Pdf Free Talk to Me Author James Vlahos


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  • Talk to Me
  • James Vlahos
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  • 13 August 2018
  • 9781847948052

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Free read Talk to Me James Vlahos · 7 characters characters Talk to Me 107 The gripping inside story of the race to build conversationally capable computers Chat with the author ask your Alexa device to ‘open the voice computing book’ The next great technological disruption is comingThe titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last best computer that the world will ever need They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionise our relationship with technology – and make billions of dollars in the process They call it conversational AIComputers that can speak and think like humans do may seem like the stuff of science fiction but they are rapidly moving towards reality In Talk to Me veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution He explo. Really interesting and very good book on the voice recognition and AI development Last year I interviewed for a job that I didn t get where one of the uestions that was asked of me was What technology developments do you follow My response was user interface Specifically how a user interacts with computer applications and the hardware For the last 10 12 years of my professional life I have been working with a speech recognition interactive voice response applications Basically the answering machines that you don t really want to talk to at all Most callers want to talk to a human And in the beginning you could always tell you were talking to a machine or specifically a recorded voice Voice recognition was leading edge It replace the old for billing issues press 1 for technical support press 2 aka DTMF input digital tones Back in those days being able to say what you wanted rather than pressing a number on your telephone was huge Voice recognition and the way that the computer application went about deciphering what you wanted based on what you said was rudimentary at best It asked leading uestions and your answer needed to be on a list of designated responses said in a way that the machine could interpret or else it could not direct you to an appropriate place Needless to say this is pretty antiuated by the standards of todayTalk to me is an excellent primer for voice recognition technology and much The philosophy of user interface technology today is basically that voice is the most user friendly way for humans to interact with technology It s easier to say what you are trying to do than to type it or even to point and click Vlahos goes into detail about the state of voice technology today and where it is going and some of the pitfalls and dangers to be aware of Speech recognition is a very small niche compared to what is going on in this day and age Since the beginning the idea has always been to have a machine that is conversational The technical term is naturally speaking The idea behind it is to not have to lead the conversation but to be able to engage a user in a conversation and respond accordingly This idea is well beyond user input and goes into the realm of artificial intelligence In order to hold a conversation with a human the application must be able to learn and interpret Until roughly 2015 naturally speaking was a concept It s now a reality I know people are thinking that Siri with apple has been around since 2011 but Siri back then was basically voice recognition with an extremely huge list of possible responses and action that could be taken associated with each response In 2015 there became a new concept in coding that allowed the speech recognition app to learn using layers of various other applications to provide insight as to determining what was wanted and how to respond this is of course a fantastically huge generalization of the complexity etc of the operation Basically with the reality of naturally speaking voice recognition came the ability to use voice as a form of user interface with a computer That created voice activated appliances that can access the internet for a variety of information and tools that can be used to make your life bearable Enter Cortana Alexa and Google Assistant along with a former leading edge now follower application Siri With these new applications and machines and appliances comes mo problems There are oodles of things but chief among them are privacy considerations or lack there of the minute you start using them And guess what From a behavioral study humans that interact conversationally with a machine are far honest and importantly forthcoming with a machine that is taking that information and passing it on to its master to do whatever they want with it It s too easy to talk to a machine It s just as easy to forget it is there while it picks up all the conversations in the room waiting for you to say the right words to activate it But it is still amassing data It s a mess Add to that the fact that to be conversational these machines have to learn THEY ARE LEARNING Keep in mind that in the past the military tended to promote innovative ideas as necessity is the mother of invention In the 21st century consumers and the desire to create consumption is driving technology Corporations are where the innovation is coming from These developments aren t for the advancement of science and technology but to drive up and commoditize consumption Pursuit of wealth Honestly we are uite far from Skynet I don t think malevolent machines will eradicate mankind I am in the near future far concerned for the amount of information being collected and how it will be used in the futureThe book was a history of voice recognition and of AI technology Vlahos lands where we are today with the personal assistant technology and Google Vlahos also goes into the downsides of the near future developments in the industry and the final chapter really explains how and why he is so invested in this technology Immortality The psychological aspects of this technology are also explored and it s fascinating to me user interface has always been of interest It combines the behavioral science with the technological science You would be surprised and should be wary of how comfortable and easy it is to fall into a habit of communicating with a machine The unintended but in my view inevitable results of so much sharing is inescapable Privacy really is something that we are losing at breakneck speeds and we don t even notice All for a little ease and convenience It was right up my geek alley I thought the book was excellent Ideal for both the slightly computer literate to the person that understands technology but may not work in the niche Vlahos lays it out in simply gives a history and the current state He is a proponent of the technology He doesn t want people to fear it he wants people to be mindful of the implications but continue progressing I agreecautiouslyPS There is much to the book than what I have written Pick this up if you have an interest in the technology or use the voice applications like Echo Alexa or Google Home Assistant or Apple Siri or Microsoft Cortana or Samsung Bixby or any of the ever increasing voice apps on the public internet including facebook twitter instagram etc 45 StarsRead on kindle

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Free read Talk to Me James Vlahos · 7 characters characters Talk to Me 107 Res how voice tech will transform every sector of society handing untold new powers to businesses upending traditional notions of privacy revolutionising access to information and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness And he even tries to understand the significance of the revolution firsthand – by building a chatbot version of his terminally ill fatherVlahos’s research leads him to one fundamental uestion What happens when our computers become as articulate compassionate and creative as we are‘Brilliant and essential You’ll find insights and meaning on every page and you’ll keep turning them This book is dynamite’ NICHOLAS THOMPSON editor in chief of Wired‘Conversational AI is a genuine paradigm shift in our experience with technology. I am a person very interested in the technology of Conversational Computing so naturally the book became a must read position After reading the book I still consider it as such A personal and emotional approach of the author to the Natural Language Processing appealed to me additionally and it is an element behind a very gripping story Nevertheless primarily I prize the book for insightfulness of one of the branches of AI technology

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Free read Talk to Me James Vlahos · 7 characters characters Talk to Me 107 Vlahos brings the whole story to life A thoughtful and enjoyable read’ TOM GRUBER co creator of Siri‘The baton of disruption has been passed from the smart phone to voice and Vlahos helps make sense of this tectonic shift’ SCOTT GALLOWAY author of The Four ‘Voice computing is revolutionising the way we interact with our devices Talk to Me offers a road map showing how we got to this point and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead’ MARTIN FORD author of The Rise of the Robots ‘Well researched and reported written by someone with a deep understanding of the tech itself’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘James Vlahos has written an excellent book on how voice computing has become and of a growing presence in our everyday world’ RAY KURZWEIL author of The Singularity Is Nea. Maybe I m just feeling warm and fuzzy about my Google Home


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    Pdf Free Talk to Me Author James Vlahos Free read ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · James Vlahos Free read Talk to Me An interesting book about the technology design decisions and market forces behind conversational interfaces including things as varied as text based chatbots voice based assistants and toys like Barbies that talk to users Well researched though over sells the potential of conversational interfaces particularly in the introductio

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