Listened to Jan Pichl from CTU Praha and his Alquist bot: which got the 2nd prize in the last Alexa challenge:

Challenge Nr.6 from team „INFOR“: How can we reduce the effort spent by caregivers to integrate and structure the information that they document from the patients.

Challenge Nr.5 from team „MemoryBox“: How can we take care of our loved elderly ones by monitoring their cognitive abilities over time?

Challenge Nr4 from team „AutoDoc“: How can doctors better advice to the admitted patient in few minutes?

Challenge Nr3: „Documentation“: How can we reduce the workload of documentation of patient diagnostics in hospitals?

Challenge Nr2 from team „Silver:Companion“: We want to tackle the problem, that due to the increasingly aging population, more and more elderly people feel socially isolated and thus lack social interactions.

Challenge Nr1 from team „Anti-Stressors“: How might we reduce the stress of elderly patients hospitalized for longer time period and their relatives?

VIVA2019 started and we already listened to an overview of voice interaction and voice assistants, as well as industry challenges from ZEISS, Linguwerk and research projects of HTW Dresden.

„Belgische Journalisten haben herausgefunden, dass die Mitschnitte der Assistenzsysteme auch bei Google von Menschen ausgewertet werden. Der Redaktion gelang es auf Basis der Aufnahmen Nutzer:innen zu identifizieren und mit ihren Mitschnitten zu konfrontieren.“:

Googles Sprachassistent: Mitarbeiter hören und bewerten Audioaufnahmen - Aufmerksames Zuhören genüge teilweise auch, um die Nutzer von Voice Assistants zu identifizieren.

The event series in discusses how automatisation changes our society and explores its dangerous potential. plans to focus on these topics as well in the context of used e.g. in care environments.

VIVA2019 - „Voice Interaction and Voice Assistants in Health Care“ has launched the application process. Apply till 31st May via

Mastodon is one server in the network