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How can journalists use Spext to Record & Manage interviews?

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All of us love reading the newspaper and for many of us, it is one of the first things that we do in the morning. But how many of us understand the pains that the journalists have to go through everyday? Not only do they have to visit every place where an event or mishap has occurred, but they also have one of the biggest challenges – Quoting people – exactly, word by word! Doing this is extremely difficult, because if you change even a single word, the person may file a case...

BUILDING INTELLIGENT MACHINES (PART 3)

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In part 2, we discussed human decision making and understood the principle of “Observe and respond” – humans observe their environment through their senses and respond according to their goals. By this principle they gain more decision making power and are able to interact with their environment on a larger scale. We want to create machines with capabilities to interact with the real world. We could apply the principle of observe and respond. To start with this process we can...

BUILDING INTELLIGENT MACHINES (PART 2)

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Decision Making In Part 1 of Building Intelligent Machines, we discussed that we can define Intelligence as a measure of magnitude of interaction with the world. More the ways or dimensions of interacting with the world, more the intelligence. Decision making is a big part of increasing the dimensions of interaction with the world and understanding how humans take decisions can help us build intelligent machines. Human decision making is based on information. There is a lot of information we...

Storytelling & Guest Selection for a winning podcast

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Before the pen or the printing press, there were stories – stories of wisdom, ideas and understanding of the world passed down generations through oral history. Around campfires in ancient caves and water coolers in modern offices, voice is and always has been the most natural medium for people to communicate. So, its no wonder that podcasts are a growing medium for people to tell and hear stories.  According to Nielson Podcast Insight, 2017; a whopping 69% of podcast listeners in the age...

Dynamic ads & other creative ways to monetize podcasts

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Even 5 years ago, if you asked someone what a podcast was, there was a high chance that they would not understand what you were talking about. During those times, it was quite difficult for the podcasters to earn a healthy income. But time, as they say, is the only constant variable in our world. With time, everything changes. So did the general awareness about podcasts. Podcasts, in the last 2 years or so, have gained momentum. More and more people and brands are getting involved in producing...

BUILDING INTELLIGENT MACHINES (PART 1)

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Imagine a future where you are not stuck in traffic because machines are driving the vehicles, not humans. A future where everyone has a personal assistant to do mundane tasks. A future where industry is more productive and per capita income is rising. That future is already here, just not evenly distributed across the world. Some parts of the world are experiencing it earlier than the others. A big driving force behind this development is advancement of AI technologies.  The impact of AI on...

Rich Content Poor Content

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I am a data scientist, and as data scientists our job is to find information in data to help businesses take better decisions. This means finding patterns using a special class of algorithms called Machine Learning. We also create intelligent applications with more decision making power by understanding patterns in this data. To create such intelligent systems, we quickly have to become demanding when it comes to data — it should have the structure suited for mining information. It should be...

We are hiring ( frontend)

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what is it? We are looking for a frontend engineer cum designer for Spext.  Spext is a San Francisco headquartered AI voice media company which is making editing, disseminating and sharing voice content very easy. We are innovating and building things for future, a voice first world!   Spext team has built world’s first text based voice editor, and it runs on browser. Check out the product to see it firsthand. It won’t take much of your time. why should I join? We have a big vision and a...

Journey of Voice

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Ten years ago, I used to open Facebook to share what’s on my mind. Mostly writing my favorite parts from a pink floyd song. This continued for a while until I became comfortably numb 😐 Later, I saw friends are uploading images of trips, moments, moods, selfies. I also tried to follow the course for sometime but not for long. Maybe I liked saying more than stills. I did it for some years though, at least tried to keep the profile pic updated. But now, whenever I open facebook, I end up watching...

Say hello to Spext

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Around 2.5 years back, I was working on my earlier startup Limitless —  a time tracking and productivity company, and sitting alone at Waterfront  — a restaurant in Foster City that serves amazing falafel pizza, bested only by the view.