James Vlahos is the author of "Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think"

James Vlahos is the author of “Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think”

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  • The Eastern Oregon Media Group is set to buy two Eastern Oregon newspapers — the La Grande Observer and the Baker City Herald. The company already owns 11 other newspapers, including the East Oregonian and the Daily Astorian. We speak to EO Media Group owner Kathryn Brown about the acquisitions and the future of rural journalism in Oregon.

 

  

  • Tech journalist and University of Oregon graduate James Vlahos joins us to discuss his new book “Talk To Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform The Way We Live, Work, And Think.” It’s all about the quest to teach digital devices how to talk and listen — and what that means for the humans that interact with them.

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