25: Andrew Bellavia | The Hearables Explosion and What It Means for Voice-First

Episode Description

Andrew Bellavia is the Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp., a leading acoustic solutions provider to the hearables, smart speaker, mobile, and IoT industries. He has been personally involved in supporting the development of many innovative hearable devices including those of Nuheara and Amazon, amongst others. Andrew is also an advocate for the role technology can play in addressing hearing loss, and in the practical use cases for voice in the coming hearables revolution. When not in the office he can usually be found running the roads of Northern Illinois and the world often photographing as he goes. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast Nick talks with Andy Bellavia about hearables technology and the impact that they are having on AI and Voice-First. Andy talks about what led him to get started in the hearables space and how hearables have evolved over time from simple hearing aids to devices like the Apple Airpods and the Amazon Echo Buds. Andy shares the history of Doppler and how their work ultimately led to the Echo smart speaker and the Echo Buds. Nick and Andy also talk about future use cases that involve hearables technology, as well as some current examples of how Airpods, Echo Buds, and Pixel Buds are starting to weave their way into people’s every day lives. Andy and Nick close this week’s episode by discussing the future of Voice-First and how the ‘Hearables Explosion’ is ushering in a new paradigm of Voice as a usable and useful technology. What do you want to learn about in the world of AI and Voice-First? Interested in becoming a guest? Send an email to theartificialpodcast@redfox-ai.com. You can follow The Artificial Podcast on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theartificialpodcast/ The Artificial Podcast is now on Alexa! All you have to do is ask Alexa to enable “The Artificial Podcast” to listen to all of our episodes on any Alexa-enabled device.

How to contact Andy: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abellavia/ Twitter: @AndyB_Knowles Follow Nick On: LinkedIn:

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