voice insights & inspiration

Breakfast seminar February 20 on Swedish Voice insights

Breakfast seminar February 20 on Swedish Voice insights

Since our last seminar were such a success, with over 50 participants, we just have to do it again. […]

Launching Talking To Me – the first Voice Design agency in the Nordics

Launching Talking To Me – the first Voice Design agency in the Nordics

It has happened before. A technology shift that develops exponentially, leading at first to people being disappointed of its impact, expecting several years of development needed to make it into anything useful. […]

Put your money where your voice is (or forever shut up)

Put your money where your voice is (or forever shut up)

Why you should focus on setting your voice strategy and realizing it. The use of smart speakers and digital assistants show a record-high growth rate; 23% of the US households has a digital assistant or a voice-first device (Voicebot.ai, 2018) and the prediction is that this number will reach 55% in 2020 (Juniper Research, 2017). […]

Is Voice just a ‘thing’ or here to stay?

Is Voice just a ‘thing’ or here to stay?

Look at this! Our Voice Designer, Kajsa Tretow, is giving her thoughts on Voice and smart speakers in Resumé Insikt podcast – make sure to listen! […]

We care about the climate – do you?!

We care about the climate – do you?!

On May 6, Breakit Impact Challenge will start and Talking to me will face the challenge! It is a digital bootcamp that aims to make the new business climate climate-smart, and eventually climate-neutral. […]

Top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden

Top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden

We are happy to announce that our team member, Diana Mosa, has been named one of the top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden by Företagarna – the Swedish Federation of Business Owners. […]

Breakfast Seminar: Trends and news within Voice from Google I/0 2019

Breakfast Seminar: Trends and news within Voice from Google I/0 2019

A recap from one of the world’s most exciting and innovative conferences, Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View. […]

What did we talk about?

What did we talk about?

We just finished off another successful seminar at Changers Hub Sture where we did a recap of the Voice related news from Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View. Curious about what we talked about? Make sure to continue reading! […]

Upplands Motor driving Voice-first innovation within the car industry

Upplands Motor driving Voice-first innovation within the car industry

Upplands Motor, one of Sweden’s most successful car dealerships, has together with Talking to me released a voice application for Google Assistant in Swedish. Through this solution, Upplands Motor are driving innovation within the car retailing industry by enabling customers to book a test drive at one of Upplands Motor’s facilities through Google Assistant. By saying Prata med Upplands Motor (“Talk to Upplands Motor”) customers are able to book a test drive of new cars from major brands such as Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Dacia, Renault and Smart. […]

Google highlights entrepreneurs on their stage at Almedalen – and we are included!

Google highlights entrepreneurs on their stage at Almedalen – and we are included!

During this year’s Almedalen week, also known as the Politician’s week, Google and DI Digital have decided to highlight and invest in young entrepreneurs at their stage. […]

Google’s OpenMic featuring Talking to Me

Google’s OpenMic featuring Talking to Me

This is what a line-up at Almedalen can look like! DI Digital in collaboration with Changers Hub have handpicked eleven change-makers who will tell their story on the 4th of July. Interested in knowing more? Continue reading! […]

Talking to Me in Almedalen – insights and thoughts

Talking to Me in Almedalen – insights and thoughts

We just finished off a hectic but interesting week at Almedalen, the annual Swedish politician week in Visby, Gotland. Our team member, Diana Mosa, was there to listen and discuss, but also to represent Talking to me on Google’s stage where she talked about Voice tech and why brands should focus on Voice, but also about the importance of diversity, a question we fight for every day. So what did we learn? Scroll down for a recap of the most inspiring moments and the people we met! […]

VOICE Summit 2019

VOICE Summit 2019

VOICE Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa is the world’s largest voice-tech conference attracting over 5000 attendees and 350 speakers, one being our co-founder Diana Mosa who will be a part of two panels during the week. […]

Time for Brand Departments to Deal with Voice and Conversational AI

Time for Brand Departments to Deal with Voice and Conversational AI

Our team member and co-founder, Erik Lidsheim, shares the importance of brand departments getting involved in emerging tech and AI-initiatives, to ensure brand consistency without compromising on speed. Read this article here!

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PRESS RELEASE 22 AUGUST 2019

PRESS RELEASE 22 AUGUST 2019

Bonnier News Next is creating the voice and conversation based news service of the future.

