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This week’s articles round up

Key takeaway of the week

  • “Back in 2019, Google updated their speech recognition for apps like Gboard that made the service much better at understanding mumbles and other poorly-pronounced syllables…. Many of you, like myself, are finding yourself with a mask on your face way more than you ever have before. Before last year’s voice model update, that last part wouldn’t have been possible.” —

Call to Action of the week

Practical tips article of the week

Witlingo skill of the week

Witlingo Flash Briefing of the week

Podcast of the week

Voice First Video of the week

Voice First Thread of The Week

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Voice talent of the week

Voice First Fact/Finding of the week

Voice First Term of the week

Throw back article of the week:

Quick Twitter Poll of the week

New Twitter Poll

“If the ability to use voice on your smartphone to search, ask a question, open an app, etc., were removed from your smartphone, how much would you miss it?”


Notable upcoming events

Useful Voice First links