help solve real problems internally or for their customers. Gaurav talks about what it has been like building and selling two different internet startup companies, and how the failures he experienced in the past have helped him to become more efficient leading business development for Srijan. Gaurav also provides some advice to voice-tech startup founders, and why every solution that any voice company provides at this stage must solve a problem for enterprise-level companies and consumers. 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. How to contact Gaurav: Twitter: https://twitter.com/gmishra LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gauravmishra7/ Website: www.gmishra.com Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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.
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February 16, 2020
35: Charles Reed Anderson | Smart Cities: The Cold Hard Facts
Charles is a globally recognized IoT, Smart Cities, PropTech & Connectivity industry thought leader who has presented at over 200 industry events. His company CRA & Associates provides technology and vendor-agnostic advice to governments, enterprises, and technology vendors on how to successfully navigate the increasingly complex technology solution ecosystem. With over 25 years of experience, Charles’ in-depth knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of emerging technologies and solutions vendors, combined with his understanding of the market demand allows him to separate industry HYPE from REALITY. Charles is the host of the TechBurst Asia podcast, is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company on IoT and sits on the Advisory Boards of technology and start-ups and the Global Organization of Smart Cities initiative. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Charles Reed Anderson of CRA & Associates about “Smart Cities” and their growing popularity around the world. Charles provides the cold hard facts about what a smart city is, what it is not, and what he thinks cities who strive to be a smart city must do in order to ensure they are actually meeting and embodying the “Smart City” designation. Nick and Charles also talk about the impact that emerging tech like AI, IoT, Blockchain, Voice, etc. is going to have on smart city development over the next decade and vice versa. 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. How to contact Charles: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesreedanderson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRASingapore Website: https://charlesreedanderson.com/ Learn more about the TechBurst Asia Podcast and take a listen: https://charlesreedanderson.com/techburst-asia-podcast/ 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.
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February 10, 2020
34: More Cool (yet somewhat terrifying) Examples of Artificial Intelligence
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick is joined once again by Brett Brooks to talk about some more cool (yet somewhat terrifying) examples of Artificial Intelligence. Nick and Brett talk about things like Deep Whisper which helps decipher EVP recordings, Wikipedia deploying AI bots that began to argue with one another until infinity, Facebook chatbots developing their own language, and Nadine Social Robot that can recognize and understand human emotion. Links to examples: Facebook Chatbots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONPqeHJShdQ&t=80s Nadine Social Robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usif8BOBHgA 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/ 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.
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February 2, 2020
33: Divyansh Chaurasia | Voice-First Design & Development: An International Perspective
Divyansh is a full-stack developer who loves building VUI apps. He leads a community of 1200+ VUI developers in India. He is a believer of #VoiceFirst and has been contributing to the field of VUI for the last three years. Divyansh has also hosted 40+ sessions on building Actions for Google Assistant and Skills for Alexa. Divanysh is one of the first VUI app developers in India to have used Voiceflow and as a result started the Voiceflow India Community. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick talks with Divyansh Chaurasia who is a leading VUI designer and developer in India. Divyansh shares what it has been like learning how to design and develop for Alexa and Google Assistant in India, as well as what some of the major hurdles have been and how he has worked to overcome them. Divyansh also talks about Voiceflow and how the platform has made designing and developing for voice accessible to anyone in India who is interested. Nick and Divyansh talk about the Alexa and Google Assistant developer community in India and how Divyansh was able to build a VUI developer community of more than 1200+ developers around India. To end, Divyansh talks about why design is the most essential part of developing voice apps and why good design will ALWAYS yield a richer and more rewarding experience. 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. How to contact Divyansh: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsDivyansh 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.
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January 26, 2020
32: Martin Strotton | “Alexa, what shall I wear today?”
Martin studied Psychology and Artificial Intelligence at university, and after graduation, he began working as a web developer. He began his career working for the U.S e-commerce startup Buy.com which, without really planning it, started his journey working in online retail. Martin later spent 8 years at a fast-growing online fashion company ASOS.com. Working at ASOS.com in more of a strategy role led him to his current project, Able Style, which is designed to help everyone get dressed better by helping them answer the question, “What shall I wear today?” In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick chats with Martin Strotton. With more than two decades worth of experience in e-commerce and the online fashion industry Martin shares some valuable insights into the evolution of e-commerce and how technologies like AI and Voice are rapidly innovating the space. Martin shares some details about a product that he has been developing, Able Style, and how using the power of Alexa will help answer a question we all ask ourselves daily, “What shall I wear today?” Nick asks Martin about what it has been like developing Able Style for Alexa with so many moving parts, and how he has overcome them with developer tools and new features for Alexa changing almost weekly. Martin also shares what he thinks the most valuable opportunity is when it comes to voice assistant technology and provides some tips for developers who are looking to build a product using Alexa. 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. How to contact Martin: Twitter: https://twitter.com/strttn 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.