Bonnier News Next, the innovation hub of Bonnier News, a major Swedish news publisher, has initiated a project together with the Voice Design agency Talking to me, and Talkamatic, experts within Conversational AI, with the mission to build the voice and conversation based news service of the future. The project is partly financed by the Google fund Google Digital News Initiative.

“Voice and conversation based AI is fundamentally changing how content is consumed,” says Matilda Ljudén, business developer at Bonnier News Next. “Within the scope of this project, we want to investigate the possibilities of this field, with the purpose of identifying new ways for users to interact with news – and new ways for media producers to make money on their content.”

To achieve this, Bonnier News Next has partnered up with Talking to me, specialists within strategic conversation design, and Talkamatic, who develops systems and solutions for advanced natural dialogue.

“Globally, there are a number of initiatives within leading media houses, connected to voice and conversation design,” says Diana Mosa, business developer and co-founder of Talking to me. “The media industry has a leading role when it comes to creating innovative solutions within this field, which makes it exciting for us to contribute to this project.”

“By putting the focus on the user, we can gain an understanding of human dialogue and create technical solutions that make dialogue between human and machine possible,” says Andreas Krona, CEO of Talkamatic. “We believe that this is a fundamental change of how we interact with content and information.”

The project will run for two years, and within this timeframe, a working service with well documented and innovative user value should be created, in parallel with analysis and development of a sustainable business model. The progress of the project will be reported to Google Digital News Initiative, which is part of Google’s initiative to “support high quality journalism through technology and innovation”. 

For more information:

Matilda Ljudén, Business Developer, Bonnier News Next, phone:  076 338 58 22

Diana Mosa, Business Developer, Talking to me, phone: 076 209 93 16

Andreas Krona, CEO, Talkamatic, phone: 0705 89 77 87

 

Bonnier News Next is the innovation hub at Bonnier News. We develop ideas and products for the future of publishing. Our team covers areas of expertise from business development, data analysis, UX , marketing and journalism. https://www.bonniernewsnext.se

Talking to me are specialists within Voice and Conversational Design – securing business value, creativity and brand consistency in automated customer interfaces for major corporations. For more information: https://www.talkingtome.se

Talkamatic is creating the next generation of conversational AI. For more information: https://www.talkamatic.se

Next up: Gather Festival 12-13/9

Next up: Gather Festival 12-13/9

Ever ended up with a greasy touchscreen while eating or cooking? Imagine a future where touch interfaces are replaced by your voice or even brain when interacting with your devices. The technology is today applied cautiously in certain devices, but its possibilities are infinite and we can expect to soon be interacting with more and more screen-less products. This innovative way of interacting with technology forces us to rethink UI design with support and integrations from AI and data. On the 12th of September between 12-13:30, our team member, Diana Mosa, is going to be a part of a session about why you need to start thinking Voice-first and how your brand should adapt to this change that is currently taking place. Here’s the link for more information – tickets are still available!

 

Update from Dialogkonferansen

Update from Dialogkonferansen

We’ve just finished off three days in Strömstad that were filled with interesting meetings, lots of knowledge and new impressions. With 50 different lecturers from leading brands around the world, and Talking to me being one of them, we had the chance to learn about different business cases regarding marketing, innovation and creativity. […]

Inspiration day at the Swedish Tax Authority

Inspiration day at the Swedish Tax Authority

Together with Google, Amazon, IcaX and other pioneers within Voice Technology, Talking to me was invited to the Swedish Tax Authority to inspire the organization on how they could work with Voice and Conversational Design. […]

Gather Festival 2019

Gather Festival 2019

On Thursday, we were invited to speak at the Gather Festival in Stockholm. Gather is an innovation and inspiration festival that is definitely not your average conference thanks to its intriguing line-up with speakers and artists. Talking to me were there and shared how you could create business and user value in a voice-first world. […]

Mediedagen at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Mediedagen at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Today, our team member Mattias Falkendal, participated in a panel discussion with distinguished panelists, such as Ariella Rotstein from ICAx and Jonas Vahlne from Scream, where they discussed Voice and its impact on brands and media. Questions such as “Is Voice the future?” and “How should brands and media think in regards to Voice?” were brought up and discussed. Comparisons were also made between different markets, such as the US and the Asian market, and how far the Swedish market has come compared to them.
Thank you Mediedagen for inviting us!
Breakfast Seminar: How is your brand affected by AI and automated customer communication?

