voice insights & inspiration

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). […]

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. […]

Dax för dig att bli Tech Lead

Dax för dig att bli Tech Lead

Talking to me är Nordens första voice-first byrå. Vi jobbar med att designa och utveckla röststyrda tjänster som förenklar människors vardag och vi gör det trevligt att prata med robotar. […]

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. The goal of The Social Few is to create an impact on every level and enable sustainable growth by combining data-driven insights, inclusive infrastructures, marketing communications and tech. After listening to their achievements with clients, we know they are the place to go in order to get help in this area. You will definitely see more of them in our channels since we are both striving to create inclusive spaces and ways of thinking – for a better future!

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. This course will give you the latest updates regarding the development of Voice and insights on how it is already used today in an innovative way by Swedish companies. You will also get the tools and the guidance to kick start your own Voice strategy and take the first steps in your first Voice-first project. Interested in hearing more on how you can take part of this? Make sure to click here.

If you have any questions regarding the course – feel free to contact mattias@talkingtome.se.

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!

  • We were invited to Innocent Mugenga’s podcast – Learnability, which focuses on conversations with inspiring individuals, as well as experts in the fields of science, tech, behavior and history, in order to find answers and give the listeners new knowledge that will inspire. Our team member Diana, talked about her journey of becoming an entrepreneur, Voice technology, and how to create real impact within diversity and inclusion – topics we passionately work with every day.
  • Google held their annual ”Made by Google” hardware event on the 15th of October in New York City and launched new products such as the Google Pixel Buds with a built-in Google Assistant, Pixel 4 with both gesture and voice functions and an updated Google Home Mini (now called Nest Mini). Want to read more? Click here.
  • Talking to me’s customer, Upplands Motor, were featured in an article in Motormagasinet where they spoke about their efforts within Voice and how it has helped them in their digitization journey.
  • So, we can’t really reveal this yet (sorry, but soon!) but let’s just say – RiseUp Summit Cairo, we’re excited.

 

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! A full day course where we will talk about Voice and Digital Assistants, give you the latest updates within the field along with some insights on how Voice is already used today in an innovative way by companies worldwide. You will also get hands-on design tools, and take the first steps in creating your own Voice First project. Do you want to be a part of it? Here’s the link for registration!

If you have any questions regarding the course – feel free to contact mattias@talkingtome.se.