#Conversational AI
  • 5 Conversational AI Companies Tackling COVID-19

    May 1, 2020

    All of the information here are the words that you read on social media, chats, news channels, advertisements, companies’ taglines, and even hear it over calls (thanks to mandatory IVR warnings). Below are five conversational AI companies that are trying to tackle COVID-19 misinformation.

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  • How To Enhance The Customer Experience Using AI And Voice Biometrics

    Mar 3, 2020

    As a business leader, it’s important to do everything you can to prevent and reduce identity theft, which can otherwise lead to financial loss for you, your organization and your consumers. But sometimes, the go-to approach can create a frustrating customer experience.

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  • Nuance Announces the General Availability of Ambient Clinical Intelligence

    Feb 24, 2020

    AI-powered ambient solution already improving physician productivity, patient throughput, and 88% higher physician satisfaction scores

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  • The United States Of Artificial Intelligence Startups

    Dec 7, 2019

    Startups across 42 US states are applying artificial intelligence tech across industries like marketing, healthcare, retail, and more.

    Funding to artificial intelligence startups is soaring. Last year, VCs invested a record $9.3B into US AI startups — more than 8x funding levels just 5 years prior ($1.1B in 2013).

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  • More Than Half of Consumers Want to Use Voice Assistants for Healthcare According to New Report from Voicebot and Orbita

    Oct 30, 2019

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  • New Radio Brings AI Voice Assistant to Law Enforcement

    Oct 26, 2019

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  • Microsoft's AI generates high-quality talking heads from audio

    Oct 7, 2019

    A growing body of research suggests that the facial movements of almost anyone can be synced to audio clips of speech, given a sufficiently large corpus. In June, applied scientists at Samsung detailed an end-to-end model capable of animating the eyebrows, mouth, and eyelashes, and cheeks in a person’s headshot. Only a few weeks later, Udacity revealed a system that automatically generates standup lecture videos from audio narration.

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  • Speech and Voice Recognition Market Worth $26.79 Billion by 2025

    Oct 1, 2019

    According to a new market research report “Speech and Voice Recognition Market by Type (Speech and Voice Recognition), End User (Automotive, Healthcare, BFSI, Education, Legal), Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Non-Artificial Intelligence), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2025”, published by Meticulous Research®, the global speech and voice recognition market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.2% from 2019 to reach $26.79 billion by 2025.

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  • AI needs patients' voices in order to revolutionize health care

    Sep 30, 2019

    Patients’ stories — what doctors call patient histories — are the bedrock of medicine. “Listen to your patient; they are telling you the diagnosis,” an aphorism attributed to Dr. William Osler, the founder of modern medicine, still holds true today. The disappearance of patients’ stories from electronic health records could be one reason that artificial intelligence and machine learning have so far failed to deliver their promised revolution of health care.

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  • This Conversational AI Startup is Empowering the Next Billion Digital Users

    Sep 21, 2019

    Only 20 per cent of the 530 million Indian internet users consume content in English. Rest prefer vernacular languages. According to a recent report by research and consulting firm RedSeer, 260 million Indian users are “monetizable”. Nearly 210 million of these users, with an annual spending power of $300 billion, prefer digital content in vernacular languages.

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  • Issue 15 - Focus on Emerging Tech: TinyML and Augmented AI

    Issue Fifteen focuses on the emerging technologies TinyML and Augmented AI, as they begin to take their place in the world of machine learning and deep science technology.

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  • Issue 15 - Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny, and the Future of AI is Augmented

    Augmented AI and TinyML are fast becoming key elements of the ML and AI revolution - Issue Fifteen of INSIGHTS takes a deep dive into these exciting technologies through the lens of Azafran’s Investment Thesis

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