Breakfast Seminar: How is your brand affected by AI and automated customer communication?

How is your brand affected by AI / Voice & automated customer communication?

Digitization has created a trend where more and more customer interactions are handled by robots, voice and automated systems.

But are we prepared for that scenario – or do we risk years of brand investments going down the drain due to inconsistent and tech driven customer communication?

Together with a (so far) secret guest, we will share examples, tips and solutions on how to handle these challenges. As many of you might be in the middle of budgeting for 2020, we will also provide concrete tips for developing a roadmap within Voice. Plus, of course, give you the latest updates from the Voice world.

Welcome to Changers Hub on Grev Turegatan 7 on October 9 between 8-9: 30, breakfast included. NOTE! There are a limited number of places and the seminar will be held in Swedish. Make sure to secure a place here!

https://talkingtome.confetti.events/

Busy times for Talking to me

Busy times for Talking to me

Busy (but fun!) week for Talking to me, where we talked about Voice commerce and payments at an event hosted by Nets at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. We also had the opportunity to talk about automated customer interactions together with Mattias Fras, Group Head of AI Strategy at Nordea, at one of Sweden’s largest tech/business events Webbdagarna.
And pssst! We are hosting a course at Webbdagarna Academy about Voice & Virtual Assistents – how to create your strategy for the next digital revolution. Make sure to attend, here’s all you need to know!
Sound Stockholm 2019

Sound Stockholm 2019

Our team member Kajsa Tretow will be part of the jury who will determine the Voice, the Sound Brand and the Sound Innovation of 2019, where the winners will be announced at Sound Stockholm on 20th November.

Sound Stockholm addresses the growing importance of sound – music, voice technology, podcasts, and more – for anyone working with communications, brands and media. The Sound Stockholm conference will delve into the growing noise consumption, how people are affected by sound and how brands can use sound and new technology to achieve their communicative goals. On the stage, creative and successful “sound cases” are interspersed with panel discussions and knowledge-heavy and inspiring lectures by both Swedish and international speakers. Want to read more? Click here!

How AI and Voice Technology will affect your brand

How AI and Voice Technology will affect your brand

This week, we had a breakfast seminar where we discussed how AI/Voice Technology and automated customer meetings affect brands, and gave hands-on advice on how you should think moving forward. We presented some customer cases where this aspect has been central and showed how we have worked with the brand in focus. Other than that, we talked about the latest product release from Amazon and speculated in what Google will present at their Google Hardware Conference on the 15th of October.  Something tells us that the Google Pixel 4 will be in focus, together with the Next Generation Earbuds. Only five days left and guess who’s excited…

Want to see how we can help your brand and company navigate through the landscape of AI/Voice Technology? Email us at diana@talkingtome.se!

 

The Social Few – launch event

The Social Few – launch event

We were invited to the launch event of The Social Few, a diversity management agency based in the Nordics, this week, and had the opportunity to take part of interesting data regarding minority groups in Sweden and of the work they do in order to achieve inclusion in society and at different workplaces. […]

How you can create your strategy for the next digital revolution

How you can create your strategy for the next digital revolution

In collaboration with Webbdagarna Academy, we are offering a full day course where we will talk about Voice and Digital Assistants and how you can create your own strategy surrounding it. […]

Lately at the TTM factory

Lately at the TTM factory

It has been busy days at the Talking to me factory with new (and so far, secret) customers and exciting engagements. The Voice world is also changing and evolving and we thought you would appreciate an update on what has been going on – continue reading!

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UX People Stockholm

UX People Stockholm

On Thursday we were invited to UX People Stockholm’s event to talk about Voice as an interface and how designing for Voice is different from classic UX design. We shared our insights and learnings, some of which created great discussions with the audience.

Thanks for having us!

 

 

 

A new Voice course with Talking to me – save the date!

A new Voice course with Talking to me – save the date!

We’ve just finished a successful course day in collaboration with Webbdagarna Academy, and in February we are doing it again!

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Sound Stockholm

Sound Stockholm

Today we had the opportunity to open up Sound Stockholm – a conference arranged by Resumé which addresses the growing importance of sound in marketing; audio branding, voice technology, podcasts and more.

