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There is a revolution ahead and it has a voice

There is a revolution ahead and it has a voice. Photo: anigoweb,
Written by Mike Townsend

Brian Roemmele and Mike Townsend talk about the work that’s going on in voice recognition, and start with the story of Siri before moving on to Viv.

In this episode of Around the Coin, Brian and I discuss the news of Viv Labs launching publicly, and the representative revolution in AI this represents when we consider the wider implications of voice recognition technology.

The core of the discussion stems from the ideas of exformation (information subconsciously filtered out to give you a seamless perception of reality) originally presented in our interview with Tor Nørretranders. We use these building blocks and the history of basic human communication and technological progress to draw predictions on the future of how tech will creep up on us and change our everyday lives.

This podcast is reproduced with kind permission. Some minor changes may have been made to the text to reflect BankNXT style considerations, but the podcast itself is always unchanged. You can read more here. Photo: anigoweb,

About the author

Mike Townsend

Mike Townsend started his career working as a design engineer at Brookstone in Singapore, then as a mechanical engineer at ITT Corporation in Los Angeles, designing radar systems for military grade UAVs. He is the founder of ZingCheckout and Flowtab, and remains very active in the payment industry.

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