Talk to Me: Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI


      Talk to Me: Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI
The gripping inside story of the race to build conversationally capable computers Chat with the author ask your Alexa device to open the voice computing book__________________The next great technological disruption is coming.The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last, best computer that the world will ever need They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionise our relationship with technology and make billions of dollars in the process They call it conversational AI.Computers that can speak and think like humans do may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are rapidly moving towards reality In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society handing untold new powers to businesses, upending traditional notions of privacy, revolutionising access to information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness And he even tries to understand the significance of the revolution firsthand by building a chatbot version of his terminally ill father.Vlahos s research leads him to one fundamental question What happens when our computers become as articulate, compassionate, and creative as we are __________________ Brilliant and essential You ll find insights and meaning on every page, and you ll keep turning them This book is dynamite NICHOLAS THOMPSON, editor in chief of Wired Conversational AI is a genuine paradigm shift in our experience with technology Vlahos brings the whole story to life A thoughtful and enjoyable read TOM GRUBER, co creator of Siri The baton of disruption has been passed from the smart phone to voice, and Vlahos helps make sense of this tectonic shift SCOTT GALLOWAY, author ofThe FourVoice computing is revolutionising the way we interact with our devices Talk to Me offers a road map showing how we got to this point and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead MARTIN FORD, author ofThe Rise of the RobotsWell researched and reported, written by someone with a deep understanding of the tech itself NEW YORK TIMES James Vlahos has written an excellent book on how voice computing has become and of a growing presence in our everyday world RAY KURZWEIL, author of The Singularity Is Near Download Talk to Me: Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI By James Vlahos – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Talk to Me: Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI
  • James Vlahos
  • 06 June 2018
  • 1847948057

10 thoughts on “ Talk to Me: Amazon, Google, Apple and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI

  1. says:

    Really interesting and very good book on the voice recognition and AI development Last year I interviewed for a job that I didn t get where one of the questions that was asked of me was What technology developments do you follow My response was user interface Specifically how a user interacts with computer applications and the hardware For the last 10 12 years of my professional life, I have been working with a speech recognition interactive voice response applications Basically the Really interesting and very good book on the voice recognition and AI development Last year I interviewed for a job that I didn t get where one of the questions that was asked of me was What technology developments do you follow My response was user interface Specifically how a user interacts with computer applications and the hardware For the last 10 12 years of my professional life, I have been working with a speech recognition interactive voice response applications Basically the answering machines that you don t really want to talk to at all Most callers want to talk to a human And in the beginning you could always tell you were talking to a machine orspecifically, a recorded voice Voice recognition was leading edge It replace the old for billing issues, press 1, for te...

  2. says:

    I almost universally find therecent pop tech books a disappointment since most authors do not seem to knowthan the average reader or don t know how to connect the pieces such that the whole is greater than the parts This author provides a happy exception to my usual disappointment to pop tech story telling This book reached beyond just telling a linear history of an interesting topic in its own right by providing a context through a past storytelling with a relevance to the now At I almost universally find therecent pop tech books a disappointment since most authors do not seem to knowthan the average reader or don t know how to connect the pieces such that the whole is greater than the parts This author provides a happy exception to my usual disappointment to pop tech story telling This book reached beyond just telling a linear history of an interesting topic in its own right by providing a context through a past storytelling with a relevance to the now At times I found hints of brilliance in the connections the author was telling because he was never speaking of things in isolation while always making the meaning of the bigger picture central to his story and shows why the whol...

  3. says:

    Terrific exploration of the voice technology behind Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, etc.

  4. says:

    Maybe I m just feeling warm and fuzzy about my Google Home .

  5. says:

    This is a must read for anyone interested in voice computing His review of the history of voice in computing is a good introduction to the possibilities of this technology and the current state of the technology.

  6. says:

    This book does a good job of outlining the history of voice computing technology, along with where it may be going and the potential societal issues of its expansion It s a good book for anyone in the field to understand where we are and where we should and should not go.

  7. says:

    An interesting book about the technology, design decisions, and market forces behind conversational interfaces including things as varied as text based chatbots, voice based assistants, and toys like Barbies that talk to users Well researched, though over sells the pot...

  8. says:

    Really interesting look at AI Voice recognition This field is a lotadvanced than I thought it was and this book is an interesting read, even quite funny in parts.

  9. says:

    Well written overview of the history of voice AI and it s future, especially how the dominant AI will dominate purchasing recommendations as we defer to it rather than search through lists of search engine results, also how we may be able to digitise an AI version of ourselves as the author does with his father, the potential for this is extraordinary Much food for thought Was surprised that 5G as well as the internt of things was not exploredie us talking to everything to tell it what Well written ...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Orwellian control of knowledge never have so few companies had so much power as the portals through which the vast majority of the world s information flows Would have been coveted by East German Statsi, to have an array of microphones in every room Deep anatomy origins of AI and voice communication The theories that were inspired by the human brain ASR NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING SPEECH SYNTHESIS Contemplating eavesdropping, memorialize digital humans soul machines, the Orwellian control of knowledge never have so few companies had so much power as the portals through which the vast majority of the world s information flows Would have been coveted by East German Statsi, to have an array of microphones in every room Deep anatomy origins of AI and voice communication The theories that were inspired by the human brain ASR NATURAL LAN...

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