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January 19, 2020
31: Nick & Brett’s Predictions for AI, Voice, and Other Cool Emerging Technology For 2020 and Beyond
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick and Brett share their predictions for AI, Voice, and other emerging technology for 2020 and the next decade. Some of the predictions they share include increased business investment in AI and Voice, the development of an ethical framework for Voice along with proper government regulation on the collection of consumer data, Machine Learning algorithms that can obtain data on their own, and the increased use of visual technologies like smartphones when it comes to voice app development on Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby. If you are attending the Project VOICE conference this week in Chattanooga, TN please feel to stop by booth 114 at the Voice World Fair to say hi and meet us in person! We’d love to meet you and chat about all things AI, Voice, and emerging technology. Like or follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. View and enable our Skill on the Alexa Skills Store: https://amzn.to/2NhJ1Ja 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.
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January 12, 2020
30: Alec Shaw | Blockchain – The Solution to Trusting Technology
Alec Shaw has been preparing Wisconsin for the 4th industrial revolution by providing digital transformation consulting to enterprises. In 2017, Alec helped found Euphrates Group which provides emerging technology education and implementation consulting to medium and large companies in the greater Milwaukee, WI area. To compliment is work at Euphrates, Alec is educating the next generation of change leaders through his role as Assistant Director of Marquette University’s student-run business program. For his work, Alec has been recognized by Wisconsin Inno as a 25 Under 25 Innovator. The new year and a new decade are officially upon us! We are excited to be back and cannot wait for what the new year has in-store. In the first episode of The Artificial Podcast in 2020 Nick chat’s with Alec Shaw about Blockchain and why it is an important technology to consider and understand in 2020 and throughout the next decade. Alec explains what Blockchain is and why it is so much more than just cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Alec shares why Blockchain is essential in helping bring trust back into the world of technology amidst a decade of countless data security and privacy breaches. Alec also talks about internet data security and privacy overall, and why he thinks more people need to push for a democratization of data throughout multiple servers and locations across the internet and around the world as opposed to all of the data being handled by companies like Amazon and Microsoft in their cloud computing infrastructures. To end the show Alec talks about the upcoming Milwaukee Blockchain Conference taking place in March and shares info on how you can attend if you are seeking to learn more about Blockchain, IoT, data security and privacy, and Artificial Intelligence. 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. How to contact Alec: Email: alec.shaw@marquette.edu Phone: 630-432-4715 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mublockchainlab/ Learn more about the 2020 Milwaukee Blockchain Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-milwaukee-blockchain-conference-tickets-86431955305 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.
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January 5, 2020
BREAK - Happy Holidays and End of Year Thank You
The Artificial Podcast will be taking a brief break from publishing any new episodes through the remainder of the year due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Nick will be on the road for the holidays visiting family and friends. However, The Artificial Podcast will be returning in the new year with all-new episodes featuring guests from around the world making waves in AI and Voice-First. We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our amazing guests who took the time to share their knowledge with our listeners. We also cannot thank our listeners and everyone in the AI and Voice-First communities enough for all of your support for The Artificial Podcast this year. Even though we just started our podcast back in May it feels like we have been recording episodes for much longer. 2019 has been an incredible year. and we could not be more excited about what 2020 and the next decade has in store. In 2020 we are also looking at opening up The Artificial Podcast for sponsorship opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a sponsor of the show please feel free to reach out to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. 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 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.
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December 23, 2019
29: A Deep Dive Into Data Privacy
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick is once again joined by The Artificial Podcast’s editor/producer Brett Brooks for the last episode of 2019. This week Nick takes a deep dive into the growing concerns that everyone seems to have about data privacy. Nick explains what data privacy is and how it differs from data security. Nick shares why data privacy is important in our ever-expanding world of technology and why both data privacy and data security need to co-exist in order to ensure that all of the data being collected by companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook is being treated appropriately. Nick talks about some of the most important data privacy and security laws that have been implemented over the past 20 years like the EU’s GDPR, HIPPA, and upcoming CCPA regulations in California. To end this week’s show Nick and Brett revisit some of this decades’ most notable data privacy and security breaches/scandals like Cambridge Analytica, Target, and Equifax to name a few. Nick and Brett also share their personal viewpoints on data privacy and why it may or may not continue to populate the news headlines heading into the 2020s. Since this is our last show of 2019, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all our incredible listeners and guests. 2019 has been an incredible year for both The Artificial Podcast and for RedFox AI as we continue on our mission of helping brands leverage the power of Alexa and Google Assistant, along with helping educate everyone on how AI and Voice-First are impacting all of our lives both personally and within organizations. See you in 2020! 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 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.