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Ep. 32 of Learnability – Talking to Technology

Ep. 32 of Learnability – Talking to Technology

One of our team members, Diana Mosa, had the opportunity to be a guest on Innocent Mugenga’s podcast – Learnability – not too long ago, and it’s finally out! Click to listen!

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Talking to me in Cairo

Talking to me in Cairo

Talking to me has been everywhere, from New York to Strömstad, and now we are adding Cairo to the list (and it might just be our favourite).

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Riseup Summit 2019

Riseup Summit 2019

We were invited by the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Cairo and Enpact to join the Swedish Delegation and attend the RiseUp Summit 2019, which is one of the MENA region’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship summits taking place at the American University in Cairo.

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Cairo & the Super She Entrepreneurs

Cairo & the Super She Entrepreneurs

As we mentioned in our last post, we were invited by the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Embassy of Cairo to attend the RiseUp Summit 2019. Although that was our primary reason for our trip, there was still more to it.
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BREAKFAST SEMINAR: VOICE SEO

BREAKFAST SEMINAR: VOICE SEO

Welcome to join our breakfast seminar the 12th of February at Changers Hub […]

MRKT REMIX 2020

MRKT REMIX 2020

On the 6th of February, our team members Diana and Kajsa will attend MRKT REMIX 2020 in Bergen to talk about how you can drive your business and brand via Voice and digital assistants. […]

Resumé: Campaign of the Month

Resumé: Campaign of the Month

Resumé is Sweden’s leading business site in marketing and communication and every year they arrange a competition for creative advertising called “Campaign of the Month“. Unlike other competitions within the industry, this one continuously selects Sweden’s best marketing ideas and our team member, Erik Lidsheim, is not only a part of the jury in the sound category but also takes on the role as the chairman. Read more about the competition here.

Welcome to the team!

Welcome to the team!

”It’s impossible to find female coders” – well – think again. We are thrilled to welcome Johanna to Talking to me! Johanna has a background within Data & System Science and has recently completed her thesis on the topic Inclusive Voice Design. Lucky us to have a kickass developer and another great colleague on our team! Wanna join the Voice revolution? Drop us a line.

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MRKT REMIX 2020

MRKT REMIX 2020

Diana and Kajsa attended the MRKT REMIX conference in Bergen on the 6th of February to share the latest on Voice technology and what brands can do in order to drive their business through digital assistants. They showed real-life examples and gave away tips on how brands can start their voice-first journey. Thank you for having us, next time we hope we’ll have time to see more of Bergen and meet potential customers!

VOICE SEO

VOICE SEO

Thank you to Changers Hub and to everyone who attended our breakfast seminar on Voice SEO last week! This time around we focused on the importance of Voice Search and how it can affect your brand and business both for the better and for worse. […]

Coronavirus, Tech and the Impact on the Voice Industry

Coronavirus, Tech and the Impact on the Voice Industry

Voicebot hosted a webinar on Thursday related to the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the the tech and voice industry. […]
Launching Rapid Assistant™ – Automated Customer Service ‘as-a-Service’

Launching Rapid Assistant™ – Automated Customer Service ‘as-a-Service’

Turbulent and uncertain times also spark creativity and innovation. We see a number of examples of initiatives now taking place in order to solve new problems at speed – not the least to fight the Corona pandemic.

Companies and businesses face new issues in these turbulent times. Among our customers we have seen how they are swamped with incoming questions from their customers – in many cases 100-fold increases in incoming calls these last weeks are resulting in long waiting lines and poor customer experiences. Waiting in endless phone queues has never seemed more outdated and inefficient than it does right now. Why accept poor service, unsatisfied customers and a tarnished brand when there is technology available to help?

At Talking to me, we have been working hard on a solution to this problem and are now launching Rapid Assistant™ ’ – a fully automated Customer Service ‘as-a-Service’ solution – developed in cooperation with platform provider Narratory.io.

Within days, we will set up an automated, dialogue-based service that can be accessed through web chat, Facebook Messenger, Google Assistant and phone. The customer can pose his/her question using voice or text. Content curation and quality assurance is handled by dedicated specialists at Talking to me. The goal: maximum value with minimum effort for your organisation.

The service is AI-based and utilises the latest technology within Natural Language Understanding enabling a great experience regardless of whether the interaction is through voice or text, web, mobile or phone. For this service, Talking to me are partnering with the platform provider Narratory. Talking to me has developed conversational AI-based services previously using this platform, for instance within the transportation industry.

