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Zero: Wakeword, tell me something about voice tech, news and AI

Hi there. I'm Lee, a journalist working on new ways to tell people about news using voice-activated technology.

The day job is working for BBC Voice and AI on their news team. We’ve started to make bespoke news bulletins for smart speakers. Right now, that's on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri.

So why a newsletter and what’s it about?

I'm hoping to turn it into something special/interesting/somewhat distracting for people who'd like to read about how news is changing for smart speakers and artificial intelligence but with some general tech chat thrown in.

I've dabbled before in partially unsuccessful newsletters such Fine Fettle which was all about Cumbria but I’ve put that on the back burner for now because I’ve moved away from there for now.

Why should I listen to you?

You (but really me, because I wrote the question) make a good point. I’m no expert on all this yet, save from having had a smart speaker for a few years.

I’m hoping you’ll catch up with me from time to time and I’ll be able to share a bit of what I learn.

You’re just going to self-promote, aren’t you?

Yes, but not too much, honest.

Thanks for reading, and speak soon.