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December 16, 2019
28: Rana Gujral | Helping AI and Voice Understand the Power of Human Emotion
Rana Gujral is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Behavioral Signals, an enterprise software company that delivers a robust and fast-evolving emotion AI engine that introduces emotional intelligence into speech recognition technology. Rana has been awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine, the ‘US-China Pioneer Award’ by IEIE and list in “Top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017” by the Huffington Post. He was also recently listed in Inc. Magazine as an “AI Entrepreneur to Watch”. He has spoken at conferences such as the World Government Summit and AI Everything in Dubai, the Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit, and IEIE in New York. You can find his writing in publications such as Inc., Tech Crunch, and Forbes. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick chats with Rana Gujral from Behavioral Signals. Nick and Rana talk about Rana’s journey through technology coming from a family of prominent doctors and ultimately becoming the CEO of multiple tech companies and startups, as well as a globally recognized venture capitalist. Rana shares his thoughts and insights from a venture capitalist’s perspective on the technology industry and offers some tips that startups can use as they build their product and seek venture capital funding. Nick and Rana also dive into the technology behind Behavioral Signals and how the technology is helping AI and voice assistants better understand human emotion and the context behind spoken language. Rana also shares his thoughts on the voice assistant technology industry and how it has the capability to evolve into something truly incredible over the next few years. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. How to connect with Rana: Website: https://www.ranagujral.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranagujral/ Twitter: @ranagujral How to learn more about Behavioral Signals: Website: https://www.behavioralsignals.com Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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December 9, 2019
27: Dean DeLisle | Using AI to Become An Influencer
As Founder and CEO of Forward Progress, Dean leads his core team to provide digital influencer marketing solutions serving over 2,000 corporate clients over the past 15 years. In 2012, Dean created and release a Social Influencer Development Platform known as Social Jack™, successfully training over 100,000 professionals on Social Selling, B2B Influencer Marketing, and Social Streaming. Their curriculum is used globally by Fortune 500 companies, Associations, Conferences, and Universities to instill best practices related to the effective use of social networks, digital marketing, streaming, and video. Dean is also the host of his own podcast, Influence Factory, where he enjoys exclusive interviews with leading business influencers. His recent book, FIRST, The Street Guide to Digital Business Influence gives the reader proven essential steps and tools to develop thought leadership and recognition in their industry. Based in Chicago, Dean also enjoys time with his family, and yes, some of that family time is spent in the dojo: Dean and his son are both 3rd-degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do. He and his family also enjoy supporting community theater. In this episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick talks with Dean DeLisle about how anyone can become an influencer in their network using Artificial Intelligence. Dean shares his history working in the tech space and how his early experiences led him to ultimately build a career in digital and influencer marketing. He dives into how his influencer marketing platform, Social Jack™, is using AI to help efficiently connect people with others in their network who are identified as being the most valuable based on their goals. Nick and Dean also talk about the growing role that AI is starting to play in marketing as more and more data becomes available to marketers via social media. Dean also emphasizes the importance of focusing on the human aspect of organizational culture and business as technology begins to take more of a hold on everyday business processes. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. How to connect with Dean: Website: www.deandelisle.com LinkedIn: Twitter: @deandelisle Instagram: @deandelisle Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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December 1, 2019
26: Roger Wolkoff | The EQ of AI
Roger Wolkoff is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your own way and get more done. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience and has worked in various IT, Project Management, and Market Intelligence roles for companies like American Family Insurance, CUNA Mutual Group, and WEA Trust. Roger helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. Roger is an expert in emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships. In this episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick chats with Roger Wolkoff about emotional intelligence and the effect that it is going to have on Artificial Intelligence. Rogers talks about his experience working with tech during the early days, as well as the evolution of consumer data and intelligence from his tenure at American Family Insurance until now. Roger shares his thoughts on the importance of emotional intelligence and how EQ is going to become increasingly important as new technologies like AI and Voice begin to take more of a hold on our everyday processes and systems. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. How to contact Roger: Website: https://rogerwolkoff.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerwolkoff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerwolkoff Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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November 24, 2019
BREAK - Nick Traveling Abroad In Thailand
Hey Artificial Podcasters! We will not be posting a new episode this week as Nick will be traveling abroad in Bangkok, Thailand speaking at the 2019 Asia Real Estate Property Summit. We will be back next week with a new episode featuring Roger Wolkoff from All About Authenticity talking about the EQ of AI. You can follow along Nick's journey in Thailand this week by following him on Twitter @therednickm or by following the hashtag #nickminbangkok. Thank you so much for all of your support and we will be back next week! What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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. 
