Talking to Muppets, Challenges of Voice Interfaces for Kids by Oren Jacob

22 Dec 2014 conference, community

We hosted the LISTEN conference in San Francisco last month (full recap here).

Following last week’s videos of The Story of Siri, by its founder Adam Cheyer and The Language of Food (and Dating), by Dan Jurafsky we are happy to release today another great keynote: Talking to Muppets, Challenges of Voice Interfaces for Kids by Oren Jacob.

Oren is the CEO of ToyTalk and was the former CTO at Pixar.

Oren took the stage with a hilarious presentation on developing voice interfaces for children. He shared clips of children talking to the ToyTalk apps and anecdotes of his research with children to demonstrate the challenges of designing voice applications for kids. He also touched on the regulatory issues surrounding recording children and how ToyTalk approaches these challenges.

Thanks again to Oren for this insightful presentation.

Team Wit