Sonic Sunday — 08/07/2022

Below are a few thoughts and items on matters sonic -- voice, sound and audio -- that we hope you will find interesting.

1. Fact of the week: "73% of the U.S. 12+ population (an estimated 209 million people) have listened to online audio in the last month, up from 68% in 2021."  For more, please go here.

2. Worth reading:

3. Worth listening to: This Audio Essay: "Walking and listening; the case of audio performance walks," by Maria Ristani.

4. Worth watching: The latest episode of Lingofest. This past week, we premiered Part One of our interview with Brian Garr, Chief Product Officer at and formerly CRO at GoVivace and CEO and co-founder of LinguaSys, an NLP company that was acquired by Aspect Software (now Alvaria). He is also the author of A Beginner's Guide to Artificial Intelligence. and speaks widely on AI, NLP, and Speech technology.

5. Post an audio: We are collecting the Sounds of Summer '22.  If there's a sound that you would like to share that captures for you the sound of Summer,  please go here share it with us.  At the end of the summer, we will publish The Summer 2022 Audio Wall soundcasing the audio submitted to us.

Last couple of things:

  • To sign up for a Witlingo account, please go here.
  • For a summary of the main highlights on the latest upgrade of the Witlingo platform, please go  here.
  • To order Witlingo's CEO's newly released book, "The Elements of Voice First Style," (O'Reilly Media, 2022), please go here.
  • To listen to an audio summary of this newsletter and previous newsletter, check out the audio carousel below.

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