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November 17, 2019
25: Andrew Bellavia | The Hearables Explosion and What It Means for Voice-First
Andrew Bellavia is the Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp., a leading acoustic solutions provider to the hearables, smart speaker, mobile, and IoT industries. He has been personally involved in supporting the development of many innovative hearable devices including those of Nuheara and Amazon, amongst others. Andrew is also an advocate for the role technology can play in addressing hearing loss, and in the practical use cases for voice in the coming hearables revolution. When not in the office he can usually be found running the roads of Northern Illinois and the world often photographing as he goes. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick talks with Andy Bellavia about hearables technology and the impact that they are having on AI and Voice-First. Andy talks about what led him to get started in the hearables space and how hearables have evolved over time from simple hearing aids to devices like the Apple Airpods and the Amazon Echo Buds. Andy shares the history of Doppler and how their work ultimately led to the Echo smart speaker and the Echo Buds. Nick and Andy also talk about future use cases that involve hearables technology, as well as some current examples of how Airpods, Echo Buds, and Pixel Buds are starting to weave their way into people’s every day lives. Andy and Nick close this week’s episode by discussing the future of Voice-First and how the ‘Hearables Explosion’ is ushering in a new paradigm of Voice as a usable and useful technology. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. How to contact Andy: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abellavia/ Twitter: @AndyB_Knowles Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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November 10, 2019
24: Collin Borns | Voice-First In The World of Startups and Venture Capital
Collin Borns has a background in institutional investment consulting and financial operations having recently worked in finance at Vaynermedia in Los Angeles, CA. Collin currently works as an associate with a venture capital fund that has a thematic focus in audio and voice called Voicepunch. Collin also runs a daily flash briefing on voice technology and its impact on business called Voicing Business. Collin is also the host of a new podcast called Voicing Startups that focuses on bringing awareness to startups that focus on audio and Voice-First technology. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Collin Borns about Voice-First in the world of startups and venture capital. Nick and Collin talk about Collin’s daily flash briefing “Voicing Business” and why brands should still consider flash briefings in their overall marketing strategy. Collin talks about his recent work with Voicing Startups and provides some interesting insights into the growing Voice-First startup community. To wrap things up Nick and Collin dive into some ways that businesses can begin deploying Voice today, as well as what the next 5 years could look like for voice technology. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ 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. How to contact Collin: Twitter: @CollinBorns Learn more about Voicing Business and Voicing Startups: Voicing Startups: https://voicingstartups.com Voicing Business: https://voicingbusiness.com Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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November 4, 2019
23: Artificial Intelligence in Pop Culture – Part 1
In this week’s episode, Nick is once again joined by The Artificial Podcast’s editor and producer, Brett Brooks, as Nick kicks off a multi-part series on Artificial Intelligence in pop culture. In Part 1, Nick and Brett talk about some of the most well-known examples of AI in pop culture such as the HAL 9000 from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Skynet from The Terminator franchise, KITT from the popular 1980’s and late 2000’s television series Knight Rider, and Ava from the 2014 film Ex Machina. Each one of these examples holds their own in their depiction of Artificial Intelligence, and each has contributed in some way to most people’s current understanding of AI as we know it today. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-0794/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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October 27, 2019
22: The Top Myths of AI and Why You Have No Reason to Be Afraid
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick decides to take a deep dive into some of the top AI myths and explains why you have no reason to be afraid of AI as a technology. Some of the top myths discussed include smartphones always listening to users, AI automating and outmoding jobs, the current state of AI’s intelligence, and the belief that AI is currently not impacting anyone. By the end of this episode, we hope that many of your burning questions have been answered and that many of your fears have been calmed. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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October 20, 2019
21: Bradley Metrock | Project Voice – Creating An Authentic Platform for The Voice-First Community
Bradley Metrock is the CEO of Score Publishing, the Executive Producer of Project VOICE, and the host of the This Week In Voice podcast that reaches thousands of people across the world that showcases guests/changemakers and discusses key topics in the Voice-First space. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick interviews Bradley Metrock of Score Publishing and the Founder and Executive Producer of the upcoming Project VOICE conference in Chattanooga, TN. Whether you’re new to the Voice-First space or have been involved for a few years you most likely have either seen or have heard of Bradley’s work in the industry. Nick talks to Bradley about his rise to success in Voice-First, and how a simple internet in desktop publishing led Bradley to create an entire enterprise of Voice-First events and content. Bradley shares details about the upcoming Project VOICE conference that is anticipated to become one of the largest gatherings of Voice-First and AI professionals across the world. Nick and Bradley also discuss the current state of Voice-First what the future has in store when it comes to smartphones, smart speakers, multimodal interfaces, and SaaS platforms. Bradley also talks about his upcoming book More Than Just Weather & Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ How to contact Bradley: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradleymetrock/ Twitter: @bmetrock Learn more about Project VOICE: Website: https://www.projectvoice.ai Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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October 13, 2019
20: The Top Five Coolest (and maybe a bit scary) Examples of Artificial Intelligence
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick is joined by our show’s editor and producer, Brett Brooks, to talk about the top five coolest (and maybe even a bit scary) examples of Artificial Intelligence in the world today (according to Nick). Nick and Brett talk about different AI marvels such as Sophia, Adobe VoCo, DeepFake’s, Google Duplex, and the Microsoft Hololens with Neural Text-to-Speech. The best part is that all these technologies are available today in both consumer and enterprise settings. So, are you ready to learn about how the machines are already taking over? If so, then you don’t want to miss this week’s episode. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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October 6, 2019
