Own The Conversation - Issue #46
Own The Conversation is a weekly, manually curated newsletter with all the news in the world of Conversational AI.
Well hello there!
The feedback from last week’s change of newsletter format has been overwhelmingly positive. So I think we’ll be keeping it like this for the foreseeable.
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So, without further ado, let’s move on to the Conversations to Own.
Conversational AI Jobs
Firstly, let’s talk about Conversational AI jobs.
Check out these featured roles at The Schwarz Group (a leading international retailer with 500,000 employees worldwide in 33 different countries and over 12,900 stores).
Our friends at Emotech Ltd (powering digital avatars with the most realistic AI driven speech - from gaming to customer service) are also hiring here in London (can be remote, obviously).
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Now, onto the interesting news, articles and content of the week.
Conversations To Own
This week’s main news for me, probably came from Alexa Live 2022, which announced a wide variety of features for Alexa skill developers and device makers.
So while Google is ending conversational skills on Google Home/Assistant, Amazon is definitely doubling down on skills and/or the ability to create them.
For those that create Alexa experiences, you’ll have probably seen what’s been released, but for me the following were the most important:
Now, onto the other Conversational AI news items that have caught my eye this week:
DALL·E Now Available in Beta → Sign up to the waiting list here
Events to Attend: July - September
Conversational User Interfaces
July 26–28, 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Conversational AI Summit
Sept 22–23, 2022
AI Summit Silicon Valley
Santa Clara, CA
Voice of Healthcare
Sept 29, 2022
I’m currently in experimentation mode with the newsletter, having moved it this week from Sunday to Monday morning. I’m interested in seeing the difference in engagement, if any.
Here’s hoping you have a great week. I’ll be preparing for our two-week family summer holiday by downloading lots of cartoons (mainly for the children) and loading up my kindle before flying off the Israel and then Cyprus.