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Episode 30: Robot Cats, Accessible Websites, and Noise Pollution

Episode 30 !!!

Topic 1: Karl’s Robot Cat

Karl bought himself a robotic cat! It’s a Hasbro “Joy for All” companion animal. We talk about what this means for the bigger picture of robotics, human interaction, jobs, and opportunities going forward.

Related Links:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078FFX7Q8/

https://joyforall.com/

On robots taking jobs: https://www.apnews.com/6034c9ce1af347ec8da996e39b29c51b

Topic 2: Voice Interface and Web Site Accessibility

As a result of a Supreme Court case, retail web sites must “accessible” – and this may include voice accessibility. To be specific, retail web sites must be accessible AND must be compatible with a voice assistant.

Dave talked about developing voice access with Alexa (see https://developer.amazon.com).

At the same time, Apple is making major moves on voice activation and accessibility.

Links:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/07/dominos-pizza-website-accessibility-supreme-court-wont-hear-case/3904582002/

https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/06/07/hands-on-with-apples-new-voice-control-accessibility-feature

Dave continues to looking like a visionary on this one.

Topic 3: Noise Pollution

A great article from The Atlantic digs into noise pollution and declares that “Noise is the exhaust of the digital economy,” and exhaust is pollution that poisons humans.

We dig into noise pollution generally, both in “tech” environments and daily life.

Link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/11/the-end-of-silence/598366/

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Please check out . . .

Dave’s daily Business of Tech podcast at https://www.mspradio.com/

Karl’s Community at https://www.smallbizthoughts.org

Ryan’s LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmorris303/

 

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