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Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler

Josh lives at the intersection of language and technology. An avid reader, he enjoys long runs in the woods and pedantic arguments about...well, pick a topic.

Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler, Principal Computational Linguist

We'll show you where keyword recognition models fit in with wake words, ASR, and NLU; and we'll help you decide if they're right for your app.

What's a Keyword Model, and Why Would I Use One?

So you’ve read the description of a keyword recognition model, but you still have questions. Not a problem! Keyword recognition (sometimes called “keyword…

Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler, Principal Computational Linguist

Use Spokestack's keyword recognizer model and Python library to help save up for a rainy day.

A Swear Jar in 100 Lines of Python

In this tutorial, we’re going to use Spokestack’s AutoML training tool to create a keyword recognizer model and use it, along with the spokestack-python library…

Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler, Principal Computational Linguist

Use Spokestack's TTS service to avoid your skill sounding like all the others.

How to Change Alexa's Voice

At Spokestack, one of our core goals is to make it possible for every mobile app or voice skill to have its own unique audible voice. Amazon and Google make it…

Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler, Principal Computational Linguist

"Voice app" is a convenient shorthand for "Alexa Skill" or "Google Action", but does it do more harm than good?

Why Haven't We Seen a Killer Voice App?

In the interest of fostering discussion about the state of voice tech, we’re thinking of starting a new regular feature. It’s tentatively titled “Ask the Cranky…

Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler, Principal Computational Linguist

Google provides a command line utility for converting TensorFlow models into TensorFlow.js format for running in a browser, but what if you want to do that conversion in code?

Converting a TensorFlow Model to TensorFlow.js in Python

At Spokestack, we use several different types of TensorFlow model, and we have various deployment targets for them: big models for the cloud, small TensorFlow…

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