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Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.

Build voice powered IoT

Thursday, December 6, 10:45-12:45h

Snips is a software solution to power Private by Design voice assistants.

Businesses or individuals, anyone can set up the Snips platform on a single board computer (for example a Raspberry Pi 3 or an i.MX8M), and install a voice assistant on it.

What’s very special about Snips is that your assistant will be able to understand what you mean, however you formulate it. This is what we call Natural Language. The objective is to completely transform the way we interact with technology, using voice as a universal interface. It’s the same kind of experience that new devices as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant are bringing, with the important difference that none of your voice gets sent to the cloud. 100% of the machine learning algorithms required to transform your voice into actionable information runs fully on your device. This is what we call Privacy by Design.


Eric Bezzam

Eric Bezzam is a Tech Evangelist at Snips, the first private-by-design voice assistant. He is passionate about education, open-source, and everything audio. He has worked at Fraunhofer IDMT, DSP Concepts, and EPFL, where he started Switzerland’s largest student hackathon.

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ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam