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Own The Conversation - Issue #19

Martyn Redstone
Martyn Redstone
Welcome to Own The Conversation! Own The Conversation is a weekly, manually curated newsletter with all the news in the world of Conversational AI.
From interesting articles to funding news and the latest jobs. I hope you get everything you need, and more, from this newsletter.
This is the final newsletter of 2021! What a year it has been. Just when we thought that we could start opening up and getting back to some sort of pre-pandemic reality - whamo - Omicron hits us with a sucker punch and it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll be seeing in the New Year in yet another lockdown!
Anyway, onto the good stuff…
Conversational AI salaries? I’ll be running this for a while, to ensure that there’s a plethora of data to report with. Plus they may just win an Echo Show, Nest Hub or some vouchers. If you’ve not completed the survey yet, then you can complete the survey here.
Conversational AI jobs at are exploding. 501 jobs live now. Looking back on this year, we’ve had 1592 jobs on the job board and almost 8,000 applications. Big plans for 2022 with this, so watch this space!
Want to have your news featured? Do you want to tell us about a project you are working on, or maybe a new role, product release or piece of juicy news? Get in touch to have it featured in the newsletter.
Martyn @

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Conversations To Own
Articles and news that might interest you.
Dialpad Raises $170M; Increases Valuation to $2.2 Billion
Propaganda-as-a-service may be on the horizon if large language models are abused
Google AI Blog: More Efficient In-Context Learning with GLaM
The process to design a conversational interface | by Jesús Martín | Dec, 2021 | UX Collective
Talk with your dead loved ones -- through a chatbot - CNET
Conversational UX: The missing piece in your chatbot strategy – TechCrunch
Customizing GPT-3 for Your Application
How To Improve Call Deflection? - Latest Digital Transformation Trends | Cloud News | Wire19
Latest Jobs from Bot Jobs
See more jobs at Bot Jobs.
Data Analyst, Conversational AI - AI Product Department (AIPD) @ Rakuten - Bot Jobs
Product Owner - Customer Experience NLP (UK) @ Revolut - Bot Jobs
Rider Services – Contact Centre Product Lead @ Specialized Bicycle Components - Bot Jobs
Product Management - Chatbot @ Shopee - Bot Jobs
NLP/Chatbot Researcher @ LG AI Research - Bot Jobs
Who's Talking
Podcasts and events (virtual and IRL) of interest.
Podcasts and Interviews
Only one person counts over the next week, and it’s this guy 👇
Sant-AI Claus is coming to town! Come and talk to MetaSanta live on YouTube 🎅
Upcoming Events
Chatbots, AI & VOICE Conference 2022 @Metaverse
Advantest VOICE – Advantest Developer Conference
Conversational AI Summit | RE•WORK
PEVoC14 Conference will take place live on 24-27 August 2022
What are you up to?
This is a new feature dedicated to showcasing what some of you readers are up to. Get in touch to get some airtime around what you are up to.
Nobody took the opportunity to tell us about any interesting projects, job moves, research or other activities.
This is your space to tell the Conversational AI world what’s new and exciting with you, so please let me know by DM or email.
Closing notes
I hope you enjoyed Issue #19.
Next weekend is Christmas weekend, so rather than sending out a newsletter, I’m downing tools to spend precious time with friends and family (hoping that Omicron doesn’t ruin that).
I’m hoping that this newsletter keeps building and improving with every issue. Let me know your thoughts, feedback and ideas of what you want to see by DM on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or even TikTok (not that I have worked that one out yet!).
From me and mine to you and yours, wishing the most wonderful seasons greetings and all the best for the New Year.
Normal service will resume in 2022.
Martyn, Founder @
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Martyn Redstone
Martyn Redstone @mredstone

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