7: Number of years in the contract between vehicle manufacturer Hyundai and voice AI company SoundHound
21: Number of days after which parrot chicks begin to babble
20,000,000,000: Projected value, in $U.S., of the “Big Voice” industry within a few years
SoundHound: finance.yahoo.com. Parrots: science.org. Voice: wired.com
Originally published in the June 6, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter. Get it in your inbox via tinyletter.com/disquiet.