The Witlingo Blog

Five Basic Tenets to Designing a Usable Voicebot

By Witlingo | July 25, 2021

July 26, 2021 By Ahmed Bouzid (Founder & CEO at Witlingo) While designing your voicebot for high usability, always remember the following five tenets. They will keep you safe from one-way doors and other UX design complications that are easy to get into if you are not careful. 1. The voicebot is a tool The […]

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Amazon Alexa: Moving from quantity to quality with 3rd Party Skills

By Witlingo | July 17, 2021

July 17, 2021 By Ahmed Bouzid (Founder & CEO at Witlingo) Someone recently asked me: Ahmed, are you for Alexa or against Alexa? They were confused, since they read me several times sing the praises of Alexa and the team behind it, and then, once in a while, heap heavy criticism (even scorn) upon it […]

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Voice Assistants in Cars

By Witlingo | July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) In my long career as a radio announcer, stats showed that listening to radio is mainly a solitary experience. So, I wondered, are most people alone when they talk to AI? Are they using Alexa, Google, Bixby and the others to keep them company as […]

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Wearables are Every… Wear!

By Witlingo | July 3, 2021

July 3, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my phone. I’m grateful for what it can do but it’s always slipping out of my hands. Recently, I tried an experiment. When I went out shopping for a couple of hours, I left my smartphone at home. […]

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Kids, Courtesy and AI

By Witlingo | June 26, 2021

June 26, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) A friend of mine lost her cool on Siri the other day. I was driving, so I wasn’t about to start fussing around with my phone, and my pal offered to get directions as we got closer to an unfamiliar destination. Siri was having none […]

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Why AI Gender Matters (And Doesn’t Matter)

By Witlingo | June 19, 2021

June 19, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) When my husband and I visited Iceland a few years ago, we upgraded our vehicle rental to include GPS. Our week-long trip included one group tour, and the rest of the time we were on our own, exploring the beautiful European country via a four-wheel […]

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Campaigning on Demand

By Witlingo | June 12, 2021

June 12, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) Billy Joel once sang, “There’s a new band in town but you can’t get the sound from a story in a magazine!” It’s the same with hearing the voice of a political candidate, only with more at stake than mere entertainment. We’re not yet on […]

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Smart Speakers are Long-term Care Companions

By Witlingo | June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) Workers in long-term care homes will tell you there’s nothing sadder than an elderly resident who doesn’t get visitors. When my Dad was in long-term care, our whole family and some of his friends visited often, but he still admitted to times when he felt […]

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Kids Say the Darndest Things (into your smart speaker)!

By Witlingo | May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) Soon, kids will be home for the summer.  Sure, there’s camp and friends and family trips, but there’s a good chance they’ll also be hanging around home more.  Maybe your house is the one where their friends like to chill.  And your kids plus their […]

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