smart speakers | Page 2 | radioinfo

smart speakers

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.

Divergence and convergence of listening: smart speakers and the age of audio

Saturday 09 March, 2019

Steve Ahern's assessment of the continuing evolution of audio devices and consumption.

A few years ago I started tracking the divergence of media consumption devices, as some got bigger and some got smaller.
 
There was a trend towards big home theatre screens and surround sound speaker configurations, but, at the same time, there was a demand for more personal consumption technology as well.
 
This was a slide that I was using from about 2013 to explain the divergence.
 

Speakers vs headphones

Tuesday 05 March, 2019

Radio Tomorrow with James Cridland

Alexa, who sings this song on Nova?

Monday 25 February, 2019

NOVA Entertainment has launched a unique, voice-activated experience for the Nova audience, with the release of an Amazon Alexa skill.

Content creators must profit from the content they create: Joan Warner

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Earlier this week we published Michael Miller's comments on Google's new strategy to deliver radio news on smart speakers.

He wasn't happy with the idea, saying that Google wanted to profit from radio news companies' journalism without paying for it.

Google's radio news plans alarming: News Corp's Michael Miller

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Michael Miller knows news, and he knows radio.

He is now the Executive Chairman of News Corp and was previously the CEO of APN, which owns the Australlian Radio Network.

Miller is concerned by a new trend he sees happening in the emerging audio space.

Google is urging radio stations to format and bookmark their audio news content in a way that will enable the world wide search engine giant to slice and dice content to deliver it to its consumers in a way that suits their preferences.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - smart speakers
radioinfo ABN: 87 004 005 109  P O Box 6430 North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia.  |  All content © 2012. All Rights Reserved.