Sonic Sunday — 05/15/2022

Here are a few items on matters sonic -- voice, sound and audio -- that I hope you will find interesting. As always, we would love to hear from you.

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1. This week's focus point: Voice is a powerful tool for understanding your customer.  Something spoken by your customer is packed with information that you cannot get any other way.  Read this to get a sense of the meaningful potential.

2. Quote of the week: "[U]nlike other media, audio is the best one at being a soothing companion. People listen to radio, whether music or talk, for information and entertainment, but also for companionship." Read more here.

3. Worth reading:

4. Worth Listening To: A Sound Connection: An Interview With Dan Friedman – Part 1

5. Worth WatchingThe latest episode of Lingofest. This week, it's Part Two of our interview with Catherine Breslin, Founder of Kingfisher Labs.  Dr. Breslin is a Machine Learning scientist and consultant based in Cambridge, UK, who worked previously at Cambridge University, Toshiba Research, Amazon (Echo), and Cobalt Speech.

Guess the movie: And now for some fun! Can you tell what movie this is just from the audio? Go here and try it out.

  • For this week, the movie was The Green Mile with Tom Hanks.  The winner this week is  Dylan Zwick, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Pulse Labs and now reigning chamption of the Guess the Movie contest with a whopping 5th title! Impressive -- and well on his way to The GTM Hall of Fame!

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