Welcome to the ninth edition of The Voice Beat newsletter. Once a month, we curate a selection of the latest developments in the voice ecosystem to share with our voice-first community. This month, we've focused the voice technology community's efforts to combat COVID-19.
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner film is set in the future: November 2019. This means that the future of Blade Runner is now, and I wonder: how much of the tech did it get right?
"Hey Google, Tell me a Harry Potter story." Pottermore Publishing partners with Google to allow readers to access a chapter from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with a simple spoken command on Google Assistant enabled devices.
Voice-First Roundup for August 18-25. Loup Ventures publishes its Annual Digital Assistant IQ Test report; IKEA makes major bet on smart home technology; Google Assistant Assignables; State Farm skill checks in on aging relatives.
Voice-First News Roundup: August 6-11. Alexa speech speed controls; Smart speaker market growth dominated by sub-$50 models; Donate school supplies via Alexa; How Alexa can help patients with dementia; Google makes podcasts easier to find