For more information, please contact:

Diana Mosa diana@talkingtome.se (+46)76 2099315

Mattias Falkendal mattias@talkingtome.se (+46)70 6530698

 

Sound is more than radio

Sound is more than radio

Erik Lidsheim, our great team member, is also the chairman of Resumé’s award, Sound of the month. He recently shared his thoughts in a chronicle on how sound is a greater notion than just radio and can be everything from sonic brand, voice and any other type of interactive sound. Make sure to read the article here!

Coronaguiden

Coronaguiden

Our fantastic team member, Kajsa Tretow, has contributed to the nonprofit project Coronaguiden, as the Conversational Design Teamlead. She has together with a large group of volunteers created a talking chatbot that answers the most common questions regarding Covid-19 and communicates the authorities’ latest news and statistic about the pandemic. […]

Stockholm UX Writing and Content Design Event

Stockholm UX Writing and Content Design Event

A couple of weeks ago, our amazing colleague Kajsa Tretow, was a part of the Stockholm UX-writing and content design event to talk about the topic ”The future is Conversational – are you ready to be the design lead?”.

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Breakit 24 hour live hackathon

Breakit 24 hour live hackathon

Last week, we were a part of Breakit’s 24 hour long live Hackathon where the goal was to reduce the loneliness of elderly’s through a tech-solution.

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WEBINAR: The importance of design in your Conversational AI and Automation project

WEBINAR: The importance of design in your Conversational AI and Automation project

We miss hosting seminars where we can meet others, but in these times, we’ve had to it differently. Therefore, we’ve moved the concept online and have gotten some tremendous response on our talks (maybe this is our new thing??).

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The importance of design in your AI-project

The importance of design in your AI-project

This Tuesday we held a virtual seminar where we talked about how you can initiate a conversation-based automation project […]

Looking to be a tech lead?

Looking to be a tech lead?

Just send a note to: Erik Lidsheim

Kickstart with a new client

Kickstart with a new client

We are kicking off the season by welcoming Consenz as a new client!
Consenz is on a mission to democratize road safety on a global level through the development of smart services for connected cars. Talking to me is providing strategy, design and development focused on Consenz’ custom in-car Voice Assistant and conversational interface.
”It is great to be able to contribute to a business which uses cool technology to increase traffic safety, especially in developing countries”, says Mattias Falkendal at Talking to me. “Developing the Conversational interface for a true hands-free and voice-first service is a dream assignment.”
Keep an eye open for more updates soon!
Amazon in Sweden, what happens now?

Amazon in Sweden, what happens now?

It’s time for our first webinar after the summer and on the 26th we are going to talk about this summer’s hot topic – Amazon’s confirmed launch in Sweden.

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Update from our webinar

Update from our webinar

In these new times we need to adjust and find new ways to meet others and therefore, we thank Zoom (we know we’re not alone in this…) on helping us continue our seminars in a different way.

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Launching: ATG Voice Assistant – fast results and expert tips on horse racing

Launching: ATG Voice Assistant – fast results and expert tips on horse racing

We are proud and happy announce that we have developed the first version of ATG’s Voice Assistant – a great way for users to get results related to their most popular horse racing games and access to expert podcasts. […]

New updates and devices by Amazon

New updates and devices by Amazon

On September 25th, when Amazon presented their latest hardware and devices, the main focus was on their smart speaker, Amazon Echo.

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Google launches Nest Audio

Google launches Nest Audio

Amazon is not the only tech giant launching new products. Google announced during their official launch event yesterday that they have a couple of new products up their sleeve.

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New updates and launches by Apple

New updates and launches by Apple

It’s been about three years since Apple released its HomePod speaker and since then, not much has happened. However, this seems to be changing now as Apple released their HomePod Mini on their Apple Event last week. The HomePod Mini is a smart speaker that gives the user ability to call and send messages between different iOS devices and get personal help by the intelligent assistant to each member of the household. The smart speaker delivers a rich sound experience and makes controlling smart home accessories easier than ever with Siri in place to help. The previous smart speaker, the HomePod, was not launched in Sweden and it’s a bit uncertain whether the HomePod Mini will be on the Swedish Market, but it will be available to order at other markets from the 16th of November.
So, now that Amazon, Google and Apple have launched their new additions we wonder, which one are you going to choose?