55: Tim McElreath | Alexa & Food Network Kitchen: The Importance of Trial and Error

Episode Description

Tim is the Senior Product Manager for Voice and Emerging Platforms for Discovery Inc.’s Direct to Consumer team. Tim has been working in the conversational design and engineering space since 2016 leading various teams in building voice, chat, and multimodal applications for brands like Food Network and HGTV. In this week’s episode of The Artificial Podcast, Nick chats with Tim McElreath of Discovery Inc. about what it has been like creating and developing the Food Network Kitchen Alexa Skill, and what it has been like to work alongside the Amazon Alexa Team on adding new features and capabilities. Tim talks about how he got into the voice technology industry and what it has been like to watch Alexa evolve as a technology since 2016. Tim also shares some tips, tactics, and strategies for voice designers, and discusses where he thinks the technology is headed and what it may look like over the next decade. Tim also talks about the importance of trial and error, especially when it comes to working with voice assistant platforms like Alexa and Google Assistant.

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