The Witlingo Blog

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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Dr. Alexa Makes House Calls

By Witlingo | May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021 By Lisa Brandt (Voice Artist & Blogger at Witlingo) Owning an Amazon Echo might be good for your health. Health care providers, hospitals, pharmacies – they’re all exploring the viability of interacting with you via your smart speaker. Some saw the possibilities early on and they’re creating templates for others to follow. Amazon has […]

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How Voice Search and Marketing Can Improve Your Business

By Witlingo | May 15, 2021

May 15, 2021 By Cedric Jackson  (Guest Author) Nothing in the world continues without evolving. The internet is the perfect example as it continues to evolve into theVoice First Web. With the rise of the Voice First Web, it is becoming crucial for businesses to optimize for voice searches and take advantage of voice marketing. […]

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