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. […]
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). […]
Since our last seminar were such a success, with over 50 participants, we just have to do it again. […]
A recap from one of the world’s most exciting and innovative conferences, Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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! […]
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!
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
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. […]
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. […]
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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com.