Wolf Paulus’ Journal

Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by!
My name is Wolf Paulus, I’m a photographer, hiker, hacker, and technologist, based in Ramona, California.
This is my journal, where I share quick thoughts and ideas on technology.

I’m appointed to the advisory committee at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups, on topics ranging from Embedded/Mobile Technology to Emotional Prosody and Voice and Conversational User Interfaces.

October 14, 2017 Desert Code Camp, Phoenix, AZ
February 5-6, 2018 Conversational Interaction Conference

Many of the new concepts I’m working on, are communicated best through video clips or short films.
Take a look at some short HD films that I have created over the last few months and years.

“Amateur Professionalism”, a concept used since 2004, describes an emerging sociological and economic trend of people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards. That pretty much describes, how I look at my photography work today.
If you like, take a look at some of my photos and the stories they tell.

Emotion Lamp
The idea behind the Vocal-Emotion Lamp is rather simple: to use a small affordable computer that can continually recognize emotion from the human voice
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Custom wakeup-words for an Android app
With most modern Android phones, just saying the phrase “OK Google” will launch the Google assistant app, which is capable
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Serverless compute with Java, on AWS Lambda
Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model, in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Serverless
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How to get conversational UI right
Cross-Post from my article on VentureBeat.com With the rise of AI, voice, and more generally language-driven technologies — like chatbots,
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SpeechTEK 2017, Washington, District Of Columbia
— The Einstein Memorial – National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418 “New uses of speech technologies are
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The Path to the CUI is Heavily Mined and Booby-Trapped
Cross-Post from my article in Chatbots Magazine The concept of the Conversational User Interface (CUI) is not really new. Wolfgang
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Conversational Interaction Conference
The CI-Conference is the successor of the Mobile Voice Conference, and like its predecessor, organized by Bill Meisel and AVIOS (Applied Voice
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AI World Conference
The AI World Conference and Expo took place from November 7th to 9th at the Parc 55 Hotel in San
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Debugging your Alexa Skill
Hosting a skill for the Amazon Alexa platform can be more or less involved, depending on the implementation language and
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