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Talk to Me

Apple, Google, Amazon and the Race for Voice-Controlled AI
Narrated by: James Vlahos
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Technology
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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?

©2019 James Vlahos (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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truly insightful

great book to introduce voice AI and set the scene for the future. an increasingly disruptive technology not to be ignored in our personal and business lives