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Weekly Digest: Another Clubhouse Rival and Virtual Albert Einstein
UAE streaming platform launches a Clubhouse rival
UAE-based music streaming service introduced a social audio feature called Live Radio ahead of its planned IPO on NASDAQ New York. The startup will be adding subscription channels and other sources of revenue for musicians and other creators to make money with its social audio option soon. Via Voicebot.ai.
Google Assistant adds updates to the broadcast feature
Using Smart Displays and speakers as an intercom system is one of Google Assistant’s most popular capabilities. With the new update, Google Assistant Broadcasts are going beyond Smart Displays and speakers and will appear on both Android and iOS phones. Via 9to5Google.
Einstein chatbot gets a synthesized voice
AI-driven audio cloning startup Aflorithmic added synthesized voice to the “digital human” version of Einstein created by synthesized media company UneeQ. Via Tech Crunch.
Smart speakers surge in popularity with moms
According to the Moms and Media 2121 study by Edison Research, 46% of moms now own a smart speaker device, which is up 13% from the same time last year. The study also shows that 63% of U.S. moms now use voice-operated personal assistants of any kind, including smart speakers, smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices. Of those moms who own a smart speaker, they own an average of 2.7 of the devices. Via Radio Ink.