19: Aoife O’Connell | Using AI & Chatbots to Increase Human Connection
Aoife O’Connell is the Founder of Yarnly.ai, an Artificial Intelligence agency driven by HUMAN connection located in Sydney, Australia. Yarnly.ai helps businesses and humans’ position, build, and promote their brands with chatbots. Yarnly specializes in supporting SMB businesses by driving sales, service, and customer experience by applying the next generation of marketing, Chat Marketing, by building meaningful relationships with their customers 1:1 at scale with personality-driven automated conversations. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick talks with Aoife O’Connell of Yarnly.ai about the role that Artificial Intelligence will play in how humans connect with one another in the future. Aoife shares her viewpoint on the current state of AI having come from a background in enterprise-level digital marketing. Aoife talks about her work with chatbots, specifically the Manychat platform, and how her agency has helped small to medium-sized businesses reinvent the way that they interact with their customers and core audiences. Nick and Aoife discuss the impact that AI and chatbots are having on creative roles within organizations, and how those who work in marketing departments can begin preparing for the next wave of how brands will ultimately be sharing content and interacting with consumers. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ How to connect with Aoife: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoifemarieoconnell/ Website: https://yarnly.ai/ Instagram: @yarnly.ai Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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September 29, 2019
18: Stuart Crane | Unlocking The Power of Surveys on Voice-First
Stuart Crane is a software entrepreneur of 30+ years. Stuart began his career building database applications for businesses, and in 1993 co-founded a software company that ultimately became the de facto enterprise system for specialty pharmacies in the U.S. After the company was acquired 20 years later, in 2013, Stuart began working in the area of voice technologies. Stuart is currently the Founder/CEO of Voice Metrics, a company that offers the only survey platform designed specifically for voice, SurveyLine, allowing organizations to build surveys to be taken by voice, on Alexa, Google Home/Assistant, and within iOS and Android mobile apps. In this week’s episode, Nick chats with Stuart Crane from VoiceMetrics.io. Nick and Stuart talk about Stuart’s rise in the Voice-First space, and how Stuart went from building software to developing for Alexa. Stuart talks about one of VoiceMetrics’ signature products, SurveyLine, and how it is poised to change how brands collect survey data from customers and how people take surveys. Nick and Stuart also talk about the future of smart speakers, and the impact that privacy concerns are having on the Voice-First space. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/. How to connect with Stuart: Website: www.stuartcrane.com Email: stuart@stuartcrane.com Twitter: @sdcrane LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-crane-11a2401/ Learn more about SurveyLine: Website: www.surveysbyvoice.com Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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September 22, 2019
17: Taking AI & Voice-First Abroad – Nick & Brett’s Adventures in Australia!
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick is joined by his show editor and producer (and CTO of RedFox AI) Brett Brooks to talk about their recent trip to Australia. Nick and Brett share how the opportunity to present about AI and Voice at the Social Media Marketing Summit came about, and why it’s so important to build a personal brand on social media. They also share some of their favorite memories from the trip and discuss how Australian’s perceive technologies like AI and voice assistants. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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September 16, 2019
16: Andrew Butow | Artificial Intelligence: Our Inevitable Future
Andrew Butow is a Radical Change Coach who founded Earth2Mars to help people find their space in the universe and make a difference in the world. With over 15 years of personal, technology, and organizational change experience her brings together the best of business, consulting, design-thinking, and behavioral science to any challenge, big, small, or somewhere in between because everyone deserves a place in the future. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick interviews Andrew Butow of earth2mars about technology, Artificial Intelligence, and how both are actively shaping our future with everyone taking part whether they realize it or not. Andrew talks about his work with Earth2Mars and how he is on a mission to help organizations and the leaders in them prepare for the future of work with Artificial Intelligence. Nick and Andrew discuss how everyone is actively taking part in the training and coaching of AI through social media, mobile apps, and voice assistant technology. Andrew shares his thoughts for the future and explains how anyone can start learning today about these technologies and prepare for our inevitable future. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/. How to connect with Andrew: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abutow1/ Instagram: @butowful Learn more about Earth2Mars: Website: https://earth2mars.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Earth2Mars2/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earth2marsoffical/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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September 8, 2019
BREAK - Labor Day Holiday
This week The Artificial Podcast is taking a break due to the Labor Day Holiday. Next week we will return with an all new episode featuring Andrew Butow from earth2mars sharing his thoughts on the future of technology and Artificial Intelligence. After that, Stuart Crane from Voice Metrics will be talking about Voice and some of the projects that he has been working on. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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September 2, 2019
15: Jeremy Wilken | Voice-First: A VUI Designer and Developer’s Perspective
Jeremy Wilken is the host of the Design for Voice podcast and has been recognized by SoundHound as a top influencer in Voice. He currently works as a software engineer for VMware and as a voice developer and designer. He is also a Google Developer Expert for the Google Assistant, web technologies, and Angular. His key interests are how users and technology intersect, and how to ensure that best experiences for all users using modern technology. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Jeremy Wilken about what’s it been like navigating the Voice-First space as both a designer and a developer. Jeremy talks about how the Amazon Echo and watching his wife and kids use the device ultimately led him to get involved in the Voice space. He also dives into some of the challenges that he has had to face being a designer and developer in such a new niche of technology, as well as discusses some of the projects that he ad worked on to help him become a better Voice User Interface designer and developer. To round things out, Nick and Jeremy discuss the ever-growing concern of data privacy and Jeremy explains some steps that everyone in the Voice-First space can take today to start designing for Voice with privacy in mind. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. How to connect with Jeremy: Twitter: @gnomeontherun Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm Instagram: @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.
