I DON'T THINK our 8yo will ever learn to type because he has mastered smart speakers. Dylan (who learned some of his first phrases from Alexa) and I chatted about this during a Topgold Audio Clip that you can hear on Spotify.
We made the three minute audio clip and then let Audioburst create the transcript that follows. It was 91% accurate.
Topgold Audio Clip 489. I'm with Dylan and we're looking at two smart speakers.
What's this first speaker called Dylan? What's it called and who makes it and who makes it?
Who makes the second speaker?
Alexa. Actually, it's made by Amazon and it is an Echo Dot.
How do you use the Nest Mini?
You want something and then you say, "Ok, Google".
"Sorry I can't help with that yet."
"Ok, Google. Play Shut Up and Dance With Me."
"Alright. Shut up and dance by walk the Moon playing on Spotify".
Dylan knows how to talk to both Google and Alexa. He knows he has to be disciplined. Don't yell. You've got to be disciplined about not make it up as you go along. Think about what you're going to say that say clearly. Alexa would work the same way.
We discovered we can power Alexa directly from the 3.1 amp USB outlets on many of our mains wall sockets
So that's a quick demonstration of Dylan who understands spatial computing. And this was a quick Topgold Audio Clip.
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For now, that's all we have. You can see the two pieces of technology on the cover art of the podcasting episode. The Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Nest Mini.
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[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology. Dylan wants his own radio show.]