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This week’s articles round up

Key takeaway of the week

  • “Voice experiences can’t show you lots of information like your typical search engine—they have to pick the best answer and only provide that. Most information hasn’t been customized for an auditory experience, but standards are emerging that let content creators tag their content to be voice-search-friendly. Voice experiences will improve exponentially as data becomes more tailor-made for voice.” — From: “Relying More On Voice-Activated Tech? 10 Important Things Users Should Know”:

Call to Action of the week

Practical tips article of the week

Announcement of the week

Witlingo skill of the week

Flash Briefing of the week

Podcast of the week

Video of the week

Quick Twitter Poll of the week

New Twitter Poll

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Voice First Fact of the week

Notable upcoming events

Voice First Term of the week

  • “Mixed-initiative Dialog”: “The Cooperative Principle”: The proposition that listeners and speakers must act cooperatively and mutually accept one another to be understood in a particular way to carry out an effective verbal conversation. As phrased by the British philosopher of language Paul Grice, who introduced it, “Make your contribution such as it is required, at the stage at which it occurs, by the accepted purpose or direction of the talk exchange in which you are engaged.”

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