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Smart soundbars are coming

Sunday 08 September, 2019

As smart technology continues to gain pace, digital technology supplier Frontier Silicon has launched a new control card to make sound bars smart.

China's smart speaker market doubles it's growth in Q2

Tuesday 27 August, 2019

The global smart speaker market grew by 55.4% in Q2 of 2019 according to a new report from Canalys, with the Chinese Baidu replacing Google to become the number 2 smart speaker.
 

Smart speaker home invasion?

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

A study conducted last year by the US based organisation Consumer Watchdog found that Google and Alexa have patented a range of eavesdropping functions associated with their smart speakers. 
 
While the two companies file hundreds of patents each year and often do not take them to market, the patents reveal some of the thinking from Google and Amazon about how they might monetise the new smart speaker technology using data heard in houses and offices where smart speakers are present.
 

Smart Speaker ownership grows by 75%, but is the government listening?

Thursday 27 June, 2019

The NPR and Edison Research Spring 2019 Smart Audio Report is showing that the number of Smart Speakers in households across the US is now at 118.5 million as of December last year.
 
Up from 66.7 million in the previous year, that’s an increase of 78% in twelve months with a further 57% of the remaining population (18+) saying they have at least some interest in owning a smart speaker.
 

One third of US households will have a smart speaker this year

Thursday 20 June, 2019

In their latest estimates, Loupventures research team has updated their estimates for smart speaker ownership in the US, predicting that one-third of households will own one by the end of 2019.

How to train your smart speaker

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Analysis from Steve Ahern.
 
 
 
 
Smart speakers are not quite as smart as we are led to believe.
 
I have no doubt that coming generations of smart speakers will deliver huge amounts of voice driven artificial intelligence powered interactivity that will benefit the radio and audio industries, but we’re not there yet.
 
The current generation of smart speakers are actually pretty dumb. They rely on tightly controlled routines and they try to train us rather than us training them.

Taking control of news on smart speakers

Monday 29 April, 2019

Steve Ahern examines the issues around disaggregating radio news content for delivery over smart speakers.

Interactive documentary making for smart speakers #RDE19

Saturday 13 April, 2019
Thanks to smart speakers, audio documentaries are about to evolve to the next level.
 

Fast and Curious discussion about smart speakers #RDE19

Monday 01 April, 2019
One of the highlights of Radiodays Europe is the first day's Fast and Curious session, where participants move tables every nine minutes to quickly discuss key topics relevant to the radio industry.

It's a also a great ice breaker, so that visitors from around the world can get to meet eachother and share experiences from their many different markets.

It is a noisy and energetic cacophony of opinions as people fight to make their point in the short time available.

This year, one of the table topics was smart speakers.

Australia vaults past U.S. smart speaker adoption - Voicebot.ai report

Thursday 21 March, 2019

Voicebot.ai has released its Australia Smart Speaker Consumer Adoption Report 2019 that now places the country ahead of the U.S. in user base, relative to population, despite having the devices available for less than half the time.

 
The report also highlights that 2 in 3 smart speaker owners now use their purchases to listen to radio.

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