“The voice operating system is the way I work – I communicate through my voice.”
Dr. Teri Fisher
Dubbed as “The Voice Doctor”, Dr. Teri Fisher believes that voice technology is the next operating system and the future of computers and artificial intelligence. We talk about breaking down the complexities of this technology to its most basic parts. Listen in as we discuss navigating the world of voice.
What The Voice Den Event is All About
Dr. Fisher has put together an online event with the idea of creating something that can reproduce the experience people have at a conference outside of the formal sessions. At this event, you can chat with and get to know the speakers behind the conference. “We typically bring on five people in the voice space and invite participants on the show live to ask any question that is on their mind.”
With no structure or format, this is purely an opportunity to have fun, chat, and talk to people they may not have in their network circle. It’s now referred to as “The Happy Hour of Voice” The following hour, participants are invited to jump onto Clubhouse to continue the conversation.
Voice Den Topics of Discussion
“Voice Den is all about the voice industry” with Dr. Fisher’s conversation focused on voice AI. From Amazon Alexa to smart speakers and developers talking about creating interesting AI features, the conversation covers many different topics.
How Teri became Involved in Voice AI
Being a technology enthusiast ever since he was a child, Teri remembers building radio-controlled airplanes and cars. In addition, he’s been interested in music and audio, becoming a musician early on in life. “Over the last couple of years, these interests have melded together – technology, education, music and sound.” He became enthralled with the idea of blending them all together in the AI format and has launched resources to educate others about the future of voice technology.
At the age of 10, Teri’s parents purchased a new piece of technology – a personal computer. A Radio Shack computer running DOS was his first experience with a PC.
Voice AI Technological Applications
Today, because of computing power, the world of technology is very different. “Now for the first time, instead of us having to adapt to computers, computers are having to adapt to us.” Now you only need a microphone to interface with a computer. Dr. Fisher believes this new interface is going to change the way that brands will set up their experiences and how we will be able to use our voice in healthcare applications.
Five Reasons Why Voice is Compelling
Dr. Fisher has a five-letter acronym for his five reasons why voice is so compelling – VOICE. V stands for Voice. “With voice you truly can multitask.” O represents omnipresence, as voice is all around you. The letter I symbolizes the innate part of voice as using our voice is instinctual. C represents contextual and the idea that our voice contains many details about the content or topic we are speaking about. E stands for efficiency because when you use your voice, it’s a more efficient way to transmit knowledge and communicate.
Roaring with Your Voice
Teri decided to nickname voice AI and synthesized his new hashtag to be #VoiceIsMyOS He predicts that the next couple of years post-pandemic will see big growth, similar to the “roaring 20’s” of the past. “When you think about how you roar, you use your voice!”
Visit with Dr. Teri Fisher via his website, like Dr. Fisher on Facebook, and connect with Dr. Teri Fisher on LinkedIn. You can also chat with Teri by tweeting with him on Twitter and subscribe to Teri‘s feed on YouTube.
Join me next week for Part II of my interview with Dr. Teri Fisher where we talk more about the future of Voice AI.
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