#VoiceLunch 25 - πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€ Voice in outer space - building VUI for space travel

The 25th #VoiceLunch will be very special - it is scheduled at VOICE Global VG1 track 2020-06-17T16:30:00Z

This #VoiceLunch will be about voice in space and will feature a special guest - Brien Posey, who is a trained astronaut. Brien will give us an intro on how can be #voice tech used in space.


Brien Posey is a commercial astronaut candidate who has spent the last five years actively training to fly on a mission to study polar mesospheric clouds from space. Although uncommon in the field of astronautics, Posey’s background is in Information Technology. He is an 18-time Microsoft MVP, a freelance technology author, and a speaker. Prior to going freelance, Posey was CIO for a chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also served as a lead network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox. Earlier in his career, Posey worked as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America.



Allow your imagination run wild and let’s discuss building VUI for space travel

Here are some discussion points - feel free to add yours in the comments.

  • Deployment surfaces for voice assistants on board of spaceships.
  • Appropriate guards for voice command interfaces to ensure no command is issued by accident
  • VUI latency - is the current state of tech suitable for command interfaces
  • VUI challenges in environments with background noise
  • Outer space travel is not just about utility provided by VUI. An important aspect of long term space travel will be companionship, voice assistants that would provide emotional support, context information about events on Earth, and alike.
    • The most important aspects of non-utility VUI
    • The importance of voice personality
  • Sci-fi uses of voice interfaces
    • Are we there yet? Will we ever be?

This would be a great experience as I am building an Alexa Skill on Space Travel. Excited !!

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Perfect! Looking forward to you joining and sharing your experiences.

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