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Phil Nash

Phil Nash Developer Evangelist for Twilio - Australia

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio and a Google Developer Expert. He's been in the web industry for more than 10 years building applications and integrating APIs with JavaScript and Ruby. He can be found hanging out at meetups and conferences, playing with new technologies, or writing open source code.

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Talk: In conversation with a browser


Voice assistants have taken off, but can we build our own with web technologies? I've been building bots for other platforms, but I wanted to investigate how well one could work in the browser. Can we talk to a web application and get results?

Let's dive into the Web Speech API, speech synthesis, and conversation design. We'll find out whether browsers can be virtual assistants or virtually useless.