Bixby Developers Chat

The State of Voice with Prasad Sethumadhavan - Episode 42

January 18, 2022 Prasad Sethumadhavan Episode 42
Bixby Developers Chat
The State of Voice with Prasad Sethumadhavan - Episode 42
Show Notes

In this episode, Roger talks with his colleague at Samsung, Prasad Sethumadhavan. Prasad has had a career working with Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung Bixby as well as earlier voice assistants like TellMe. Roger and Prasad discuss the state of voice, what is working and what isn't and why, and the future of voice.

Roger and Prasad discuss:

  • Prasad's background
  • TellMe - the "OG" telephone-based phone assistant
  • B2B and B2C voice and how B2B is hot in voice now
  • Voice Commerce
  • Viv Labs and its next-gen voice platform
  • Where Bixby was and is
  • Voice and IOT devices/Smarthome
  • How a virtual version of a human assistant is the ultimate goal
  • The infamous Knowledge Navigator demo and how close we are
  • Challenges with voice, discoverability, NLU needs, etc
  • Web, mobile, and voice
  • Prasad's hidden gem
  • Prasad's 2022 and 10-year predictions

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Host: Roger Kibbe
(@rogerkibbe) is a senior developer evangelist for Samsung

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