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August 25, 2019
14: Noelle LaCharite | A Journey Into Tech, AI, Voice, Diversity, and Ethics
Noelle LaCharite is currently a Principal Project Manager for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence. She is passionate about Mindful Leadership, work-life harmony, and empowering people to reach their potential through technology. She also specializes in helping brands develop AI and Voice Strategy through the AI Leadership Institute which she founded. She has spent many years as a trainer, architect, and evangelist for IBM, RedHat, EMC, Amazon, and now Microsoft. She has taught thousands of people the value and important of Conversational AI, voice technology, Democratizing AI, and mindful leadership having delivered keynotes and hosting workshops at conferences and events around the world. She was recently named as the #3 Top Influencer in Voice by Voicebot.ai. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick returns from his trip to Australia to share his interview with Noelle LaCharite! If it has to do with tech Nick and Noelle talk about it in this episode. Noelle shares her journey and experiences as a woman in tech and provides some tips on how anyone can get involved in the tech space if they truly want to. Noelle also talks about AI and Voice diving into her experiences at IBM, being a part of the original Alexa team at Amazon, and her various roles at Microsoft working in Applied AI and with Cortana. To close, Nick and Noelle talk about diversity and ethics in AI and why they are so important in the fight to keep the technology free from unconscious bias.  What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com.  How to connect with Noelle: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noellelacharite/ Twitter: @NoelleLaCharite AI Leadership Institute: http://aileadershipinstitute.com/ Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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. 
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August 18, 2019
BREAK - We're Going to Australia!
For the next two weeks Nick will be taking a break from posting new episodes of The Artificial Podcast. Nick and Brett will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to host a workshop on Google Actions and Conversational Design, and Nick will be delivering the international keynote at the Australia and New Zealand Social Media Marketing Summit. The Artificial Podcast will return on August 18th with a new episode featuring Noelle LaCharite from Microsoft and the AI Leadership Institute.   What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nick.myers@redfox-ai.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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. 
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August 4, 2019
13: Susan Westwater | Your Content Guide to Voice-First
Susan Westwater is a co-founder of Pragmatic Digital, an experience consultancy who helps clients navigate the modern digital landscape to develop solutions that are relevant to clients’ customers and business. Susan uses customer-centric approaches and content strategy skill sets to achieve business growth. That same approach fuels Pragmatic's mission to develop Voice experiences that are useful and usable. With a career that includes agency and client-side experience, Susan has managed global, national and regional brand launches and content initiatives across a range of industries. She is also a leadership member of Women in Voice. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Susan Westwater about developing content for Voice-First platforms like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. Susan shares her insights as a content strategist and offers some amazing tips that brands can begin using today to create their own “Sonic Brand” across the various Voice-First ecosystem. Susan also shares some best practices when it comes to strategizing for Voice and explains why audio-based content has seen such rapid growth over the last 5 years. How to contact Susan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanjwestwater/ Twitter: @SJW75 Email: susan@pragmatic.digital Website: https://pragmatic.digital What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com.  Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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. 
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July 29, 2019
12: Bob Stolzberg | Developing for Voice-First Can Be as Easy As 1-2-3
Bob Stolzberg has been recognized by Amazon as an Alexa Champion and is a leading subject matter expert in the voice industry. Bob has a deep enterprise IT background that spans 20+ years. Prior to VoiceXP, Bob was a RedHat Certified Engineer and considered a subject matter expert on Cloud Computing, Cloud Migration, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity. Bob was an executive at CenturyLink where he managed the cloud ecosystem and evangelism programs, Cloud Marketplace, and a product owner for managed services. Bob recently became a water lily farmer in the Missouri Ozark Mountains and since has relocated himself and his family to the country. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Bob Stolzberg about how easy it can be to develop Voice-First experiences on Alexa using SaaS platforms like VoiceXP. Nick and Bob talk about what makes VoiceXP different from other SaaS platforms, and why the time is now for organizations, of any size, to begin experimenting with and creating their own Voice-First experiences. Bob also dives into the business of Voice-First and shares his experience as being one of the first people to start leveraging voice assistant technology to create a sustainable business model that can scale. How to contact Bob: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bstolzberg/ Twitter: @BobStolzberg Learn more about VoiceXP:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/voicexp-inc./ Twitter: @VoiceXPInc Website: https://www.voicexp.com/ What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/ Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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. 
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July 21, 2019
11: The Singularity and Why You Need To Care
In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick talks about the “Technological Singularity” and why you need to care. Nick dives into the origins of the singularity and how it managed to become popularized so quickly in the world of AI. Nick also reveals when the singularity is expected to happen and discusses the ramifications (both good and bad) of what humanity could be facing if the singularity becomes a reality. Since this is a solo episode Nick’s editor, producer, and best friend Brett Brooks returns to chat with Nick and share his thoughts on what the world could look like in a world where machines are more intelligent than human beings. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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://redfoxcreate.com. 
