Reviews

  • "Brilliant and essential . . . You’ll find insights and meaning on every page, and you’ll keep turning them. This book is dynamite."

    NICHOLAS THOMPSON, editor-in-chief of Wired
  • "Conversational AI is a genuine paradigm shift in our experience with technology. Vlahos brings the whole story to life . . . A thoughtful and enjoyable read."

    TOM GRUBER, co-creator of Siri
  • "The baton of disruption has been passed from the smart phone to voice, and Vlahos helps make sense of this tectonic shift."

    SCOTT GALLOWAY, author of The Four
  • "Voice computing is revolutionising the way we interact with our devices. Talk to Me offers a road map showing how we got to this point and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead."

    MARTIN FORD, author of The Rise of the Robots
  • "James Vlahos has written an excellent book on how voice computing has become more and more of a growing presence in our everyday world."

    RAY KURZWEIL, author of The Singularity Is Near
  • "A thought-provoking debut . . . Evincing a talent for making the technical both easily understandable and intriguing, [Vlahos] explains how developers today are trying to further improve the user experience through machine learning . . . Readers will finish this timely book with a newfound appreciation for, and perhaps some apprehension toward, their favorite voice bot and the technological marvel it represents."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "A deep history . . . well researched and reported, written by someone with a deep understanding of the tech itself."

    New York Times
  • "Talk to Me explains a paradigm shift in the way we consume information . . . Artfully mixes the recounting of what key technologies do with an account of the history of how they came to be . . . I hope our folks at the defence and IT ministries are paying attention to this book."

    Business Standard
  • "A good starting point for exploring how voice computing could disrupt your business . . . Talk to Me does a terrific job of explaining why voice computing is such a fascinating and promising technology."

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