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Summary

Jalada and Sefran discuss voice-activated home assistants. We have a chat about what they are, how they work, and where we think the technology is going in the future.The two main devices we talk about are Amazon Echo* and Google Home.We also reference Apple Siri and Google Assistant.For more information about why understanding speech is hard for computers, read about “AI-complete” problems.We almost forgot to mention Microsoft Cortana.Amazon Echo can be used to control Nest and Tado thermostats.Sefran pointed out that banks like HSBC and First Direct already use voice pattern detection.Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping out OctalFM.

Show Notes

Jalada and Sefran discuss voice-activated home assistants. We have a chat about what they are, how they work, and where we think the technology is going in the future.

Intro & outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

*Links are affiliate links. Proceeds go towards helping out OctalFM.

What is Octal FM?

Listen to Brits Jalada and Sefran discuss gaming, technology and more in short, easily digestible episodes. Topics include talking to robots, visiting Japan, making coffee, diversity in tech and why Nintendo is awesome.