The Voice Bot Chronicles is a interactive series about navigating a world where humans are increasingly talking with machines - and machines are talking back.
The Voice Bot Chronicles isn’t just for you -- it’s by you.
If you’ve ever used your voice to communicate with a digital device and found yourself struggling to be understood, you are not alone. And you might have questions.
For example, why doesn’t the machine grasp what I’m saying to it? Is it just machines that don’t understand me? What about other people?
A team of storytellers at KQED decided to explore this topic with the help of the voicebots themselves - the same voicebots you probably have sitting on your kitchen table. Episodes include both in-depth reporting as well as interactivity to bring you closer to the story itself.
Estimated experience time: 20 minutes.