Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talk to Me, written and read by James Vlahos. The next great technological disruption is coming.The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build a single world-changing piece of software. They know that whoever gets there first will revolutionise our relationship with technology - and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it voice computing.Computers that can speak and think just as clearly as humans may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are mere years away from becoming a reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society, handing untold new powers to businesses, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the AI revolution firsthand - by building a robotic version of his terminally ill father. Vlahos’ research leads him to one fundamental question: what happens when our computers become as articulate, as compassionate and as creative as we are? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Vlahos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004120/bk_rhuk_004120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new device, HomePod, offers an easy and amazing way for Apple users to enjoy AirPlay, Apple Music, and control their HomeKit devices from anywhere. HomePod was not created to be a competitor to Google Home or Amazon Echo, just as the MacBook Air was not designed to compete against the netbook. Of course, they do share a number of characteristics. For instance, the HomePod smart speaker can be voice-controlled and the MacBook Air is compact and lightweight. However, HomePod is just a $350 home assistant; much like the MacBook was a $200 laptop computer. The Fire Phone by Amazon was not much of a hit. Alexa, therefore, had to sell a lot so that Prime could stick into more people’s lives. This was a success, thanks to the priced-to-move Echo. Google, on the other hand, made a brilliant decision to follow in their footsteps because it had to satisfy its insatiable data thirst. When it comes to HomePod, something was a little different. The AirPod was designed to help you enjoy your favorite music on the go while HomePod was designed to help you enjoy your favorite music in a convenient way in your home. AirPods lacked wires and sufficient surface area for traditional buttons. Because of this, the Siri voice control was the only way to interact with the gadget, you have to be near the device. Listen to The Ultimate HomePod User Guide to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Sukhu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146047/bk_acx0_146047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.