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The personality of voice assistants

Wednesday 17 June, 2020
Siri is "disingenuous and cunning," compared to Alexa, who is "genuine and caring," according to voice designer Phoebe Ohayon.

Speaking at today's Voice Global virtual conference, Ohayon quoted research from the University of Waterloo, which studied the perceived characteristics of voice assistants.

Smart Speakers move beyond a novelty and radio is benefitting in the US

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Voicebot.ai have released their Smart Speaker consumer adoption report for 2020, and the major finding is that Smart speakers in the US are clearly more than a novelty.

Over one-third of US adults now have a smart speaker in their homes with about half using them daily.

This translates to nearly 90 million owners, 45 million daily users and over 70 million monthly active users.

ABC News flash briefings get smarter

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Analysis from Steve Ahern

Is Alexa being unfaithful?

Thursday 12 December, 2019

Analysis from Steve Ahern

We can reach listeners in new ways: Andrew Morris discusses community radio's iHeartRadio alliance #CBAAConf

Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Dynamic data and being able to be found outside your listening area, are two of the big wins for the community radio sector since collaborating with iHeartRadio to add community stations on that app.

The CBAA’s Manager of Online Products and Services, Andrew Morris, spoke to radioinfo’s Steve Ahern at the recent conference in Melbourne, about the success of the alliance with iHeartRadio so far.

Different devices have different audience behaviours: James Cridland #CBAAConf

Saturday 26 October, 2019

James Cridland begun his presentation to the CBAA Conference with a history of radio and technology changes, and debunked the myth that video, and all the other new technologies, killed the radio star.

“As you might have guessed, radio is still large… it was not killed by those technologies.

“Radio is very big, we sometimes forget that.  65% of audio we put into our ears is live radio.

“Podcasting is only 8% despite all the public relations coverage it gets.”

Face recognition, voice control and more: The Datafication Project #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Douglas Nicol, leader of the Datification project at The Works, discussed in-depth research about how Aussies are using voice interfaces and what marketers have to do to reach them in an afternoon session at Radio Alive 2019.

Australian radio partners with Google #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
CRA has made a third announcement at the opening of this year's Radio Alive conference, revealing a new partnership with Google to make it simple and easy for listeners to find and listen to live streams of local Australian radio stations on Google Nest devices.

The partnership between industry body Commercial Radio Australia and Google will make more than 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations easily accessible on Google Nest devices, including Nest Home, Nest Mini, Nest Max and Nest Hub Max via voice command.

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.
 

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