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22: The Top Myths of AI and Why You Have No Reason to Be Afraid

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The Artificial Podcast is a weekly podcast series that breaks down trending topics in the world of AI and #VoiceFirst 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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The Artificial Podcast is a weekly podcast series that breaks down trending topics in the world of AI and #VoiceFirst 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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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. 
49:27
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. 
34:56
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. 
55:19
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.
34:31
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. 
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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
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