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July 15, 2019
10: Dave Kemp | The Future of Hearables
Dave Kemp is the Business Development Manager for Oaktreek Products which is a leading provider of clinical supplies to the hearing care industry. Dave became fascinated with voice technology in 2016 as he realized that it was becoming more feasible to access smart assistants through Bluetooth hearing aids that were just beginning to come to market. In 2017, Dave launched his blog FuturEar.co where he authors a daily update on all things hearables, hearing aids, and voice technology. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick chats with Dave about the history and some of the new advances being made in hearable technology. Nick and Dave talk about the rise of the Apple Airpods and the critical role that they play in expanding Voice-First tech into the hearables space. They also touch on Voice-First as a whole and what the future could look like in a world where Voice is ubiquitous in our daily lives. How to contact Dave: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-kemp-03016127/ Twitter: @Oaktree_dave Learn more about FuturEar.Co: Website: https://futurear.co/ Alexa Flash Briefing: https://www.amazon.com/Witlingo-Future-Ear-Radio/dp/B07PL9X5WK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=future+ear+radio&qid=1552337687&s=digital-skills&sr=1-1-catcorr What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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://redfoxcreate.com. 
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July 7, 2019
9: Brielle Nickoloff | The Linguistics of Voice-First
Brielle Nickoloff is Lead of Product Marketing at Witlingo, a Washington D.C. based startup that builds products and solutions for Voice-First devices and platforms including Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. Brielle earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Linguistics and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Much of Brielle’s research in the space began with a closer look at the ways one’s emotional reaction to a voice interface is notably more inflated than reactions to other types of user interfaces. She loves design for maximally accessible and minimally intrusive technology by leveraging the beauty of natural human language. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick speaks with Brielle Nickoloff on the linguistics behind some of today’s most popular voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. Nick and Brielle talk about the variation in voice assistant product launches by country, and how Google Assistant is better positioned to become the “Global” voice assistant vs. Alexa. Nick and Brielle also touch on hearable technology and why this is so substantial to the overall growth of the Voice-First industry. Brielle also talks about her role at Witlingo and dives into why the platform is one of the leading SaaS solutions for designing and building for Voice. How to contact Brielle: Email: Nickoloff.brielle@gmail.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brielle-nickoloff/ Twitter: @ElleForLanguage Learn more about Witlingo: Website: https://www.witlingo.com/ Twitter: @witlingo What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: @therednickm  Instagram: @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://redfoxcreate.com.
37:00
June 30, 2019
8: AI - An End to Work as We Know It
 Sometimes, technology can be scary. With the the concept of Artificial Intelligence becoming more mainstream in both the media and every day conversation the same question from all sides seems to keep appearing: "Is AI going to take my job?" With the rise of automation and robotics many blue collar jobs in manufacturing and assembly have already been outmoded. Can the same thing happen across the board to white collar jobs as well? In this week’s episode Nick talks about how Artificial Intelligence is poised to end work as we know it…. however, not in the way that you are probably thinking. Much like the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries many jobs will become obsolete while creating opportunity for jobs that we may not even realize could exist. Nick also talks about the current state of work in 2019, and why the concept of “work” itself is expected to change. Nick dives into what industry’s are anticipated to change the most as we head into the new era of AI and machines, and how people within these industries can start preparing TODAY for this unprecedented technological wave. To wrap things up, Nick shares what he thinks the future purpose of humanity will be once AI and machines are able to run everything and fundamentally change society as we know it. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com.
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June 24, 2019
7: Gordon Collier | The New Faces of Recruitment: Alexa and Google Assistant
Gordon Collier is a 20+ year talent acquisition and recruitment professional. During his career Gordon has been witness to multiple shifts in how employers source talent; the internet, social media, mobile, and now AI and Voice-First. Gordon is actively placing himself at the forefront of this new technological wave leveraging the power of podcasting and VoiceTech for recruitment. In this week’s episode Nick chats with Gordon Collier about the future of recruitment and what role AI, specifically Voice-First, will play in how employers search for talent and likewise how employees vet employers. Gordon dives into how Voice-First is poised to provide an authenticity to recruitment that has yet to be seen in the current tools. Gordon also talks about his new Alexa Skill, My Career FIT, that gives employers an opportunity to authentically talk about their available jobs and why employees would want to work there, as well as consolidates the job search process for prospective employees. Gordon also discusses what it has been like to see recruitment evolve over the past 20 years with the rise of the internet, social media, and mobile, and even shares the origin story of a little-known job search website called Monster.com. How to Contact Gordon: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgordoncollier/ Twitter: @Hashtagrecruitr Learn More About My Career FIT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mycareerfit Instagram: @Mycareerfit Twitter: @Mycareerfit Alexa Skills Store: https://amzn.to/2RgaZ8E    What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
42:17
June 17, 2019
6: Brett Brooks | Learning How to Program for Voice-First from Scratch
Brett Brooks is the Chief Technology Officer for RedFox AI (formerly RedFox Creative). Since January of 2019 Brett has been working with RedFox AI to develop custom Alexa Skills and Google Actions for brands. Nick and Brett have been good friends for nearly a decade. Brett started working with Nick back in December of 2017 and was Nick’s first business partner in what is now RedFox AI. In this week's episode, Nick sits down with Brett Brooks to talk about what it's like to learn Voice-First programming from scratch. Brett talks about he learned to program in JavaScript and Node.JS for Alexa and Google Assistant with no relevant background in computer science or software development. Brett shares his insight on how anyone can begin learning to program and create custom apps for voice assistants using resources like YouTube, Stackflow, GitHub, and even basic Google search. Nick and Brett also dive into what it was like to create a custom Alexa Skill for a large event and what they learned (and how they failed) from the experience. How to contact Brett: Email: brettb@redfoxcreate.com   What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
34:20
June 10, 2019
5: Hey, Google. What Are You?
