founder digital assistant academy
10 may 2021
Shyamala shares her vision of the future which is, “when the vehicle becomes the driver, a voice becomes a companion.” She is the founder of the Digital Assistant Academy and the lead for voice assistants in autonomous vehicles for a major automotive manufacturer. After discussing the emerging trends in the voice industry, we go meaningfully into how voice assistants and other technologies can be life-changing for people with disabilities. This conversation is part of the Open Voice Network series.
Shyamala Prayaga is the founder of the Digital Assistant Academy. A self-described evangelist for UX and voice technology, Shyamala recognizes the societal and cultural benefits of voice tech evolution.
Shyamala possesses the insight and knowledge that comes with experience and leadership from technical, development, and design roles. Her design and research work is presented nationally and internationally to general and field-specific audiences.
Shyamala has more than 18 years of experience designing for mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces.
In addition, Shyamala has more than six years of experience designing voice interfaces for Connected Home Experience, Automotive, and Wearables
Discover Shyamala’s own podcast covering the voice assistant industry: https://www.thefutureisspoken.com/
Learn more about assistant design at her academy: https://www.digitalassistant.academy/
Read the article of her interview in Forbes recently about voice assistants and autonomous vehicles: https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2020/09/29/the-unique-challenges-of-voice-assistants-in-vehicles/
This episode is part of the Open Voice Network series.
The Open Voice Network is a neutral, non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of the standards and ethical use guidelines that will make voice worthy of user trust. It operates as a directed fund of The Linux Foundation, and is independently funded and governed.
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