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Sensory CEO On Voice-Activated Technology’s Next Big Wave

Interview with Karen Webster, one of the best writers and interviewers in tech/fintech. In 1994 the fastest imaginable connection to the internet was a 28.9 kbps dial-up modem and email was still mostly a new thing that many people were writing off as a fad. There was no such thing as Amazon.com for the first half the year and less…
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Biometrics’ Place in the Embedded Industry

I just returned from the four-day Money 20/20 event in Las Vegas. The show covers the overlap of Money and Technology including FinTech, Payment, Ecommerce and more. It had tens of thousands of attendees, over 3,500 companies, and 400 startups and lots of starpower including Richard Branson, Shaquille O’Neil, Akon, and yours truly speaking on a biometrics panel. I walked…
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IFA 2018 Becomes a Showcase for Amazon and Google Voice Assistants in Berlin

I thought it was funny that Google and Alexa both handed out the neck worn badge holders which nobody seemed to wear. Google had a bunch of hired hands standing around in booths looking awkward in white jumpsuits promoting the Assistant. I spoke with a few and found a range from totally clueless to quite knowledgeable.OTHER VOICE ASSISTANTS WERE NOTICEABLY…
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Voice assistant battles, part three: The challenges

It’s not easy to be a retailer today when more and more people are turning to Amazon for shopping. And why not shop online? Ordering is convenient with features such as ratings. Delivery is fast and cheap, and returns are easy and free – if you are Prime member! In April 2018 Bezos reported there are more than 100 million…
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Apple is Getting Sirious – $1 Trillion is Not the Endgame

Apple introduced Siri in 2011 and my world changed. I was running Sensory back then as I am today and suddenly every company wanted speech recognition. Sensory was there to sell it! Steve Jobs, a notorious nay-sayer on speech recognition, had finally given speech recognition the thumbs up. Every consumer electronics company noticed and decided the time had come. Sensory’s…
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