Nick: “Hey, Google. What do you think about Alexa?” Google: “I like Alexa’s cool blue light and we both have an affinity for Star Wars.” Nick: “Well. It’s nice to see that voice assistants can treat one another with more respect than humans can.” Yes. This week’s episode is all about the Google Assistant. Much like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s AI powered Assistant has quickly become a household name across the U.S and the world. Google Assistant currently resides in more than one billion Android OS powered smartphones globally, and Google is quickly working to position Google Assistant as the go to voice assistant for all things search, and the as almost too human sounding AI that can book you a hair appointment and make a reservation at your favorite Chinese restaurant all without you having to lift a finger. In this episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick dives into the world of Google Assistant to explain how the technology works, where it came from, and the future holds.   What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
32:42
June 2, 2019
4: Ming Johanson | Ensuring Accessibility with AI and Voice-First
Ming Johanson focuses on communication and culture within businesses helping them to deconstruct complex technologies and transform organizations for future focus. Ming is a a regular radio and television contributor in Australia on the topics of tech and social media. Ming is also an elected board member for the Australian Computer Society and a champion for diversity and mental health in business, startup, and leadership circles. In this week's episode, Nick sits down with Ming to discuss the topic of accessibility when it comes to AI and Voice-First, and why keeping these technologies accessible for all will be fundamental to their success. Ming and Nick also touch on AI for social media, it's impact, and why government's around the world need to consider treating these social media platforms as another form of regulated media. How To Contact Ming:  Website:  https://www.mingjohanson.com.au/  Email: snacks@mingjohanson.com.au LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mingjohanson/  Twitter: @mingjohanson Interested in becoming a guest or submitting a topic idea? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick On:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
43:52
May 27, 2019
3: All About Alexa
“Alexa, what’s the weather looking like today?” “Alexa, I need toilet paper.” “Alexa, what’s the meaning of life?” If you haven’t already guessed this week’s episode is all about Alexa. Since 2014 Amazon’s smart voice assistant has become a household name across the U.S. As of this year, more than 100 million Alexa enabled Echo devices have been sold across the globe. So, what exactly is Alexa and why has she taken the world by storm? In this episode of The Artificial Podcast we dive into all things Alexa to understand what truly makes her tick. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
33:05
May 19, 2019
2: Scot Westwater | Your New Website Is an Alexa Skill
Scot Westwater is the Co-Founder and Lead Voice Strategist for Pragmatic Digital. With more than 20+ years of experience helping Fortune 500 brands solve business problems by understanding customers needs, Scot knows a thing or two about how to properly engage with customers; especially when it comes to emerging technology like Alexa and Google Assistant. In this week’s episode, Nick sits down with Scot to discuss the impact that Voice-First is having on marketing and how businesses need to be begin reacting on order to stay ahead. If your brand has not yet started optimizing for the new voice search ecosystem, then you may already be behind. Scot also shares why learning to provide value to customers via voice platforms is crucial to the long-term success of the technology and continued consumer adoption. *Note: When Nick and Scot discuss Gary Vaynerchuck the language used is verbatim from Gary himself. Just watch Gary talk. You'll see what we mean. How to contact Scot: Website: https://www.pragmatic.digital/  Email: scot@pragmatic.digital LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scotwestwater/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/scotwestwater  What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to Nick Myers at nickm@redfoxcreate.com. Follow Nick on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-myers-15290359/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therednickm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therednickm/  Want to learn more about how RedFox Creative can help give your brand a voice through the power of AI and Voice-First? Visit https://redfoxcreate.com. 
42:15
May 13, 2019
1: What Exactly Is This AI Thing Anyhow?
In the first episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick dives headfirst into AI and explains what it’s all about. From the first official AI program, to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moore’s Law, AGI and Narrow AI, to the Google Duplex Nick breaks down the origins of AI and the current state of the technology in 2019. 
33:58
May 5, 2019